Canon EOS Rebel SL2: Is the Price Justifiable for Beginners? [Review]

Canon EOS 200D Black (4)

Value For Money

The Canon EOS 200D is available for £579 body only, or £679 with 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens. This is just a little bit more than the Canon EOS 750D, and cheaper than the 800D. If you’re looking for a lower-priced DSLR from Canon, then you have the choice of the 1300D, 700D, 750D (£549), and 800D. The range then goes upwards to the 77D, the 80D, and on to the 7D Mark II at the top of the APS-C range. The 200D sits somewhere between the 750D and 800D based on price alone.

The nearest competitors, or rather, the smallest DSLRs from the competition includes the Pentax K-S2 (£579 with lens) and Nikon D5600 (£649 with lens), with the K-S2 being slightly smaller.

For mirrorless cameras, have a look here, with top alternatives being the Panasonic Lumix G80, Fujifilm X-T20, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II, and Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. Have a look at more DSLR cameras Top 10 APS-C DSLRs. You’ll also need to buy a memory card and a case or bag to keep your camera safe and protected – have a look at our complete guide to camera bags.

Canon EOS 200D Verdict

With a gap of four years, the Canon EOS 200D offers a significant update to the 100D, with a 24mp sensor, white priority white balance (great for product shots), improved continuous shooting speed (5fps), improved battery life (650 shots), impressive Live view focus performance, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and a new vari-angle touch-screen.

The 200D is ultra-compact for a DSLR when used with the Canon 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens, and this makes the camera a great tool to pick up and take with you everywhere you go, compared to a larger DSLR. There’s also a good sized handgrip making the camera comfortable to hold. The user interface has been updated, and the touch-screen makes changing settings a breeze.

Never before has there been such an extensive range of APS-C Canon DSLRs to choose from. There’s also a wide range of lenses available, and to get the best out of the camera, prime lenses are recommended.

The compact size, reliable auto focus (even in low-light), and great image quality, combined with excellent battery life, makes the Canon EOS 200D a great choice. For the more advanced photographer, who likes to have direct control over manual settings, plus more focus points, the Canon EOS 77D would be a better match. For those who want a compact DSLR, the 200D is a winner.

Canon EOS 200D Pros

  • Excellent image quality and colour
  • Significant updates since the 100D
  • White priority white balance (great for product shots)
  • Improved continuous shooting speed – 5fps
  • Improved battery life of 650 shots
  • Impressive Live view focus performance
  • Much improved handling, with a better grip
  • Great 3inch vari-angle touch-screen

Canon EOS 200D Cons

  • Only one command dial
  • Only 9 AF points
Rate article
( No ratings yet )
Digital Camera Central
Add comments

;-) :| :x :twisted: :smile: :shock: :sad: :roll: :razz: :oops: :o :mrgreen: :lol: :idea: :grin: :evil: :cry: :cool: :arrow: :???: :?: :!: