The Canon 200D Mark II has an APS-C sensor, therefore it is not a full-frame DSLR. It is a crop sensor camera, which basically means that the image sensor is smaller than a full-frame camera and the image has a crop factor of 1.6x.
Nevertheless, the Canon 200D Mark II is a fantastic entry-level camera that can produce excellent images and is a good choice for photo enthusiasts who are just starting out.
Actually, things got a little bit confusing since the Canon EOS 200D Mark II is also known as the Rebel SL3, EOS 250D, or Kiss X10 depending on the region.
This camera is also available in white, which makes it stand out from the crowd.
The Canon 200D Mark II is an upgrade over the original 200D, which was released in 2017.
Well, of course, the original 200D is not a full-frame camera as well, but the 200D Mark II features some welcome improvements.
The 200D Mark II has an improved 24-megapixel sensor and a faster DIGIC 8 processing engine for faster operation and better image quality.
Canon also improved the 200D Mark II’s autofocus system compared to its predecessor, which should make it easier to capture fast-moving subjects. But still, I will not use it for serious sports photography jobs.
Another great upgrade over the original 200D is its ability to capture in 4K video.
While I never use this camera when I’m on the job, I do use it for personal projects and other purposes.
I like to use the Canon 200D Mark II when I’m traveling or just casually strolling around the city. It’s a great camera to take with you because it’s lightweight and easy to use.
I have also used this camera for simple video projects, such as filming my family or friends doing something funny or interesting.
Overall, the Canon 200D Mark II is an awesome entry-level DSLR for someone who wants to get into photography or video but doesn’t want anything too serious like a full-frame DSLR like the 5D Mark IV.
- 3-inch vari-angle touch panel
- 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- DIGIC 8
- ISO 100 – 25600
- Up to 5fps
- 4k 24p/25p video
- 9 AF points
- 451 grams
Canon 200D Mark II advantages over a full-frame DSLR
Now, if you’re really decided to get this camera instead of a full-frame DSLR, then you should know that it has its own advantages over a full-frame DSLR.
1. First is its small form factor. The 200D Mark II is much smaller than a full-frame camera and this means that it’s easier to carry around with you, especially if you’re traveling.
Some people prefer smaller cameras because they are lighter and more compact than their bulky cousins. This will be useful if you want to travel around with your camera or if you want to take your camera anywhere with you.
2. Second is the price, which is significantly cheaper than a full-frame DSLR like the 5D Mark IV or 1DX Mark II.
3. Low risk – You can try out the Canon 200D Mark II without risking too much money. If you find that this camera doesn’t suit your needs or you realized that photography is not for you, then you can sell it and get some of your money back.
4. Easier to handle. The 200D Mark II is also easier to handle than a full-frame DSLR because it has a smaller body and lighter weight. This means that it will be easier for you to take photos with one hand.
5. Crop factor. The camera also has a crop factor of 1.6x, which means that if you shoot with a full-frame 50mm lens on this camera, it will have the same field of view as an 80mm lens on a full-frame DSLR.
This is great for portrait, sports, and wildlife photographers who want to get closer to their subjects without physically moving closer.
If you’re frustrated knowing that the 200D Mark II has some limitations as compared to full-frame DSLRs, you may want to consider getting a, wait for it, full-frame DSLR!
If this is the case, here are some alternative cameras you can look at:
1. Canon 6D Mark II
Released in 2017, the 6D Mark II is a great alternative to the 200D Mark II, especially if you’re looking for a full-frame DSLR that provides excellent image quality and versatility.
The camera features a 26.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor, which is higher than what the Canon 200D Mark II has to offer.
It also has a 45-point AF system, which is reliable and fast. Moreover, the 6D Mark II is a popular full-frame DSLR that’s great for both professionals and hobbyists.
The 6D Mark II has an ISO range of 100 – 40,000 (expandable to 102,400) which means you can shoot in low light without having to worry about noise levels or grainy results.
This camera is also more compact than other full-frame DSLRs and affordable as well!
I had this camera before and all I can say is, this camera has a tremendous value for money.
2. Canon EOS RP
If you want to go mirrorless but don’t want to splurge on a more expensive system, then the Canon EOS RP is for you.
It’s a full-frame mirrorless camera that has an impressive 26.2MP CMOS sensor and like the 200D Mark II, it also has a DIGIC 8 Image Processor.
According to Canon themselves, the EOS RP is their lightest and smaller full-frame EOS Camera.
That is something that a lot of photographers would love to have in their bags.
This camera may not be the most fastest and advanced mirrorless today, but I like shooting with it and using it as a second body when I’m out there doing my job.
3. Sony a7 III
This is one of the best mirrorless cameras on the market today, and it’s also an excellent choice for entry-level and serious photographers looking for something more powerful than an APS-C camera.
It has a lot of advanced features that you won’t find in other cameras during its release, and it’s also one of the best-looking mirrorless cameras out there.
The Sony a7 III has a Fast Hybrid AF with 693 phase-detection and 425 contrast-detection AF points that enable it to focus on subjects quickly and accurately.
Moreover, I find its low light performance better than the Canon EOS RP and 6D Mark II.
Well, since the Sony a7 III has much more features than these Canon cameras, it also has a more expensive price tag.
But if you’re looking for a camera that has almost all the features of a full-frame camera in a smaller package, then this is definitely the one to get.
Even though the Canon 200D Mark II is not full-frame and may not look like its a serious camera, don’t look down on it too soon.
It’s a great camera for beginners and people who just want to have fun with photography.
It has a mixture of features that make it versatile and easy to use, which makes it a great choice for those who are looking for something simple but also want some advanced controls.
After all, the camera is still a Canon, so you know it’s going to stand the test of time.
Emma Lucy is the Founder & CEO of Emma Lucy Photography. She has over a decade of experience shooting weddings and other intimate events. She also tests the latest digital camera bodies, lenses, analog cameras and other gear from Canon, Nikon, Sony and other camera brands. She currently lives in London where she spends most of her time being a self-employed professional photographer and writer.