It maintains the M100's self-friendly 24.1-megapixel sensor and display. Canon introduced the EOS M200 mirrorless camera at the entrance level, a predecessor to the popular EOS M100 with some exciting fresh features.
Whereas retaining the same 24.1-megapixel APS-C sensor as the last model, a Digic 8 processor has been updated. Two major new features unlock that extra power: dual Pixel eye-detect autofocus and 4 K, 24p video (with a big caveat).
The M200 is targeted at smartphone users who like to upgrade their photo capabilities with an entry-level cost. As something else, with the same button layout, pocket-friendly dimensions and selfie pop-up screen, it has the same body as the M100. Physical controls are close to zero, which means that camera settings are entirely controlled from the touchscreen flip-up.
The M200 should perhaps deliver the same excellent image resolution as before, with precise colors and detailed RAW images, with an identical sensor to the M100. Canon's Dual Pixel autofocus is well-liked for both images and video truthfulness, but eye-detecting AF will make it much easier for novices to use. Canon's number of selectable AF points has also increased from 49 to 123.
The M200 can still do 24 fps of 4 K video, but with a 1.6-fold crop only. This indicates that the 15-45 mm kit lens becomes a 38-115 mm lens in 4 K mode in combination with the 1.6 times APS-C crop. As a vlogging camera, this severely limits its usefulness. However, like Canon's compact PowerShot G7 X Mark III, it can shoot upright video.
Nevertheless, additional features on the EOS M200 will make it a tempting budget alternative, particularly given Canon's relatively affordable M lens lineup. It will come in black in October, while an EF-M 15-45 mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens will be available for $549 (£ 499).