Canon tackles smartphones that encroach on photography with the new EOS M200
Canon has launched a new mirrorless camera, the prospect of which appears to be a next step up for those who tend to use their smartphones for photo and video to capture their better memories. It is a 24.1MP mirrorless APS-C unit capable of 4K video. Furthermore, this video can be in portrait mode, so as to be more useful (ironically enough) on mobile devices.
Accordingly, the new Canon EOS M200 has the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities necessary to share its content online by itself. It has a DIGIC 8 Imaging Processor, dual-pixel CMOS autofocus (AF) and a second type of the same that may be an answer to Sony's Eye AF.
The EOS M200 also has an LCD touchscreen that can tilt away from the back of the device for easy editing and modifications even as the user trains it on a subject. It is also compatible with a number of Canon EF-M, EF and EF-S lenses.
This new unit goes for a price of US$599.99, which is quite an entry-level point for mirrorless cameras. However, its maker asserts that it is also a "non-intimidating [option for] the experienced photographer". At present, the Canon EOS M200 is thought to be available some time in October 2019. (buy Canon EOS M100 now at Amazon)