Canon EOS M200 Review

November 11, 2019 | Gavin Stoker |

Canon EOS M200 Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 24 megapixel Fine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 8Mb.

The default image ratio on the Canon EOS M200 is 3:2, there’s the ability to shoot Raw as well as JPEG, and, of course, both file formats in tandem, with little if any noticeable slowdown as a result. So we chose the latter option for the duration of our test period.

This being a Canon camera, colours are rich and veer towards being warm. Though the kit lens offers a maximum aperture of a so-so f/3.5, it’s still possible to get shallow depth of field results simply by shooting wide and moving in close to your subject.

Detail is there, albeit with some slight fall off towards the edges of the frame on close inspection, but for the most part shots look pleasingly crisp straight out of the camera, auto focus gets it spot on more often than not, with little in the way of post production required on behalf of the photographer.

In terms of low light results, here too the Canon M200 makes a decent fist of it, and it’s only really when get towards the higher end of the scale – ISO12800, 25600 or 51200 – that we’re seeing noticeable grain without having to enlarge portions of the images to check for it. Incidentally there’s the ability to limit the auto performance of the camera to not go beyond ISO6400, 12800 or 25600 if so desired.

Noise

ISO sensitivity can be set between ISO 100 and ISO 51200 in full-stop increments. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting, with JPEG on the left and the RAW equivalent on the right.

JPEG

RAW

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

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ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

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ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 25600 (100% Crop)

ISO 25600 (100% Crop)

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ISO 51200 (100% Crop)

ISO 51200 (100% Crop)

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Flash

The flash settings on the Canon EOS M200 are Auto, Manual Flash On/Off, and Red-Eye Reduction. Here are some portrait shots. As you can see, neither the Flash On setting nor the Red-Eye Reduction option caused any amount of red-eye.

Flash On

ISO 64

Flash Redeye Reduction

ISO 64

Night

The Canon EOS M200's maximum shutter speed is 30 seconds and there's a Bulb mode for even longer exposures, which is excellent news if you're seriously interested in night photography.

Night

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