Meet the Canon EOS M200, A New APS-C Mirrorless for Everybody (But Especially Social Media Fans)

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As we get closer to the end of the year, we were expecting a batch of new cameras to be released but this year is proving particularly fruitful.

EOS M200 from Canon.

Today we’re bringing you word of Canon’s next mirrorless wonder for everybody, the EOS M200 which is being billed as an entry-level APS-C mirrorless camera with a 24.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and a ship date of THIS MONTH.

Just in time for one of the biggest shopping seasons in the world.

Positioned as the natural successor to the M100, the M200 is coming with eye-detection autofocus, the sensor listed above, and 4K video. In the press for the camera, Canon also highlights the “social media enthusiast” as a target audience for the camera.

That’s both not very surprising and interesting from a market standpoint given how intense the competition is with smartphones. Still, anyone serious about social media probably should get a camera and the Canon EOS M200 wants to be there when that customer decides to make the leap. Perhaps that is why it comes in at a competitive $USD 549.

From a press release on the camera, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc Kazuto Ogawa was quoted as saying, “Ease of use, convenience and shareability are imperatives for consumers today, especially when introducing new imaging products into an ever-changing market place…The new EOS M200 camera is a mix of tried and true Canon features as well as new ones, and combined they create a non-intimidating mirrorless camera for the experienced photographer – yet it is approachable for someone beginning their visual storytelling journey.”

EOS M200 from Canon.
EOS M200 from Canon.
EOS M200 from Canon.

Here’s some more stats on the camera:

DIGIC 8 Imaging Processor
4K UHD, Full HD up to 60p, Vertical video support1
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Eye Detection Auto-focus
Convenient Wi-Fi®2 and Bluetooth®3 Technology
Capable of Sharing Photos and Videos to Social Media Platforms
Compact and Lightweight Design
Compatible with Extensive Line of EF-M, Canon EF4 and EF-S4 lenses

What do you think? Does the Canon EOS M200 sound like a good alternative for the social-media obsessed consumer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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