Canon EOS 6D Mark II and EOS 200D with Dual pixel sensors, swivel touchscreen launched

Canon has launched a new DSLR in Indian market that bet big on smaller size. Canon 200D belongs to a series that aims to pack more features in a smaller form factor and a toned down feature set at a reduced price.

Canon's latest top segment refresh is a new 6D Mark II DSLR that comes with a new sensor, and features like timelapse recording in 4K. The full frame camera would majorly appeal to pros and consumers looking for top notch canon DSLR for videography.


The 200D comes with an 18-55mm lens and is priced at Rs INR 47,495. It will also be sold in a dual lens kit adding a 55-250mm lens for Rs 60,495. Both lens are IS STM lenses that include stepper motor for smooth AF and image stabilization. The 200D can also do continuous shooting at 5fps.
The price of EOS 6D Mark II on the other hand, starts at $2,000 for body only which translates to about Rs 1,29,359. But the camera is yet to be announced in India.

Canon uses its latest sensor on the 200D, the 24.2-megapixel dual pixel crop sensor that has 100 per cent focus pixels for better auto focus. The sensor has been used on Canon 800D as well that India Today Tech recently reviewed. It is paired with the latest DIGIC 7 image processor that I able to bring out clean and sharp colours on the canon cameras.

How the on-chip AF system useful?

The Dual Pixel sensor used by the 6D Mark II and two other cameras, the 800D and the 200D in the mid-segment category is more of a addition to video than to still shooting. To take photos, light entering the camera is directed to the Phase detect AF system which is more accurate than a contrast detect AF system and faster as well. While recording videos, the mirror goes up and the light falls directly on the sensor, thereby reducing the focus accuracy. Arming the sensor with better AF capabilities makes the auto focus much more reliable.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II comes with a  26.2MP full frame Dual Pixel sensor, with optical low pass filter and an ISO range of 100-400000, expandable to 50 in the lower range and to 102,400 in the top end.  

Both 6D Mark II and EOS 200D come with rotating touch screen that support touch to focus and and Live View Servo AF toggle for focus tracking. What's different on the EOS 200D is that focus area has mere 9-points, compared to 45-points on 800D and 6D Mark II.

But then, Canon has also made the 200D lighter and smaller for a more versatile use. There is an enhanced grip to ensure a secure hold and the body sporting grain-finish for a premium feel. The mode dial also sits flush with the camera's head, while there still a pop-up flash hood and hot-shoe to add external flash. Canon says the internal structure of the EOS 200D was also 'remodelled' to make the camera smaller, like downsizing of the circuit board for flash.As far as video recording features are concerned, Canon 200D can record Full HD videos at 60p. Though a fast and accurate autofocus that works almost every time is the camera's USP.

It's ISO range is pegged at 100-12,800 (expandable to 25,600)  which isn't very high but decent enough. Canon 800D also comes with wireless connectivity to smartphones for image transfer and remote control of shutter and NFC to touch and pair.

The EOS 200D will be available in classic black colour for buying across retail stores and online shopping websites. Via intoday