The Launch of EOS 200D II - the World’s Lightest DSLR Camera with Vari-angle Monitor

    Capture Every Moment Effortlessly with High Quality Photo and 4K video

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    HONG KONG, 25 Apr 2019 – Canon Hongkong today announces the official launch of the brand-new EOS 200D II, the world’s lightest DSLR camera with vari-angle monitor[1]. For a beginner or family looking for a step up from smartphone photography or upgrade from their existing cameras, the EOS 200D II is a fun and easy-to-use DSLR camera, packed with the latest technology from EOS mirrorless camera like enhanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology with expanded AF area and better low light AF ability, Eye Detection AF, 4K UHD video recording and 4K Time-lapse video function. It is a perfect camera for entry-level users who love the responsive control as well as the comfortable grip of EOS DSLR camera and for taking family photos and videos, and even VLOG shooting. The new EOS 200D II is available in black, white and silver color and comes with  a compact standard zoom lens of EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM for users to capture everyday life with high quality images. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

     

    Lighter In Weight, Smaller In Size, Yet Bigger In Features

    Being the successor of the popular lightweight EOS 200D, the new EOS 200D II comes with an even lighter weight – a net weight of 402g (Black and Silver) which is the world’s lightest DSLR camera with vari-angle monitor1. The compact camera body is equipped with an approx. 24.1-megapixel APS-C size CMOS image sensor and the latest DIGIC 8 digital imaging processor for improved image quality and a host of new features. With a standard ISO range of 100–25600 and expandable to ISO 51200, EOS 200D II makes high-image-quality shooting possible even in low-light scenes.​​​​​​​

    EOS 200D II retains the side-opening design for its 3-inch 1.04M-dot vari-angle LCD monitor, making it easy to shoot from high or low angles and even taking self-portraits. The monitor also supports Touch Shutter function that enables easy autofocus and shooting simply with a touch on the monitor. Its side-opening design allows the installation of external microphone on camera top during vlogging. ​​​​​​​

    The EOS 200D II also offers the advantage of low power consumption of DSLR cameras - it can shoot up to 1,630 shots[2] during viewfinder shooting which is 790 shots more than its predecessor EOS 200D. This extended battery life makes photo shooting more enjoyable with the prolonged shooting time. A comfortable camera grip also allows users to hold the camera firmly and use pleasantly even after a long shooting.  With the high portability, intuitive control and compatibility to Canon’s full line up of EF and EF-S lenses, the compact EOS 200D II is a perfect choice for first-time DSLR users to capture everyday life through images or VLOG shooting.

     

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    Enhanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF and New Eye Detection AF in Live View Shooting

    In EOS 200D II, users can enjoy the benefits of both EOS DSLR and mirrorless cameras through the use of Optical Viewfinder and Live View Shooting respectively. With the ‘no time-lag’ characteristic of optical viewfinder and 9-point high-precision (center cross-type) AF system, users can shoot fast-pacing subjects responsively with a continuous shooting speeds of approximately 5 FPS. ​​​​​​​

    By incorporating Canon’s latest DIGIC 8 digital imaging processor, “Dual Pixel CMOS AF” (DAF) technology in Live View shooting has been enhanced vastly. DAF achieves an ultra-fast AF speed of 0.03 sec[3], enabling users to capture fleeting moments easily with fast and accurate AF. With DAF coverage expanded from 80% x 80% to 100% x 88%[4] of the image area and the 3,975 AF point positions[5], subjects at any position in the frame can be captured as desired. DAF’s minimum EV for autofocus has also improved from EV-2 to EV-4[6] to allow shooting in low-light scenarios easier (such as taking photos in a restaurant with dim light). The newly-added “Eye Detection AF” with tracking capability can ensure subject’s eye is always in focus even using a large aperture lens in still photos and video shooting, especially useful when the subject is moving. In addition, “Spot AF” is also added to Live View shooting that allows users to focus on a precise position.

     

    New 4K UHD Movie Shooting for High Quality Daily Life Video

    Coupled with the smooth and precise Movie Servo AF powered by “Dual Pixel CMOS AF” (DAF) technology, beautiful movies with clear and detailed images can be achieved effortlessly by EOS 200D II. The camera is now capable to record 4K UHD video in 25p/23.98p format[7] and Full HD video in 59.94p/50p format for easy creation of high quality daily life video. With the support of “4K Frame Grab” function which extracts a selected frame as a 8.3-megapixel JPEG image[8] from recorded 4K footage. 4K Time-lapse movie function[9] is also added, enabling easy capture of stunning day-to-night cityscape time-lapse movies in ultra-high 4K resolution through selection of pre-set scenes or simple manual settings. For the first time of entry-level EOS DSLR camera, 4K HDMI output without information display is featured for image streaming device, external monitor or recorder[10]. EOS 200D II also newly incorporates in-body electronic image stabilization to enable “Movie Digital IS” for steady VLOG or handheld movie.

     

    Rich Selections of Beginner-Friendly Assist Features and New “Smooth Skin” Mode

    Having the easy operation, the EOS 200D II enables entry-level users to capture the moment with high quality image. The camera retains the “Feature Assistant” graphical user interface with simple and easy-to-understand user guide to help even first time DSLR users to master the shooting operation as well as get familiar with different shooting modes and effects. There are 12 built-in special scene modes to cope with the needs of shooting in different occasions including the “Smooth Skin” mode, the first for EOS DSLR camera, for easy shooting of high-quality portrait with appealing and healthy skin tone. When combining this beauty function with Canon’s Color Science on processing human skin color, female users can take high quality portrait photos with appealing and healthy skin tone of themselves or kids. A one-touch activated “Self Portrait” mode is also retained for easy shooting of high-quality selfies when turning the LCD monitor facing forward. “Creative Assist” is also added to the “Scene Intelligent Auto Mode” with a user interface similar to smartphone app for easier access and creation of artistic images. There are 10 Creative Filters including Fish-eye effect, water painting and various HDR filters. The effect of selected filter can be instantly previewed on the camera, making it easier to create fun and unique photos.

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    Built-in with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity for Convenient Image Sharing and Remote Shooting

    EOS 200D II offers multiple wireless connection options for easy remote shooting, image sharing and image backup. The camera features built-in Wi-Fi for wireless remote image and movie shooting as well as image browsing and transfer on smartphones via “Camera Connect” app, making image sharing to social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram or YouTube convenient. EOS 200D II adopts the CR3 RAW format and supports C-RAW (compact RAW), user can also transfer the RAW files to iPad for post-editing through the DPP Express app. The “Transfer images to smartphones after shot” function is also added. With this, the camera will automatically send JPEG images to a smartphone via Wi-Fi in parallel when shooting, facilitating easy image browsing or sharing with friends during the course of shooting or after that. What’s more, when users completed their shooting and returned home, new images can be backed up to the computer automatically and wirelessly when through the “Automatic sending images to computer” function[11] with “Image Transfer Utility 2” computer software.​​​​​​​

    Furthermore, EOS 200D II supports Bluetooth® low energy technology for more convenient and continuous connection between the camera and compatible smartphones[12] at low power consumption.  As long as the Bluetooth connection is enabled, users can wake up the camera anytime from their smartphones to browse and transfer images (via Wi-Fi) even the camera switched off automatically. The Bluetooth® function also supports wireless remote shooting with smartphone or Wireless Remote Controller BR-E1[13] from any direction within 5m from the camera. In addition, shooting location can also be appended to images by acquiring GPS information[14] from smartphone via Bluetooth connection. This makes it easy to geotag images, create travel blog, as well as check-in to a location when uploading images to social platforms.

     

     

     

     

    EOS 200D IIThe World’s Lightest 4K DSLR Camera1 with Vari-angle Monitor for Creative Photos and VLOG

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    • Target Users: Entry-level users pursuing a high quality compact camera with DSLR responsive control
    • Applications: Family photo & video, VLOG

     

    Key Features

    • The World’s lightest DSLR camera1 which weighs only 402g (Black/ Silver Body)
    • Low power consumption with battery life up to 1,630 shots during viewfinder shooting
    • Newly-added: 4K UHD movie and  4K Time-lapse movie shooting
    • 3.0-inch 1.04M-dot Vari-angle LCD monitor with touch operation
    • Enjoy benefits of both EOS DSLR and mirrorless cameras through the use of viewfinder and Live View shooting
    • 24.1-megapixel APS-C sensor
    • Standard ISO range of ISO 100-25600
    • Powerful DIGIC 8 digital imaging processor
    • Enhanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) technology for Live View shooting
    • A bright optical viewfinder with 95% coverage and 0.87x magnification without any time-delay
    • Reliable 9-point AF system (center cross-type)
    • Supports up to 5FPS  continuous shooting
    • Built-in with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

     

    The new Canon EOS 200D II entry-level DSLR camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM kit sets are now available for sale and the suggested retail prices are as follows:

    Model

    Suggested Retail Price

    EOS 200D II (Black) with EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens (Black) Kit Set

    HKD 5,680

    EOS 200D II (White) with EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens (Silver) Kit Set

    HKD 5,680

    EOS 200D II (Silver) with EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens (Silver) Kit Set

    HKD 5,680

     

    The accessories for EOS 200D II and their suggested retail prices are as follows:

    Model

    Suggested Retail Price

    Camera Cover R-F-3

    HKD 25

    GPS Receiver GP-E2

    HKD 2,180

    Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1

    HKD 2,400

    Remote Switch RS-60E3

    HKD 140

    Wireless Remote Control BR-E1

    HKD 310

    Battery Pack LP-E17

    HKD 560

    Battery Charger LC-E17E

    HKD 490

    AC Adapter AC-E6N

    HKD 680

    DC Coupler DR-E18

    HKD 360

    Interface Cable IFC-600PCU

    HKD 140

    HDMI Cable HTC-100

    HKD 510

    Hand Strap E2

    HKD 290

    Protecting Cloth PC-E1

    HKD 200

    Protecting Cloth PC-E2

    HKD 220

     

     

     

    About Canon Hongkong Company Limited​​​​​​​
    Canon Inc. (TSE:7751 / NYSE:CAJ) was founded in 1937 in Japan. Its predecessor, Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, produced Japan's first 35 mm focal-plane-shutter camera “Kwanon” in 1934. Canon Inc. eventually expanded into the photocopying and printing industries, launching Japan's first plain-paper copier NP-1100 in 1970 and the world's first inkjet printer BJ-80 in 1985. Through the years, Canon Inc. has acquired in-depth experience in digital imaging product manufacturing, and research and development. It is a leader in the development of innovative products and holds the most technology patents in the imaging industry. Canon Inc. also makes a significant contribution to the promotion of photography. Today, Canon Inc. has a strong global presence and is one of the most important market players in the imaging, office and industrial product categories. As of 31 December 2018, Canon's global revenue was US$35.6 billion. ​​​​​​​

    One of the company’s first offices in Asia, Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (CHK) was established in 1971. It is responsible for the sales, marketing and after-sales services for all Canon product lines in Hong Kong and Macau. With the solely owned subsidiary Canon Business Solutions (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.” established in 2018, the company can also provide intelligent total business solutions and professional services to companies in the Greater Bay Area.  CHK adheres to Canon’s corporate philosophy of “kyosei”, which encourages the company and its staff to participate in social, charitable and environmental activities in the community. CHK implements internationally-recognized management systems and has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 (Canon Digital Production Center) and OHSAS 18001 certification. For more information about Canon Hongkong, please visit our website: https://hk.canon/.    

     

    [1] ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ As of April 9, 2019, EOS 200D II (Black and Silver) with a weight of approximately 449g is the world's lightest among all the digital SLR cameras incorporating the APS-C size equivalent image sensors and a movable LCD monitor. The weight of EOS 200D II (White) is 451g. In all cases, the weight includes battery and memory card. (Comply with the CIPA guidelines. Based on Canon research); the body net weights of EOS 200D II (Black/Silver) and EOS 200D II (White) are 402g and 404g respectively.​​​​​​​

    [2] When using a fully charged LP-E17. Conforms to CIPA testing standards.

    [3] [Measurement conditions] Focusing brightness: EV 12 (room temperature, ISO 100), Shooting mode: M, Lens used: EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM (at focal length of 55 mm), Live View AF shooting using the shutter button, AF method: 1-point AF (with Center AF point), AF operation: One-Shot AF.

    [4] With compatible lenses only. Compatible lens information can be found on Canon website after launch.

    [5] When selecting point manually using the directional keypad. When the AF area is automatically selected, the focus area is divided into a maximum of 143 sections.

    [6] According to the Canon standard. (During still photo shooting, f/1.2, Center AF point, One-Shot AF, room temperature, ISO100).

    [7] Contrast detection AF will be used when shooing at 4K format. 4K shooting takes place by cropping pixels from the center of the image sensor.

    [8] Frame Grab from Full HD/HD movies is not possible. As movie frames are saved as still images, image quality is not equivalent to normal still images. Aspect ratio is 16:9.

    [9] Maximum 3600 exposures, maximum 2 minutes (NTSC) or 2 minutes 24 seconds (PAL) time-lapse movie can be shot and recorded in MP4 format. The minimum settable shutter speed is 1/30 sec. (for NTSC) or 1/25 sec. (for PAL).

    [10] When the image is output to an external device via HDMI, recording to memory card function will be not available.

    [11] Both the camera and computer must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Pairing of the camera and the Image Transfer Utility 2 software is required for the first time. When sending images automatically, the camera must be turned on, and the computer must also be turned on and logged in. To automatically transfer new/non-transferred images only, proper setting is necessary.

    [12] Pairing of the camera and smart device is required for the first time. In some cases, an iOS smart device may require operation from the device side. Both camera and smart device have to be within a certain distance when the Camera Connect App is active. In remote shooting and Image viewing mode, it will switch from Bluetooth to Wi-Fi connection. For Android, Android 5.0 (or later) and Bluetooth 4.0 (or later) are required. For iOS, Bluetooth 4.0 (or later) is required (iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd generation or later, iPod touch 5th generation or later). Some devices that fulfil the mentioned requirements may not be able to connect via Bluetooth, however Image transfer and other remote operations will still be possible through Wi-Fi connectivity.

    [13] Pairing between the camera and a compatible smartphone (or Wireless Remote Controller BR-E1) beforehand are required. Both camera and the compatible smartphone (or BR-E1) have to be within a certain distance.

    [14] The camera and smartphone need to be connected via Bluetooth. While Wi-Fi connection is established, GPS data cannot be renewed.