Why this Canon 200D Vs 750D Vs 800D three-way guide is important ?
Short answer, well because I value your time.
And you won’t believe how confused internet can leave you on making a simple decsison as to which gadget to choose.
Definitive answer, because information alone can never help you make an “appropriate decision”.
Note that, I am very consciously and cautiously choosing the word “appropriate” instead of “right“.
Sole reason for that is because one can never make a right decision when it comes to gadgets as far as the times we are living in is concerned.
If people can talk about living on Mars.
Well baby, the line between right and wrong is thinning I can tell you that.
What your mind think of as right today, can very well change to an objective wrong based on situations.
Anyhoo, my point is there is a difference between information and experience.
On the basis of information the only thing that can happen is comparison.
And you better believe comparison is never good for your health.
Comparison will never bring forth clarity. Comparison is the mother of all confusion.
Information is Comparison, Review is Experience.
Structure of this post ?
Now that I have formed a basis in your mind of Information and Experience.
Let’s understand how I will structure this post.
And here’s the twist.
We are not going to look at features which are same in both these cameras.
Instead we will look into the differences between the two, and where would those differences matter in usage experience.
Note that with this approach, the clarity as to which device you should go with will dawn upon you.
Without the need of me telling you what device to choose.
Please understand this is not a comprehensive review of any of these cameras.
It’s a simple and precise post to make you say, “Yup !! Out of all things on God’s green Earth, this is the what I am gonna buy”.
Next, just out of goodness of my heart, and definitely not because it’s good for SEO.
I will create a table comparing all the necessary specs between the three cameras for you to rejoice.
And since infographics always make things better and neat.
I will create one for you to take home. (To be honest though right at this point I haven’t even thought of what kind of infographic I will make.
Ahh well, I will think up something on my way down)
It’s okay. It’s okay.
Don’t praise me yet. Do that in the comment section after you have read everything. You ready ? let’s go.
- Also read – 6 Creative Ways Of Using Old Computer RAM.
Now if due to some reason you would rather like all of this content to be provided in the form of a video.
I have just out of again goodness of my heart 😛 created a YouTube video for you guys.
Here it goes.
Canon 200D Vs 750D
So what’s the difference between these two picture boxes that you need to be aware off. Because similarities we don’t give a hoot about that.
What this means is, you can be sure of this one very simple fact. Anything that goes into 200D in terms of hardware and technology, is invariably going to be better than its predecessor.
Doesn’t matter who says what.
The 200D or SL2 as it is called among our western brothers comes with DIGIC 7 processor. For the uninitiated, this means a small metal piece in the black box will blow the bejesus out of speed as you know it.
Things will be fast in other words.
- 19 vs 9 cross type AF points of Canon 750D over 200D
- 12.0 vs 9.8 m flash coverage of Canon 750D over 200D
Not everything Flashy is good.
Let’s be honest. All of us have had owned one of those shiny things that have made us look like fools. No ? Just me ? Oh okay then.
If you are interested in flash photography or low-light photography as the guru’s call it.
I will suggest you to look into buying an external flash, like this one.
I am not saying the built-in flash is bad or anything.
It’s just that, if that is your priority, you would be better off with an external flash.
My main point is such a small difference, almost minute won’t be noticeable, even for a wise man like you.
9 vs 19 AF points in Canon 200D vs 750D.
Now this is a good one and probably the most interesting. Pay attention.
So what are auto-focus points.
In very simple language these are the black things you see when you look from the camera viewfinder. (Viewfinder is the hole through which you see stuff from a camera).
The function of auto-focus points is, as you might have guessed is to hunt for subjects and focus the hell out of them.
This focusing is important because all the hollywood stars that you admire so dearly would, well lets just say, would look a little blurry then how you see them right now.
So is having more auto-focus points a good thing ?.
Well generally yes, but essentially no.
Let me explain.
Let’s just say, its one of those days and suddenly you felt like changing the world.
But all you have is a Canon 200D.
But changing the world is important for you, and to top it all of, you saw a documentary on how the population of Cheetahs in South America is continuously decreasing.
And the good ol’ adrenaline kicks in,
One thing led to another and now you are in Jungles of South America, trying to photograph a Cheetah.
Something tells you,the Cheetah looks a bit hungry. It sees you and all your fears come true. It starts running towards you.
Problem is instead of a gun all you have is a Canon 200D.
But with a sudden surge of intelligence you realize, Cameras can also shoot.
You start shooting like crazy but the Cheetah can’t be shot because the number of auto-focus points are less and the animal is so damn fast.
You keep shooting and you finally score a clean shot.
But the Cheetah is not stopping because, dude that’s a Cheetah and you are holding stupid camera.
You feel like running but the rush of adrenaline tells you there’s no point I have already given up.
Cheetah catches up to you. And it jumps at you in all its shining glory and then..
You wake up 😛
Bottom line is
- Always wear your running shoes on Cheetah photo-shoot day.
- Dream with your eyes open and,
- When it come to action photography like sports and wildlife having more AF points definitely helps yes,
And that’s one big but.
It is not absolutely essential to have more AF points.
In fact more professional a photographer gets, he tends to use less and less number of AF points.
Its not to say its a general trend but mostly I have found that to be true.
This also means it’s better you start your photography with less number of auto focus points, because that way your photography skills will groom out in a much better way.
Because when you operate with limited resources your skills invariably increase.
You will with practice develop a very keen eye on your shots.
Not to mention the camera shakes will reduce.
And do you know the catch with having more AF points, right ?
More the number of AF points, larger and bulkier is the size of the camera.
This happens because the mechanism that creates AF within a camera increases in size with more AF points.
And SL2 is a very compact camera.
It’s small size (122 X 93 X 70 mm) makes it ideal to used as a vlogging camera.
And let me just go ahead and say that Canon 200D is going to the most famous vlogging/video camera of 2019.
Yup I said it.
You want confirmation. I really wish you trusted me. Anyhoo, lets look up some analytics from our old friend google
As you can clearly see the demand is up and rising.
But what about video?
I will make this simple for you.
If your priority is video and you are on a budget.
If you as much as think of going with another camera than Canon 200D.
I will break up with you.
This puppy right here shoots 1080p video at 60 fps.
You know what that means.
This means this camera can make you look like a cinematic hero from the future, even if you don’t have the face for it.
I know I don’t.
But its always good to know I have options.
The other cameras in canon eos line up that will provide you the same feature is the top of the line Canon 80D.
You get all the video recording features of Canon 80D in the little beast.
You want me to speak my verdict, well here it goes,
- If your need is strictly video and/or video first, and satisfactory photography plus you are on a budget – Canon 200D
- If your need is strictly photography and don’t want to give a hoot about video – Nikon D5600.
Canon 200D vs 800D
Guys, let’s just not kid ourselves be straight.
There’s no question about it.
Simply stating it is like a bigger brother to Canon 200D.
It packs all the features Canon 200D has to offer and a bit more including more AF points (45 vs 9).
That means, if budget is not a problem for you, You should dump everything and go with Canon 800D.
Right ? Right ?
It doesn’t matter what you buy. Underwear, shoes, camera, a freakin Tesla Roadster.
Your purchase decision must always have its basis upon what your need is.
Unless of-course you are like filthy rich, and have horses jumping fences in your backyard,(that would be so cool though).
But I would jump the gun and still say this, that even if your budget permits you.
I still believe that you must look into what your need is because with the rapidly evolving tech all around anything you buy today is going to loose its shine in the time to come.
And do you know one interesting thing with cameras. Wait, I will explain that with an very artistic graph, not at all made in a hurry.
Did you understand ? Why, of-course you did !!.
But still just to make sure that I understand better. I am gonna go ahead and explain.
When it comes to cameras, after a specific price range. For a small increase in capabilities. The price difference is huge.
Canon 200D price is 600$ (38805.30 Rs INR) and Canon 800D is like 800$ (51740.40 Rs INR). I know right. Geez !!
And the major difference between them is of AF points (45 Vs 9), continuous shooting (6 vs 5) and little more flash coverage
A better deal in my personal perspective would be to go with Canon 200D over the Canon 800D and the 200 bucks you are gonna save can be deployed in getting better lenses, lighting equipment, ND filters and the likes.
Once the basis of decision making comes to need, due to a certain clarity, you will observe that invariably you will come up with the most appropriate decision.
Note that I am not using the phrase “right decision”.
Because there’s no such thing.
Finally, Canon 200D vs 750D vs 800D which is better ?
To that I say none. Hear me out none of them is better than the other.
You just see what your need is and invariably you will come up with one of these conclusions.
- Video first photography next – Canon 200D if on budget, Canon 800D if budget is not a concern.
- Only video – Canon 200D.
- Only photography –Nikon D5600.
- Budget not a problem and you just want top of the line (medium-high range) product – Canon 80D.
If you are reading this post in late 2018 or 2019, Canon 200D should be the one you must go with.
Probably there might be some people reading this post who already would have bought the Canon 750D.
If that is the case with you, I want you to understand when it comes to the basics all DSLR’s are essentially the same.
It’s just that with time and advents of newer tech, some frills get attached. But the skirt is always the same.
If you have bought the Canon 750D, just go out there shoot some photos, post them down in the comment section and praise Jesus.
Detailed Specifications comparison table (Canon 200D Vs 750D Vs 800D)
|FEATURE||CANON 200D/SL2||CANON 800D||CANON 750D|
|Dimensions||453g. 122 x 93 x 70 mm||532g. 131 x 100 x 76 mm||555g. 132 x 101 x 78 mm|
|Continuous Shooting||5 fps||6 fps||5 fps|
|Flash coverage||9.8 m||12 m||12 m|
|Battery life||650 shots||600||440|
|Wireless and Bluetooth||YES||YES||YES|
|Price||~600 $||~800 $||~568 $|
And finally the Infographic,