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.

Let alone the Canon 200D Vs 750D debate.

Definitive answer, because information alone can never help you make an “appropriate decision”.ย 

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.

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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.

First we will have a Canon 200D Vs 750D round up.

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.

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Secondly, we will talk about Canon 200D and Canon 800D on same terms.

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.

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 ๐Ÿ˜› 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.

I am just kidding you can check the complete specs for canon 200D here and 750D here.

First off you need to understand is 750D came out inย 2015 and 200D came out in mid 2017. There is this massive release gap of two years.

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.

The only technical areas where the 750D trumpsย the SL2 is –

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.

autofocus-points-yantraasNow 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.

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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 Cheetahย 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 ๐Ÿ˜›

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,

BUT…

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

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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.

I don’t think the question of canon 200D vs 750D which is better should be there anymore.

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.

Canon 800D without any doubt is a better camera than Canon 200D.

There’s no question about it.

shocked-cheetah-meme-canon-200D-vs-750DSimply 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 ?

Wrong !!!

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.ย 

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.

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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.

You know there actually shouldn’t even be a competition in the Canon 200Dย vs Canon 750D debate.

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.

Ifย  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)

FEATURECANON 200D/SL2CANON 800DCANON 750D
Dimensions453g. 122 x 93 x 70 mm532g. 131 x 100 x 76 mm555g. 132 x 101 x 78 mm
Focus Points 94519
Continuous Shooting5 fps6 fps5 fps
Max ISO256002560012800
Flash coverage9.8 m12 m12 m
Battery life 650 shots600440
Wireless and Bluetooth YESYESYES
Price ~600 $~800 $~568 $

And finally the Infographic,

Finally with this infographic, I would request your permission to conclude this post .
I hope the debate, canon 200D vs 750D vs 800D in your mind would have found some clarity.
I am very much aware that despite my best efforts certain discrepancies may have crept in and it would mean a lot if you could point it out in the comments below.
Also, if you have any comments, suggestion, questions regarding the topic discussed. Feel free to write them below.
In any case, do leave a comment just to say Hi !!.
Namaskaram ๐Ÿ™‚
See you in the next one ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

18 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for the review man! it’s great. One question though, I love shooting videos, but also shoot a lot of photos. And the 1080p at 60fps is nice but why can’t we get more fps at 1080p.. I’d love to add some slow-mo footage to my videos. Anyway, thanks again and if you know something, let me know!

    Cheers,
    Robin

    • Thanks Robin :).
      It’s a great question actually. With all the phones coming out now already shooting at fps much higher DSLRs, one wonders right :D.
      If we look a little closely I feel when it comes to fps, its the gear grunt that matters. I mean we are actually stuffing more frames in a fixed time interval so I feel its the processing power primarily that determines that, of-course there must be other factors too.
      As in our case, SL2 has digic 7 processor as compared to DIGIC 6 in others so I feel strongly that is why the extra fps push.
      Also I found this post( https://fstoppers.com/gear/why-cant-my-dslr-shoot-4k-60p-iphone-can-196022 ) supporting our understanding.
      The camera processors are fast no doubt as far as camera is concerned but when it comes to what goes into phones today haha they are crazy making computers shy :D.

      • Yes, you are right! Still find it weird though, a smartphone with a camera module of 80โ‚ฌ bucks shoots 720p 120fps and a 700โ‚ฌ dslr has a hard time getting at 1080p 60fps..

        Anyhow, too bad, maybe sometime in the future ๐Ÿ™‚

        Great post!

  2. A small typo, After the price vs capabilities graph, the price for 200D is mention as 200$ instead of 600$.

    Anyway very informative post.

    • Ahh. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. ๐Ÿ™‚ I Corrected it.
      I am really glad you found the post helpful.

  3. Thank you so much. I were about to buy 750d!! Thank you for saving my life!! haha I like your sense of humor!!

  4. My priority is photography but I would like satisfactory video capabilities as well.
    Which camera is better in that case (since that’s not really mentioned anywhere in the article)

    • Hi Glimmer. The real problem that many Nikon users faced or still face with the cameras in this budget is when set to auto focus they tend to create a weird whirring sound while recording which is not good as far recording videos is concerned. Canon’s dual pixel AF in this case is just magical. But if you want to create videos on manual mode settings that shouldn’t be an issue. So if you are creating videos where you tend to move a lot as in vlogging or something I recommend 200D only. But looking at your comment it seems video making isn’t on your priority list then you can definitely look into Nikon. The camera I mentioned here are great for that purpose. Hope this helped you if you need more clarity just reply back.

  5. Hello, friend. I’m having a similar dilemma as the people above me. However, I do not intend to switch to Nikon, nor am I interested in video. Since I keep hearing everyone talk about how the 200D is mostly for video/vlogging/whatever, I suppose my two options are the 750 or the 800D. The 800D is more expensive, but also a better camera. However, how big is the improvement on the 750D, really? Thanks.

    • Hey Joao, Yeah I get that :D. Every single video on YouTube is like “The Best Camera For Vlogging”, “200D the best vlogging camera” and I am like guys it’s a compact camera use it for whatever you want which may or may not include vlogging.

      Anyways, truthfully dear friend I would suggest not to pick up a 750D over 200D because the improvement is massive. Improved hardware, dual pixel AF etc etc (all little details mentioned in the post).

      With your comment I understand that you are have concerns about the budget as well.

      800D is without any doubt the best amongst all but in all honesty I wouldn’t suggest you to buy it at all because the price difference in no way is supplementing the extra features the the camera is bringing to the table.

      -AF points (45 Vs 9), continuous shooting (6 vs 5) and little more flash coverage for 200 extra bucks.

      Instead of that I would suggest why not get a 200D with a couple of awesome lenses. For the same price you get a wonderful combination that would actually give more value wrt to the money you would spend.

      That was my 2 cents. Hope that helped you a little bit. Keep me posted with your decision and let me know if you need any help ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Thanks a lot for your input! I guess I’ll shove the idea of purchasing the 750D to the side, since the price difference between that one and the 200D isn’t that large. However, it’s mostly the AF points that attract me when it comes to the 750D. At the same time, I’ve read that most people just use a single focus point anyway, as it provides the best results. Thanks again ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hey Shubhraj,

    I think read this awesome blog late. Do you recommend waiting for the 2018/2019 model or go with Canon 200D?

    By the way, who do you suggest Nikon D5600 over Canon 200D?

    Thanks again for the awesome blog.

    • Hi Rohit.

      First of all I apologize with a bowed head for not replying sooner.
      Been so busy in updating the blog I couldn’t read all the comments. I hope you won’t mind :).

      Honestly, Rohit it won’t really matter that much. If budget and time is not a concern I think to go with the latest and greatest would be the most sensible choice.

      However, if both of them are something that you have a concern about, I can guarantee that you will be very happy with 200D. If you get it at an incredible price with a couple of good lenses, you will be one happy photo/videographer. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Hi Shubhraj,

    Really good blog and content.

    Still confused between the 800D and D5600. Do you still suggest buying one of these or should I wait?
    My focus is on Macro, landscape, wildlife and low light.
    Which one do you suggest?

  8. Hi Rohitdas,

    I apologize for replying a bit late. Been a bit busy updating the blog so replying to all the comments at once.
    I hope you won’t mind ๐Ÿ™‚

    Truth be told I am a little skeptic to choosing 800D at this point because of the factors I pointed out in the post.

    However, I feel your use case is much more oriented towards choosing good lenses rather than just a camera choice.

    So I feel it won’t really matter that much as to which camera you go with as long as you have the right lens to pair it up with. D5600 has more autofocus points though and is more oriented towards photography. I have used it personally and loved it.

    But if you can wait I will be creating an in-depth post in which I will cover this topic as to what possible camera and lens combination to use, because there are many more factors to look into. I will email you when I upload it.

    Cheers.

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