MELVILLE, N.Y., September 25, 2019 – Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or revel in documenting everyday moments, memories should be captured and easily shared. Offering social media enthusiast high image quality, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduces the EOS M200 camera. Great for those with wanderlust in their hearts, this camera ushers in a variety of new features, such as vertical video1, for those looking to step up from smartphone photography and enter the realm of interchangeable-lens cameras.
“Ease of use, convenience and shareability are imperatives for consumers today, especially when introducing new imaging products into an ever-changing market place,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “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.”
Standout Attributes of the EOS M200 Camera
Designed to capture life’s special moments in vibrant color and clarity, the EOS M200 camera is built with quality and connectivity at its core. Key components include:
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
24.1 megapixel APS-C sized sensor
Capture amazing details, colors and tones
Detailed footage looks superb on your 4K TV
Fast for photos, smooth for video
Let’s you capture life’s special moments with the camera they deserve
Makes professional-looking photos easy
For online image sharing and remote control
180˚ tilt-out touchscreen
For creative shooting and selfies
Record movement on a different timescale
Thanks to an impressive 24.1 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, the EOS M200 camera is capable of rendering detailed images of your travel escapades or your family milestones. The tilting LCD with touch screen allows for artistic expression when shooting subjects from a variety of angles, including selfies. Understanding the importance of sharing photos and videos, this camera is capable of transferring files directly to compatible smart devices using the Canon Camera Connect app. Images can then be seamlessly shared on social media platforms and web services or printed directly to compatible wireless Canon printers.
Pricing and Availability of the EOS M200
The EOS M200 camera has an estimated retail price of $599.99*, and is currently expected to be available in October 2019. For more information and the full list of product specifications, visit http://shop.usa.canon.com/
After attending the invitation, I determined this new camera is not for me and made a post to explain my decision. It is the worst kept secret Canon is still 'behind' Sony in cutting edge mirrorless camera technology. The reason is not technical, it is incremental. Canon can easily match or beat Sony in any camera but since they have a huge existing EF mount and DSLR customer base to protect, Canon's caution is understandable due to the possible cannibalization of their existing business.
Canon's reluctance to match Sony's mirrorless performance must end soon and all signs point to 2020 as the year they will take their gloves off. Low to medium end DSLR sales have been dropping for quite a few years due to smartphone cameras' competition and to a lesser degree, competition from mirrorless cameras.
I have not decided whether to acquire either the EOS R pro version or the EOS-1D X version of Canon's new mirrorless camera. Personally, I find the current EOS-1D X model to be nearly as perfect a camera line as possible. The weight does not bother me at all. I do not like looking at images through an EVF. Images do not appear natural to me. The new RF mount lenses are over priced and the current EF mount lens lineup is hard to beat. Canon can change the perception of a long time user like myself if they work hard enough but only time will tell whether management is willing to take some calculated risks and stay ahead in the competitive world of digital photography.
MELVILLE, NY, September 19, 2019 – What do birdwatching, hiking, camping and sports watching all have in common? They all need a trusted and high-quality set of binoculars to view and bask in the full experience. Continuing to elevate viewing through impressive optics, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new, lightweight entry-level Image-Stabilized Binoculars with an 8×20 IS and 10×20 IS. Specifically, the 8×20 IS binoculars are the world’s lightest binoculars with image stabilization*. These new entry-level models also feature Lens Shift Image Stabilization (IS) technology, a technology that allows users to see an even sharper image by moving the IS lens to help correct shaking from handholding.
“One of the secrets to Canon’s success is the company’s dedication to its strong legacy of optical brilliance and imaging technologies that match the various needs of our customers for today and into the future,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “These new binoculars embody those same principles, enhancing the viewing experiences for our customers while offering the familiarity and quality they trust in Canon optics.”
The new binocular models both feature Shift Image Stabilization, a feature frequently found in Canon digital cameras and camcorders. This technology incorporates a microcomputer and improved gyro performance that assists in cancelling out the effects of user-shake or movement, resulting in an enhanced detailed view of objects. Reducing shake also lessens fatigue when viewing for long periods of time, making them comfortable to use at concerts and events. Canon is offering two models with different zoom powers (8x and 10x) which can handle various situations for a wide range of users.
Additional features in both models include:
Compact and Lightweight Binoculars with Image Stabilization
High-Magnification Ratio of 8x to 10x, respectively
High-Efficiency Shift-System Image Stabilizer
Powered IS Mode
Field Flattener Lens
Minimum focusing distance of up to 6.6 feet (2m)
Ergonomic design and comfortable grip
Pricing and Availability
Canon’s new 8×20 IS and 10×20 IS binocular models are scheduled to be available in early November 2019 for an estimated retail price of $499.99 and $549.99 respectively**. For more information, please visit, usa.canon.com.
Frankly, I find the present burst rate of the Mark II model more than adequate. The sensor and LCD screen can use a bump up in megapixels. The WiFi and Bluetooth features serve little purpose for me but may be useful for some landscape photography and photo journalism assignments. I am excited about the new AF capabilities, sensor IQ improvement and video enhancements.
Keep checking back for the latest development and information. I am very interested in getting this body.