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EOS 200D / EOS SL2 / Kiss X8

Canon’s small DSLR update for the 100D

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Updates and information about the next model in Canon’s small DSLR range.

The 200D/SL2 was announced in June 2017 and this page will be updated as we find new information

The 100D was announced in March 2013.

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EOS 200D / SL2





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Latest 200D information

2018 January

30th A series of Canon US videos about using the 200D (aka SL2)

2017 September

19th Interesting review of the 200D at DPR

June 30th Canon sample images added.

29th The camera is announced (specs and images as leaked)

Press info (UK)

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 29 June 2017 – Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, has today launched EOS 200D, the latest DSLR camera enabling you to tell stories of your experiences like never before. Designed to take your photos to the next level of creativity and image quality, EOS 200D is a perfect replacement for the avid smart phone photographer looking to step up to their first camera.

Canon’s EOS 200D has been launched for those looking for a stylishly lightweight and easy to use upgrade. Whether you’re taking photos or making movies, this is the ideal choice for anyone wanting to capture and share stories of every part of their life. Whether you’re shooting the sunset over the Taj Mahal or your family and friends at home, EOS 200D’s compact size means it’s the right option for any occasion.

200D top

Top-range, new technology for 2017
The world’s lightest Canon DSLR with a vari-angle screen[1], EOS 200D features the newest technology from 2017 and shares features with top of the range Canon cameras, ensuring only the best image quality every time. From shadows to highlights, and stunning resolution, EOS 200D ensures control over depth of field so you can achieve the most beautiful blurred backgrounds throughout all your imagery.

EOS 200D features the world’s fastest[2] Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus ensuring the camera quickly and accurately focuses so that subjects are the sharpest they can be. The newest APS-C sensor improves low-light performance allowing beautiful imagery to be taken when the sun goes down and the stars come out.

What’s more, the DSLR features Canon’s latest processor, DIGIC 7. The brain of the camera optimises settings automatically in any situation making it easy to get exceptional image quality, with reduced image noise, every time.

Easy to use and exceptional image quality
EOS 200D boasts a viewfinder as well as a vari-angle screen with touchscreen capabilities, all of which are advantageous for those purchasing their first DSLR. Get close to your subject with ultimate clarity through the viewfinder, whilst using your vari-angle screen to capture those tricky to reach shots from any position. Being able to switch easily between screen and viewfinder, the perfect shot is never far away, whilst the touchscreen capability ensures the transition from your smartphone to camera is easy and familiar.

200D screen

EOS 200D has an intuitive interface to explain its functions to the user as they go. Guided UI, the easy visual guide tutorial, helps to educate by explaining the effect that changing settings will have on the photography, but it can of course be turned off once you become an expert.

Stylish exterior and compatible with smart phones[3]
The first Canon DSLR camera to come complete with a selfie mode, EOS 200D features skin smoothing and background blurring for all Instagram addicts. Fashionistas can also express their style before they even take their first shot, with the EOS 200D being available in three distinctive colours: the classic Canon Black, a bold look in White and vintage inspired Silver & Tan.

Compatible with smart phones[4], and featuring built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®[5], those on the go can rapidly share high quality photos to social media with the use of the Canon Camera Connect app.

This wonderfully lightweight and convenient camera features the latest technology from Canon. Easily compatible with Canon’s EOS ecosystem of lenses, flashes and accessories, EOS 200D helps you achieve whatever shot you require; nothing is out of reach. With a stylish, on-trend exterior, EOS 200D is perfect for smartphone and compact camera users wanting to take their creativity to the next level.

Pricing and availability

  • The EOS 200D will be available in July 2017 with an RRP of £579.99/€719.99 body only
  • The EOS 200D can also be purchased with an EF 18-55mm kit with an RRP of £679.99/€839.99


[1] World’s Lightest DSLR
† Lightest APS-C sensor DSLR with Vari-angle screen. Claim relates to black model: Approx. 453g, measured to CIPA testing standard. As of 28th June 2017, based on research by Canon, Inc.
[2] World’s Fastest AF
* Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras with APS-C sized sensors with phase-difference detection AF on the image plane as of 14th February 2017, based on Canon research.
Measured using CIPA-compliant guidelines, and internal measurement method with the lens EF-S18-55mm F4-5.6 IS STM mounted and set at 55mm using 1-Point AF with centre point selected, one-shot AF, Live View with image captured via Shutter Button. Manual modes in use, EV12 (ISO 100 at room temperature).
[3] ‡ Running iOS 8.4 or Andoid 5.0 operating systems or higher. Canon Camera Connect app available from Apple App Store or Google Play.
[4] ‡ Running iOS 8.4 or Andoid 5.0 operating systems or higher. Canon Camera Connect app available from Apple App Store or Google Play.
[5] Always-on connection between smart device and camera via Bluetooth® requires initial set up with Canon Camera Connect app. Stability of the Bluetooth® connection depends on model of smart device and other environmental factors. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth® SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Canon Inc. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. Requires Bluetooth® version 4 or later and iOS 8.4, Android 5.0 or higher.

Press Info (US)

EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Camera

Stepping up from a smartphone or point-and-shoot camera for photography can be intimidating. With the introduction of the new EOS Rebel SL2, a powerful, small, and lightweight DSLR camera, Canon hopes to alleviate some of those concerns for first-time DSLR users.

This small yet powerful camera features the world’s fastest AF speed* at 0.03 seconds, allowing for quick focusing on subjects in the frame. When designing the new EOS Rebel SL2 camera, Canon took into consideration feedback from entry-level photographers who expressed interest in learning how to go beyond a camera’s program mode. The result was the creation of a convenient new user interface called Feature Assistant. With the EOS Rebel SL2 camera, users will be able to see on the camera’s Vari-angle Touch Screen how switching modes on the mode dial or tweaking camera settings like aperture and exposure compensation can alter the image they are about to capture, thus guiding photographers on their way to capturing more compelling images, such as ones with a shallow depth-of-field or being able to give moving subjects a frozen or flowing look.

The EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR camera features several other enhancements over its predecessor model, the EOS Rebel SL1, including:

  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 3.0-inch Vari-Angle LCD Touch-Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®2, NFC3 and Bluetooth®4 Technology
  • Full HD 60p & External Microphone Input
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100-25600
  • Optical Viewfinder with a 9-point AF System
  • Feature Assistant
  • Small and Lightweight Body

* Among all the interchangeable lens digital cameras incorporating the APS-C size equivalent image sensors with phase-difference detection AF on the image plane.

The EOS Rebel SL2 is scheduled to be available in late July 2017 for a retail price of $549.99 for body only and $699.99 with the Canon EF-S 18-55m f/4-5.6 IS STM lens

Specifications – 200D/SL2

MSRP $549 (body only), $699 (w/18-55mm F4-5.6 lens)
Body type
Body type Compact SLR
Body material Composite
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 26 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor DIGIC 7
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
ISO Auto, 100-25600 (expands to 51200)
Boosted ISO (maximum) 51200
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon 14-bit CR2)
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 9
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S
Focal length multiplier 1.6×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3″
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.54×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Group photo
  • Landscape
  • Sports
  • Kids
  • Close-up
  • Food
  • Candlelight
  • Night portrait
  • Handheld night scene
  • HDR backlight control
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 9.80 m (at ISO 100)
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Flash X sync speed 1/200 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • High-speed cotninuous
  • Silent single
  • Silent continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Continuous shooting after self-timer
Continuous drive 5.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 12 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 60p / 26 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 4 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (Mini-HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth
Remote control Yes (via wireless remote or smartphone)
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 650
Weight (inc. batteries) 453 g (1.00 lb / 15.98 oz)
Dimensions 122 x 93 x 70 mm (4.8 x 3.66 x 2.76″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (videos only)
GPS None

Pre-release EOS 200D information/rumours

2017 June

28th A set of specs include UK prices [Nok]

  • 24.2 MP (Total 25.8 MP) | DIGIC 7 | Dual pixel CMOS AF
  • AF: 9 points (cross type for centre)
  • VF Coverage ~95% | 0.87x magnification
  • Screen: Touch Panel / Variable angle / LCD (3.0″, 1.04 million dots)
  • 5 fps max (up to ~3.5 fps when servo AF is set for Live View shooting)
  • ISO: 100-25600 (extended ISO: 51200 [H])
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000 to 30 seconds + bulb | 1/200 flash sync
  • Video: Full HD, 5 axis electronic image stabilisation
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth · NFC installed
  • Battery: LP-E 17 |capacity ~840 pictures (when viewfinder shooting)
  • Media: SD / SDHC / SDXC card (UHS-I card compatible)
  • Size: 122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8 mm
  • Weight: 406 g (body only – black), 453 g (including battery and SD card), 407 g (body only – white), 409 g (body only – silver)
  • UK price: £579 body (black) | 18-55 mm III kit (black) £649 | 18-55 mm f4-5.6 kit (black, white and silver) £679

26th A bit more info (Dual pixel AF ) appears (at seemingly the only site with any reliable [original] info…) [Nok]

200d two colour

24th Comparing the 100/200D

  • 100D: 116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4 mm | Weight: 407 g
  • 200D: 122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8 mm | Weight: 453 g

So, about 5% wider, 2% taller and similar depth. ~12 % heavier.

canon 200D top

A bit bigger and heavier, but you get a movable screen and a higher capacity battery (1040 mAh LP-E17 vs. 840 mAh LP-12)

The choice of ‘200D’ is an interesting one and make me think we may not see a 200D mk2 or a re-use of the ‘300D’ name in 2021 – in four years, will there be a space for small DSLRs with optical viewfinders?

23rd It seems that we will be seeing a 200D… [Nok]

EOS 200D / Rebel SL2

  • Colour: Black · White · Silver
  • 24.2 MP
  • 5 fps
  • Rear LCD: 3.0″ multi-angle, touch panel
  • Battery: LP-E 17
  • Size: 122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8 mm
  • Weight: 453 g


canon 200D front

13th June 29th is a suggested launch date…

9th Some kit options for the 100D replacement [Nok]

Canon EOS Rebel SL2

  • Body Only | EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM (Black) | EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM (White)


26th Certification data for the SL2 surfaces [Nok]

  • DS126671 (EOS Rebel SL2)
  • Digital single-lens reflex camera
  • Made in Taiwan
  • SKU: 2250C001AA, 2250C002AA, 2250C011AA, 2253C001AA, 2256C001AA
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed

25th A ‘launch date’ is shifted up to July, with shipping in September, but no details at all.

24th After a period of calm, a September announcement is mentioned [CR] – no details apart from it being a bit smaller and very similar to the 77D.


26th Updated 6D mk2 and SL2/150D appear in regulatory submissions [Nok]

6D2 Body and three kit options?

  • DS126631: Digital single-lens reflex camera
  • SKU: 1897C003AA, 1897C010AA, 1897C015AA, 1897C022AA
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed -Made in Japan (Oita)

For the 100D follow-up maybe for different colours and regional model names?

  • DS126671: Digital single-lens reflex camera
  • SKU: 2250C001AA, 2250C002AA, 2250C011AA, 2253C001AA, 2256C001AA
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed – Made in Taiwan

7th Two as yet unannounced Canon DSLRs – from wireless comms registration info. One has the same ES200 wireless unit as the 800D/77D and would seem most likely to be the 150D/SL2 could the other be the 6D mk2?

The info [nok]

  • DS126631 -Digital single-lens reflex camera
    Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed – Equipped with latest wireless module ES202
  • DS126671 – Digital single-lens reflex camera
    Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed – ES 200 wireless module


27th At last, a suggestion (but no details) for a 100D replacement some time later in 2017 [CR]

Time for a look at the Canon timeline

  Crop  00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 2018 2019 2020 2021
            1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Best Full       1Ds 1Ds II 1Ds III 1D X 1DX II 1DX III
1.3     1D 1D II 1D IIn 1D III 1D IV                    
vid.                             1D C          
High Full                               5Ds/5Dsr
            5D 5D II 5D III 5D IV
1.6                   7D 7D Mk II        
'Better'  Full                                               6D 6D 2
1.6 D30 D60 10D 20D 30D 40D 50D 60D 70D 80D 90D
Mid 1.6         300D
Kiss N
Kiss X
760D T6s 77D
        750D T6i 800D T7i 850D T8i
Micro 1.6                                 100D SL1 X7 200D SL2 250D
Entry 1.6                   1000D / XS / F 1100D / T3 / X50 1200D T5 X70 1300D T6 2000D T7
EOS R Full                               R5
                              EOS R
                              EOS RP
EF-M 1.6                               M5
                              M50 M50 II
                            M M2 M3 M6 M6 II
                              M10 M100 M200

Note: dates start in announcement quarter, not shipping dates. Video capable 4k 8k

Digic | Digic 2 | Digic 3 dual | Digic 4 dual | Digic 5 dual | Digic 6 dual | Digic 7 dual | Digic 8 dual | Digic X dual

2016 September

14th Specs for the M5 emerge and makes me wonder if this is effectively the replacement for the 100D?

  • Sensor: Effective pixels 24.2MP (total 25.8MP) APS-C CMOS
  • Dual pixel AF CMOS
  • DIGIC 7
  • ISO Sensitivity: 100-25600
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000 – 30s
  • Flash sync max 1/200
  • Continuous shooting: ~9 fps , 7 fps with AF tracking
  • Video: Full HD 60p, 5-axis electronic image stabilization
  • EVF: 2.36 million dot
  • LCD Screen: 3.2 inches 1.62 million dot touch panel movable LCD
  • Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11B / G / N), Bluetooth (4.1)
  • Battery: LP-E17
  • Media: SD / SDHC / SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
  • Size (width x height x depth): 115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6mm
  • Weight: ~380g (body only), 427g (battery + SD card)


Feature EOS M5 EOS 100D
Mount EF-M EF-S
MP 24.2MP 18.0MP
Shutter 1/4000 to 30s 1/4000 to 30s
Battery LP-E17 LP-E12
Size (mm) 115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6 117 x 91 x 69
Weight 427g 407g

2016 February

4th After the 1D X mk2, there are no signs -yet- of any 70D or 100D replacements arriving at CP+

Both would get Digic6, with the 80D more likely to get some aspects of the 7D2 AF system – that said, the xxD range seems to have lost its place a bit over the years, especially now that product lifecycles are longer.

If soon, the SL2 (150D? Kiss X8?) will almost certainly be heavily based on the 750D.

I’ve not seen much in the way of potential specs that are more than the supposed ones we were sent last May.

Expect Canon to want to go all out for the ‘smallest*’ DSLR crown.

* subject to various marketing caveats and definitions of ‘smallest’.


8th The 100D is mentioned as ‘End-of-Life’ in some parts [CR]

I’ve seen no comments about an update since last May, so the ‘mini 750D’ could still be a possibility for an update for the now three year old 100D – see the timeline below.

I only push a few of the product lines through to the end of 2016, so as to give a good feel for just what is showing its age.

I’m not expecting many more cameras to get the darker green ‘4k video’ background this year.

2015 May

21st Is the move to EVF delayed a bit longer?
We’re sent some features [thanks] of a Rebel SL2 [no indication of numeric based name] that is due for shipping in August [suggesting a July launch?]
24.2MP, 19 point AF, 4.5 fps, 1080/30p video
Hybrid CMOS AF III focus system, 7560 pixel RGB + IR metering
Fixed 3″ LCD touchscreen, Wi-Fi + NFC

Described as a smaller more compact version of the 750D…

Well, if true, it would seem that Canon still see mileage in continuing the ‘small DSLR’ line. It was also suggested that any introduction of EVF in the line would see somewhat wider changes in design.
Looking again at the timeline makes me wonder if we’ll see the current 100D effectively replace the 1200D or maybe see the first EVF in a rework of the XXXXD line?
It’s near enough in the future that we should see more details pretty soon if there’s anything to it…
7th The SL2 gets a mention [CR] and the prospect of an EVF is raised again
A look at the timeline is called for…


5th With the 24MP 750/760D due tomorrw, it’s quite likely that that sensor rather than the 20MP one will appear in any followup to the 100D, but not for a while yet.
We’ve been told several times in 2014 that 2015 will see a major shake-up in Canon’s overall DSLR range… we shall see ;-)

2014 April

13th The 150D (SL2) is suggested as a Q3 product (main rumours page)


12th The 1200D is announced with an 18MP sensor and digic 4


15th Smaller camera(s) [CR] for CP+ (750D/150D or even a Canon G2X/G1 X Mk2) rather than a 7D2?

2013 November

14th Applause all round as Canon announce a white version of the 100D (Kiss 7) in Japan


21st The 18MP 100D is announced.
I’m supposing it will last for at least a year, and the replacement will be Digic 6 powered and probably have a fresh sensor design (see the impending 70D and 7Dmk2 for clues)

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