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This Canon DSLR is a starter's delight

The Canon EOS 200D II  is aimed at those upgrading from phone-cameras to their first DSLR, offering  the best of both worlds.
July 8 2019: The tail wags the dog, now. Who would have thought that mobile phones,  which  offered an on-board  camera ( or 2 or 3)  as free extras  to the basic call  function, would influence the design of Digital Single Lens Reflex  cameras! And here's the added  irony: to attract phone owners to invest in a dedicated DSLR,  camera makers  are touting features that came  first to the phone:  easy brightness adjust and  bokeh blurring, the ability to add effects  or change focus after shooting.  Then they throw in a large, adjustable  LCD screen to monitor your shot -- much as you do on a phone screen.|
I have been trying out the Canon EOS 200D II DSLR and am struck by  how easy the makers  have made  the learning curve  for lay users graduating  from phone cameras.   This is a fully professional  tool, if you want to play it that way:   30 seconds to  1/4000 sec shutter,  a proprietary   dual pixel system to make autofocus  fool proof,  5 shots/second burst mode;  a 24.1 MP sensor; 4K movie shooting and a choice of two lenses:  18-55mm and a 55-250mm zoom.   If you are a beginner, you can select the Creative Assist mode and leave all the settings to the camera's own brain. Like phones,  the 200D comes with multiple communication technologies:  WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth so that you can send you pictures zooming to social media, second after you have snapped them.
I was also struck with how light and compact Canon has made this camera. The basic body made of polycarbonate  with carbon and glass fibre weighs  less than 450 grams. The standard lens adds another  250 grams, while the zoom is another 400 grams. A handy tool -- and a versatile one -- as you take your first steps to professional photography.  TheCanon  EOS 200D II with  18-55mm lens is Rs 52, 995. If you also want the 55-250mm lens it is Rs 65,995 -- but look for some discounts online.
ANAND PARTHASARATHY




    


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