Canon 200D vs Canon 70D

Canon 200 vs Canon 70D

Canon 200D is excellent compact and lightweight camera that features Dual Pixel CMOS AF system,  Full HD video @60fps etc. On the other hand, Canon 70D is four years old camera and was the first Canon DSLR to feature Dual Pixel CMOS AF system. Canon 70D is a solid piece of camera that offers magnificent specifications, such as faster shutter speed, maximum AF points continuous shooting speed etc. Let’s see the detail comparison of Canon 200D and Canon 70D.

Features / Models Canon 200D Canon 70D
Megapixel 24 Megapixels 20 Megapixel
Sensor size / type APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Image processor Digic 7 Digic 5+
Low pass filter Yes Yes
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Image stabilization No No
AF System Contrast detect + Phase detect Contrast + Phase detect sensor
AF points 09 AF points 19 AF points
ISO 100-51200 100-51200
Shutter Min/Max  1/4000 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 05 fps 07 fps
Video Full HD 1080p @60fps 1080p @ 30 fps
Display 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
Hot-shoe Yes Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 650 shots 920 shots
Wireless connectivity Built-In Built-In
Weather Sealed No No
Dimensions   122 x 93 x 70 mm 139 x 104 x 79 mm
Weight 453 g 755 g

Image quality

Canon 200D as well as Canon 70D is based on APS-C sized sensor. On the other hand, Canon 70D has more pixels area compared to Canon 200D that increases light gathering ability of the camera produces clear and sharper images, but due to maximum effective pixels 200D produces large prints of the subjects. Moreover, Digic 7 is an advanced processing engine incorporated inside 200D improves the lowlight performance of the camera, whereas Canon 70D has the traditional Digic 5+  image processing engine implemented inside.

AF system

Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology is highly innovative that works excellently while tracking the subjects. Moreover, Dual Pixel CMOS AF covers over 80% of the width and height of the Live View frame and captures the moving subjects very accurately without losing detail. Here you can see both the cameras are based on Dual Pixel CMOS AF system. The only difference in their AF points. Canon 200D features 9 AF points while Canon 70D features 19 AF points. So Canon 70D provides you sharper images and also provide a wide range of focusing coverage for acquiring focus accurately and quickly.

Shutter speed

Faster shutter speed of 1/8000 sec of Canon 70D captures fast actions of the moving subjects very clearly and effortlessly. On the other hand, Canon 200D avails maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.

Continuous shooting speed

With 7fps of continuous drive Canon 70D is able to Capture each action of the subjects greatly, whereas Canon 200D has continuous shooting drive of 5fps only.


Both cameras can record Full HD video of 1080p but Canon 200D can @60fps, whereas Canon 70D @30fps.

Battery Life

Canon 70D lets you take 920 shots at a time, while Canon 200D allows 650 shots at a time.


Canon 200D/SL2 is massive camera for the travelers comes in affordable range, which is lightweight as well as compact. On other hand, Canon 70D is still a great camera comes in its range with some measured specifications. Decide which one you want.

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