Over the weekend, I brought my little sister to The Alex Blake Charlie Sessions at Pasir Panjang Power Station. If you haven’t heard of The Alex Blake Charlie Sessions, it’s a music festival introduced by 24owlsg, the same creator of laneway festival. Meant for indie and alternative music lovers, this was my kind of event. Not only that, this year’s edition was fully female fronted with female artists coming from all over the world!
For this event, courtesy to Canon, I was able to bring the Canon EOS M200. Back when it was presented to me as a prize for NXT Angels 2019, I was excited to finally get my hands on it for photography. If you have not heard about the Canon EOS M200, it is a lightweight and handy mirrorless camera. During this event, I played around with the given kit lens (EF-M15-45mm F/3.5-6.3 IS STM).
For myself, I usually use my iPhone XS Max to take photos when I am headed around and about. As such, I’ll do a comparison of the Canon EOS M200 and the iPhone XS Max in this article. For both cameras, I used the auto function as it is a good baseline to start the comparison.
The photos are shown below (Without edits):
Low Light Setting
From the comparison below, it is quite apparent that the Canon EOS M200’s photo turned out to be clearer than the iPhone’s. However, it’s good to note that iPhone does even out the levels of the photo so that it looks brighter and more vibrant in comparison.
iPhone XS Max (Portrait Mode)
Ample Light Setting
As the coloured lights were really strong, it was definitely more difficult to capture the vibrance of the purples and the blues. In this setting, the Canon EOS M200 was clearer and more accurate as compared to the iPhone XS Max.
iPhone XS Max
Canon EOS M200
The new M200 was released as an upgrade to its predecessor M100 and the main upgrade was the addition of 4K recording. Since it was a music concert, I would be wasting my privilege of using a camera without videoing the performances. Wanting to put the new feature – 4K recording to the test, I recorded a DJ performance. After 12 seconds, I was disappointed as the file was too much for my SD card to take and it caused the camera to lag. Next time, before using the 4K function, be sure to be prepared with a fast SD card or it would cause delay to the camera. Despite that, the shots from the performances were crisp and clear conveying the actual excitement during the performances.
4K Video below:
Another key feature that I appreciated was the Smooth Skin function for portraits. As you can tell from my selfie, it makes anyone’s skin flawless and smooth like a baby’s bottom. Mind you that I had some blemishes peeking out that day and it wasn’t showing on the camera. Thank goodness for that function.
To those still wondering if you should get the Canon EOS M200 Mirrorless Camera, I would say it’s more cut out for beginner photographers who rely on the auto function. It would also come in handy when vlogging with the 4K recording and smooth skin function. Thank you Canon for giving me the opportunity to be at The Alex Blake Charlie Sessions.
More Photos of the Sessions