That's a nonsense and shouldn't be your core criterion.My teacher has reccomend me mirrorless camera and i heard that they are overal better than dslr.
Wildlife is a bit vague. Do you mean birds at a feeder, or wild things further away and maybe moving fast, like birds in flight?I am very interested in wildlife photography and i am not sure if 9 af points in canon 200d will be enough.
Thank you for the answer, i am currently studying at university.@Kelly166
You have already had a wide ranging set of replies................but let me offer my perspective.
The Canon 200D is a 24.2MP sensor camera with max 5fps for burst shooting you can use any of the many lenses in Canon EF of EF-S mount.
FWIW my first dSLR was a Canon 350D (8MP) then the 40D (10.1MP) and both were capable of taking some great shots of all the subjects you mention....................but yes, they had limitations that is why I upgraded over time as met the limits that were affecting my efforts. (Note ~ I also had the Canon 7D and Canon 5D mk3 but have since moved into Olympus E-M1 mk2. Lens wise I have had Canon 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 60mm Micro, 100-400mm zoom ~ and now suitable lens in Olympus to cover the 24mm to 300mm range. But please realise that choices to upgrade and and add kit are very dependant on just what I was photographing.)
So, with the 200D and its 18-55 lens you already have a good general purpose combination that at the very least will "work" for landscapes (out of your choices of genre).
Therefore rather than buy a new body concentrate on adding lenses ~ for wildlife the minimum would be a 70-300mm zoom and for macro(micro) try to find a secondhand Canon 60mm macro lens.
As noted above, until you have found the limits of the kit to hand you will never quite know why and what you are seeking.
I do find it odd that the teacher is recommending one specific technology 'mirrorless' over dSLR..........................you and your fellows are students IMO he should not be "recommending" kit without qualified justification. His skillset should cover how each student, on a one to one basis, can get the best they can from the kit they have. Only then advising how they may improve based on different additions to the kit.
Do please get out there and enjoy learning how to use the camera and wring the best from it before you needlessly spend money on it rather than lenses to extend the scope of what they might yield for you. It is not all about classroom learning
PS Kelly, you have not said what type of course you are taking? Is it a college course leading to some sort of academic qualification or one more about learning 'how to use the camera' and 'how to use the computer software' to organise and post process your pictures???
No, no, no, no!!!!Unfortunately i can not return it but maybe it will be a good choice to sell it, and replace with olympus e-m1 mk1 and some good lenses. I am not planning to change the gear in few years so maybe it will be a good choice to change it now? I am still not sure if it will be better to keep the cannon 200. Olympus got a lot of better features: faster shutter, faster burst
Hi Kelly - apologies I shouldn't have confused the discussion with the E-M1MkI. I have both Canon and Olympus and I think for now you should stick with the 200D. Selling new camera gear is a great way to lose money and you should not do this until you know how the 200D is holding you back in my opinion. For wildlife you probably need to get a longer lens at some stage which is why I suggested the Canon 55-250 IS USM or the Canon 70-300 IS USM II. This will save money in the short term until you have improved your photography skills and at that point you will be in a better position to judge how best to spend £1300.Unfortunately i can not return it but maybe it will be a good choice to sell it, and replace with olympus e-m1 mk1 and some good lenses. I am not planning to change the gear in few years so maybe it will be a good choice to change it now? I am still not sure if it will be better to keep the cannon 200. Olympus got a lot of better features: faster shutter, faster burst
The middle image could be produced with the kit you have now + a tripod and neutral density filters to increase exposure time. For the first image you'd need a long telephoto lens, probably between 500mm and 1000mm focal length and for the last you would need a macro lens for close-up work. On top of that you will need software to process the images after you've taken them (none of those are likely to have looked exactly like that straight from camera).Thank you for help I think I will stay with canon 200D i just wanted ask if those camera features and very good lenses will allow me to achieve effect like this? :
Most of my overall images were shot with single AF. It's nice to have the option when you want to focus on a specific subject, especially now with touch screen AF - but certainly not a necessity. OP already has touch AF I believe with the 200D, but it will be restricted to the more central area.Most of my wildlife shots are taken with a single af point.
Of course it can, almost any modern camera is capable in the right hands. Maybe push your teacher for good reason to switch to a mirrorless, what does he think is lacking on your 200D besides the tight AF points? Lenses will always be more important than the body used. Your camera is one of the most up to date dslrs out there, it's got everything a mirrorless alternative [like the M50] would have apart from an evf. Sure, a better spread of AF points would be nice, but as others mentioned, most people tend to just use the more central AF points anyway.Thank you for help I think I will stay with canon 200D i just wanted ask if those camera features and very good lenses will allow me to achieve effect like this? :