Canon recently announced the EOS 200D Mark II, otherwise known as the SL3 as the company’s lightest DSLR. Besides being the lightest DSLR in Canon EOS range, it limits users’ abilities to use some third-party manual flashes and triggers.
The EOS 200D Mark II is just another addition to Canon’s beginner DSLR series. It comes with a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor with a DIGIC 8 processor, 9-point AF system, 4K at 25p, and full HD at 60p movie recording capability, built in a lightweight, small body with a tilt-screen. Considering its features, it can be effectively used by everyday creators and beginners who want to dive into the world of DSLR cameras. However, with this release, Canon made a significant change and removed the universal hot shoe pin, which allows the use of third-party manual flashes and triggers. The vast majority of people prefer manual flashes such as Yongnuo and other Chinese brands as a cost-effective alternative to Canon flashes. But with this design update, using these kinds of flashes won’t be available anymore with the EOS 200D Mark II. So, if you have bunch of manual flashes and are thinking about getting this camera, you should consider this change.