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Canon 1200D review

Maybe this will be the next Bailey's first camera?

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Colours straight from the 1200D are bright and punchy, with Canon's characteristic warm tones.

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Picture Styles allow you to shoot with different creative effects, such as Monochrome, while also keeping the raw format "clean" file to work with later if you decide you want the colour shot.

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There are a huge number of lenses available for the Canon EF-S mount. This image was captured with a Sigma 10-20mm f/4.0-5.6 lens.

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Fine detail is captured well by the Canon EOS 1200D.

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The camera's metering system seems to do a good job of providing accurate exposures.

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The 1200D copes reasonably well in low light, high sensitivity situations. If you examine this image at 100%, there are examples of image smoothing and noise appearing, but at normal printing and web sizes, the image has a good overall appearance.

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution18 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyEOS
Image StabilizationNo
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesFace Detection, Live View, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor, Time Lapse Function
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, H.264
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Weight (Approximate)480 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityErP, REACH, RoHS, WEEE
Maximum Image Resolution5184 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution18.7 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody Only
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedLP-E10
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height99.7 mm
Width129.6 mm
Depth77.9 mm
Autofocus Points9
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsPCM
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model1200D
Product NameEOS 1200D Digital SLR Camera
Product LineEOS
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number9127B020AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Embrace every opportunity

Capture the emotion of the moment, with a DSLR camera that's easy to use and delivers results you'll love.

  • Record life's special moments with high quality photos and movies
  • Capture detail and ambience, even in dark conditions
  • Shoot with the right settings using Scene Intelligent Auto mode
  • Simple step-by-step Feature Guide and EOS Companion app
  • Enhance your memories and be artistic with Creative filters
Battery Life500 Shot
Package Contents
  • EOS 1200D Digital SLR Camera
  • Eyecup Ef
  • Camera Cover R-F-3
  • Wide Strap EW-300D
  • Battery Charger LC-E10E
  • Power Cord
  • Battery Pack LP-E10
  • Battery Cover
  • Interface Cable IFC-130U
  • User Manual Kit
Display Resolution460000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker