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Canon EOS 1200D Entry Level DSLR

Canon EOS 1200D Entry Level DSLR - Canon has launched the EOS 1200D, an 18 megapixel entry level model.

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Canon EOS 1200D in Digital SLRs

EOS 1200D

Canon has announced the EOS 1200D, an entry level DSLR with an 18 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor.

The 1200D has a 9 point AF system, and is capable of shooting full HD 1080p video. It has a bright optical viewfinder and a 3 inch LCD screen for shooting in live view mode. 

Also launched is an EOS companion app, offering tips and tutorials to help you get the best out of your new camera. 

The Canon EOS 1200D will be available from March 2014 with an RRP of £349.99 body only, £399.99 with an EF-S 18-55mm DC III lens, and £449.99 with an EF-S 18-55mm IS II lens. 

Key Features:

  • 18 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 4 processor
  • 1080p HD video 
  • Easy to use Intelligent Auto
  • 1/4000 fastest shutter speed 
  • 9 AF points spread across the frame
From Canon: Canon today unveils the EOS 1200D – a new entry level DSLR that makes capturing beautiful photographs and Full HD movies easier and more enjoyable than ever before. Designed for first-time DSLR owners who want impressive results straight out of the box, the EOS 1200D will launch alongside an EOS Companion app for mobile devices, which offers helpful tips and tutorials to help you get the most out of your new camera and other cameras in the EOS range. The EOS 1200D combines Canon’s world class imaging system with a range of intuitive, easy-to-use controls and automatic shooting modes, ensuring that no matter what your skill level, capturing images that always do your memories justice is simple.

With the help of the new EOS Companion app and easy to navigate quick start guide, you’ll be able to easily learn about the camera’s button layout and features, so you can take your first steps to shooting special moments more confidently. The app provides a range of expert tutorials and step-by-step exercises to take you through photography basics at a pace to suit you, with an ‘Inspire’ section suggesting combinations of popular subjects such as pets or people, with photographic instructions, such as information about speed or perspective. The app also features a troubleshooting guide to provide helpful tips on improving your photos and combating the most common type of problems, such as blurry or overexposed images, as well as tips on composition for groups and landscapes. 

Images packed with detail

The EOS 1200D ensures that your special memories can be relived in vivid, beautiful detail and remembered for years to come. Colourful, high quality stills – perfect for creating large-scale prints as gifts or for showcasing proudly around the home – are captured using an 18.0 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor. As light levels fade, the images you capture will look just as vibrant, thanks to the camera’s impressive low light capabilities. A 9-point AF system featuring points spread right across the frame ensures that no matter what you are shooting, the entire scene is captured in striking, detailed quality. With rapid continuous shooting you can also shoot a series of images at up to three frames per second – ideal for capturing bursts of fast moving action.

From birthday celebrations to holiday adventures, you can trust the EOS 1200D to always capture stunning results. Using the Scene Intelligent Auto mode, which automatically selects the most appropriate combination of camera settings, it’s easy to shoot with the right settings every time.

Moving memories – Full HD movie recording
For those moments that need to relived time and time again, the EOS 1200D also shoots impressive Full HD video (1080p).  A wide range of easy-to-use controls gives you the freedom to get creative with movies as your skills develop – offering control of exposure, focus and sound levels so special moments are captured just as you enjoyed them. For a professionally edited feel, Video Snapshot mode allows you to record a series of short video clips and automatically joins them together in the camera for a summary movie of your occasion.

Artistic creativity, with just one touch
Adding a unique twist to each shot can be achieved with just a touch of a button, thanks to the EOS 1200D’s range of in-camera Creative filters. A choice of five different popular artistic styles, such as Miniature effect, Fish-eye and Toy camera, can be applied either before or after a shot is taken – allowing you to instantly add a creative feel to enhance the drama and atmosphere, or simply bring a completely different perspective to your images.

Designed for you
Compact and lightweight, the EOS 1200D can be carried with ease, ensuring you can embrace every opportunity to capture the moment. The camera’s layout of large, intuitively-placed controls is easy and instinctive to use, making it quick to get to grips with different settings when you’re shooting on the move. Designed to be flexible to suit your shooting style, the EOS 1200D features a bright optical viewfinder to help you frame your shots, and a 7.5cm (3.0’’) LCD screen for shooting in Live View mode. The sharp 460k-dot resolution LCD is the perfect way to review stills and movies straight after capture, or with groups of friends.

When you’re ready to take your photography to the next level, simply change the lens on your EOS 1200D to one of a selection of over 70 Canon EF lenses – each one giving you a different perspective that’ll help you to explore your creativity and take photos that really stand out. With the EOS Companion app you’ll find details on the EOS 1200D’s wide range of compatible lenses and accessories.

For more information, take a look at the Canon website

Canon EOS 1200D Specifications

Effective Magnification1.6x
Image Sensor
Pixels18Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)5184
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)22.3mm
Sensor Size (height)14.9mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution460k
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Centre Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 12800
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-5
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting3fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS30, 25, 24fps
Stereo SoundNo
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E10
Battery Life (CIPA rating)500shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsEOS 1200D Body, 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

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sasan 4 36 England
12 Feb 2014 10:37AM
I've been waiting a long time & at last the new one... It shoud be cheaperSadAnyway we can see an improved 1100d on paper .I'll die till reveiw

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ali2128 5 12 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2014 12:57PM
Six more megapixels cramped in the same old digic 4 sensor with the same slow 3 fps burst. Expect to see more noise in high iso settings. I'd save the money and buy the 1100D. 12 Megapixels on an APS-C sensor is bound to produce excellent low noise results on high ISO settings as compared to 18 megapixels considering that it is an entry level DSLR. I would happily buy the 1200D had Canon increased the burst rate to at least 4 FPS and upgraded the sensor to the digic 5 variant considering that the latest digic 6 sensor is already a few months old.
AlexandraSD 6 759 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 6:58AM
Ooooh a new Canon DSLR, brilliant, cant wait to see what it has to offer, lets see now, 4fps, erm... no vari angle LCD screen, errrrrrrm, not even touch screen, oh dear... no microphone ports, oh my Gosh! max shutter speed of 4000, stilll seems puny, not even GPS...

4fps is pretty poor in todays market, my old 350D did 3.5fps, about 10 years ago! I'ts almost as if Canon dont really care about the needs of a modern photographer, i know this camera is aimed at those who buy camera's from pc world/argos/tesco, but ignoring todays technologically thinking public is a bit of a cop out, no gps, not even touch screen or vari angle lcd's, basic stuff now, but everywhere, almost!

Thanks Canon, a really boring camera, yeah you got 18mp but so what...

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