From birthday celebrations to holiday adventures, you can trust the EOS 1200D to deliver outstanding results. Perfect for first-time DSLR owners the EOS 1200D combines Canon's world class imaging system with a range of intuitive, easy-to-use controls.
Together with Canon's EOS Companion app, capturing images that do your memories justice is easier and more enjoyable than ever before.
Shoot beautiful 18-megapixel photos that are packed with rich detail and natural colours, and capture the mood of any occasion. Crop, rotate and reframe images without compromising on quality, and create large prints up to A2 in size – perfect for framing at home. Full HD movies have a professional look and feel that looks great played back on your home HDTV.
When light levels get low the EOS 1200D boosts its sensitivity to light so your pictures stay sharp and you can reduce the need to use flash. Shooting with ambient light is a great way of capturing the atmosphere of an occasion, and remaining discreet for those priceless moments and natural expressions.
Shooting with a DSLR doesn’t have to be complicated. In addition to the EOS 1200D’s built-in Feature Guide, which explains the camera’s functions using plain and simple language, is EOS Companion – a smartphone app that explains the basics of photography, and how to get started with your new EOS camera.
Use EOS Companion to explore the features and functions of the camera, discover new tips and tricks, and learn how to deal with tricky photographic situations.
When you compose a photograph using the EOS 1200D the camera analyses the scene too, looking for brightness, colour and the presence of movement and faces. This information is used to set the most appropriate camera settings for the scene, whether it’s a detail-packed landscape or fast-moving action.
It's as easy to shoot movies with the EOS 1200D as it is to shoot photos. Just select movie mode on the camera's mode dial and press the start/stop button to begin recording the sights and the sounds around you in Full HD and explore new creative approaches.
Easily create simple stories with Video Snapshot mode, which records short clips of 2, 4, or 8 seconds that can be played back together as a video slideshow in camera or on your home computer.
Tell stories, record memories and create dreams - the EOS 1200D lets you be as creative with your photography as you want to be. Emphasise the main subject in a photo by isolating it against a soft, blurred background - a look characteristic of DSLR photography.
Use one of five Creative filters to add a personal touch to your photography, including Grainy Black & White to Toy Camera and Fish Eye effect.
The EOS 1200D is part of the EOS System - a system of cameras, lenses and accessories trusted the world over by amateur and professional photographers alike. When you are ready to take your next steps in photography you'll find lenses that can bring distant objects closer, let you get more of a scene in the frame, and give your portraits extra impact.
A wide-angle zoom lens that gives broader views of landscapes.
A telephoto zoom lens that brings subjects closer, so you can keep your distance.
|Resolution||Approx. 18.0 megapixels for prints up to A2+|
|Sensor type||APS-C Canon CMOS sensor approx. 22.3mm x 14.9mm|
|Continuous shooting (approx.)||Max. 3fps for approx. 69 JPEG images¹, 6 images RAW²³|
|LCD||7.5cm (3.0") TFT, approx. 460k dots|
|Optical Viewfinder||Bright viewfinder with approx. 95% coverage, 0.80x, 21mm. Pentamirror|
|Shutter speed range||30 - 1/4000, Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)|
|Shooting modes||Scene Intelligent Auto, No Flash, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Movie, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual|
|ISO sensitivity||AUTO(100-6400), 100-6400 in 1-stop increments
ISO can be expanded to H: 12800
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 (Whole stop increments)
|AF system/Points LCD||9 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at centre)|
|EOS Movies||MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
|HDMI mini output||Yes|
|Memory Cards||SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||129.6 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm|
|Weight (body only) CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card||Approx. 480g|
¹ Large/Fine (Quality 8) resolution
² Based on Canon's testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.
³ Maximum fps and buffer capacity may be reduced depending on the cameras settings and light level