The Canon EOS 1200D is an ideal first-time DSLR for those seeking maximum control, compatible with EF and EF-S lenses, as well as a wealth of accessories in the EOS system. It boasts an 18MP sensor at the heart of its ergonomically-designed body, with full HD video recording on hand for when the action unfolds. The camera's pentamirror viewfinder is joined by a 3in LCD resolving details with 460k dots, while other notable features include a 9-point AF system, a maximum sensitivity setting of ISO 12,800 (exp.) and continuous shooting at a rate of 3fps. Furthermore, Canon's free Companion App can be downloaded to a smartphone and used to guide you through operating the camera to help you get the most out of its functionality.
Key Features: Canon EOS 1200D Digital SLR Camera Body
- Simple step-by-step Feature Guide and EOS Companion App
- Creative filters for artistic control
- 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- ISO 100-6400 (exp. to ISO 12,800)
- DIGIC 4 processor
- Full HD video
- Pentamirror viewfinder, 95% coverage
- 3.0" LCD, 460k dots
- 9-point AF system
- Scene Intelligent Auto mode
- Feature Guide
- 3 fps continuous shooting
- EF-S lens mount
- Body only version - no lens included
Discover DSLR photography with EOS Companion app
The official Canon EOS Companion app shows you how to get the most from your EOS 1200D. Use an interactive button guide to learn about the camera’s functions, while step-by-step exercises help you shoot confidently out of Auto mode. Video tutorials introduce the basics of photography with helpful techniques, and if you’re looking for inspiration, photo challenges will encourage you to think creatively. Free to download for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
The Companion app includes:
- A button guide teaches you about the EOS 1200D's controls
- Explore the basics of DSLR photography with video tutorials
- Learn how to apply principles of photography with step-by-step exercises
- Find solutions to common photographic problems
- Be inspired by photo challenges
Photos you’ll be proud of
Shoot photos and video with a quality and character all of their own. 18-megapixel images from the EOS 1200D are packed with detail and are large enough to be printed at sizes up to A2+. Videos have a professional look and feel that looks great played back on your home HDTV.
Capture memories even as it gets dark
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.
Easy to use for any subject
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. A built-in Feature Guide, and supporting app, help you learn more about your camera whenever you want.
Ergonomic design you’ll love to use
An optical viewfinder allows you to compose and anticipate your shot, so you’ll always be ready to capture the emotion behind the moment. With its friendly controls that are instinctive to use, and a large 7.5cm (3”) LCD screen for image review, the EOS 1200D is a joy to use.
Express your creative side
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.
Stay in focus
Keep subjects looking sharp by placing them underneath one of the EOS 1200D’s nine focusing points. These are spread out across the viewfinder, letting you place your subject either in the middle of the frame or off-centre, for a more interesting composition.
See the world through different eyes
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Change your viewpoint and capture different subjects as your photography progresses, with the extensive Canon EF and EF-S lens ranges. Get up close with a telephoto lens, or get even more of the scene in with an ultra wide-angle zoom.