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Canon EOS 1200D Review: New 18-megapixel Digital Camera

Canon’s exclusive range of SLR cameras has a new entry in the form of Canon EOS 1200D also recognized as Digital Reble T5. Holding an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, 3fps continuous shooting, Digic 4 processor, 3-inch LCD screen and 9-point auto focus model, the new power packed SLR camera is here to entice all the photography lovers.

Canon EOS 1200D, is a lightweight 490g DSLR camera built up of all-aluminum exteriors and stainless steel chassis. The Rebel T5, measures 129.6 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm in dimensions along with its batter and memory card fitted.

Canon EOS 1200D With Its Improved Features

The DSLR, is a compact yet a powerful device, astonishingly that appears more solid to be an entry level, mid-range camera. In terms of build quality, it has way improved grip and comfort than the previous launched all plastic EOS 1100D.

Having a textured surface, Rebel T5 not only provides better grip however, it also offers a striking and enticing matt black look as well as finish. The SLR is compatible with line-up of lenses EF and EF-S glass, similar to that of its Canon APS-C digital SLR cameras. Moreover, the control layout of the Rebel T5 is also similar to that of EOS 1100D, to which some changes are introduced.



New Canon EOS 1200D With EOS Companion App

All essential controls of the camera are located at the right side of the rear. The buttons of 1200D are also reasonably large with clear labels. In addition, EOS 1200D also incorporates a bigger and better 3-inch LCD screen with 460k dot fixed higher resolution. The 1200D even have an array of creative screen modes and shooting modes, to make shooting and photography a shear pleasurable experience.

The setting of the device has also been simplified; where one just needs to change an option on the screen in order to get the desired settings. The most interesting feature of Canon EOS 1200D is that the device comes with an EOS companion App that could be downloaded from the app store or Google.

The battery life of 1200D is also a remarkable asset. The camera is fully compatible with Eye-fi memory cards, which makes it compelling to transfer files wirelessly to mobile devices. Canon EOS 1200D also embraces 1080p HD video capture, 63-zone iFbCL exposure metering. The lens based anti-shake system has also been enhanced by canon.


Canon EOS 1200D and its Scores of Enhanced Features

Fully automatic scene intelligent auto mode of Canon is another plus. It analyses the scene and could also automatically select the best setting. The host of the scene mode slots in Off, Landscape, Portrait, Night Portrait and Sports. Contrarily the creative zone comprises exposure compensation, sensitivity, white balance, drive mode, AF mode, sand more. 

Single Shot, Continuous Shooting, Self-timer and Remote Controlled Shooting, are the different modes that come available with 1200D. In addition, there is a built-in microphone in the gadget intended for mono recording. One could also attract the Canon EOS 1200D to an HDTV set via the HDMI port.

One point where the EOS 1200D falls short is the absence of integrated cleaning system, which means that the user need to clean the camera manually however Canon EOS 1200D review is still considerable remarkable.

Specifications of  Canon EOS 1200D 

Type  CMOS Sensor
Impressive Pixels Approx 18.0 pixels
Aspect Ratio 3.2
Mirror Quick Return Type
Image Sensor Size

Approx. 22.3 x 14.9mm

Recording Format

Design rule for Camera File System (DCF) 2.0

Image Type

JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original)RAW+JPEG Large simultaneous recording possible

Highlight Tone Priority Provided
Coverage Vertical/Horizontal Approx 95% ( with eye point approx 21mm)
Focusing Screen Fixed, Precision Matte

Approx. 36.2 x 14.7 x 49.0mm / 1.4 x 0.6 x 1.9in.