Canon 1200D summary
Canon 1200D is Canon's Entry-Level DSLR camera initially released on February of 2014. The camera has a 18MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a full resolution of 5184 x 3456. It is also known as "EOS Rebel T5 / EOS Kiss X70" in other countries.
The 1200D comes in at #41 out of 79 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras and over-all #299 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. Please try out our Smart camera filter to see camera rankings based on your customized requirements.
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Canon 1200D family
The Canon 1200D is part of a family of products. You can see the detailed list underneath.
Canon 1200D Gallery
You can look at the 1200D from various angles in the gallery below.
Canon 1200D Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of positives and negatives of the Canon 1200D based on features which are oftentimes regarded as crucial in a camera.
Canon 1200D Sensor specs
The Canon 1200D houses the Digic 4 processor. The sensor size on the Canon 1200D is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 5184 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The CMOS sensor boasts 18 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 100 to 6400. The ISO can also be widened digitally to a maximum of 12800. RAW files are saved which means that you have more margin for error.
The graphic underneath displays the 1200D's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The 1200D sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.6 and is presented in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon 1200D dimensions
Canon 1200D weighs about 1.06 pounds (480g / 16.93 oz) and the dimensions of the camera is 130mm x 100mm x 78mm (5.1" x 3.9" x 3.1"). The weight of average Entry-Level DSLR camera is 538g and the Canon 1200D is less heavy as compared to various rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Here is a picture of the Canon 1200D beside a softdrink so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will show you the button layout on the 1200D.
Canon 1200D Lens details
The 1200D works with the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 324 lenses available to buy. Here is some of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the 1200D.
Canon 1200D Connectivity
The 1200D has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can copy pictures and oftentimes change settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Many apps also enable a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external display. Virtually all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Canon 1200D Video details
The highest possible video quality on the Canon 1200D is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in H.264 format. 1080p quality can provide a good balance in quality versus file size but 1080p will not give you much room to crop. The body does not offer a mic and headphone port which means you get absolutely no control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to look at another model if you require decent audio in your video clips.
Canon 1200D Weather Sealing
Canon 1200D does not have environment proofing so damp conditions could ruin the camera.
Canon 1200D Display and Viewfinder
The Canon 1200D has a 3 inch fixed display screen having a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Please note that the display offers no touch support.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The ViewFinder details regarding Canon 1200D are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- ViewFinder Coverage 95%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.5x
Viewfinders are rather handy in sunny outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Canon 1200D Shutter details
Canon 1200D has the capability to shoot continuously at 3.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Canon 1200D Flash and Hot shoe details
Canon 1200D has got both inbuilt flash plus external flash support. The maximum flash sync is 1/200 seconds.
Canon 1200D Autofocus details
Canon 1200D has got both Phase Detect AF along with Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & precise as compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has Face detect which makes it helpful for portraits.
It has 9 focus points to select from. Canon 1200D includes manual focus if required in low light scenarios or you need to have more precise control on focus.
Canon 1200D Battery life
The battery life (LP-E10) on the Canon 1200D is designed to last for 500 clicks with respect to the CIPA specifications which is lower in comparison with its competition. The average Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 592. Pentax K-x has got the best (1900) battery life in this kind of cameras.
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Canon 1200D for different forms of photography
The following diagram displays a summary of the Canon 1200D for different forms of photography. To understand more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Canon 1200D Portrait photography info
The Canon 1200D receives a rating of 77 which is fantastic, meaning that it is a fantastic fit for portrait photos. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support plus the option to use external lighting.
Canon 1200D Street photography details
Coming in at a reasonable score of 60, the Canon 1200D is somewhat appropriate for street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of image quality and portability.
Canon 1200D as a Sports photography camera
A decent sports photography points total of 56 means the Canon 1200D is fairly suitable for shooting sports. A camera needs to have great autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon 1200D Travel photography details
Size is super crucial when buying a camera for travel. On the whole, the Canon 1200D gets a decent 55 as a travelling camera which is fairly acceptable to take on your journeys.
Canon 1200D Landscape photography features
For those who are planning to pick a camera for landscape photography, the most essential aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon 1200D with it's very good score of 65 as a landscape camera is a respectable fit within the current market.
Canon 1200D Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging should offer a moving display screen, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Canon 1200D is not really suitable for vlogging as it gets a bad rating of 27.
Canon 1200D Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the 1200D, below is a collection of the top scored cameras which fall in to the class of Entry-Level DSLR.
The chart underneath offers you an overview of the 1200D vs it's top scoring competitors shown earlier.
These are various other cameras you might take a look at as alternate options. To look at a complete comparison, simply click the "compare" link.