Canon 1200D camera review: Rs, 22,890

While the popular camera line continued decline in smartphone sales as it continues to grow DSLR ever. One of them is the Canon EOS 1200D.

Is a good price for the new people entering the world of photography, the Canon 1200D is designed to leverage the power and usability DSLR needed for photographers for a rookie. While both Nikon and Pentax have launched competing products such as cheap D3300 and K-5, the return of the Canon in this potential market segment will mark the return of the Canon to low-level DSLR market.

Sure, Canon 1200D also called the Canon EOS Rebel T5 1200D in America, will make many people excited, because this is not just a new Canon effort to attract new participants to take pictures, but also because of 2 reasons Other: cheap price $439 or about Rs. 22,890. And the EOS Companion app comes with the ability to support users apprentice a lot.

Of course, these two strengths will not mean anything if the quality of the Canon 1200D photos does not meet the aspirations of the fans. Is EOS 1200D has a product worthy of the investment of their very cheap?


Perhaps, you will feel a bit disappointed when holding Canon 1200D on hand for the first time. Polycarbonate casing made of carbon fiber covered, while the relatively small size of the EOS 1200D keeps people might mistake them was holding a toy in his hand.

Canon 1200D

Fortunately, the Canon 1200D chassis quite sure. This cheap DSLR pretty good balance between portability and durability. Therefore, experience with EOS 1200D photography will be very pleasant. Camera in the palm of your hand, and you do not have to worry about accidentally dropped or slipped. The edge of the camera body is quite reasonable placement, so you can easily hold the Canon 1200D in a long time.

Like other cheap DSLR line, the Canon 1200D has very few buttons to avoid confuse new users who use high-end cameras. The button size is quite large and quite clearly noted to increase user-friendliness. All features such as AF mode, ISO, scene modes, white balance is controlled by the D-Pad navigation keys, while the menu, exposure levels, library and screen shots are controlled by separate buttons.

In general, except for first feeling quite disappointed, the EOS 1200D is a digital SLR model compact enough for new users to take photos can be used easily and conveniently.

Canon 1200D features:

From generation to the EOS 1200D, 1100D predecessor was a series of valuable improvements with familiar elements. One of the most significant improvements to the EOS 1200D camera’s sensor has now been raised to 18MP resolution as the 1100D 12.2MP instead.

However, the size of the Canon 1200D sensor not change much compared to the predecessor. Canon has tried his best to help this cheap DSLR remain fairly stable weight of 480 grams with battery and memory card and compact body.

Canon 1200D

Video capabilities on the EOS 1200D will make you satisfied. This DSLR can shoot full HD 1080p video at speeds of 30/25/24 frames/sec. While the Canon 1200D is not integrated Wi-Fi connection, you can add Eye-Fi card to the computer to transfer files to mobile devices easily.

Like the Canon 1100D, EOS 1200D uses DIGIC image processor 4. Therefore, the new cheap Canon DSLR can shoot continuously only about 3 frames/sec, up to 69 JPEG or 6 RAW files.

The greatest weakness of Canon 1200D compared to the predecessor is battery life, according to Canon’s claims, at 23 degrees C, the EOS 1200D can shoot 500 photos per charge, while the 1100D can shoot up to 700 photos photos.

Canon supplied Digital Photo Professional software together with the Canon 1200D includes the option to edit RAW files. DSLR Image Browser also comes EX, Photo Stitch, and Picture Style Editor EOS Utilities.

Similar to many other cheap cameras, the Canon 1200D also has color filters like Instagram. You can use these filters after shooting with many different levels.

The EOS 1200D lens is kind 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS III (equivalent to 28.8 – 88mm to 35mm conversion). This lens is capable of very good image stabilization, Canon claims will capture sharp as when there is light at the f-stop 4 levels higher than the aperture is used.


Canon 1200D screen angle is quite large, and even in direct sunlight you can still read the text on this screen.

Autofocus system on the EOS 1200D only 12 points AF phase, in which only one type AF point is cross-type to enable more precise focusing. Cross-type focus points mentioned above are located in the middle frame.

Canon 1200D

When used daily, the Canon 1200D AF system with unstable performance. For example, when using the viewfinder in good light conditions, the AF system cannot reproach: fast and accurate even when the changes rapidly. You can use the EOS 1200D at sporting events or animals photograph. The ability of the focus appears particularly excellent when samples between frames. In low light conditions, the AF system will be slower, but still enough to meet the needs of the user.

However, when using the Live View screen, AF system proved extremely bad, unless you’re shooting in the best light possible. In low light, the Canon 1200D is too slow and regular release feature wall. When using Live View, you will hardly be able to capture the moving object.

This does not mean that the Live View feature on the Canon 1200D is completely useless. If you’re shooting in sunlight mode frame and pictures is not moving, you can use the zoom button to enlarge the frame around 5-10 times to get the picture the most accurate image possible.

Canon 1200D is capable of 1080p Full HD video recording at a maximum speed of 30 frames/sec. 720p video recording capabilities at speeds of 60 or 50 frames/sec will also be useful for those who like to do slow motion. However, the EOS 1200D has no external microphone jack for quality sound recording.

EOS Companion app released on Canon 1200D helps with iOS and Android users can learn photography faster. This application is designed to guide the basic features of the camera, as well as the basic concepts of photography. EOS Companion will help you to take photos in various forms like art, exercises, video tutorials and 3D charts, EOS Companion not only very creative but also very useful.


It is difficult to deny that the EOS 1200D also several weaknesses-too few points autofocus, Live View Focus too low, continuous shooting only 3 frames/second and the screen resolution is too low. However, it should be remembered that the EOS 1200D is a new camera for the study of photography. When viewed from this perspective, the EOS 1200D is a really great camera.

Canon DSLR has created a cost model is easy to use, has a lot of intuitive features and, most importantly, high quality photos. The body rigidity help you can comfortably carry everywhere Canon 1200D. The companion EOS smartphone app can help you file a DSLR experience with ease. In the price range of Rs. 22,890, you are unlikely to find a better option EOS 1200D.

Canon 1200D Specifications:

  • Dimensions of 129.6×99.7×77.9mm
  • Weight of 435g
  • Image sensor of 18 megapixel APS-C CMOS
  • Image Processor of DIGIC 4
  • ISO Speed is 100-6400 – up to 12800
  • Shutter speed of 3 fps
  • LCD Display of 3 inches
  • Full HD Resolution of 30fps
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