DSLR Cameras

Canon EOS 1200D

Specifications

Specifications

  • Large APS-C 18 megapixel CMOS sensor for stunning detail

  • Great low light shots

  • Automatically selects the best settings

  • Choice of AF points for creative framing

  • Continuous shooting up to 3 frames per second

  • Powerful DIGIC processing

  • Large bright screen for clear viewing

  • Easily create engaging movies

  • Apply creative effects to your images

  • Cinematic 1080p movies

  • On camera guide to help you learn

  • Experiment with the EOS System

  • Share your images and control your camera over Wi-Fi

  • NFC simplifies smartphone sharing

Specifications in detail

IMAGE SENSOR

  • Type

    Approx. 22.3 mm x 14.9 mm

  • Effective Pixels

    Approx. 18.0 megapixels

  • Total Pixels

    Approx. 18.7 megapixels

  • Aspect Ratio

    3:2

  • Low-Pass Filter

    Built-in/Fixed

  • Sensor Cleaning

    Manual cleaning and Dust Delete Data acquisition

  • Colour Filter Type

    Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

  • Type

    DIGIC 4

LENS

  • Lens Mount

    EF/EF-S

  • Focal Length

    Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

FOCUSING

  • Type

    TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor

  • AF System/ Points

    9 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at centre)

  • AF Working Range

    Centre AF point: EV 0 -18 (at 23°C & ISO100)


    Other AF points: EV 1 -18 (at 23°C & ISO100)

  • AF Modes

    AI Focus


    One Shot


    AI Servo

  • AF Point Selection

    Automatic selection, Manual selection

  • Selected AF Point Display

    Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor

  • Predictive AF

    Yes, up to 10m¹

  • AF Lock

    Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.

  • AF Assist Beam

    Intermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite

  • Manual Focus

    Selected on lens

EXPOSURE CONTROL

  • Metering Modes

    TTL full aperture metering with 63-zone SPC


    (1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)


    (2) Partial metering at center (approx. 10% of viewfinder)


    (3) Center weighted average metering

  • Metering Range

    EV 1-20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)

  • AE Lock

    Auto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.


    Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.

  • Exposure Compensation

    +/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).

  • AEB

    3 shots +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments

  • 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)

SHUTTER

  • Type

    Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter, with electronic first curtain

  • Speed

    30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

  • Type

    Auto white balance with the imaging sensor

  • Settings

    AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White


    Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.


    White balance compensation:


    1. Blue/Amber +/-9


    2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.

  • Custom White Balance

    Yes, 1 setting can be registered

  • WB Bracketing

    +/-3 levels in single level increments


    3 bracketed images per shutter release.


    Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/Green bias.

VIEWFINDER

  • Type

    Pentamirror

  • Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)

    Approx. 95%

  • Magnification

    Approx. 0.80x¹

  • Eyepoint

    Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center)

  • Dioptre Correction

    -2.5 to +0.5 m-1 (dioptre)

  • Focusing Screen

    Fixed

  • Mirror

    Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)

  • Viewfinder Information

    AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light¹


    Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, exposure warning, AEB


    Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light


    Image information: Highlight tone priority (D+), monochrome shooting, maximum burst (1 digit display), White balance correction, SD card information

  • Depth of Field Preview

    Yes, assigned to SET button with C.Fn-9-4

  • Eyepiece Shutter

    On strap

LCD MONITOR

  • Type

    7.5cm (3.0") TFT, approx. 460k dots

  • Coverage

    Approx. 100%

  • Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically)

    Approx 170°

  • Brightness Adjustment

    Adjustable to one of seven levels

  • Display Options

    (1) Quick Control Screen


    (2) Camera settings

FLASH

  • Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)

    9.2

  • Built-in Flash Coverage

    up to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 27mm)

  • Built-in Flash Recycle Time

    Approx. 2 seconds

  • Modes

    Auto, Manual Flash On/off

  • Red-Eye Reduction

    Yes - with red eye reduction lamp

  • X-Sync

    1/200sec

  • Flash Exposure Compensation

    +/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments

  • Flash Exposure Bracketing

    Yes, with compatible External Flash

  • Flash Exposure Lock

    Yes

  • Second Curtain Synchronisation

    Yes

  • HotShoe/ PC Terminal

    Yes/No

  • External Flash Compatibility

    E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support (with optional accessory)

  • External Flash Control

    via camera menu screen, except for wireless radio flash shooting settings

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

  • Picture Styles

    Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

  • Colour Space

    sRGB and Adobe RGB

  • Image Processing

    Highlight Tone Priority


    Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)


    Long exposure noise reduction


    High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)


    Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination


    Basic+ (Shoot by ambience selection, Shoot by lighting or scene type)


    Creative filters (Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Fish-eye) - during image Playback only

  • Drive Modes

    Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)

  • Continuous Shooting

    Max. Approx. 3fps for approx. 69 JPEG images¹, 6 images RAW²³

LIVE VIEW MODE

  • Type

    Electronic viewfinder with image sensor

Coverage

  • Frame Rate

    30 fps

  • Focusing

    Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)


    Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode

  • Metering

    Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor


    Active metering time can be changed

  • Display Options

    Grid overlay, Histogram

FILE TYPE

  • Still Image Type

    JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.30 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),


    RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),


    Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

  • RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording

    Yes, RAW + Large JPEG

  • Image Size

    JPEG 3:2: (L) 5184x3456, (M) 3456x2304, (S1) 2592x1728, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480


    JPEG 4:3: (L) 4608x3456, (M) 3072x2304, (S1) 2304x1728, (S2) 1696x1280, (S3) 640x480


    JPEG 16:9: (L) 5184x2912, (M) 3456x1944, (S1) 2592x1456 (S2) 1920x1080, (S3) 720x400


    JPEG 1:1: (L) 3456x3456, (M) 2304x2304, (S1) 1728x1728, (S2) 1280x1280, (S3) 480x480


    RAW: (RAW) 5184x3456

  • Movie Type

    MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)

  • Movie Size

    1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)


    1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)


    640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)

  • Movie Length

    Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB

  • Folders

    New folders can be manually created and selected

  • File Numbering

    (1) Consecutive numbering


    (2) Auto reset


    (3) Manual reset

OTHER FEATURES

  • Custom Functions

    11 Custom Functions with 33 settings

  • Metadata Tag

    User copyright information (can be set in camera)


    Image rating (0-5 stars)

  • Intelligent Orientation Sensor

    Yes

  • Playback Zoom

    1.5x - 10x enabled in 15 steps

  • Display Formats

    (1) Single image with information (2 levels)


    (2) Single image


    (3) Index display (4/9/36/100 images)


    (4) Jump Display (1/10/100 images, by Date,by Folder, Movies only, Stills only, by Rating)

  • Slide Show

    Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Rating


    Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds


    Repeat: On/Off


    Transition Effect: Off, Slide 1, Slide 2, Fade 2, Fade 2, Fade 3


    Background Music: On, Off

  • Histogram

    Brightness: Yes


    RGB: Yes

  • Highlight Alert

    Yes (Shooting information display only)

  • Image Erase/Protection

    Erase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images


    Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time

  • Menu Categories

    (1) Shooting menu (x4)


    (2) Playback menu (x2)


    (3) Setup menu (x3)


    (4) My Menu

  • Menu Languages

    25 Languages


    English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese

  • Firmware Update

    Update possible by the user.

INTERFACE

  • Computer

    Hi-Speed USB

  • Other

    Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible)

DIRECT PRINT

  • Canon Printers

    Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge

  • PictBridge

    Yes

STORAGE

  • Type

    SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

  • PC & Macintosh

    Windows XP inc. SP3 / Vista inc. SP2 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 inc. SP1(excl. Starter Edition) / 8 / 8.1


    OS X v10.7-10.9 (Intel processor required)

SOFTWARE

  • Browsing & Printing

    ImageBrowser EX

  • Image Processing

    Digital Photo Professional

  • Other

    PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor

POWER SOURCE

  • Batteries

    1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E10

  • Battery Life

    Approx. 500 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)¹


    Approx. 410 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)

  • Battery Indicator

    4 levels

  • Power Saving

    Power turns off after 30sec or 1, 2, 4, 8 or 15mins.

  • Power Supply & Battery Chargers

    AC Adapter Kit ACK-E10, Battery charger LC-E10, LC-E10E

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Body Materials

    Carbon fiber/glass fiber-reinforced polycarbonate resin

  • Operating Environment

    0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity

  • Dimensions (WxHxD)

    129.6 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm

  • Weight (Body Only)

    Approx. 480g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)

ACCESSORIES

  • Viewfinder

    Eyecup Ef, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Ef, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C

  • Case

    Semi Hard Case EH22-L, EH24-L

  • Wireless File Transmitter

    Compatible with Eye-Fi cards

  • Lenses

    All EF and EF-S lenses

  • Flash

    Canon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)

  • Battery Grip

    None

  • Remote Controller/ Switch

    Remote Switch RS-60E3

  • Other

    Hand Strap E2, GPS Receiver GP-E2

*Recommended Exposure Index

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

  1. ¹ with EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM at 50kph

  2. ¹ with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt

  3. 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

  4. ¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated

  5. ¹ Focus Confirmation Light not available with EF Cinema lenses