Canon EOS 1200D

Capture magic moments easily.

If you're craving better quality images than what you’re getting on your phone or compact camera, but you’re worried a DSLR cameras might be too difficult to use, then the EOS 1200D is the camera for you.
Designed for first-time DSLR owners who want impressive results straight out of the box, you can capture those magic moments no matter what your skill level with the EOS 1200D. With easy to use automatic shooting modes, a 18.0 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and Canon’s DiG!C 4 processor, the EOS 1200D is always ready to go. And for the budding videographer, you can share your story with Full HD movie recording (1080p) and Video Snapshot mode – making the EOS 1200D the perfect companion for both DSLR quality images and videos.

Canon EOS 1200D

Twin Lens Kit

Canon EOS 1200D camera kit all in overall good condition. The camera body has been looked after well with a low shutter count of 2,439. The camera shows minimal signs of previous wear, such as 2 small scratches on the view finder. 18-55mm and 75-300mm lens units are both in overall good condition. The kit includes a battery pack, charger, USB cable and a shoulder strap.

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Detailed Specifications

EOS 1200D Technical Specifications

Image Sensor
Approx. 22.3 mm x 14.9 mm
Effective Pixels
Approx. 18.0 Megapixels
Total Pixels
Approx. 18.7 Megapixels
Aspect Ratio
Low-Pass Filter
Built-in / Fixed
Sensor Cleaning
Manual cleaning and Dust Delete Data acquisition
Colour Filter Type
Primary Colour
Image Processor
Lens Mount
Focal Length
Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens
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
One Shot
AI FocusAI Servo
AF Point Selection
Automatic Selection, Manual Selection
Selected AF Point Display
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
Predictive AF(7)
Yes, up to 10 m
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 50 mm 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)
3 shots +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
ISO Sensitivity(8)
AUTO(100-6400), 100-6400 in 1-stop increments
ISO can be expanded to H: 12800During Movie shooting: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 (Whole stop increments)
Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter, with electronic first curtain
30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
White Balance
Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom
White Balance Compensation:1. Blue / Amber +/-92. 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 releaseSelectable Blue / Amber bias or Magenta / Green bias
Coverage (Vertical / Horizontal)
Approx. 95%
Approx. 0.80x[1]
Approx. 21 mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptre Correction
-2.5 to +0.5 m-1 (dioptre)
Focusing Screen
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 light
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, exposure warning, AEBFlash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction lightImage 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
7.5cm (3.0") TFT, approx. 460k dots
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
Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in Flash Coverage
Up to 17 mm focal length (35 mm equivalent: 27 mm)
Built-in Flash Recycle Time
Approx. 2 seconds
Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Red-Eye Reduction
Yes – with red eye reduction lamp
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing
Yes – with compatible External Flash
Flash Exposure Lock
Second Curtain Synchronisation
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
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 reductionHigh ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral IlluminationBasic+ (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 images (1), 6 images RAW (2) (10)
Live View Mode
Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
Approx. 100% (Horizontally and Vertically)
Frame Rate
30 fps
Manual Focus
(Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode
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) 5184 x 3456, (M) 3456 x 2304, (S1) 2592 x 1728, (S2) 1920 x 1280, (S3) 720 x 480
JPEG 4:3: (L) 4608 x 3456, (M) 3072 x 2304, (S1) 2304 x 1728, (S2) 1696 x 1280, (S3) 640 x 480JPEG 16:9: (L) 5184 x 2912, (M) 3456 x 1944, (S1) 2592 x 1456 (S2) 1920 x 1080, (S3) 720 x 400JPEG 1:1: (L) 3456 x 3456, (M) 2304 x 2304, (S1) 1728 x 1728, (S2) 1280 x 1280, (S3) 480 x 480RAW: (RAW) 5184 x 3456
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 29 min 59 sec, Max file size 4 GB
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
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, RatingPlayback Time: 1 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 10 or 20 secondsRepeat: On / OffTransition Effect: Off, Slide 1, Slide 2, Fade 1, Fade 2, Fade 3Background Music: On / Off
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
Hi-Speed USB
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
SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card
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)
Browsing and Printing
ImageBrowser EX
Image Processing
Digital Photo Professional
PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor
Power Source
1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E10
Battery Life
Approx. 500 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)[2]
Approx. 410 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Indicator
4 levels
Power Saving
Power turns off after 30 sec or 1, 2, 4, 8 or 15 mins
Power Supply and Battery Chargers
AC Adapter Kit ACK-E10, Battery charger LC-E10, LC-E10E

Physical Specifications

Body Materials
Carbon fibre / glass fibre-reinforced polycarbonate resin
Operating Environment
0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions (W x H x D)
129.6 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm
Weight (body only)
Approx. 480g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)
EOS 1200D
[1] with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m -1 dpt[2] Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated