The Canon EOS 1200D is an entry DSLR of the U.S. Company. A computer designed for users to make contact with the world of SLR, and which has a fairly light body combined with an interface and a focus on user buttons. The sensor of this device has 18 megapixels and is capable of taking pictures with standards ISO up to 12,800. It has also the ability to record video in high resolution 1080p, something they lacked the previous generation of Canon. Moreover, to facilitate the use of this camera, the company has developed a mobile application with some tips to become professional photographers. The Canon EOS 1200D is available in the market for a price of 560 euros targeting. We have had the opportunity to test this camera, we tell you our impressions.
The Canon EOS 1200D is a very interesting for those photography enthusiasts who want to bet started using an SLR camera. The key to this team is that it has been designed with simplicity in mind. And if this world is still producing some respect, Canon has deployed an interesting practical guide through an app called “Canon EOS 1200D Guide” (of which more later). It is quite easy to get used to this camera after the first few minutes of contact, especially thanks to the explanations on the screen we can see as we move between different modes of the team. Specifically, we have the most advanced modes of manual exposure, a way to adjust the aperture and select a focus, a way to select the shutter speed and a way to set both the aperture and autofocus.
For the users who are beginning to use the camera or do not want complications, we have a smart scene mode that leaves it up to the camera adjusting the different parameters according to the scene you’re going to immortalize. The flash off mode is for those places that are not allowed to use this feature. Mode Creative Auto is an intermediate step that allows us greater control of the camera to blur the background and adjust the flash. We also have dedicated modes for portraits, landscapes, close-ups or moving scenes. The last shooting mode used for shooting portraits in night scenes. Besides these modes, we also have a dedicated mode for shooting video.
The sensor of the Canon EOS 1200D is a CMOS APS-C 18 Megapixel. This sensor is combined with DIGIC 4 image processor that has a fairly basic performance. One of the points most frequently note that this is an entry DSLR is that the maximum burst is 3fps, something that reduces the creative possibilities of advanced effects like stop motion. Overall, the result is good and low noise seen in the images, but if we force the value up to 12,800 ISO is more difficult for us to take a good quality photograph.
The U.S. company sells a kit with a standard lens EF-S 18-55 mm f / 3,5-5,6 IS II. It is a good choice for beginners as it is quite light and easy to use. It has an image stabilizer four steps, a fast autofocus and a distance of 0.25 meters to take better photos of nearby objects. The zoom is very basic and can stay a little short for users who take pictures of nature often.
Canon has managed to camera is quite compact and lightweight design. Specifically, we have body dimensions 12.9 x 10 x 7.7 inches and weighing 480 grams including battery and SD card. Overall, we felt that the use of this camera with the kit lens is quite comfortable and the weight is well balanced. The grip is also well done. The only point which we think could be better is the shutter button. Its placement in the chamber is less intuitive and difficult time to get used to it. That itself is a very sensitive button for easy photo taking. As we can see from the pictures, the company sells this camera with a pretty design and color black classic and formal.
As for the interface field, we have a 3-inch viewfinder. To make the photos, users can switch at any time between the viewfinder and reflex viewfinder. When the latter is activated, the display serves as reinforcement to display the various modes and the camera. The interface is simple but costs a while to get used to using the various buttons located to the right of the screen. In fact, you are missing some simple arrows have them more intuitive. Using these buttons varies according to the menu in which we find ourselves. Although it is a fairly accomplished platform, it seems that Canon could have worked more on these buttons (bearing in mind that it is a camera aimed at first-time DSLR).