Canon EOS 1200D

Embrace every opportunity

From birthday celebrations to holiday adventures, you can trust the EOS 1200D to deliver outstanding results. Perfect for first-time DSLR owners the EOS 1200D combines Canon's world class imaging system with a range of intuitive, easy-to-use controls.

Together with Canon's EOS Companion app, capturing images that do your memories justice is easier and more enjoyable than ever before.

Record life's special moments with high quality photos and movies

Shoot beautiful 18-megapixel photos that are packed with rich detail and natural colours, and capture the mood of any occasion. Crop, rotate and reframe images without compromising on quality, and create large prints up to A2 in size – perfect for framing at home. Full HD movies have a professional look and feel that looks great played back on your home HDTV.

Capture details and ambience, even in dark conditions

When light levels get low the EOS 1200D boosts its sensitivity to light so your pictures stay sharp and you can reduce the need to use flash. Shooting with ambient light is a great way of capturing the atmosphere of an occasion, and remaining discreet for those priceless moments and natural expressions.

Easy to use with EOS Companion app

EOS Companion

Shooting with a DSLR doesn’t have to be complicated. In addition to the EOS 1200D’s built-in Feature Guide, which explains the camera’s functions using plain and simple language, is EOS Companion – a smartphone app that explains the basics of photography, and how to get started with your new EOS camera.

Use EOS Companion to explore the features and functions of the camera, discover new tips and tricks, and learn how to deal with tricky photographic situations.

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google play

Shoot with the right settings using Scene Intelligent Auto mode

When you compose a photograph using the EOS 1200D the camera analyses the scene too, looking for brightness, colour and the presence of movement and faces. This information is used to set the most appropriate camera settings for the scene, whether it’s a detail-packed landscape or fast-moving action.

Capture the world around you in glorious Full HD

EOS Movie

It's as easy to shoot movies with the EOS 1200D as it is to shoot photos. Just select movie mode on the camera's mode dial and press the start/stop button to begin recording the sights and the sounds around you in Full HD and explore new creative approaches.

Video Snapshot

Easily create simple stories with Video Snapshot mode, which records short clips of 2, 4, or 8 seconds that can be played back together as a video slideshow in camera or on your home computer.

Enhance your memories and be artistic with Creative filters

Tell stories, record memories and create dreams - the EOS 1200D lets you be as creative with your photography as you want to be. Emphasise the main subject in a photo by isolating it against a soft, blurred background - a look characteristic of DSLR photography.

Use one of five Creative filters to add a personal touch to your photography, including Grainy Black & White to Toy Camera and Fish Eye effect.

  • Toy Camera
  • Soft Focus
  • Fisheye
  • Monochrome

Your next steps

The EOS 1200D is part of the EOS System - a system of cameras, lenses and accessories trusted the world over by amateur and professional photographers alike. When you are ready to take your next steps in photography you'll find lenses that can bring distant objects closer, let you get more of a scene in the frame, and give your portraits extra impact.

Get impact

Get impact

Compact lenses that blur the background of portraits, making the subject stand out.

Get more in

Get more in

A wide-angle zoom lens that gives broader views of landscapes.

Get closer

Get closer

A telephoto zoom lens that brings subjects closer, so you can keep your distance.

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Product specifications

ResolutionApprox. 18.0 megapixels for prints up to A2+
Sensor typeAPS-C Canon CMOS sensor approx. 22.3mm x 14.9mm
Continuous shooting (approx.)Max. 3fps for approx. 69 JPEG images¹, 6 images RAW²³
ProcessorDIGIC 4
LCD7.5cm (3.0") TFT, approx. 460k dots
Optical ViewfinderBright viewfinder with approx. 95% coverage, 0.80x, 21mm. Pentamirror
Shutter speed range30 - 1/4000, Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Shooting modesScene Intelligent Auto, No Flash, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Movie, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual
Metering options3
ISO sensitivityAUTO(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)
AF system/Points LCD9 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at centre)
EOS MoviesMOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
Built-in FlashYes
HDMI mini outputYes
Memory CardsSD card, SDHC card or SDXC card
Dimensions (WxHxD)129.6 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm
Weight (body only) CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory cardApprox. 480g

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