Updated 25 Oct 2017

Canon

EOS 1200D (with 18-55mm lens)

Snapshot: The Canon EOS 1200D (with 18-55mm lens) DSLR has an APS-C CMOS sensor, can shoot full HD video, and has an optical viewfinder. But how's the image quality?

EOS 1200D (with 18-55mm lens)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$599

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Test results

Overall score
68
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • OK image quality.
  • Good screen.
  • Good viewfinder.
  • OK video quality.
  • OK flash.
  • Can shoot full-HD video and manually focus.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (40%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (40%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$599
Type
DSLR

More test results

Viewfinder
7.8

Specifications

Megapixels (MP)
18
Battery type
Lithium-ion
Sensor
APS-C CMOS
ISO range
100 - 6400
Optical zoom
3
Aperture range
3.5 - 5.6
Zoom range
31 - 89
Shutter range
1/4000 - 30
Dimensions (cm)
130 x 83 x 101
Weight (g)
517
Depth (mm)
83
Memory card
SDHC, SDXC

Features

Water resistant
No
RAW support
GPS tagging
×
PASM modes
Manual focus option

Monitor

Monitor size (inches)
3
Monitor pixels
460,000
Touchscreen
×
Articulated monitor
×

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Optical
Viewfinder pixels
-

Video

Video
1920 x 1080
Microphone input
×

Flash

Flash type
Switch on by hand
Connection for external flash

More info

Notes

Tested with a EF-S 1:3.5-5.6 18-55mm IS II lens. Optical zoom and closest focal distance varies, depending on the lens.