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Sabyasachi Patra
12-02-2014, 10:23 PM
Canon Introduces the EOS 1200D DSLR
Canon has introduced the new EOS 1200D entry level DSLR camera. The EOS 1200 D (EOS T5 in USA) has 18 MP APS-C sized (1.6 crop factor) CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4 image processor.

Salient features:
Resolution: 18Mp
Sensor: APS-C sized CMOS
ISO range: 100 to 6400 (expandable to 12800).
AF: Nine point AF system with one cross type AF point at the centre
Continuous shooting: 3 frames per second
Video: Full HD 1080p
Weight: 480 g
Price: In the US market the camera bundled with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens is scheduled to be available in March for an estimated retail price of $549.99.

Remember that this camera has the EF mount and all canon EF lenses as well as EF-S lenses can be used. So people looking for a budget camera can easily buy this camera to build up their system.

Detailed Specifications:

1. Image Sensor

Resolution: Effective 18Mp
Sensor: APS-C sized CMOS
Sensor size: 22.3mm x 14.9mm

Recording media: SD/SDHC/SDXC card
ISO range: 100 to 6400 (expandable to 12800).
AF: Nine point AF system with one cross type AF point at the centre
Continuous shooting: 3 frames per second
2. Recording System

File Size
(1) Large: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5184 x 3456)
(2) Medium: Approx. 8.00 Megapixels (3456 x 2304)
(3) Small 1: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2592 x 1728)
(4) S2: Approx. 2.50 Megapixels (1920 x 1280)
(5) S3: Approx. 0.35 Megapixels (720 x 480)
(6) RAW: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5184 x 3456)
Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
File Numbering
Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording
Provided (RAW + JPEG)
Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
3. Drive System

Drive Modes
(1) Single shooting
(2) Continuous shooting
(3) 10-sec. self-timer
(4) 2-sec. self-timer
(5) Continuous shooting after 10-sec. self-timer (2 to 10 shots)
Continuous Shooting Speed
JPEG & RAW: Max. approx. 3.0 fps
Maximum Burst
(1) JPEG: 69 shots
(2) RAW: 6 shots
(3) RAW+JPEG: 4 shots
When the image-recording quality is JPEG, continuous shooting is possible until the memory card becomes full.
* Based on Canon's testing standards with a 8GB test card (3:2 aspect ratio, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style)
4. Viewfinder

Type
Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentamirror)
Coverage
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Magnification
Approx. 0.8x / 22.4 (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1 (dpt))
Eye Point
Approx. 21 mm (At -1m-1 from the eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction
Adjustable from approx. -2.5 to +0.5 m-1 (dpt)
Focusing Screen
Fixed
Mirror
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder Information
1) AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light)
2) Exposure information (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, Exposure level, exposure warning)
3) Flash information (Flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light)
4) Image information (Highlight tone priority, Monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, SD card information)
Depth Of Field Preview
No depth-of-field preview button (Enabled with C.Fn 9-4)
5. Autofocus

Type
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points
9-point AF (f/5.6 cross-type AF point at center)
AF Working Range
Center AF Point: EV 0 - 18 (at 73F/23C, ISO 100)
Other AF Points: EV 1 - 18 (at 73F/23C, ISO 100)
Focusing Modes
(1) Autofocus
- One-Shot AF
- Predictive AI Servo AF
- AI Focus AF (Switches between One-Shot AF and AI Servo AF automatically)
(2) Manual focus (MF)
AF Point Selection
(1) Manual selection

(2) Auto selection
Selected AF Point Display
Indicated by superimposed display in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor
AF Assist Beam
1) Intermittent firing of built-in flash.
2) Effective range: Approx. 4 m/13.1 ft at center, approx. 3.5 m/11.5 ft at periphery.
With an EOS-dedicated Speedlite attached, the Speedlite's AF-assist beam is emitted instead.
Compatible with 320EX, 270EX II and 270EX AF-assist beam (intermittent flash firing).
6. Exposure Control

Metering Modes
63-zone SPC TTL metering with selectable modes
Evaluative metering (linkable to all AF point)
Partial metering (approx. 10% of viewfinder at center)
Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range
EV 1.0 - EV 20.0 (at 73F/23C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems
Creative Zone modes
(1) Program AE (program-shift possible)
(2) Shutter-priority AE
(3) Aperture-priority AE
(4) Manual exposure (including bulb)
Basic Zone modes
(1) Scene Intelligent Auto (Program AE, non-shiftable)
(2) Flash Off
(3) Creative Auto
(4) Portrait
(5) Landscape
(6) Close-up
(7) Sports
(8) Night Portrait
ISO Speed Range


Shooting Mode
ISO Settings


Scene Intelligent Auto, Flash Off, Creative Auto, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait
ISO 1003200


Portrait
ISO 100


P, TV, Av, M*1
ISO 1006400*2


With flash
Fixed at ISO 800*3,4,5


*1: 1 ISO 800 for Bulb exposures.
*2: Depends on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. *3: If fill-flash results in overexposure, ISO 100 is set. *4: When the maximum ISO speed is ISO 400, the speed is fixed at ISO 400.
*5: If a bounce flash with an external Speedlite flash is used in Basic Zone modes (except Night Portrait) or P mode, the ISO speed is automatically set between ISO 8001600 in accordance with the brightness.
Exposure Compensation
(1) Manual: 5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
(2) AEB : 2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE Lock
Auto AE Lock: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved.

Manual: By AE lock button in P, Tv and Av modes
7. Video Shooting

File Format
MOV (image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM (monaural))
File Size
[Full HD]
1920 x 1080 (30 fps/25 fps/24 fps): 330 MB/min.
[HD]
1280 x 720 (60 fps/50fps): 330 MB/min.
[SD]
640 x 480 (30 fps/25fps): 82.5 MB/min.
* If the file size exceeds 4GB, a new file will be automatically created.
** SD Class 6 or higher required.
Frame Rates
1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p
1280 x 720 (HD): 60p (59.94) / 50p
640 x 480 (SD): 30p (29.97) / 25p
Continuous Shooting Time
Approx. 29 min. 59 sec.
Focusing
Autofocus: FlexiZone-Single, Quick mode, Face Detection Live mode; manual
Exposure Control
(1) Program AE for movie shooting
* Shutter speed 1/30 - 1/4000 sec. (signal accumulation time), aperture and ISO speed automatically set
(2) Manual Exposure
The ISO speed, aperture, and shutter speed (signal-accumulation time ranging from 1/30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.) are set manually.
Exposure Compensation
3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
8. LCD Monitor

Type
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size
3.0-inch (Screen aspect ratio of 4:3)
Pixels
Approx. 460,000 dots
Coverage
Approx. 100%
Brightness Control
Adjustable to one of seven brightness levels

Price: In the US market the camera bundled with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens is scheduled to be available in March for an estimated retail price of $549.99.