Canon EOS 1200D DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (EX-UK)

Key Features
  • Record life’s special moments with high quality photos and movies
  • Capture detail and ambience, even in dark conditions
  • Shoot with the right settings using Scene Intelligent Auto mode
  • Simple step-by-step Feature Guide and EOS Companion app
  • Enhance your memories and be artistic with Creative filters

KSh 30,000

Photos you’ll be proud of

Shoot photos and video with a quality and character all of their own. 18-megapixel images from the EOS 1200D are packed with detail and are large enough to be printed at sizes up to A2+. Videos have a professional look and feel that looks great played back on your home HDTV.

Capture memories even as it gets dark

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 for any subject

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. A built-in Feature Guide, and supporting app, help you learn more about your camera whenever you want.

Discover DSLR photography with EOS Companion app

Use the accompanying EOS Companion app to explore the features and controls of your EOS 1200D and learn about how different lenses can deliver new creative options and capture different subjects. Interactive tutorials and assignments will inspire you and help you develop your skills.

Ergonomic design you’ll love to use

An optical viewfinder allows you to compose and anticipate your shot, so you’ll always be ready to capture the emotion behind the moment. With its friendly controls that are instinctive to use, and a large 7.5cm (3”) LCD screen for image review, the EOS 1200D is a joy to use.

Express your creative side

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.

Stay in focus

Keep subjects looking sharp by placing them underneath one of the EOS 1200D’s nine focusing points. These are spread out across the viewfinder, letting you place your subject either in the middle of the frame or off-centre, for a more interesting composition.

See the world through different eyes

Change your viewpoint and capture different subjects as your photography progresses, with the extensive Canon EF and EF-S lens ranges. Get up close with a telephoto lens, or get even more of the scene in with an ultra wide-angle zoom.

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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




Sensor Cleaning


Manual cleaning and Dust Delete Data acquisition


Colour Filter Type


Primary Colour








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


AI Focus
One Shot
AI Servo


AF Point Selection


Automatic selection, Manual selection


Selected AF Point Display


Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor


Predictive AF


Yes, up to 10m¹


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



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 50mm 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*


AUTO(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)





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)





Auto white balance with the imaging sensor




AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. 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 release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/Green bias.







Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)


Approx. 95%




Approx. 0.80x¹




Approx. 21mm (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 light¹
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, exposure warning, AEB
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light
Image 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





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 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 27mm)


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




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 reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination
Basic+ (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 images¹, 6 images RAW²³





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



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) 5184×3456, (M) 3456×2304, (S1) 2592×1728, (S2) 1920×1280, (S3) 720×480
JPEG 4:3: (L) 4608×3456, (M) 3072×2304, (S1) 2304×1728, (S2) 1696×1280, (S3) 640×480
JPEG 16:9: (L) 5184×2912, (M) 3456×1944, (S1) 2592×1456 (S2) 1920×1080, (S3) 720×400
JPEG 1:1: (L) 3456×3456, (M) 2304×2304, (S1) 1728×1728, (S2) 1280×1280, (S3) 480×480
RAW: (RAW) 5184×3456


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 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB




New folders can be manually created and selected


File Numbering


(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset



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, Rating
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Transition Effect: Off, Slide 1, Slide 2, Fade 2, Fade 2, Fade 3
Background 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)



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 & Printing


ImageBrowser EX


Image Processing


Digital Photo Professional




PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor





1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E10


Battery Life


Approx. 500 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)¹
Approx. 410 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)


Battery Indicator


4 levels


Power Saving


Power turns off after 30sec or 1, 2, 4, 8 or 15mins.


Power Supply & Battery Chargers


AC Adapter Kit ACK-E10, Battery charger LC-E10, LC-E10E



Body Materials


Carbon fiber/glass fiber-reinforced polycarbonate resin


Operating Environment


0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity


Dimensions (WxHxD)


129.6 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm


Weight (Body Only)


Approx. 480g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)





Eyecup Ef, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Ef, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C




Semi Hard Case EH22-L, EH24-L


Wireless File Transmitter


Compatible with Eye-Fi cards




All EF and EF-S lenses




Canon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)


Battery Grip




Remote Controller/ Switch


Remote Switch RS-60E3




Hand Strap E2, GPS Receiver GP-E2

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