Canon EOS 1200D is an 18.1-megapixel DSLR. It is known as the EOS Kiss X70 in Japan and the EOS Rebel T5 in the Americas. The 1200D is an entry-level DSLR that introduces an 18 MP sensor from the 700D and 1080p HD video to Canon's entry level DSLRs. It allows for quality pictures for a much better price than the earlier DSLR's, making it a good purchase for the starting astronomer.
With an ISO range of 100-6400, and expandable to 12,800, the EOS 1200D Kit (EF S18-55 IS II) has a wide coverage from low sensitivity to high sensitivity, allowing you to choose the desired expression regardless of whether you are in the bright outdoors or in a dark room.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The EOS 1200D Kit (EF S18-55 IS II) comes with the Scene Intelligent Auto mode. By spinning the mode dial to the Scene Intelligent Auto setting, you can set your camera to operate almost entirely on auto-pilot. It is capable of recognizing the type of scene being shot based on factors such as subject colour, brightness, contrast and distance, and will automatically adjust itself to optimal settings. All types of scenes can be recognized by the EOS 1200D Kit (EF S18-55 IS II), including portrait photos, nature photography, evening scenes and shots with a really bright background.