Canon EOS 1200D Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens, HD 1080p, 18MP, 3" LCD Screen

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Tailored for beginners, powerful enough for the pros - the Canon EOS 1200D is an excellent DSLR for anyone who wants to push their abilities further. The powerful CMOS sensor absorbs more detail in every shot while a broad ISO range gives you the freedom to take natural looking low light photos. With Full HD recording, high quality videos are only a button-push away.

This camera comes with a versatile a 18-55mm non-IS lens to get you shooting right out of the box.

18MP sensor
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.

Feature guide
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.

Viewfinder & 3” screen
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 3-inch LCD screen for image review, the EOS 1200D is a joy to use.

Creative filters
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.

9 focus points
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.

Canon 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.

Lenses & Cases
One of the biggest advantages of this camera is the sheer shooting flexibility on offer. You can use additional lenses to take wide-angle, telephoto, or close-up shots to suit just about any situation. The shorter the focal length (measured in mm), the wider the view will be – the longer the focal length, the more telescopic the picture. With a selection of interchangeable lenses at your disposal, the creative possibilities are endless. Click here to browse our selection.
Take care of your new camera with one of our cases. Click here to view the range.
Note: Please check the compatibility with your camera.

Accessories Included
Eyecup Ef, Camera Cover R-F-3, Wide Strap EW-300D, Battery Charger LC-E10E, Power Code (for EUR / DC), Battery Pack LP-E10, Battery Cover, Interface Cable IFC-130U, non-IS lens
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
500 shots per charge
Built In Flash
Camera Type
Digital SLR
HDMI mini, USB, video out
Continuous Shooting Speed
H78 x W100 x D130mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
3" TFT, approx. 460k dots
Face Detection
File Formats
JPEG 3:2: (L) 5184 x 3456, (M) 3456 x 2304, (S1) 2592 x 1728, (S2) 1920 x 1280, (S3) 720 x 480 JPEG 4:3: (L) 4608 x 3456, (M) 3072 x 2304, (S1) 2304 x 1728, (S2) 1696 x 1280, (S3) 640 x 480 JPEG 16:9: (L) 5184 x 2912, (M) 3456 x 1944, (S1) 2592 x 1456 (S
Via optional adapter
Image Stabilisation
Internal Memory
Lens Aperture
Lens Size
Lens Type
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card Type
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Night recording Information Ability to record at night or in complete darkness by using built-in infrared illumination
Red-Eye Reduction
Self Timer
Sensor Size
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9mm)
Sensor Type
TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
Shooting Modes
Scene Intelligent Auto, No Flash, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Movie, Program AE , Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual
Shutter Speeds
30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments)
Smile Detection
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Tripod Thread
Type of Battery
Li-ion Battery LP-E10
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Optical (95% horizontal and 95% vertical coverage)
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information A 7 x zoom will get you closer to your subject than a 5 x zoom


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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by A level headache solved . After hours of trawling through review after review , this was our choice and we haven't been disappointed ! Excellent product and price . Simple to use . Ideal for a " know It all 16 year old " doing A levels . 17 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Canon EOS 1200D Digital SLR Very easy to operate. Bought for my Grandaughter who is a beginner photographer starting her 'A'levels. Good quality photos. value for money. 27 October 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Good camera - shame about the support I bought this camera a few months ago and was very pleased with both it and the software bundle supplied with it. I've now just upgraded my operating system to Windows 10, as I suspect many others will do, and found that I cannot connect the camera. The Canon website claims that no driver is required but Microsoft insists that one is. On contacting Canon they confirm that their website is wrong and they also state that they have no intention of providing a driver. A digital camera with no way to download your photos unless you stick with an outdated OS is pretty shabby support. 12 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A present to myself! Bought this camera as had my old one for years. I had looked at reviews on different cameras and had made my mind up I wanted this one and really happy I did. Only used it a few times as have to get used to all the features it has. I like taking pictures of wildlife and this camera takes really lovely clear photos and close up too. It's easy to hold and does not seem at all heavy as with some others. The advisor I spoke to has had one himself for many years and highly recommended it. So very happy with my purchase. 24 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovely camera Bought this as a present for my daughters sixteenth and she loves it. Lovely camera, easy to use and feels nice to hold. 18 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by First class I recently bought this camera using some of our wedding present vouchers from Peter Jones on Sloane Square and it is truly excellent. I've done quite a lot of photography and wanted to take it up a level, so I needed something easy to use, shooting high quality images of places, spaces and people. This camera hits the mark on all fronts. The upload process is simple to Macbook Pro, the battery life is good and I've been very pleased with the HDR and other images I've created using this piece of kit. With a big memory card and a decent case (both bought at JL as well), you are good to go anywhere in the world and produce truly magnificent images. Fully recommended. The staff in the photography section at Peter Jones were excellent as well, making the buying process most enjoyable. Great work all round. 03 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by perfect first time DSLR camera I've had a few digital cameras over the years and this one is by far the best to date. Even being at the lower end of Canon's range it's still a fantastic entry level camera and the picture quality is amazing, I love it! 08 July 2014
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