EOS 1200D – Rebel T5 info and reviews
EOS 1200D – Rebel T5 info
1200D information, reviews and updates
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The 1200D was announced in February 2014 as a follow on to the successful 1100D.In the US it gets the Rebel T5 name (skipping the ‘T4’)
The replacement 1300D was announced on March 10th 2016.
This page includes reviews, technical information and product updates, such as firmware.
Any new 1200D related info will appear here.
EOS 1200D/T5 – key features:
- 18MP APS-C sensor
- 3.0″ LCD (460k dot)
- ISO range of 100–6400 (expandable to 12800)
- Digic 4
- Full HD video
1200D and Rebel T4 Latest
10th The EOS1300D is announced
1st A minor firmware update (V1.0.1) adresses the issues with exposure that (many???) people have found when using 17 & 24mm tilt/shift lenses [Canon]
“Fixes a phenomenon in which the captured image may exhibit uneven exposure when the camera is used with a TS-E 17mm f/4L or TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II lens which is shifted or tilted during shooting.”
18th The EOS 1200D (EOS Rebel T5 or EOS Kiss X70) is named European Consumer DSLR Camera 2014-2015 by EISA [Canon]
17th We hear that Park cameras in the UK now have this camera in stock.
12th The 1200D/T5 is announced. As ever, this page will be updated as more info becomes available.
It looks as if Canon hasn’t widely promoted this camera so far, so there is little actual testing to report, although someone at AP was allowed to hold one…
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 12 February 2014
Canon today unveils the EOS 1200D – a new entry level DSLR that makes capturing beautiful photographs and Full HD movies easier and more enjoyable than ever before. Designed for first-time DSLR owners who want impressive results straight out of the box, the EOS 1200D will launch alongside an EOS Companion app[i] for mobile devices, which offers helpful tips and tutorials to help you get the most out of your new camera and other cameras in the EOS range. The EOS 1200D combines Canon’s world class imaging system with a range of intuitive, easy-to-use controls and automatic shooting modes, ensuring that no matter what your skill level, capturing images that always do your memories justice is simple.
With the help of the new EOS Companion app and easy to navigate quick start guide, you’ll be able to easily learn about the camera’s button layout and features, so you can take your first steps to shooting special moments more confidently. The app provides a range of expert tutorials and step-by-step exercises to take you through photography basics at a pace to suit you, with an ‘Inspire’ section suggesting combinations of popular subjects such as pets or people, with photographic instructions, such as information about speed or perspective. The app also features a troubleshooting guide to provide helpful tips on improving your photos and combating the most common type of problems, such as blurry or overexposed images, as well as tips on composition for groups and landscapes.
Images packed with detail
The EOS 1200D ensures that your special memories can be relived in vivid, beautiful detail and remembered for years to come. Colourful, high quality stills – perfect for creating large-scale prints as gifts or for showcasing proudly around the home – are captured using an 18.0 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor. As light levels fade, the images you capture will look just as vibrant, thanks to the camera’s impressive low light capabilities. A 9-point AF system featuring points spread right across the frame ensures that no matter what you are shooting, the entire scene is captured in striking, detailed quality. With rapid continuous shooting you can also shoot a series of images at up to three frames per second – ideal for capturing bursts of fast moving action.
From birthday celebrations to holiday adventures, you can trust the EOS 1200D to always capture stunning results. Using the Scene Intelligent Auto mode, which automatically selects the most appropriate combination of camera settings, it’s easy to shoot with the right settings every time.
Moving memories – Full HD movie recording
For those moments that need to relived time and time again, the EOS 1200D also shoots impressive Full HD video (1080p). A wide range of easy-to-use controls gives you the freedom to get creative with movies as your skills develop – offering control of exposure, focus and sound levels so special moments are captured just as you enjoyed them. For a professionally edited feel, Video Snapshot mode allows you to record a series of short video clips and automatically joins them together in the camera for a summary movie of your occasion.
Artistic creativity, with just one touch
Adding a unique twist to each shot can be achieved with just a touch of a button, thanks to the EOS 1200D’s range of in-camera Creative filters. A choice of five different popular artistic styles, such as Miniature effect, Fish-eye and Toy camera, can be applied either before or after a shot is taken – allowing you to instantly add a creative feel to enhance the drama and atmosphere, or simply bring a completely different perspective to your images.
Designed for you
Compact and lightweight, the EOS 1200D can be carried with ease, ensuring you can embrace every opportunity to capture the moment. The camera’s layout of large, intuitively-placed controls is easy and instinctive to use, making it quick to get to grips with different settings when you’re shooting on the move. Designed to be flexible to suit your shooting style, the EOS 1200D features a bright optical viewfinder to help you frame your shots, and a 7.5cm (3.0’’) LCD screen for shooting in Live View mode. The sharp 460k-dot resolution LCD is the perfect way to review stills and movies straight after capture, or with groups of friends.
When you’re ready to take your photography to the next level, simply change the lens on your EOS 1200D to one of a selection of over 70 Canon EF lenses – each one giving you a different perspective that’ll help you to explore your creativity and take photos that really stand out. With the EOS Companion app you’ll find details on the EOS 1200D’s wide range of compatible lenses and accessories.
EOS 1200D – key features:
· Great quality from a large sensor
· Detailed images you can crop and print at large sizes
· Clear pictures even in low-light
· Easy-to-use Scene Intelligent Auto mode
· Built-in Feature Guide and Companion smartphone app
· Full HD movies with Video Snapshot
· Bright 7.5cm (3.0”) LCD screen
· Be artistic using Creative filters
Pricing and availability
The EOS 1200D will be available from March 2014 with the following SRPs:
· EOS 1200D body only – £349.99/€419.99
· EOS 1200D EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DCIII – £399.99/€489.99
· EOS 1200D EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II – £449.99/€539.99
Ideal for Entry-level Digital SLR Users, the New EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera Helps Users Confidently Capture Outstanding Still and Video Images
MELVILLE, N.Y., February 11, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Camera – the latest model in the company’s popular EOS Rebel lineup. The new camera provides entry-level photographers with an affordable way to take their imaging skills to the next level. Incorporating an 18.0 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor and a high-performance DIGIC 4 image processor, the EOS Rebel T5 camera delivers improved functionality with the speed and high quality needed to create impressive images – even in low light.
The new EOS Rebel T5 DSLR camera offers users an extensive ISO range of 100–6400 (expandable to 12800) to accommodate shooting situations from bright natural outdoor lighting to dimly lit indoor settings. The camera can also automatically lock-in on moving subjects with ease using the EOS Rebel T5 camera’s nine-point AF system (including one center cross-type AF point). With help from the AI Servo AF, users can benefit from the camera’s outstanding autofocus capabilities. The new EOS Rebel T5 camera also offers a continuous shooting mode of up-to-three frames per second (fps) to help photographers capture the action at children’s activities, sporting events and more. Images can then be easily viewed on the camera’s large three-inch LCD monitor.
“The EOS Rebel T5 camera is designed for entry-level DSLR photographers looking to expand their creative options and advance their photography skills,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “The improved functionality of this new EOS Rebel camera will help them do just that as it intelligently guides users on how to pinpoint their perfect shot and capture high-quality images and videos worth sharing.”
Detailed, High-Quality Images
Photo enthusiasts can capture high-quality images that are true-to-life in color, sharpness and contrast with the EOS Rebel T5 camera’s 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor. Shooting is also made easy thanks to the EOS Rebel T5 camera’s Intelligent Auto mode that helps deliver expertly optimized photos and offers improved scene detection, especially useful for shooting at night.
The Canon Rebel EOS Rebel T5 camera is also compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses as well as other accessories like the new Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II. Ideal for close-up photography with EF Macro lenses, the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II supports E-TTL wireless autoflash in conjunction with one or more Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT flash units.
Full HD Video Capture
The camera’s Full HD Movie mode helps make shooting high-quality 1080p movies simple. Capable of shooting in a number of recording sizes and frame rates, the EOS Rebel T5 enables easy manual control of exposure, focus and Live View features, as well as in-camera editing.
Intuitive Design and Full Creative Control
The new EOS Rebel T5 camera offers a full creative feature set – providing a variety of effects and settings to enhance photographs and video. Whether adding contrast for a more dramatic effect or boosting exposure for additional brightness, Canon’s EOS Rebel T5 camera will guide users on how to hone their photo editing skills and view their original photographs from a new visual perspective. The camera features fun, creative filters including Toy Camera, Fisheye and Miniature Effect enabling photographers to expand their creativity.
The EOS lineup is known for its easy-to-operate, intuitive camera models that deliver high-quality images. Canon’s latest DSLR camera offers advanced imaging features such as Basic+ and Creative Auto to direct entry-level photo enthusiasts through making camera setting adjustments. The camera’s built-in Feature Guide offers short descriptions of shooting modes, setting and effects for easy operation no matter what the shooting situation. This function is designed to guide and educate first-time users on the EOS camera settings, and will also intelligently provide recommendations while shooting in certain settings.
The Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera bundled with an 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.
|MSRP||$549.99 (with 18-55 F3.5-5.6 lens)|
|Body type||Compact SLR|
|Max resolution||5184 x 3456|
|Other resolutions||3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||18 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||19 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, AdobeRGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)
|Number of focus points||9|
|Lens mount||Canon EF/EF-S mount|
|Focal length multiplier||1.6×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentamirror)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Exposure modes||Scene Intelligent Auto
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up)|
|Flash range||9.20 m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (Hot-shoe, E-TTL II)|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-eye|
|Flash X sync speed||1/200 sec|
|Continuous drive||3 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up))|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (3 images at -/+ 3 steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30, 25 fps)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Remote control||Yes (E3 connector)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||500|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||480 g (1.06 lb / 16.93 oz)|
|Dimensions||130 x 100 x 78 mm (5.12 x 3.94 x 3.07″)|
|Timelapse recording||Yes (by USB cable and PC)|
11th A very plausible set of specs was sent [thanks] and it looks as if we will get that 18MP sensor in the 1200D, and that Canon still have plenty of Digic 4 chips to use up (Digic 5 for the 100D)
18MP APS-C sensor
DIGIC 4 Image processing engine
Continuous shooting speed: 3 fps
ISO: 100-6400 ( 12800 extended )
Shutter speed: 1/4000 seconds to 30 seconds
Finder penta mirror . 95% field of view , 0.8 times magnification
3.0 inch LCD monitor 460,000 dot
Video: 1980 x 1080 30p. MOV format , MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Scene Intelligent: Auto
Creative Filters: five
Final image simulation
Adopt a rubber grip
Media: SD / SDHC / SDXC
129.6 x 99.7 x 77.9mm
435g Weight ( body only)
A new Kiss x70 is suggested for CP+ [PR ]
7th We’re told that Canon’s bottom end DSLR is getting a makeover and that it would be 15MP, not 18MP (it would not go to 18MP whilst other 18MP models were still on sale). Still no name…
Given we were told that there ‘were no plans to update the 1100D’ will this be an entirely new model?
Could this be the end of the optical viewfinder?
20th We’re told (thanks) that the 1100D will continue ‘for some time’ until all the ‘current stocks and parts’ are used up and that there is no plan to update it.
So, as yet no known plans for a 1100D successor, and no suggested model number…
21st A new 700D and smaller 100D are announced. What does this mean for the position of the 1100D?
Will we see a 15/18 MP 1200D in 2014, or are the 100D and EOS-M signifying the end of the xxxxD line?
22nd It’s suggested that the 1100D and 60D lines will be discontinued next year [CR]
8th The EOS1100D is announced
11th Still the 1000D sells…
22nd The 1000D is still a current model – long past when people thought it would be renewed.
In fact 1000D replacement rumours have pretty much dried up.
|Canon Rebel T3 (EOS 1100D) specifications|
|International naming||US: Canon Rebel T3
Japan: Canon EOS Kiss Digital X50
Elsewhere: Canon EOS 1100D
|Pricing||US: $599.99 with IS II lens
UK: £419 body only
|Body material||Plastic (Stainless Steel chassis)|
|Sensor*||12.2 million effective pixels
12.6 million total pixels
22.2 x 14.7 mm CMOS sensor
RGB Color Filter Array
Built-in low-pass filter with fluorine coating
3:2 aspect ratio
|Dust reduction||Anti-static coating on sensor surfaces
Software based dust-removal (camera maps dust, removed later)
|Image sizes*||4272 x 2848 (L)
3088 x 2056 (M)
2256 x 1504 (S1)
1920 x 1280 (S2)
720 x 480 (S3)
|Output formats||RAW (.CR2 14-bit)
RAW (.CR2 14-bit) + JPEG Large
JPEG (EXIF 2.3) – Fine, Normal
|Movie recording *||1280 x 720 (29.97, 25 fps)
MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
Max duration 17min, Max file size 4GB
|Image processor*||DIGIC 4|
|Lenses||Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
1.6x field of view crop
|Focus modes||TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
|Auto Focus||9-point CMOS sensor
Cross-type F5.6 at center
AF working range: 0 to 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)
|AF modes||AI Focus
|AF point selection||Auto
|AF assist||Flash strobe|
Program AE (P)
Shutter priority AE (Tv)
Aperture priority AE (Av)
|Metering*||TTL full aperture metering with 63-zone iFCL SPC*
Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
Partial metering at center (approx. 10% of viewfinder)
Center weighted average 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.
|AE Bracketing||+/- 2.0 EV
0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
|Exposure compen.||+/- 2.0 EV
0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
|Sensitivity||Auto (100 – 6400)
30 – 1/4000 sec (0.5 or 0.3 EV steps)
Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
|Aperture values||Depends on lens used|
|White balance|| Auto
White Fluorescent Light
|WB Bracketing||+/-3 levels
Selectable Blue/Amber or Magenta/Green bias
|WB fine-tuning||Blue (-9) To Amber (+9)
Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
Continuous: 2 fps up to 5 RAW frames / 3 fps up to 830 JPEG
Self-timer (2 -10secs)
|Mirror lockup||Yes (custom function)|
95% frame coverage
Magnification: 0.87x * (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint: 19 mm *
Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Fixed precision matte
Proximity sensor disables LCD shooting mode information
|Viewfinder info||AF information (AF points focus confirmation light)
ISO speed (always displayed)
Spot metering circle
Flash exposure compensation
Red-eye reduction light
White balance correction
SD card information
Highlight tone priority (D+)*
|DOF preview||Yes, (assign via custom menu)|
|LCD monitor *||2.7″ TFT LCD
Wide viewing angle (170° horizontal and vertical)
7 brightness levels
Up to 10x zoom playback
|LCD Live view||Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
100% frame coverage
30fps frame rate
Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor
Magnify optional (5x or 10x at AF point)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode
Remote live view using EOS Utility 2.0 (via USB or WiFi/Ethernet using WFT)
|Flash *||Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
Guide number approx 9.2*
Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On/ Off, Red-Eye Reduction
X-Sync: 1/200 sec
Flash exposure compensation: +/-2.0 EV (0.3 or 0.5 EV steps)
Coverage up to 17 mm focal length (27 mm FOV equiv.)
|External flash||E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
|Other features||Orientation sensor|
|Auto rotation||On (playback uses orientation data in file header)
|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)
|Playback mode||Single image
Single image with info (histogram brightness / RGB )
Magnified view (1.5 – 10x in 15 steps, browsable)
4 and 9 image index
|Custom functions *||10 custom functions with 32settings|
|Menu languages *||English
|Connectivity||USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) mini-B
Video out (PAL / NTSC)
HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible)*
|Storage *||SD / SDHC / SDXC card|
|Power *||Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery
Optional ACK-E10 AC adapter kit
|Direct printing||Canon Selphy Printers
Canon Bubble Jet Printers with direct print function
Canon PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
|Dimensions *||130 x 100 x 78 mm|
|Weight (no battery) *||495 g|
|Software||Zoom Browser EX / ImageBrowser
EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture; Windows & Mac except Mac Intel)
Digital Photo Professional (Windows / Mac)
Picture Style Editor
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