Excerpt: In February of this year, Canon announced their newest entry-level DSLR, the EOS Rebel T5 . Some of you will obviously know the EOS Rebel T5 i , which was released last year. Much like the T3 versus the T3 i , the T5 represents a stripped down version of the T5 i , or possibly even the SL1 .
Summary: So what new features does the T5 / 1200D have to tempt the buying public? There's a new 18 Megapixel sensor providing an increase of 6 Megapixels on its predecessor, and a slightly bigger 3 inch screen with
a bump in the resolution to 460k dots. The T5 / 1200D can now shoot 1080p video and has the option to set movie exposure manually.
Pros: Excellent image quality and noise performance., 1080p HD video with manual exposure., 3 inch 460k LCD screen., Creative Auto mode., Free interactive tutorials for your smartphone.
Cons: Smallish optical viewfinder., No effects filters., No scene detect in Live View., No continuous AF for movies., No external microphone input.
Canon EOS 1200D review: Decent performer with greatly improved build
9 May 2014
Summary: Canon EOS 1200D is priced at Rs 39,995 for the 18-55mm IS II and 55-250mm IS II lens combo whereas just the kit lens plus body costs Rs 34,995. The body plus 18-55mm IS II kit lens price is a high launch price for an entry-level DSLR and while Canon may have got away with higher pricing of entry level DSLRs in the past, currently it has many competing products.
Excerpt: The Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D delivers 18 megapixels of professional grade image quality in a compact, lightweight, adequately-featured and easy-to-use body that wears a very affordable price tag. Much of that statement can be applied to Canon's other recently-released Rebel DSLR camera models, but the price tag of this model is an especially "small" Rebel T5 feature.
Conclusion: Canon has once again produced a reliable camera capable of creating some beautiful images. If you're in the market for your first DSLR and you're fine with a no-frills purchase, then the 1200D is a great option. If you have a little more money to spend, you might want to take a look at the 100D, which offers a smaller and lighter body, a few more advanced specs and a touchscreen. It's also worth looking at the Nikon D3300, if detail resolution is your concern.