Summary: We’ve seen quite a number of cameras of all shapes and sizes launched over the past few months, and this time around, Canon has been generous enough to send us a DSLR that is meant for photography newbies, or if you’re just looking for an affordable camera for travel and casual use, in the form of the Canon EOS 1200D.
Pros: Good camera for photography newbies
Cons: Obvious noise and discoloration at higher ISOs
Excerpt: The Canon 1200D has been deliberately targeted at the first time digital SLR purchaser and to this end it its hits the mark beautifully. In my mind its a bargain given what you get. When I bought my first entry level DLSR it was way more expensive and did not come close to the 1200D in terms of its performance. Straight out of the box you will be able to start capturing both photo's and videos at a very impressive quality.
Summary: 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 .
Pros: All shooting modes produce accurate exposures and overall pleasing images, Live View shooting allows for compact-like point-n-shoot capabilities, Good overall performance, Great overall image quality, Pop-up flash is always ready if you need it, Large 3.0-inch LCD is easy to see in most lighting conditions, Captures great Full 1080p HD videos, Compatible with all EF and EF-S lenses, Excellent Battery Life, Hot Shoe allows for additional power from an external flash un...
Cons: Lacking the versatile and useful convenience features like WiFi, No continuous AF shooting videos, LCD does not tilt or swivel, Only 1 command dial on the camera body, No external audio input, No built-in Image Stabilization
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.