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3

Canon EOS 1200D


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The Canon EOS 1200D is an entry-level DSLR that joins a very crowded market, so what are the features that distinguish this model from all the others? Read the Canon EOS 1200D review to find out

Canon EOS 1200D review – White balance and colour

Image: By tweaking the green bias in the white balance setting, it is possible to neutralise or override some more dominant colours

Users can access the white balance menu on the EOS 1200D by tapping the button on the D-pad at the rear of the camera. Inside this menu are several options. There are preset white balances for daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, white fluorescent and flash, as well as automatic white balance (AWB) and custom white balance. As expected from a company such as Canon, the white balance is extremely accurate, producing images that do not shift greatly in warmer or colder tones. When scenes do require a slight tweak of the white balance settings, it is possible to change the blue/amber or magenta/green bias by a value of ±9.

Overall, the EOS 1200D excels in its rendering of colour, giving true-to-scene tones. In landscapes, skies are vibrant and punchy without appearing oversaturated, while tungsten light and skin tones are rich in colour.

Like most EOS models, the EOS 1200D features a variety of picture styles. As standard, there are a number of presets, including auto, standard, portrait, landscape, neutral, faithful and monochrome, plus three user-defined settings. These can be used to adjust sharpness, contrast, saturation and colour tone to the user’s taste.

  • Memory Card: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Shutter Type: Electronically controlled focal-plane shutter
  • Viewfinder Type: Pentamirror
  • Dioptre Adjustment: -2.5 to +0.5 dioptre, 21mm eye point
  • Built-in Flash: Yes – GN 9.2m @ ISO 100
  • LCD: 3in LCD with 460,000 dots
  • Output Size: 5184 x 3456 pixels
  • Field of View: Approx 95%
  • AF Points: 9 (with centre-cross sensor) individually selectable points, auto or manual selection possible
  • White Balance Bracket: Yes, over 3 images
  • Max Flash Sync: 1/200sec
  • Sensor: 18-million-pixel CMOS sensor
  • Focal Length Mag: 1.6x
  • Exposure Modes: PA,S,M, scene intelligent auto, no flash, creative auto, 5 scene modes and movie mode
  • File Format: Raw, JPEG, raw + JPEG simultaneously
  • Power: Rechargeable Li-Ion LP-E10 battery
  • Weight: 480g including battery and card/s
  • Shutter Speeds: 30-1/4000sec in 1⁄3EV steps plus bulb
  • Colour Space: Adobe RGB, sRGB
  • Drive Mode: 3fps for approx 69 JPEG images or 6 raw images
  • Connectivity / Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, HDMI
  • Compression: 2-stage JPEG
  • Exposure Comp: ±5EV in 1⁄3EV or 1/2EV steps
  • RRP: £349.99 (body only)
  • Lens Mount: Canon EF-S (compatible with EF)
  • ISO: ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12800)
  • DoF Preview: Yes
  • Focusing Modes: Manual, AI focus, one-shot, AI servo
  • Dimensions: 129.6 x 99.7 x 77.9mm
  • Metering System: 63-zone evaluative metering (linked to all AF points), centreweighted, and partial (10%)
  • Tested as: Entry-level DSLR
  • White Balance: AWB, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, whitefluorescent light, flash, custom
  • External mic: No
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) MOV files

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