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Canon debuts EOS 1200D, aka Rebel T5

Three years after the release of the now ageing EOS 1100D, Canon has added a new budget DSLR camera in to their entry-level portfolio, the Canon EOS 1200D / Rebel T5.

The Japanese firm has only made some minor tweaks on the 1200D’s body like the addition of a rubberized thumbrest on the back. They’ve also changed the arrangement of the buttons which follows the same arrangement found on the EOS 700D.

EOS 1200D

Specs-wise though, the Rebel T5 doesn’t have a lot new things to offer to the table apart from a more respectable 3-inch display with twice as many pixels compared to its predecessor and a slightly revamped 18MP sensor.

Other than that, EOS 1200D is pretty much the same as its predecessor; cheap, compact and lightweight.

Canon EOS 1200D specs:
18MP CMOS sensor
Sensor Type: APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
DIGIC 4 image processor
Hybrid AF System
9-point AF System
ISO 100 – 12800
3fps continuous drive
Built-in Flash
Optional External Flash via Hot shoe
3” Tilting LCD panel
1080p video recording @30fps
RAW + JPEG file format
130 x 100 x 78 mm

The new Canon EOS 1200D will be available starting next month and will be retailed for USD549.

This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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3 Responses

  1. Easy E says:

    Anong lens ang kasama sa package nito? Except for the lens, ano pa ang advantage nito compared to smartphones?

    • Easy A says:

      normally kit lens,, for me its not comparable :)

    • Ced says:

      Advantage over smartphones:

      1) APS-C sensor (Approx. 22.3 mm x 14.9 mm)— Bigger sensor= better low-light performance and better bokeh (meaning pwede ka magtake ng photo where yung subject mo focused pero yung background blurred.)

      2) Full manual control (although mayroon din kaunting pili smartphones— like Nokia Lumia 1020— na may full manual control)

      3) Can shoot in RAW format

      4) Has a shutter speed that ranges from 30 to 1/4000th of a second

      5) Has an optical viewfinder

      6) Has a flash more powerful than smartphones’ and pwede ka mag-attach ng external flash

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