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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

EOS 1200D and the EOS Companion app

Canon has unveiled the EOS 1200D – a new entry level digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera. 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 for mobile devices. Compact and lightweight, the EOS 1200D can be carried with ease.

The EOS 1200D captures images using an 18 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor. A 9-point AF system features points spread right across the frame. With continuous shooting up to three frames per second can be captured.

Shooting modes include Scene Intelligent Auto which selects the most appropriate combination of camera settings.

The EOS 1200D also shoots Full HD video (1080p) and offers control of exposure, focus and sound levels. Video Snapshot mode records a series of short video clips and automatically joins them together in the camera for a summary movie of your occasion.

Adding a unique twist to each shot can be achieved with just a touch of a button, thanks to the camera's range of in-camera Creative filters. A choice of five different styles, such as Miniature effect, Fish-eye and Toy camera, can be applied either before or after a shot is taken, bringing a completely different perspective to the images.

The camera features a bright optical viewfinder to help frame the shots and a 7.5cm (3 inch) liquid crystal display (LCD) for shooting in Live View mode. The sharp 460k-dot resolution LCD is the perfect way to review stills and movies straight after capture.

EOS Companion app

The EOS Companion app for mobile devices offers tips and tutorials to help you get the most out of the EOS 1200D and other cameras in the EOS range. 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. It includes 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.

The app is compatible with iOS and Android devices and will be available to download from app stores in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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 with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DCIII – £399.99/€489.99                                        
·  EOS 1200D with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II – £449.99/€539.99

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