LCD and Viewfinder
Canon 1200D has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
1200D has a built-in Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 95% and a magnification ratio of 0.5x. 95% coverage means that what you see in your viewfinder while shooting will slightly be different from the actual image.
Max Shutter speed
Canon 1200D can shoot continuously at max speed of 3 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
1200D has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Canon 1200D features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
Canon 1200D also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon 1200D, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30,25 fps and save in and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon 1200D will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
1200D has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon 1200D doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a DSLR camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon D5300 or Nikon D5200 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect 1200D to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Canon 1200D is powered by LP-E10 battery which provides a shooting life of 500 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 884 shots, Canon 1200D has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend 1200D owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level DSLR Cameras
Pentax K-x with its 1900shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Canon 1200D vs Pentax K-x or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Canon 1200D Features Compared to Main Competitors
You can download Canon 1200D's User Manual here
Current Lowest price for Canon 1200D is $367.50