I use canon dslr's to film wildlife so I thought you might want to know if this new model is one to consider. I won't comment on its photo abilities which are well documented, but what if you want to use its video function?
I was hoping this new entry model might offer something new for those like me who like to film as well as photogaph but alas it doesn't. This is a great entry level dslr but is too limited for filming anything too well. Why?
For video recording, the 1200D is decent enough and captures 1080p video but without many of the features available on other models (like the 600d or the entire sony range). You will need to focus the camera before filming, as autofocus during recording is not supported. Sound from the built-in mic is decent, which partially makes up for the fact that there's no external audio input. However if you are serious about the video facility you will want to use an external mic.. Which sort of means this falls at the first hurdle. To see what this model is lacking, see my review for the 600d.
The things it doesn't have
3x smart zoom in movie mode (like the 600d) this makes a 300mm lens 900mm with little loss in quality
It does still have 1080p and 60 frames a second for slow motion...Although not together. Slow mo is available in 720p which is still plenty.
If you are interested in filming you need to look at a couple of other things:Canon EOS 600D Digital SLR Camera (inc. 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Kit)Make better videos with your dslr or camera: Filming with Canon and Nikon dslr, compact cameras and camcorder
Please click helpful below if this has helped point you in the right direction. If you want to see my filming with the 600d go to wildaboutfilms or google alex sally