Previously, I've tried some other. The Canon has many good points, but a great weakness: the autofocus. The autofocus needs -no matter in which SUB MEMORY many photo opportunities a lot of time and several attempts to extent to come to an end, that you can actually get a photo - and that is often blurred. So in complicated Verhältissen: rather off the lens auto focus and focus manually like in the "good old days". Menu navigation and numerous knobs nervous addition. But acceptable for 342 euros together not quite bad lens f = 18-55mm IS II. Even with TTL flash and the feedback came Camera cope quite well. At Sony in the price range nothing is compared to data but mitgeblitzt dull. The screen on the back wall of Cano is also good and not as grainy as in some Sony camera. Is annoying that you have to turn on this screen for subject acquisition manually. With my Nikon, the camera that I use the back wall screen realized. Also the battery has very low capacity of less than 1 Ah. All my smartphone habem mitlerweile multiples of battery capacity. Is still annoying that the "flash button" not like other cameras actually triggers the flash. The flash itself can trigger about 3x per second, which allows beautiful photo series with internal flash. I have never experienced at such simple cameras. The impressed. Otherwise, the camera is at least so that one with a little effort produces for little money quite useful and sometimes even brilliant images - despite standard rather faint Lenses. Perhaps it is advantageous to simply buy the EOS1200D as a mere case and to combine them with high-quality lenses. Even the simple, affordable EF 75-300 III (new from about 120 euros, metal construction) will shine with a short focal length more quickly and accurately detect sharp than the original 18-55mm IS II (Plastic Frame).