Canon EOS 1200D vs Canon EOS 550D
These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.Canon EOS 1200D were released 2014 and Canon EOS 550D was released 2010. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.
|Canon EOS 1200D||Canon||2014|
|Canon EOS 550D||Canon||2010|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "APSC") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.
|Camera||Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")|
|Canon EOS 1200D||80 mm||(a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)|
|Canon EOS 550D||80 mm||(a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)|
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Both these cameras has the exact same resolution. Canon EOS 1200D has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 550D has 18,7 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Camera||Megapixels||Pixel (total)||Pixels (width)||Pixels (height)|
|Canon EOS 1200D||18 MP||17915904||5184||3456|
|Canon EOS 550D||18,7 MP||17915904||5184||3456|
|Canon EOS 1200D||100-6400|
|Canon EOS 550D||100-12800|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 1200D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 550D can shoot up to 3,7 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 1200D||3|
|Canon EOS 550D||3,7|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.
|Camera||Weight (in gram)||Weight (in pounds)|
|Canon EOS 1200D||480 gr||1,06 lb|
|Canon EOS 550D||510 gr||1,12 lb|