Canon EOS 1200D vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 1200D and Canon EOS 5D Mark III. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS 1200D were released 2014 and Canon EOS 5D Mark III was released 2012. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 1200D Canon 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon 2012

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 1200D has a "APSC"-sensor while Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a "FF"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

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 5D Mark III 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS 1200D has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 5D Mark III has 22,3 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 5D Mark III 22,3 MP 22118400 5760 3840

Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a 23 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 1200D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 1200D. Canon EOS 5D Mark III has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 1200D has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 1200D 100-6400
Canon EOS 5D Mark III 100-25600

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.

Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1200D
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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 5D Mark III can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 1200D 3
Canon EOS 5D Mark III 6

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS 1200D and Canon EOS 5D Mark III can shoot movies.

Weight

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.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III weighs 950 gr (equal to 2,09 lb) which is 98% heavier than Canon EOS 1200D and its 480 gr (or 1,06 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 1200D 480 gr 1,06 lb
Canon EOS 5D Mark III 950 gr 2,09 lb