Canon EOS 1200D vs Canon EOS R8

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 1200D and Canon EOS R8. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS 1200D were released 2014 and Canon EOS R8 was released 2023. That is a 9 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 1200D 2014
Canon EOS R8 2023

Type of camera

Canon EOS 1200D is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS R8 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 1200D has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor while Canon EOS R8 has a "Canon Full Frame"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS 1200D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Canon EOS R8 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

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


Canon EOS 1200D has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS R8 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS 1200D 18 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456
Canon EOS R8 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Canon EOS R8 has a 34 % 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, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS R8 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 1200D. Canon EOS R8 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 102400 while Canon EOS 1200D has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 1200D 100-6400
Canon EOS R8 100-102400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS R8 belongs to the Canon EOS R-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1200D
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS R8

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 1200D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS R8 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 1200D 3
Canon EOS R8 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 R8 can shoot movies.


The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Canon EOS 1200D weighs 480 gr (equal to 1.06 lb) which is 4% heavier than Canon EOS R8 and its 461 gr (or 1.02 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 1200D 480 gr
1.06 lb
Canon EOS R8 461 gr
1.02 lb

Canon EOS 1200D vs Canon EOS R8 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS 1200D and Canon EOS R8, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS R8
Name Canon EOS 1200D Canon EOS R8
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS R8
Release Year 2014 2023
Release Date 2014-02-12 2023-02-08
MSRP 549 USD 1499 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS R8
Camera Type DSLR Mirrorless
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS R8
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 5184 x 3456 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 18 MP 24 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 4 DIGIC X
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS R8
ISO Range 100 - 6400 100 - 102400
White Balance Presets 6 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS R8
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Face Detection
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Face Detection
Focus Points 9 1053
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Canon RF

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Full frame
No multiplier
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS R8
Articulated LCD Fixed Fully articulated
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 460000 1620000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor N/A
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.) 0.7
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 2360000
Photography features
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS R8
Frames per second 3 fps 6 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes No
Built-in Flash Range 9 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Center Weighted
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS R8
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format H.264
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS R8
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS R8
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No Yes
Wireless No Yes
Built-in (Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n) (2.4 GHz)32, with Bluetooth 4.2 support)
Remote Control Yes (E3 connector) Yes. RS-60E3-type terminal (remote control terminal)
GPS No Yes
Optional via GP-E2
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS R8
Enviromentally sealed No Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17
Battery Life (CIPA) 500 shots 220 shots
Width 130 mm 133 mm
Height 100 mm 86 mm
Depth 78 mm 70 mm
Weight 480 gram 461 gram