Canon EOS 1200D vs Canon EOS R8
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.
|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 "APSC"-sensor while Canon EOS R8 has a "FF"-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
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||
5184 x 3456
|Canon EOS R8||
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.
|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
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.
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||480 gr
|Canon EOS R8||461 gr