Canon EOS 1200D vs Canon EOS Rebel XTi

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

Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS Rebel XTi


These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS 1200D were released 2014 and Canon EOS Rebel XTi was released 2006. That is a 8 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 Rebel XTi Canon 2006

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 Rebel XTi 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)


Canon EOS 1200D has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Rebel XTi has 10,1 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 Rebel XTi 10,1 MP 10077696 3888 2592

Canon EOS 1200D has a 78 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel XTi. 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 1200D has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel XTi. Canon EOS 1200D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Canon EOS Rebel XTi has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 1200D 100-6400
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 100-1600

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 Rebel XTi

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 Rebel XTi can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 1200D 3
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 3

Ability to record movies

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

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS 1200D. Unfortunately Canon EOS Rebel XTi does not support recording movies and movie clips.


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 Rebel XTi weighs 556 gr (equal to 1,23 lb) which is 16% 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 Rebel XTi 556 gr 1,23 lb