Canon EOS 1200D vs Canon EOS RP
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 1200D and Canon EOS RP. 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 RP was released 2019. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 1200D||2014|
|Canon EOS RP||2019|
Type of camera
Canon EOS 1200D is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS RP 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 RP 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 RP||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 has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS RP has 26 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS 1200D||
5184 x 3456
|Canon EOS RP||
6240 x 4160
Canon EOS RP has a 45 % 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 RP has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 1200D. Canon EOS RP has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 40000 while Canon EOS 1200D has 100 to 6400.
|Canon EOS 1200D||100-6400|
|Canon EOS RP||100-40000|
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 RP 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 RP
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 RP can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 1200D||3|
|Canon EOS RP||5|
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 RP 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 RP weighs 485 gr (equal to 1,07 lb) which is 1% heavier than Canon EOS 1200D and its 480 gr (or 1,06 lb).
|Canon EOS 1200D||480 gr
|Canon EOS RP||485 gr