Canon EOS 1200D vs Nikon D1H

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 1200D and Nikon D1H. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Canon EOS 1200D is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D1H is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS 1200D were released 2014 and Nikon D1H was released 2001. That is a 13 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 1200D 2014
Nikon D1H 2001

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 "Canon APS-C"-sensor while Nikon D1H has a "Nikon DX"-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
Nikon D1H 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** 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)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)


Canon EOS 1200D has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D1H has 2,6 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
Nikon D1H 2,6 MP
2624000 pixels
2000 x 1312

Canon EOS 1200D has a 583 % larger resolution than Nikon D1H. 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 1200D has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D1H. Canon EOS 1200D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Nikon D1H has 200 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 1200D 100-6400
Nikon D1H 200-1600

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.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1200D
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D1H

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 Nikon D1H can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 1200D 3
Nikon D1H 5

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 Nikon D1H 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, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Nikon D1H weighs 1200 gr (equal to 2.65 lb) which is 150% heavier than Canon EOS 1200D and its 480 gr (or 1.06 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 1200D 480 gr
1.06 lb
Nikon D1H 1200 gr
2.65 lb

Canon EOS 1200D vs Nikon D1H Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS 1200D and Nikon D1H, 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
Nikon D1H
Name Canon EOS 1200D Nikon D1H
Manufacturer Canon Nikon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS 1200D
Nikon D1H
Release Year 2014 2001
Release Date 2014-02-12 2001-02-05
MSRP 549 USD 3849 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS 1200D
Nikon D1H
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Canon EOS 1200D
Nikon D1H
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
Sensor Type CMOS CCD
Resolution 5184 x 3456 pixels 2000 x 1312 pixels
Megapixels 18 MP 2,6 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 4 Nikon LSI (Large Scale Integration)
Canon EOS 1200D
Nikon D1H
ISO Range 100 - 6400 200 - 1600
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
Nikon D1H
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Face Detection
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Focus Points 9 5
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Nikon F

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
DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS 1200D
Nikon D1H
Articulated LCD Fixed Fixed
Screen size 3 2
Screen dots 460000 130000
Touch screen No No
Screen type TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor N/A
Live view Yes No
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 96%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.) 0.8 (0.53 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS 1200D
Nikon D1H
Frames per second 3 fps 5 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/16000 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 No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Center Weighted
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/2 EV, 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS 1200D
Nikon D1H
Video recording Yes No
Video format H.264
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes No
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Canon EOS 1200D
Nikon D1H
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Compact Flash
Canon EOS 1200D
Nikon D1H
HDMI Output Yes No
Microphone Port No No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No No
Remote Control Yes (E3 connector) Yes (Supported)
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS 1200D
Nikon D1H
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
Ni-MH Battery Pack EN-4
Battery Life (CIPA) 500 shots 1200 shots
Width 130 mm 157 mm
Height 100 mm 153 mm
Depth 78 mm 85 mm
Weight 480 gram 1200 gram