Canon EOS 1200D vs Nikon D2X

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 1200D and Nikon D2X. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 1200D
Nikon D2X

Manufacturing

Canon EOS 1200D is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D2X is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS 1200D were released 2014 and Nikon D2X was released 2004. That is a 10 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
Nikon D2X Nikon 2004

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 "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D2X has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

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)
Nikon D2X 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

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)

Resolution

Canon EOS 1200D has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D2X has 12,2 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
Nikon D2X 12,2 MP 12212224 4288 2848

Canon EOS 1200D has a 47 % larger resolution than Nikon D2X. 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 Nikon D2X. Canon EOS 1200D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Nikon D2X has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 1200D 100-6400
Nikon D2X 100-3200

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 Nikon D2X

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 Nikon D2X can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 1200D 3
Nikon D2X 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 D2X does not support recording movies and movie clips.

Weight

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.

Nikon D2X 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 (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 1200D 480 gr 1,06 lb
Nikon D2X 1200 gr 2,65 lb