Canon EOS 1200D vs Nikon D40
ManufacturingCanon EOS 1200D were released 2014 and Nikon D40 was released 2006. That is a 8 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 1200D||2014|
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 D40 has a "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 D40||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||
5184 x 3456
3008 x 2000
Canon EOS 1200D has a 198 % larger resolution than Nikon D40. 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|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big difference between these two cameras. Canon EOS 1200D has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D40 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D40 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.
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 D40 can shoot up to 2,5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 1200D||3|
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
|Nikon D40||522 gr