Canon EOS 1200D vs Nikon D4s

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 1200D and Nikon D4s. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 1200D
Nikon D4s

Manufacturing

Canon EOS 1200D is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D4s is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

These two camera models were both released 2014.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 1200D Canon 2014
Nikon D4s Nikon 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 D4s has a "FX"-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 D4s 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

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 D4s has 16 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 D4s 16 MP 16163840 4928 3280

Canon EOS 1200D has a 11 % larger resolution than Nikon D4s. 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

Nikon D4s has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 1200D. Nikon D4s has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 1200D has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 1200D 100-6400
Nikon D4s 100-25600

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 D4s

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 D4s can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 1200D 3
Nikon D4s 11

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 Nikon D4s can shoot movies.

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 D4s weighs 1350 gr (equal to 2,98 lb) which is 181% 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 D4s 1350 gr 2,98 lb