Canon EOS 1200D vs Sony Alpha a6700

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 1200D and Sony Alpha a6700. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Canon EOS 1200D is manufacturered by Canon but Sony Alpha a6700 is from Sony. Both Canon and Sony are well known brands though.

Canon EOS 1200D were released 2014 and Sony Alpha a6700 was released 2023. That is a 9 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 1200D 2014
Sony Alpha a6700 2023

Type of camera

Canon EOS 1200D is a DSLR camera while Sony Alpha a6700 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 "Canon APS-C"-sensor while Sony Alpha a6700 has a "Sony APS-C"-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
Sony Alpha a6700 75 mm
Sony APS-C 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 (Sony)

Resolution

Canon EOS 1200D has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Sony Alpha a6700 has 26 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
Sony Alpha a6700 26 MP
25560576 pixels
6192 x 4128

Sony Alpha a6700 has a 43 % 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.

ISO range

Sony Alpha a6700 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 1200D. Sony Alpha a6700 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 32000 while Canon EOS 1200D has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 1200D 100-6400
Sony Alpha a6700 100-32000

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 Sony Alpha a6700

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 Sony Alpha a6700 can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 1200D 3
Sony Alpha a6700 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 Sony Alpha a6700 can shoot movies.

Weight

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.

Sony Alpha a6700 weighs 493 gr (equal to 1,09 lb) which is 3% heavier than Canon EOS 1200D and its 480 gr (or 1,06 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 1200D 480 gr
1,06 lb
Sony Alpha a6700 493 gr
1,09 lb

Canon EOS 1200D vs Sony Alpha a6700 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS 1200D and Sony Alpha a6700, 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.

Product
Canon EOS 1200D
Sony Alpha a6700
Name Canon EOS 1200D Sony Alpha a6700
Manufacturer Canon Sony
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS 1200D
Sony Alpha a6700
Release Year 2014 2023
Release Date 2014-02-12 2023-07-12
MSRP 549 USD 1399 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS 1200D
Sony Alpha a6700
Camera Type DSLR Mirrorless
Sensor
Canon EOS 1200D
Sony Alpha a6700
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Resolution 5184 x 3456 pixels 6192 x 4128 pixels
Megapixels 18 MP 26 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 4 BIONZ XR
Image
Canon EOS 1200D
Sony Alpha a6700
ISO Range 100 - 6400 100 - 32000
White Balance Presets 6 10
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No Yes
(Sensor-Shift (5-axis))
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 5 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS 1200D
Sony Alpha a6700
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 9 759
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Sony E
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
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
Sony Alpha a6700
Articulated LCD Fixed Fully articulated
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 460000 1036800
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.) 1.07 (0.71 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 2360000
Photography features
Canon EOS 1200D
Sony Alpha a6700
Frames per second 3 fps 11 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 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
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot
Average
Exposure Compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS 1200D
Sony Alpha a6700
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format H.264
H.264
H.265
XAVC-S
XAVC-HS
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Canon EOS 1200D
Sony Alpha a6700
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS 1200D
Sony Alpha a6700
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No Yes
Wireless No Yes
Built-in (802.11ac MIMO 2x2)
Remote Control Yes (E3 connector) Yes (via App)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS 1200D
Sony Alpha a6700
Enviromentally sealed No Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
NP-FZ100
Battery Life (CIPA) 500 shots 570 shots
Width 130 mm 122 mm
Height 100 mm 69 mm
Depth 78 mm 64 mm
Weight 480 gram 493 gram