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Canon 1200D vs Canon 4000D

Portability
68
Imaging
62
Features
54
Overall
58
Canon EOS 1200D front
 
Canon EOS 4000D front
Portability
69
Imaging
65
Features
52
Overall
59

Canon 1200D vs Canon 4000D Key Specs

Canon 1200D
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Push to 12800)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 480g - 130 x 100 x 78mm
  • Released February 2014
  • Also referred to as EOS Rebel T5 / EOS Kiss X70
  • Superseded the Canon 1100D
  • Updated by Canon T6
Canon 4000D
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Raise to 12800)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 436g - 129 x 102 x 77mm
  • Announced February 2018
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Canon 1200D vs Canon 4000D Overview

Here, we are contrasting the Canon 1200D and Canon 4000D, both Entry-Level DSLR cameras and they are both produced by Canon. The resolution of the 1200D (18MP) and the 4000D (18MP) is very comparable and both cameras offer the identical sensor size (APS-C).

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The 1200D was manufactured 5 years prior to the 4000D which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact SLR).

Before delving into a more detailed comparison, here is a concise summation of how the 1200D scores vs the 4000D with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon 1200D over the Canon 4000D

 1200D 4000D 
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Canon 4000D over the Canon 1200D

 4000D 1200D 
AnnouncedFebruary 2018February 2014Newer by 49 months

Common features in the Canon 1200D and Canon 4000D

 1200D 4000D 
Focus manually More accurate focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch display Neither has Touch display

Canon 1200D vs Canon 4000D Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to travel with your camera, you will need to consider its weight and size. The Canon 1200D has external dimensions of 130mm x 100mm x 78mm (5.1" x 3.9" x 3.1") having a weight of 480 grams (1.06 lbs) and the Canon 4000D has specifications of 129mm x 102mm x 77mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.0") accompanied by a weight of 436 grams (0.96 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Here is a front view measurements comparison of the 1200D against the 4000D.

Canon 1200D vs Canon 4000D size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the 1200D and 4000D is 68 and 69 respectively.

Canon 1200D vs Canon 4000D top view buttons comparison

Canon 1200D vs Canon 4000D Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's hard to envision the gap in sensor dimensions just by going through specifications. The pic here may offer you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the 1200D and 4000D.

To sum up, each of the cameras come with the identical sensor size and the same resolution and you can expect comparable quality of photographs however you will need to consider the launch date of the cameras into account. The more aged 1200D will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Canon 1200D vs Canon 4000D sensor size comparison

Canon 1200D vs Canon 4000D Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 1200D vs Canon 4000D Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 1200D Portrait photography details
Canon 4000D Portrait photography details
77
focusing manually
good resolution (18 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
has face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
79
you can focus manually
good resolution (18 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
has face detection focusing
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon 1200D Street photography highlights
Canon 4000D Street photography highlights
60
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
61
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon 1200D as a Sports photography camera
Canon 4000D as a Sports photography camera
56
good resolution (18MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
sensor has phase detect AF
continuous shooting slow (3.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
low battery (500 CIPA)
61
good resolution (18 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
has tracking autofocus
comes with phase detect AF
max fps low (3.0 fps)
does not have image stabilization
terrible battery life (500 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Canon 1200D Travel photography information
Canon 4000D Travel photography information
55
good resolution (18 megapixels)
built-in flash
no Time Lapse function
low battery (500 CIPA)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
56
good resolution (18 megapixels)
flash built-in
doesn't have Timelapse function
terrible battery life (500 per charge)
does not contain selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 1200D as a Landscape photography camera
Canon 4000D as a Landscape photography camera
64
focusing manually
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
good resolution (18MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
does not have image stabilization
low battery (500 shots)
no Time Lapse function
60
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
good resolution (18MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
does not have image stabilization
terrible battery life (500 CIPA)
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 1200D Vlogging info
Canon 4000D Vlogging info
27
has face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
no external mic socket
28
has face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does not contain selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
doesn't have external microphone jack
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Canon 1200D vs Canon 4000D Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 1200D and Canon 4000D
 Canon EOS 1200DCanon EOS 4000D
General Information
Company Canon Canon
Model Canon EOS 1200D Canon EOS 4000D
Also referred to as EOS Rebel T5 / EOS Kiss X70 -
Type Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Released 2014-02-12 2018-02-26
Body design Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Chip Digic 4 Digic 4+
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 22.3 x 14.9mm 22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor surface area 332.3mm² 332.3mm²
Sensor resolution 18 megapixel 18 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 5184 x 3456 5184 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Maximum enhanced ISO 12800 12800
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S Canon EF/EF-S
Amount of lenses 326 326
Focal length multiplier 1.6 1.6
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 2.7"
Resolution of display 460k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 95 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 3.0 frames/s 3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 9.20 m (at ISO 100) 9.20 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/200 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30, 25 fps) 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 46 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 480g (1.06 lb) 436g (0.96 lb)
Physical dimensions 130 x 100 x 78mm (5.1" x 3.9" x 3.1") 129 x 102 x 77mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 63 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 21.9 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 11.3 not tested
DXO Low light score 724 not tested
Other
Battery life 500 shots 500 shots
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LP-E10 -
Self timer Yes (10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up)) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots Single Single
Retail pricing $549 $293