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Canon 1200D vs Canon T6

Portability
68
Imaging
61
Features
54
Overall
58
Canon EOS 1200D front
 
Canon EOS T6 front
Portability
68
Imaging
62
Features
62
Overall
62

Canon 1200D vs Canon T6 Key Specs

Canon 1200D
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Boost to 12800)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 480g - 130 x 100 x 78mm
  • Introduced February 2014
  • Also Known as EOS Rebel T5 / EOS Kiss X70
  • Succeeded the Canon 1100D
  • Updated by Canon T6
Canon T6
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Boost to 12800)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 485g - 129 x 101 x 78mm
  • Announced March 2016
  • Also Known as EOS Rebel 1300D
  • Earlier Model is Canon 1200D
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Canon 1200D vs Canon T6 Overview

Below is a thorough review of the Canon 1200D vs Canon T6, both Entry-Level DSLR digital cameras and both of them are created by Canon. The sensor resolution of the 1200D (18MP) and the T6 (18MP) is fairly similar and both cameras offer the identical sensor measurements (APS-C).

Photography Glossary

The 1200D was announced 3 years before the T6 and that is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact SLR).

Before getting right into a full comparison, here is a short introduction of how the 1200D grades against the T6 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon 1200D over the Canon T6

 1200D T6 

Reasons to pick Canon T6 over the Canon 1200D

 T6 1200D 
AnnouncedMarch 2016February 2014More recent by 25 months
Display resolution920k460kCrisper display (+460k dot)

Common features in the Canon 1200D and Canon T6

 1200D T6 
Focus manually More precise focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display measurements
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch display No Touch display

Canon 1200D vs Canon T6 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to lug around your camera often, you'll need to factor in its weight and measurements. The Canon 1200D has got outer dimensions of 130mm x 100mm x 78mm (5.1" x 3.9" x 3.1") with a weight of 480 grams (1.06 lbs) whilst the Canon T6 has proportions of 129mm x 101mm x 78mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1") having a weight of 485 grams (1.07 lbs).

Look at the Canon 1200D vs Canon T6 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you choose at the time. Underneath is a front view physical size comparison of the 1200D vs the T6.

Canon 1200D vs Canon T6 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the 1200D and T6 is 68 and 68 respectively.

Canon 1200D vs Canon T6 top view buttons comparison

Canon 1200D vs Canon T6 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's tough to see the gap between sensor measurements merely by reading technical specs. The graphic underneath may give you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the 1200D and T6.

As you can tell, the 2 cameras come with the identical sensor size and the identical resolution therefore you can expect similar quality of files but you really should factor the launch date of the products into consideration. The older 1200D is going to be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Canon 1200D vs Canon T6 sensor size comparison

Canon 1200D vs Canon T6 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 1200D vs Canon T6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 1200D Portrait photography information
Canon T6 Portrait photography information
76
focusing manually
megapixel count decent (18MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detection focus
saves RAW formats
77
focusing manually
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
provides face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon 1200D Street photography info
Canon T6 Street photography info
59
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
fixed screen
no image stabilization
60
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon 1200D Sports photography factors
Canon T6 Sports photography factors
55
megapixel count decent (18 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with phase detect auto focus
max fps low (3.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
not so great battery (500 shots)
59
good megapixels (18MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
provides tracking autofocus
supports phase detect AF
low frames per second (3.0 fps)
no image stabilization
terrible battery life (500 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Canon 1200D Travel photography details
Canon T6 Travel photography details
55
megapixel count decent (18MP)
flash built-in
does not have Timelapse recording
not so great battery (500 shots)
screen is not selfie friendly
55
good megapixels (18MP)
has built in flash
missing Timelapse function
terrible battery life (500 per charge)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 1200D Landscape photography factors
Canon T6 Landscape photography factors
64
focusing manually
change lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
megapixel count decent (18 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
no image stabilization
not so great battery (500 per charge)
does not have Timelapse recording
64
focusing manually
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
good sized screen (3")
good megapixels (18MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
no image stabilization
terrible battery life (500 shots)
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 1200D Vlogging highlights
Canon T6 Vlogging highlights
27
includes face detection focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
does not have external microphone port
27
provides face detection focusing
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
missing external microphone jack
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Canon 1200D vs Canon T6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 1200D and Canon T6
 Canon EOS 1200DCanon EOS T6
General Information
Make Canon Canon
Model type Canon EOS 1200D Canon EOS T6
Also called EOS Rebel T5 / EOS Kiss X70 EOS Rebel 1300D
Class Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Introduced 2014-02-12 2016-03-10
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 18MP 18MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 5184 x 3456 5184 x 3456
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Max enhanced ISO 12800 12800
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support Canon EF/EF-S Canon EF/EF-S
Amount of lenses 326 326
Crop factor 1.6 1.6
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 460k dot 920k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
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 0.5x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter speed 3.0 frames/s 3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 9.20 m (at ISO 100) 9.20 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/200s 1/200s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30, 25 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Max 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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 480 grams (1.06 lbs) 485 grams (1.07 lbs)
Physical dimensions 130 x 100 x 78mm (5.1" x 3.9" x 3.1") 129 x 101 x 78mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 63 66
DXO Color Depth rating 21.9 22.0
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.3 11.7
DXO Low light rating 724 781
Other
Battery life 500 images 500 images
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E10 LP-E10
Self timer Yes (10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up)) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at release $549 $549