Canon 1200D vs Canon SX70 HS Overview
In this write-up, we will be matching up the Canon 1200D versus Canon SX70 HS, former being a Entry-Level DSLR while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and they are both designed by Canon. The resolution of the 1200D (18MP) and the SX70 HS (20MP) is relatively well matched but the 1200D (APS-C) and SX70 HS (1/2.3") possess totally different sensor measurements.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The 1200D was revealed 5 years earlier than the SX70 HS and that is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras offer different body type with the Canon 1200D being a Compact SLR camera and the Canon SX70 HS being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.
Before delving in to a step-by-step comparison, below is a simple summary of how the 1200D grades against the SX70 HS with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.
Canon 1200D vs Canon SX70 HS Key Specs
- 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fully Articulated Display
- ISO 100 - 3200
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 3840 x 2160 video
- 21-1365mm (F3.4-6.5) lens
- 608g - 127 x 91 x 117mm
- Introduced September 2018
Canon 1200D vs Canon SX70 HS Physical Comparison
In case you're going to lug around your camera frequently, you will have to think about its weight and proportions. The Canon 1200D offers external dimensions of 130mm x 100mm x 78mm (5.1" x 3.9" x 3.1") and a weight of 480 grams (1.06 lbs) while the Canon SX70 HS has measurements of 127mm x 91mm x 117mm (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.6") accompanied by a weight of 608 grams (1.34 lbs).World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you have attached at that moment. Here is a front view sizing comparison of the 1200D and the SX70 HS.
Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the 1200D and SX70 HS is 68 and 63 respectively.
Canon 1200D vs Canon SX70 HS Sensor Comparison
Generally, it is very tough to picture the gap between sensor measurements just by checking technical specs. The photograph here will help give you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the 1200D and SX70 HS.
As you can tell, each of these cameras come with different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The 1200D using its larger sensor is going to make achieving shallow DOF easier and the Canon SX70 HS will resolve greater detail because of its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also help you crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The older 1200D is going to be behind with regard to sensor technology.