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Canon 1200D vs Canon R5

The Canon EOS 1200D (called Canon T5 in some regions) and the Canon EOS R5 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in February 2014 and July 2020. The 1200D is a DSLR, while the Canon R5 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The cameras are based on an APS-C (1200D) and a full frame (Canon R5) sensor. The 1200D has a resolution of 17.9 megapixels, whereas the Canon R5 provides 44.8 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Canon 1200D versus Canon R5
Canon 1200D Canon R5
Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
Canon EF mount lenses Canon RF mount lenses
17.9 MP, APS-C Sensor 44.8 MP, Full Frame Sensor
1080/30p Video 8k/30p Video
ISO 100-6,400 (100 - 12,800) ISO 100-51,200 (50 - 102,400)
Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder (5760k dots)
3.0 LCD, 460k dots 3.2 LCD, 2100k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Swivel touchscreen
3 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
Lens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
500 shots per battery charge320 shots per battery charge
130 x 100 x 78 mm, 480 g 138 x 98 x 88 mm, 738 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon EOS 1200D and the Canon EOS R5? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Canon 1200D and the Canon R5. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Canon 1200D vs Canon R5
Compare 1200D versus Canon R5 top
Comparison 1200D or Canon R5 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Canon R5 is somewhat larger (4 percent) than the Canon 1200D. Moreover, the Canon R5 is substantially heavier (54 percent) than the 1200D. It is noteworthy in this context that the Canon R5 is splash and dust-proof, while the 1200D does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

Concerning battery life, the 1200D gets 500 shots out of its LP-E10 battery, while the Canon R5 can take 320 images on a single charge of its LP-E6NH power pack. The power pack in the Canon R5 can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon 1200D 130 mm 100 mm 78 mm 480 g 500 n Feb 2014 449i
2.
 
Canon R5 138 mm 98 mm 88 mm 738 g 320 Y Jul 2020 3,899 i
3.
 
Canon R6 138 mm 98 mm 88 mm 680 g 360 Y Jul 2020 2,499 i
4.
 
Canon 4000D 129 mm 102 mm 77 mm 436 g 500 n Feb 2018 399 i
5.
 
Canon 1300D 129 mm 101 mm 78 mm 485 g 500 n Mar 2016 449i
6.
 
Canon 750D 132 mm 101 mm 78 mm 555 g 440 n Feb 2015 749i
7.
 
Canon 760D 132 mm 101 mm 78 mm 565 g 440 n Feb 2015 649i
8.
 
Canon G9 X 98 mm 58 mm 31 mm 209 g 220 n Oct 2015 529i
9.
 
Canon M10 108 mm 67 mm 35 mm 301 g 255 n Oct 2015 499i
10.
 
Canon 100D 117 mm 91 mm 69 mm 407 g 380 n Mar 2013 549i
11.
 
Canon 700D 133 mm 100 mm 79 mm 580 g 440 n Mar 2013 649i
12.
 
Canon 650D 133 mm 100 mm 79 mm 575 g 440 n Jun 2012 849i
13.
 
Canon 1100D 130 mm 100 mm 78 mm 495 g 700 n Feb 2011 449i
14.
 
Nikon Z7 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 330 Y Aug 2018 3,399i
15.
 
Sony A7R III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 650 Y Oct 2017 3,199i
16.
 
Sony A99 II 143 mm 104 mm 76 mm 849 g 490 Y Sep 2016 3,199 i
17.
 
Sony A7R II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 625 g 290 Y Jun 2015 3,199i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The 1200D was launched at a markedly lower price (by 88 percent) than the Canon R5, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon 1200D features an APS-C sensor and the Canon R5 a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the Canon R5 is 160 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.6 and 1.0. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Technology-wise, the Canon R5 uses a more advanced image processing engine (DIGIC X) than the 1200D (DIGIC 4), with benefits for noise reduction, color accuracy, and processing speed.

Canon 1200D and Canon R5 sensor measures

With 44.8MP, the Canon R5 offers a higher resolution than the 1200D (17.9MP), but the Canon R5 nevertheless has marginally larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.39μm versus 4.31μm for the 1200D) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the Canon R5 is a much more recent model (by 6 years and 4 months) than the 1200D, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units.

The resolution advantage of the Canon R5 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the Canon R5 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 41 x 27.3 inches or 104 x 69.4 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 32.8 x 21.9 inches or 83.2 x 55.5 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 27.3 x 18.2 inches or 69.4 x 46.3 cm. The corresponding values for the Canon 1200D are 25.9 x 17.3 inches or 65.8 x 43.9 cm for good quality, 20.7 x 13.8 inches or 52.7 x 35.1 cm for very good quality, and 17.3 x 11.5 inches or 43.9 x 29.3 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Canon R5 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Canon EOS 1200D has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 6400, which can be extended to ISO 100-12800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Canon EOS R5 are ISO 100 to ISO 51200, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 50-102400.

1200D versus Canon R5 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon R5 offers substantially better image quality than the 1200D (overall score 32 points higher). The advantage is based on 3.4 bits higher color depth, 3.3 EV in additional dynamic range, and 2.1 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Canon 1200D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p21.911.372463
2.
 
Canon R5 Full Frame 44.8 8192 54648k/30p25.314.6304295
3.
 
Canon R6 Full Frame 20.0 5472 36484k/60p24.214.3339490
4.
 
Canon 4000D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p21.911.469563
5.
 
Canon 1300D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p........
6.
 
Canon 750D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p22.712.091971
7.
 
Canon 760D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p22.612.091570
8.
 
Canon G9 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.512.349563
9.
 
Canon M10 APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.211.475365
10.
 
Canon 100D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p21.811.384363
11.
 
Canon 700D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p21.711.268161
12.
 
Canon 650D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p21.711.272262
13.
 
Canon 1100D APS-C 12.2 4272 2848720/30p21.911.075562
14.
 
Nikon Z7 Full Frame 45.4 8256 55044K/30p26.314.6266899
15.
 
Sony A7R III Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.014.73523100
16.
 
Sony A99 II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p25.413.4231792
17.
 
Sony A7R II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.013.9343498

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the Canon R5 provides a better video resolution than the 1200D. It can shoot movie footage at 8k/30p, while the 1200D is limited to 1080/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the Canon R5 has an electronic viewfinder (5760k dots), while the 1200D has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The viewfinder in the Canon R5 offers a wider field of view (100%) than the one in the 1200D (95%), so that a larger proportion of the captured image is visible in the finder. In addition, the viewfinder of the Canon R5 has a higher magnification (0.76x vs 0.50x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Canon 1200D, the Canon R5, and comparable cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon 1200Doptical n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
2.
 
Canon R55760 Y 3.2 2100 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
3.
 
Canon R65760 n 3.0 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
4.
 
Canon 4000Doptical n 2.7 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
5.
 
Canon 1300Doptical n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
6.
 
Canon 750Doptical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
7.
 
Canon 760Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
8.
 
Canon G9 Xnone n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 6.0 Y Y
9.
 
Canon M10none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 4.6 Y n
10.
 
Canon 100Doptical n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/4000s 4.9 Y n
11.
 
Canon 700Doptical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
12.
 
Canon 650Doptical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
13.
 
Canon 1100Doptical n 2.7 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
14.
 
Nikon Z73690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
15.
 
Sony A7R III3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
16.
 
Sony A99 II2400 Y 3.0 1229 full-flex n 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
17.
 
Sony A7R II2400 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The 1200D has one, while the Canon R5 does not. While the built-in flash of the 1200D is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The Canon R5 has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the 1200D does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the Canon R5 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Canon R5 has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The 1200D writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the Canon R5 uses CFexpress or SDXC cards. The Canon R5 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the 1200D only has one slot. The Canon R5 supports UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s), while the 1200D cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Canon EOS 1200D and Canon EOS R5 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon 1200DYmonomono--mini2.0---
2.
 
Canon R5YmonomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
3.
 
Canon R6YmonomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
4.
 
Canon 4000DYmonomono--mini2.0YY-
5.
 
Canon 1300DYmonomono--mini2.0YY-
6.
 
Canon 750DYstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
7.
 
Canon 760DYstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
8.
 
Canon G9 X-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
9.
 
Canon M10-stereomono--mini2.0YY-
10.
 
Canon 100DYmonomonoY-mini2.0---
11.
 
Canon 700DYstereomonoY-mini2.0---
12.
 
Canon 650DYstereomonoY-mini2.0---
13.
 
Canon 1100DYstereomono--mini2.0---
14.
 
Nikon Z7YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
15.
 
Sony A7R IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
16.
 
Sony A99 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YYY
17.
 
Sony A7R IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-

It is notable that the Canon R5 offers wifi support, which can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location. In contrast, the 1200D does not provide wifi capability.

The Canon R5 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Canon. In contrast, the 1200D has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the 1200D was succeeded by the Canon 1300D. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Canon website.

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Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Which of the two cameras – the Canon 1200D or the Canon R5 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.


Arguments in favor of the Canon EOS 1200D:

  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 258g or 35 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (500 versus 320) on a single battery charge.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (88 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in February 2014).


Reasons to prefer the Canon EOS R5:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (44.8 vs 17.9MP), which boosts linear resolution by 58%.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (32 points) in the DXO overall evaluation.
  • Richer colors: Generates noticeably more natural colors (3.4 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a broader range of light and dark details (3.3 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Can shoot in dim conditions (2.1 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better jpgs: Has a more modern image processing engine (DIGIC X vs DIGIC 4).
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (8k/30p vs 1080/30p).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • More complete view: Has a viewfinder with a larger field of view (100% vs 95%).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.76x vs 0.50x).
  • Easier setting verification: Features a control panel on top to check shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2100k vs 460k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (10 vs 3 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can use many non-native lenses via adapters.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.2 vs 2.0).
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Has an SD card interface that supports the UHS-II standard.
  • More modern: Reflects 6 years and 4 months of technical progress since the 1200D launch.

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the Canon R5 is the clear winner of the contest (33 : 6 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

1200D 06:33 Canon R5

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon 1200D and the Canon R5 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the 1200D or the Canon R5 perform in practice. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon 1200D3/5+..4/54.5/5 Feb 2014 449i
2.
 
Canon R54.5/5..91/1004.5/54.5/5 Jul 2020 3,899 i
3.
 
Canon R65/5+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2020 2,499 i
4.
 
Canon 4000D..o..3.5/53.5/5 Feb 2018 399 i
5.
 
Canon 1300D4/5o73/1004/54/5 Mar 2016 449i
6.
 
Canon 750D5/5..75/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2015 749i
7.
 
Canon 760D5/5+77/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2015 649i
8.
 
Canon G9 X3.5/5+ +..4.5/54.5/5 Oct 2015 529i
9.
 
Canon M10........4/5 Oct 2015 499i
10.
 
Canon 100D4/5+78/1004/54/5 Mar 2013 549i
11.
 
Canon 700D....76/1004.5/54.5/5 Mar 2013 649i
12.
 
Canon 650D4/5+ +77/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2012 849i
13.
 
Canon 1100D..80/10069/1004/54.5/5 Feb 2011 449i
14.
 
Nikon Z75/5+89/1004.5/55/5 Aug 2018 3,399i
15.
 
Sony A7R III..+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2017 3,199i
16.
 
Sony A99 II....85/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2016 3,199 i
17.
 
Sony A7R II5/5+ +90/1005/55/5 Jun 2015 3,199i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Canon 1200D vs Canon R5

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Canon 1200D Canon R5
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Canon EF mount lenses Canon RF mount lenses
    Launch Date February 2014 July 2020
    Launch Price USD 449 USD 3,899
    Sensor Specs Canon 1200D Canon R5
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 22.3 x 14.9 mm 36.0 x 24.0 mm
    Sensor Area 332.27 mm2 864 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 26.8 mm 43.3 mm
    Crop Factor 1.6x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 17.9 Megapixels 44.8 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5184 x 3456 pixels 8192 x 5464 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.31 μm 4.39 μm
    Pixel Density 5.39 MP/cm2 5.18 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/30p Video 8k/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 6,400 ISO 100 - 51,200 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 12,800 ISO 50 - 102,400 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC 4 DIGIC X
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 63 95
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.9 25.3
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 11.3 14.6
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 724 3042
    Screen Specs Canon 1200D Canon R5
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.50x 0.76x
    Viewfinder Resolution 5760k dots
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.2inch
    LCD Resolution 460k dots 2100k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Swivel screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon 1200D Canon R5
    Focus System Phase-detect AF On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 3 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations300 000 actuations
    Electronic Shutterno E-Shutterup to 1/8000s
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards CFexpress or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    UHS card support no UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Canon 1200D Canon R5
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.2
    HDMI Port mini HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Canon 1200D Canon R5
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type LP-E10 LP-E6NH
    Battery Life (CIPA)500 shots per charge320 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 130 x 100 x 78 mm
    (5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in)
    138 x 98 x 88 mm
    (5.4 x 3.9 x 3.5 in)
    Camera Weight 480 g (16.9 oz) 738 g (26.0 oz)

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