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Advantages of the Canon 1200D

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True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
18 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Almost the same
Size
Smaller
130×100×78 mm vs 133×100×79 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
480 g vs 580 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$385.40 vs $531.59
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The best price we've seen is $146 cheaper (around 30% less)
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 460k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.53x vs 0.50x
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More than 10% larger viewfinder
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
550 shots vs 500 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
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              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              1200D18 MP
              700D17.9 MP
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.1"
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Size Large Help
              1200D130×100×78 mm
              700D133×100×79 mm
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              1200D500 shots
              700D550 shots
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              1200D0.50x
              700D0.53x
              Viewfinder Both have pentamirror viewfinders Help
              Pentamirror
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1200D6,400 ISO
              700D12,800 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1200D3 fps
              700D5 fps
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3"

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