Canon EOS 500D vs Canon EOS 1200D

Winner
Canon EOS 500D

108

Canon EOS 1200D

92

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 500D

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
159 ms shutter lag
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1200D

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Screen size
Large screen
3"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 25 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 1200D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 500D.

competitors

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$337 body only

$660 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$295 - $549 body only

$350 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$404 body only

$606 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

Canon EOS 1200D Competitors

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$600 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Larger
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$295 - $549 body only

$350 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$337 body only

$660 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Battery life Longer battery life
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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Canon EOS 500D
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