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Advantages of the Canon 1200D

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Size
Smaller
130×100×78 mm vs 145×106×79 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
480 g vs 755 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$385.40 vs $554.94
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The best price we've seen is $170 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 460k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
5.3 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 80% faster continuous shooting
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
1100 shots vs 500 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
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
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.59x vs 0.50x
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More than 40% larger viewfinder
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Viewfinder coverage
Better viewfinder coverage
96% vs 95%
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              220 lenses
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.1"
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              1200D18 MP
              60D17.9 MP
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              1200D95%
              60D96%
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1200D3 fps
              60D5.3 fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3"

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