Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of SL1 vs 1200D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

cross type focus points and focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Rebel SL1
EOS 1200D
continuous shooting


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Rebel SL1
EOS 1200D
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Canon Rebel SL1 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon Rebel SL1  based on its image quality.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Rebel SL1 vs EOS 1200D

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Rebel SL1
843 ISO
EOS 1200D
755 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Rebel SL1
76 ms
EOS 1200D
113 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Rebel SL1
4 fps
EOS 1200D
3 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Rebel SL1
380 photos
EOS 1200D
500 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Rebel SL1
21.8 bits
EOS 1200D
21.9 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Rebel SL1
11.3 ev
EOS 1200D
11.3 ev

Features Key features of the Rebel SL1  vs EOS 1200D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Rebel SL1
17.9 MP
EOS 1200D
18 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Rebel SL1
25,600 ISO
EOS 1200D
12,800 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Rebel SL1
EOS 1200D

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Rebel SL1
18.5 microns
EOS 1200D
18.5 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Rebel SL1  vs
EOS 1200D 
Megapixels 17.9 MP 18 MP
Resolution 5184 x 3456 4896 x 3672
Area 22.3 x 14.9 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.6x
Pixel size 18.5 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) Unknown to 25,600 ISO 6,400 ISO to 12,800 ISO
CR2 14bit
Self cleaning sensor Yes No

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 9 9
Cross type focus points 1 1
Supports continuous Yes No


Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.87x 0.8x
Viewfinder size 0.54x 0.5x


Max continuous shooting 4 fps 3 fps
Battery life 380 500
Continuous shooting
4 fps, JPEG
3 fps, JPEG
3 fps
Shutter lag 76 ms 113 ms


Rebel SL1  vs
EOS 1200D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 29.97 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes No
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes


Size 3" 3"
Resolution 1,040 k dots 460 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 117 x 91 x 69 mm 129.6 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm
Thickness 69 mm 77.9 mm
Weight 407 g 480 g
Is weather sealed No No


Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes No
WiFi None None
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
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