Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of T2i vs 1200D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Rebel T2i
10.0
EOS 1200D
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Rebel T2i
9.2
EOS 1200D
n.d.
Reviews from techradar.com, 1001noisycameras.com, trustedreviews.com and 4 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Rebel T2i vs EOS 1200D

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

Rebel T2i
784 ISO
EOS 1200D
755 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Rebel T2i
96 ms
EOS 1200D
113 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Rebel T2i
3.7 fps
EOS 1200D
3 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Rebel T2i
440 photos
EOS 1200D
500 photos

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

Rebel T2i
22.1 bits
EOS 1200D
21.9 bits

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

Rebel T2i
11.5 ev
EOS 1200D
11.3 ev

Features Key features of the Rebel T2i  vs EOS 1200D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Rebel T2i
17.9 MP
EOS 1200D
18 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Rebel T2i
12,800 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 T2i
0.54x
EOS 1200D
0.5x

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

Rebel T2i
18.5 microns
EOS 1200D
18.5 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Rebel T2i  vs
EOS 1200D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 17.9 MP 18 MP
Resolution 5184 x 3456 4896 x 3672
Size APS-C APS-C
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 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 6,400 ISO to 12,800 ISO 6,400 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes No

focus system

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

shutter

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

form factor

Size 129 x 98 x 62 mm 129.6 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm
Thickness 62 mm 77.9 mm
Weight 530 g 480 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

Rebel T2i  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

display

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

viewfinder

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

performance

Max continuous shooting 3.7 fps 3 fps
Battery life 440 500
Continuous shooting
3.7 fps, JPEG
3 fps, JPEG
3 fps
Shutter lag 96 ms 113 ms
Canon Rebel T2i
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