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Canon 1200D Vs Canon 600D

SH87 6 10 England
14 Feb 2014 11:57AM
Hi All,

I'm in a bit of a pickle, I've previously had a Canon 1100D which was stolen and I'm looking to replace.

I have a budget of about 500 and an after a 18-55mm and 75-300mm (ish) lenes.

For this price I can a package for the Canon lenses and either the Canon 600D or the 1200D.

Looking at the specs I see very little to chose between them and am after so input if anybody has any?



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bigpete 4 59 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 12:28PM
Hi I bought a Canon 650d from portus late last year body only 340.00, grey yes but good service uk contact .. highly recommend

Peter_West 6 248 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 12:58PM
Hi Had the 600d for two years now brilliant camera, just saving up for upgrade to 5d mk111, but will keep my 600d
joshwa Plus
7 847 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 1:59PM
The main differences are:

Canon 1200D - Canon 600D
460k dot screen - 1040k dots
3fps continuous - 3.7fps
9m flash power - 13m (GN, ISO100/m)
500 shot battery life - 440 shot life
480g weight - 570g
129.6mm width - 133.1mm
99.7mm height - 99.5mm
77.9mm depth - 79.7mm

You can compare cameras in the equipment database here on specs:
bainsybike 8 328 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 2:48PM
...and the 600D has an articulating screen.
...also the ability to trigger a remote flash (I don't know whether the 1200D has this feature or not).

The 600D was introduced about 3 years ago as the "top of the range" Rebel body. It's now available for the same price as the (nearly) current entry level model - the 1200D. The price of the 1200D will drop over time, but right now I'd say the 600D is a better buy.
andyf3050 4 11 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 3:24PM
I have just upgraded from a 450D to a 600D and I must admit, I'm impressed already. I can't compare the two you're looking at but the 600D seems to be performing really well. It came with the 18-55mm and 70-300mm (I think, it's at home so I can't check) and for standard lenses they do the trick. I also have a 50mm prime and have had some excellent results. I acquired the camera via my wife's salary sacrifice' scheme at work and from what we were told, the 600D is now end of line and not being made anymore. How true this is, I'm not sure. For the price, I would say the 600D is an excellent camera with plenty of additional menu functions that the 450D didn't have and as said earlier, the screen articulates making it perfect for video use and also protecting the screen when not in use. Also, the buttons which used to be on the left of the screen on the 450D are now on the right making it easier to access picture preview etc. with one hand. I hope this helps?

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 4:24PM
600D ???.......well recommended !!.......for me it's the perfect blend of size & weight, with superb ergonomics, & direct access
to all the main adjustments !

I've had mine for about 12 months, & it's the best camera per , that I've ever had, & the results for my landscape work are
first class.........I always use RAW mode, & process in Photoshop.......I can't fault it !!!!!

Hope that helps !!.Smile
SH87 6 10 England
16 Feb 2014 8:57PM
Cheers for the help, bit the bullet and got a 600d today, now time to start playing Smile
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 4:20PM
Look forward to seeing the results !!!.......good on yer !.Grin
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 4:24PM
Its a very nice camera so have fun.
20 Feb 2014 7:02AM
I will choose 600D. I have one. Highly recommend.
26 Feb 2014 7:13AM
I will also choose 600D or 700D. No experiences with 1200D
beeza410 8 32 1 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2014 4:32PM

Quote:..also the ability to trigger a remote flash.

Buggered if I can get mine to trigger my Yongnuo 565EX, I have just had to order a Radio Trigger, it will though work Optically if your external flash supports it.
The 600D is a great camera though in all other respects.

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