Product Comparison: Canon EOS 1200D vs Nikon D3300


General Specifications
Brand
Canon
Nikon
Model
EOS 1200D
D3300
Origin
Japan
Thailand
About the Product
Capture the emotion of the moment, with a DSLR camera that's easy to use and delivers results you'll love. Record life's special moments with high quality photos and movies.
Powerful, comfortable to carry and effortless to operate, the small and lightweight Nikon D3300 allows you to enjoy superior Digital SLR image quality whilst keeping things simple. Weighting just 410g (without memory card or battery) and featuring a new small and retractable NIKKOR 18-55mm VR kit lens a large comfortable grip makes it easy to get a firm hold on the camera.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
18 MP
24.2 MP
Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
Lens
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
18-55mm VR II Lens
Viewfinder
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)

Canon EOS 1200D

Nikon D3300

Size & Weight
Height
3.92 in.
3.9 in.
Width
5.1 in.
4.9 in.
Depth
3.07 in.
3 in.
Weight
16.93 oz.
14.5 oz.

Canon EOS 1200D

Nikon D3300

Canon EOS 1200D

Nikon D3300

Canon EOS 1200D

Nikon D3300

Canon EOS 1200D

Nikon D3300

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Canon EOS 1200D Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 III Lens
  • It's a great size, has a great standard lens, picture quality is amazing and most importantly my girlfriend fell in love with it as soon as she opened it.
  • It's small size this camera is powerful. I've been able to capture such nice images that I've surprised myself.
  • The lack of weight on the combination means I can shoot for hours without wearing out my arms and shoulders, I've invested in some decent silicone armour for the body.
  • It's light, good build quality, easy to work and very pleasing to use.
  • The megapixels are higher than my Pentax but the build quality doesnt seem to be as good, this feels like cheap plastic because of the lack of weight.
Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR II Lens Kit (24.2 MP, 3 inch LCD) - Black
  • This camera is the real deal...excellent and the price is unbeatable...professional dslr in small size...The image quality is amazing!Nothing comes closer.buy and start shooting.
  • It has size very much in it's favour, giving you full SLR benefits in a package similar to many of the current crop of bridge cameras. I know I'm going to get a lot of use out of this camera.
  • The camera is smaller than most DSLRs, and when the lens is folded away it's even smaller.
  • The difference in weight with the kit lens between the Nikon and Canon is about 54g, which is roughly the weight of a shot glass.
  • I've probably had about six digital Nikons and I like this model for its compact size.
Imaging
ISO Settings
Autо: 100-6400, Extended Mode: 100-12800
100-12800
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
No
Face Detection
Yes
No
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG
JPEG, RAW, NEF (RAW) + JPEG
What customers say about "Imaging"
Canon EOS 1200D Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 III Lens
  • Good ISO (low light) performance – Image noise at high ISO was quite well controlled, usable up to ISO1600.
  • I have used camera with some very pleasing results, particularly when photographing in RAW format, in good light, processing with the included DPP software.
  • Video footage is good; though there is no opportunity to attach an external microphone (there is on the 100D), and it's not particularly great in low light settings.
  • I found it to produce a bit of noise at ISO 400, anything 800 and above, aren't very nice.
  • The video quality is abysmal at anything over 200 ISO. Anything black or in shadows is full of thick grain and a flickering red tint.
Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR II Lens Kit (24.2 MP, 3 inch LCD) - Black
  • The camera produces outstanding images in any situation you throw at it. The detail is good from the center all the way to the edges.
  • The quality of image is good enough to do large prints. The built in flash is very good for darker or night shots.
  • An excellent camera. Easy to use, very good image quality. Highly recommend.
  • The camera produces outstanding images in any situation you throw at it.
  • The quality of image that you can take with this camera is remarkable. When I took my first few pictures with this camera I was astonished.
Display
Display Type
TFT-LCD
TFT-LCD
Touch Screen
No
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
460000 dots
921000 dots
Vari-angle Display
No
No

Canon EOS 1200D

Nikon D3300

Canon EOS 1200D

Nikon D3300

What customers say about "Display"
Canon EOS 1200D Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 III Lens
  • Good LCD screen – Bright and sharp, easy to review your photos, daylight visible.
  • The movies are shot using the screen as a monitor, and you can also shoot stills at the same time as shooting movies.
  • The viewfinder has a focus ring to get the viewfinder focused to suit your eyes. The focus is spot on in the centre.
  • The rear viewing screen is fixed, which makes selfies difficult, but the quality of the image is good.
  • It's not a touch screen but is controlled by a number of buttons etc.
Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR II Lens Kit (24.2 MP, 3 inch LCD) - Black
  • Build quality is excellent, after a year of usage, it looks like new. The screen is very good for the price and all the controls are very intuitive.
  • I have to say that the metering and resolution on this Nikon D3300 compact DSLR is absolutely fantastic.
  • Resolution of screen is really magnificent, all in all good quality, i am so happy.
  • No touch screen, thus you must rely on a pad to control the focus points, which is slow tedious.
  • Built in screen(none movable), this means if you're shooting low you need to get low to see the shot.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
No
No
Shooting Modes
Scene Intelligent Auto, No Flash, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports Action, Night Portrait, Movie, Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual
Programmed Auto, Shutter-priority auto, Aperture-priority auto, Manual
White Balance Modes
Ambience priority/White priority, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom
Auto, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Preset manual, Shade
Shutter Speeds
30 - 1/4000
30 - 1/4000
What customers say about "Features"
Canon EOS 1200D Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 III Lens
  • Within a week im on manual mode and feel confident enough to change most settings.
  • Easy to use got every mode you need as an amateur and has produced so very professional looking photos.
  • Great camera especially for the price, lens is perfect, love the different modes and quality, fast delivery and all accessories accounted for and in perfect condition.
  • The auto focus is great but you do have to lightly press the shutter button, make sure that the switch on the lens is set to autofocus.
  • This camera body is not water sealed, so any accumulated rain/water that gets on it, should be cleared off quickly.
Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR II Lens Kit (24.2 MP, 3 inch LCD) - Black
  • Attaching and detaching the lens is easy and gives a satisfying click which removes all doubt of whether or not the lens is secured in place.
  • The image stabilised lens is worth having, but it won't cure the most shaky of users.
  • Nikon quote over 700 shots, and they aren't wrong. It goes on forever, even when using live view.
  • The buttons have a nice clicky feel to them, and I particularly like the column of buttons on the left side of the screen.
  • The automatic settings are intuitive and create great photographs with little effort.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
No
NFC Enabled
No
No
Integrated GPS
Yes
No
Output(s)
USB 2.0, Video output (PAL/ NTSC), Mini HDMI
USB 2.0, HDMI
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Canon EOS 1200D Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 III Lens
  • I am very pleased even with the presence of PictBridge technology that gives me the opportunity to print photos directly from the camera.
  • I very quickly transfer photos of the camera to the computer using the usb cable.
  • HDMI transfers the image to my TV with the same accuracy as on the camera.
  • An external connection for a microphone would be good but not available on this model.
  • It doesn't have some of the fancy features like GPS geotagging or WIFI, and maybe the focusing system isn't perfect.
Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR II Lens Kit (24.2 MP, 3 inch LCD) - Black
  • Сonnection with a laptop through usb works perfectly and stably.
  • USB and HDMI works without problems, after using the camera for a long time, the ports are like new.
  • There were problems with ports on my last camera, after buying this camera I forgot about the problems.
  • I always liked the build quality of Nikon, even the ports after long use remain as durable as on the first day of use.
  • After I use the camera for 4 months I had problems with the SD card, I bought a new one, but the problem did not resolve, probably something with a slot.
Power
Battery Model
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E10
EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery life
410 frames
700 frames

Canon EOS 1200D

Nikon D3300

Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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