What makes Canon EOS 1200D (EF-S 18-55 mm IS 2) better Choice

Display 3.0 inch TFT Color LCD 2.7 inch Clear Photo TFT LCD
Canon EOS 1200D (EF-S 18-55 mm IS II) has 11.11% bigger screen size
Weight 480 573
Canon EOS 1200D (EF-S 18-55 mm IS II) is -16.23% lighter
Optical Zoom 10 3
Canon EOS 1200D (EF-S 18-55 mm IS II) has 10 optical zoom which is more than 3 optical zoom of Sony Alpha SLT A58K (18-55 mm)

What makes Sony Alpha SLT A58K (18-55 mm) better Choice

Microphone No Yes, Stereo
Sony Alpha SLT A58K (18-55 mm) has $$$ whereas Canon EOS 1200D (EF-S 18-55 mm IS II) doesn't
Camera Resolution 18 MP 20.1 MP
Sony Alpha SLT A58K (18-55 mm) has 11.67% higher camera resolution
Sensor Size 26.82 27.85
Sony Alpha SLT A58K (18-55 mm) has 3.84% bigger sensor
Highest ISO Rating 6400 16000
Sony Alpha SLT A58K (18-55 mm) has Max ISO Rating of 16000 which is higher than 6400 of Canon EOS 1200D (EF-S 18-55 mm IS II). Higher ISO rating helps in low-light photography.

Feature Comparison of Canon EOS 1200D (EF-S 18-55 mm IS II) Vs Sony Alpha SLT A58K (18-55 mm)

Dimensions 129.6 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm 128.6 x 95.5 x 77.7 mm
Weight 480 g 492 g (Body Only), 573 g (with Battery and Memory Card)
Camera Resolution 18 MP 20.1 MP
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixels at 30 fps
ISO Rating 100 - 6400 100 - 16000
White Balancing White Balance Presets (6), Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom White Balance correction and White balance bracketing possible Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temperature, Color Filter, Custom
Image Format JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original), RAW+JPEG JPEG, RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), RAW & JPEG
Video Format H.264, MOV, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 AVCHD,MP4, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Audio Formats Linear PCM Dolby Digital (AC-3), MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Face Detection Yes Yes
Image Stablizer No
Sensor Type CMOS Exmor APS HD CMOS
Sensor Size 22.3 x 14.9 mm ( APS-C Canon ) 23.2 x 15.4 mm ( APS-C )
Image Ratio w:h 3:2 16:9, 3:2
Max Resolution 5184 x 3456 Pixels 5456 x 3632 Pixels
Processor DIGIC 4
Display 3.0 inch TFT Color LCD 2.7 inch Clear Photo TFT LCD
Image Display Resolution 460.8K dots
View Finder
View Finder Yes, Type (Eye-level pentamirror), Coverage (95%), Magnification (0.8x), Eye Point (21 mm), Built-in Dioptric Adjustment (-2.5 - +0.5m-1), Focussing Screen (Fixed, Precision Matte), Mirror (Quick-return type), Depth Of Field Preview (Enabled with Custom Function setting) Yes, Color Electronic Viewfinder , Xtra Fine
Lens Type Canon EF/EF-S Sony A-mount Lens, Minolta / Konica Lens
Auto Focus Yes, Contrast Detect, Phase Detect, Multi-Area, Selective Single Point, Single, Continuous, Face Detection, Live View, TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection Yes, TTL Phase-detection System
Manual Focus Yes Yes
Optical Zoom 1.5x - 10x 3x
Focal length 18 - 55 mm
Color Filter Yes, Primary (RGB) Color Filter
Photography Features
Self Timer Yes, 10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up) Yes, 2 and 10 sec
Shooting Modes Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined, Ambience-based shots, Light/scene-based shots Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight
Metering Yes, Multi-Pattern, Center-Weighted, Spot
Camera Shutter Speed (Sec) 1/4000 s (Max) & 30 s (Min) 1/4000 s (Max) & 30 s (Min)
Aperture Range F/3.5 - F/5.6
Built-In Flash Yes, Retractable, auto pop-up flash Yes
External Flash Yes, Hot-shoe, E-TTL II, EX-series Speedlite Yes
Flash Mode Auto, On, Off, Red-eye Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Flash Sync, Red-eye Reduction
HDMI Yes, HDMI Mini Type C Yes, Type D Micro HDMI
Microphone No Yes, Stereo
USB Cable Yes Yes
Wi-Fi No
Pictbridge Yes
TV Out Yes
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC / Eye-Fi Card SD / SDHC / SDXC / Stick PRO Duo, Stick PRO-HG Duo, Stick XC-HG Duo
Upgradable Memory Yes Yes
Battery Life 500 690
Battery Type Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
Power Supply AC Adapter Kit ACK-E10 AC Adaptor AC-PW10AM
Camera Features
Dust Reduction Yes, Dust Delete Data appending, Clean manually Yes, Charge Protection Coating on Image Sensor and Image Sensor-shift Mechanism
Supported Language 25 17
Sync Terminal Yes Yes, 1/160 sec
Continuous Shot Yes, 3 fps Yes, 5 fps (H), 2.5 fps (L)
Operating System Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Mac OS X v10.5 10.8
Macro Mode Yes
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Additional Features High-contrast OLED Tru-Finder, Lock-on Auto Focus, Auto Object Framing, Quick AF Full HD Movie, 15-point AF System with 3 Cross Sensors, Noise Reduction (On / Off), Picture Effects: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R), Partial Color (G), Partial Color (B), Partial Color (Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature, Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black and White (Contrast (-3 to Steps), Saturation (-3 to Steps), Sharpness (-3 to ?)), Auto Exposure, Adjustable Exposure (1 6 EV in increments 1 EV), D-Range Optimizer, 100% LCD Coverage, LCD Sensitivity (EV-2 EV17 (ISO 100 Equivalent with F1.4 Lens Attached), Focus Modes (Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Automatic AF (AF-A)), Sensitivity Range (EV -1 18 (ISO 100 Equivalent, with F2.8 Lens Attached), AF Illuminator (Built-in, Flash Type (1 5 m)), Exposure Modes (iAuto, Flash Off, Superior Auto, Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Picture Effect, Continuous Advance, Priority AE, Movie, Programmed AE (P), Aperture Priority (A), Shutter-speed Priority (S), Manual (M)), Exposure Compensation: Still Image 3.0 EV in increments of 0.3 EV, Movies: 2.0 EV in increments of 0.3 EV, Auto Pop-up Built-in Flash, 18 mm Flash Coverage, Flash Compensation ( 2.0 EV in increments of 0.3 EV), 4 sec Recycling Time, 0.88x Magnification (with 50 mm Lens), Diopter Control (-4.0 .0 m), Operating Temperature: 0degree C 40degree C
Remote Control E3 connector

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Compare Canon EOS 1200D (EF-S 18-55 mm IS II) Vs Sony Alpha SLT A58K (18-55 mm) side by side for all differences and similarities in specifications and features to find which is better. Canon EOS 1200D (EF-S 18-55 mm IS II) has a feature score of 81, whereas Sony Alpha SLT A58K (18-55 mm) has a feature score of 79. The page was last updated on September 21, 2019.