Huion Kamvas 12 Vs Huion Kamvas Pro 12 Comparison

We have earlier discussed how Huion has grown over the years to be a respected brand in the production of drawing tablets. In this article, we will compare Huion Kamvas 12 vs Huion Kamvas Pro 12. Huion has 2 series of drawing tablets that is Kamvas and Kamvas Pro series that are very similar.

Huion Kamvas 12 vs Huion Kamvas Pro 12

First of all, we need to mention that both the Kamvas 12 vs Kamvas Pro 12 are not standalone drawing tablets and need to connect to a computer to use. This means that the Kamvas Studio 22 still remains their only fully standalone tablet.

Just like the Kamvas 16 and Kamvas Pro 16, the performance and overall experience are very similar with subtle differences. Personally, I think the Kamvas Pro has some good upgrades but the older Kamvas offers more value for money due to the very similar overall user experience.

The body and build quality are very similar. However, for the Kamvas 12, you can choose between 2 color options that are Cosmo Black and Starfish Orange. In the Kamvas Pro 12, you will only have Silver Black color options.

Both tablets feature an 11.6-inch screen with 1920 by 1080 full HD resolution. The screens are fully laminated and have a matte finish to them. Most specs are the same even color quality on both is at 120% sRGB color Gamut.

One difference is that the Kamvas 12 Pro matte protector is full glass made making it more durable, unlike Kamvas 12 simple plastic matte screen protector.

Kamvas Pro 12 has a slightly brighter screen with 220cd/m2 brightness levels compared to 200 on Kamvas. You will barely notice this difference but it simply means that Kamvas Pro is less affected by ambient light and can easily be used outdoors.

The Kamvas 12 comes with 8 customizable express shortcut keys while the Kamvas Pro only has 4. However, instead of simple touch middle button, the Kamvas Pro has a stylish slider control that does not need to click to use.

Both tablets come with a good professional battery-free pen drawing pen. This means that you do not need to charge. Kamvas 12 comes with a PW517 pen while Kamvas 12 Pro comes with PW507. The pens have 8192 pen pressure levels and 60 degrees of tilt recognition. The Pen resolution is also similar at 5080 Lpi. The pen has 2 customizable keys for each.

Kamvas 12

Huion Kamvas 12 vs Huion Kamvas Pro 12
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Kamvas 12 Pro

Huion Kamvas 12 vs Huion Kamvas Pro 12
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What You Get in the Box

We recommend buying from their official store. If you buy from the Huion Store, you will get,

Kamvas 12

  •  Battery-free Pen PW517
  • 3-in-1 Cable
  • USB Extension Cable
  • Pen Holder PH05A
  • Pen Nibs PN05A x 10
  • Pen Nib Clip
  • Glove
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Quick Start Guide

Kamvas Pro 12 Pen Display

  1. Battery-free Pen PW507
  2. 3-in-1 Cable
  3. Power Adapter Plug
  4. Foldable Stand ST300
  5. Pen Holder
  6. Pen Nibs x 10
  7. Pen Nib Clip
  8. Quick Start Guide

Huion Kamvas 12 Vs Huion Kamvas Pro 12 Features

  1. Screen size: 11.6 inches
  2. Resolution: 1920 by 1080
  3. Lamination: Fully laminated
  4. Anti-glare
  5. Pen: PW517
  6. Brightness: 200cd/m2 (Max.)
  7. Pen pressure:8192 Levels
  8. Response rate: 220PPS
  9. Color Gamut: 120% /16.7M
  10. Buttons: 8 customizable keys
  11. Tilt support: plus and minus 60 degrees
  12. Connectivity: 3-in-1 cable, USB-C
  13. Windows 7 and later, macOS10.12 and Chromebook
  • Screen size; 11.6 diagonal
  • Resolution; 1920 by 1080
  • Lamination: Fully laminated
  • Anti-glare screen
  • Pen; PW507
  • Brightness: 220cd/m2 (Max.)
  • Pen pressure; 8192
  • Response rate; 266PPS
  • Color Gamut; 120% /16.7M
  • Shortcuts; 4 express keys + 1 touch bar
  • Tilt support; plus and minus 60 degrees
  • Connection; 3-in-1 cable, USB-C
  • Compatibility; Windows and macOS


Although the Kamvas Pro 12 is an improved version of the Kamvas 12, most features seem to be the same therefore making the older cheaper Kamvas 12 a better choice.

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Written by: Denis Maina

I am an experienced and skilled graphic designer with a strong focus on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. He specializes in creating a wide range of design materials, such as digital art, business cards, stationery, logos, flyers, posters, banner ads, brochures, PSD templates, and other graphics.

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