Summary Canon A1200

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Specifications Key specs
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Screen size
Help 2.7"
Help f/2.8
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Wide angle
Help 28 mm
Movie format
Help 720p @ 24fps
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Canon PowerShot A1200Canon PowerShot A1200


Canon has replaced the PowerShot A1200 with the A1300.

Canon PowerShot A1300
Canon PowerShot A1300 announced February 2012
Size Slightly smaller
Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
Weight Slightly lighter

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The Canon A1200 vs other recent compacts

Aperture Wide aperture Help
Thickness Thin Help
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Weight Light Help
185 g


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The Canon A1200 vs other recent compacts

Zoom Below average zoom Help
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
1 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/1600 of a second
Wide angle Poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
January 2011
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Canon PowerShot A1200
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Avatar for Richard Fulgham Richard Fulgham (2:32 PM, February 18, 2014)
Studies at Yale have proven that human beings can literally love inanimate objects, like cars, German knives, etc. Well, I am in love with this camera, though I have 145 other cameras in my collection - I mean serious cameras . . . . IMHO this is the camera to keep on you at all times. You'd be astonished how much detail and lovely bokeh you can get from it's tiny sensor.
Ladanaspak (2:51 PM, February 27, 2012)
So, image quality, focus, lens issues, are all like they are to be expected in this price range. But something that is apparently always overlooked, and also always getting worse with all those cameras, is that the A1200 has large buttons, which makes a huge difference if you have large hands or want to gift that camera to your 60 year old mother who has already given up on normal mobile phones. I do not know what it is that is riding recent camera designs (Sony is one of the worst offenders here), but does no one care about usability anymore?