Summary Canon A1200

Prices Price
Camera only $174 - $208
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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range #n/a of 69 Among similar cameras #n/a of 121
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Specifications Key specs
Zoom Help 4x Screen size Help 2.7"
Aperture 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

Replacement

Canon has replaced the PowerShot A1200 with the A1300.

Canon PowerShot A1300
Canon PowerShot A1300 announced February, 2012
Size Slightly smaller
Weight Slightly lighter

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Pros

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The Canon A1200 vs other recent compacts

Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Tunnel

Cons

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The Canon A1200 vs other recent compacts

Size Slightly large Help
Compact 99x63x30 mm
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
1 fps
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
550 ms shutter lag
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Zoom Below average zoom Help
4x
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 24fps
Wide angle Poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Screen size Below average sized screen Help
2.7"
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Announced Old Help
January, 2011
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
None

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Discussion

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Avatar for Richard Lee Fulgham Richard Lee 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?