As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS is also often compared to travel zooms and ultra compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS and the PowerShot SD1300 IS) and GoPro (such as the Hero6 Black)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD1200 IS compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), is thinner (0.9" vs 1"), is slightly lighter (120 g vs 213 g) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), is older (february 2009 vs february 2014) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
1 year newer
$250

Significant advantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SD1300 IS and SD1200 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (91×56×22 mm) vs Super compact (86×55×22 mm)

GoPro Hero6 Black

Placeholder
8 years newer
$498

Significant advantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • No built-in flash
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the Hero6 Black and SD1200 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Super compact (86×55×22 mm)

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS
1 year newer
$231

Significant advantages of the A3300 IS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the A3300 IS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the A3300 IS and SD1200 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (86×55×22 mm)

Canon PowerShot A2200

Canon PowerShot A2200
1 year newer
$179

Significant advantages of the A2200 (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the A2200 (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the A2200 and SD1200 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×56×23 mm) vs Super compact (86×55×22 mm)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30
5 years newer
$128 - $178

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-TS30 and SD1200 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (86×55×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120
5 years newer
$514

Significant advantages of the AW120 (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the AW120 (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (110×66×26 mm) vs Super compact (86×55×22 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 213 g vs 120 g
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the AW120 and SD1200 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD1200 IS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.6) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 922k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (february 2009 vs january 2015).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
6 years newer
$180 - $189

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS and SD1200 IS

  • Light weight: 147 g vs 120 g

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS
2 years newer
$235

Significant advantages of the 310 HS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the 310 HS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the 310 HS and SD1200 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.8
  • Light weight: 140 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
6 years newer
$149 - $169

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS and SD1200 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.8
  • Light weight: 138 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
5 years newer
$429

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX700 HS and SD1200 IS

  • None found

Canon IXUS 165

Canon IXUS 165
5 years newer
$140

Significant advantages of the IXUS 165 (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 165 (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the IXUS 165 and SD1200 IS

  • Light weight: 128 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
5 years newer
$254

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX610 HS and SD1200 IS

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD1200 IS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), is older (february 2009 vs february 2010) and is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7").

Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD940 IS
6 months newer
$299

Significant advantages of the SD940 IS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD940 IS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD940 IS and SD1200 IS

  • None found

Sony Cybershot W570

Sony Cybershot DSC-W570
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the W570 (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the W570 (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the W570 and SD1200 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
1 year newer
$297

Significant advantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1400 IS and SD1200 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
similar age

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and SD1200 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
similar age

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SD1200 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and SD1200 IS

  • None found