Canon PowerShot A1200 reviews and prices: Compact camera

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+ This digital camera has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on build quality.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 295 reviews.
Canon PowerShot A1200: 12.7 MP (Megapixels), 4x optical zoom, SD Card storage, No image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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Most helpful reviews

Joseph, Newtownards Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
viewfinder/ ease of use
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 May 2012

Jackie, Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great camera, really easy to use.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Jun 2012

Rosalind, Castle Douglas Point & shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
compact, easy to carry, easy to use for a novice
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Jun 2012

Gareth, Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Bought this for my elderly mum who just wants a point and shoot but with a viewfinder (This is the main selling point) Very good value for money.
Bad points:
Don't get it for great image quality
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 6.0
Features 6.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Aug 2012

John, Eastry Nr. Sandwich Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fair quality in relation to price. Easy to use and for the use I want, perfect. I was looking for a cheap easy to use camera and I believe this fits the bill.
Bad points:
Shame it didn't come with a memory card.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 06 Jun 2012

Barbara, Stubbington Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Can quite easily just point and snap.A very good little camera for a real amateur.
Bad points:
Hand strap difficult to install.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Jun 2012

Confirmed purchaser Experienced amateur

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
small and compact
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Jun 2012

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 4000 x 3000
Optical zoom ratio 4
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser No
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
Media format MMC Card
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode 3cm
Weight (g) 185
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/15
Viewfinder Yes
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 97.5 x 62.5 x 30.7
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2011-03-11
Height in mm 6.2
Depth in mm 3.1
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 112
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 28

Also known as: Powershot A1200

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Manufacturer's Description

The Canon Powershot A1200 features high quality combined with features only normally found on more expensive models, including a wide angle zoom lens, 12 megapixel resolution and an optical viewfinder in addition to the 2.7” LCD monitor. Below are outlined some of the main features of this versatile camera.

12.1 Megapixel Resolution
For sharp image quality, even when enlarged beyond A3 size..

Wideangle 4x zoom optics
Only usually found on expensive models, the Powershot A1200 has a zoom lens with wide angle equivalent to 28mm. This setting is ideal for indoor photos and landscapes. The telephoto end of the zoom range (equivalent to 112mm) is ideal for picking out more distant details.

Face Detection
Detects up to 35 faces in any frame and optimises focus and exposure.

2.7" LCD monitor plus optical viewfinder
As well as having a well sized 2.7-inch screen, the PowerShot A1200 also has an optical viewfinder. This is ideal for quick point-and shoot images and in bright sunlight when the image on the screen may be less visible. Live View Control also allows you to preview any picture settings before shooting.

HD Movie
The Powershot A1200 can record movies in 720p quality HD, giving crystal clear image quality. Also features a Miniature Effect in Movie Mode, making what you record look like a model.

Smart Auto, Easy mode and Hints & Tips
The Powershot A1200 is designed to be as easy to operate as possible and Canon have included Smart Auto mode that lets the camera do the thinking. It chooses the most appropriate scene from 32 options and sets aperture, shutter and focus for the best results.. Easy mode stops any accidental changing of camera settings, while Hints & Tips give a brief overview of the camera’s features

Additional Features

Blur Reduction Mode
Digic 4 Processor with Advanced Noise Reduction
6 Creative Filters including Miniature and Toy Camera Effect
Auto Red-Eye Correction
Uses AA Batteries


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