Canon PowerShot A1200

  • Canon PowerShot A1200
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  • Very compact and light-weight; Easy to use; Optical viewfinder; Ergonomic; 720p HD movie capture; Decent image quality
  • Inexpensive; offers good features; good photo and video quality.
  • The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS has a nice feature set for the money as well as excellent photo quality.


  • No image stabilization; Colours look a bit dull; Slow performance; No optical zoom in movie capture
  • Slow shooting performance.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PCWorld New Zealand on 80

At PC World, we’ve checked out some of the top-specced digital compact cameras on the market. The PowerShot A1200 sits at the opposite end of the scale, proud in its position as Canon’s most entry-level model.The A1200 is highly reminiscent...

By Tech2 on 75

The Canon PowerShot A1200 sells in India for a street price of Rs. 5,800. This is a good option to go for, if you are just getting into photography or just want to use this camera for casual purposes. 12.1 megapixel camera with a 4x optical zoom ...

By TechTree on 80

The Canon PowerShot A1200 is a good point-and-shoot camera for casual use. Being very slim and light, you can easily carry it in your pocket. With the Canon UI, any inexperienced user using it would feel right at home. It comes with a lot of features,...

By CNET Asia on 80

As long as you're not in a hurry and your subject is stationary, the Canon PowerShot A1200 is an excellent little camera for the money....

By Camera Labs on 84

Canon PowerShot A1200 verdict The Canon PowerShot A1200 is an affordable 12.1 Megapixel point-and-shoot compact with a 4x optical zoom starting at 28mm (equivalent) and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. It sits just above the entry-level PowerShot A800 in the...

By Cameras UK on 84

If you are looking for a simple digital camera that offers that bit of extra quality for a low price then the Canon Powershot A1200 could well be your answer. It offers greater picture quality than a lot of more expensive digital cameras. There are...

By cnet on 76

The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS offers up nice features and excellent photos while staying simple and...

International Review By on

Vorteile der Canon PowerShot A1200: Ansprechend wirkte das hochwertig erscheinende Gehäuse der Canon PowerShot A1200 mit ausreichend großem Griff. Auch die angenehme Bedienbarkeit fiel positiv auf, die Tasten sind großzügig und flach...

International Review By Betabuzz on 70

Die Canon PowerShot A1200 ist eine gute Einsteigerkamera, die sich vor allem durch eine simple Handhabung auszeichnet. Große qualitative Sprünge werden Sie damit nicht machen können, doch für den Anfang reicht ein solches Gerät...

International Review By on 80

Wer in erster Linie unbewegte Motive fotografiert, findet in der Canon PowerShot A1200 eine exzellente Kompaktkamera für wenig Geld. Fürs zuverlässige Einfangen von Actionszenen ist die kleine Digicam jedoch zu langsam. Fanden Sie diesen...

International Review By Les Numériques on 40

Le Canon PowerShot A1200 est un modèle d'entrée de gamme agréable à l'emploi et fournissant des photos correctes en bonne lumière, ce qui lui permettrait de passer la troisième étoile s'il disposait...

International Review By TecnoZoom on 70

La Canon PowerShot A1200 è una fotocamera digitale compatta dal design piacevole e disponibile in due colorazioni, argento e nera. Tra le funzioni spiccano lo il rilevamento dei volti e delle scene e i filmati video in HD. Il resto delle specifiche...