Canon Powershot A1200 Review

Canon A1200 Front

Superior photographs at half the price of the rivals.

Canon are well known for providing terrific "point and shoot" simplicity and the Canon Powershot A1200 more than satisfies. It has a 12 megapixel sensor combined with compact 4x optical zoom lens.

In addition, the Powershot A1200 comes with a number of unique and useful features that are not available on other cameras at this price point. The most notable are the optical viewfinder and the very welcom use of standard AA batteries, the latter in particular makes the Powershot A1200 a terrific holiday camera.

The Canon Powershot A1200 is available in either black or silver colours, we reviewed the black model.

If exceptional value for money is what you're looking for in your next digital camera then the Powershot A1200 is almost certainly the camera for you. In a nutshell, the A1200 produces superior photographs at half the price of the rivals.

What you'll like

Good sized screen, wide angle and zoom lens, through the lens viewfinder, video in HD, 12 megapixels (more than enough), close-up / macro mode, standard batteries, clever redeye and focus correction, tracking focus, useful smart scene selection.

What you might not like

Shutter can seem a little sluggish, but it probably won't be a deal breaker.

Features & Technical Specifications

Features Technical Specifications
Megapixels : 12 Macro: 3cm
Zoom: 4x (Optical) HD Video: Yes
Rear Screen: 2.7 Inches Manual Controls: No
Dimensions: 97.5 x 62.5 30.7mm Battery Type: Standard AA
Weight: 185g Media: SD, SDHC, SDXC

Four out of five stars.
We liked
Great wide angle, uses standard batteries, very compact.
We didn't like
No interconnect cables included, images are grainy under poor light, feels a bit plastic.

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