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Canon PowerShot A1200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 999 reviews of Canon PowerShot A1200. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The viewfinder and portability are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the flash and reliability are mixed. Many are critical about the memory and sensor.

usability, portability, viewfinder, price, image quality

shutter, sensor, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A1200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot A1200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A1200 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the price and screen are generally positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the flash and zoom. Views about the design and sensor are different.

usability, portability, image quality, screen, price

focus, shutter, reliability, zoom, flash

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot A1200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 241 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A1200 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the performance and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. The energy efficiency and sensor get negative opinions.

usability, price, portability, image quality, performance

shutter, sensor, energy

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PowerShot A1200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A1200 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviews about the size and viewfinder are generally positive. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the portability. There are some less positive opinions about the flash and reliability.

price, usability, screen, viewfinder, size

zoom, performance, durability, reliability, flash

92% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot A1200 review

 

Editors' note: Several of the design, features, and shooting options are identical between the Canon PowerShot A1200 and the

The Canon PowerShot A1200 IS is inexpensive while still offering very good features and photo and video quality.

The camera's shooting performance is slow.

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.

May, 2011

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Canon Powershot A1200

 

The Canon Powershot A1200 is a straightforward, inexpensive digital camera. It takes a very good snapshot and offers fantastic value for money. It is one of the few digital cameras to offer a viewfinder. It has 12 megapixels and a 4x optical zoom lens.

Picture quality - viewfinder - value for money - High Definition movies

Over strong pink skin tones - shutter lag times

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...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot A1200 review

 

Editors' note: Several of the design, features, and shooting options are identical between the Canon PowerShot A1200 and the

The Canon PowerShot A1200 IS is inexpensive while still offering very good features and photo and video quality.

The camera's shooting performance is slow.

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.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Rossi Fernandes (tech.firstpost.com)

Canon PowerShot A1200 Review

 

So you have been contemplating a digital camera, but are afraid that all the cameras in the market are complicated to use.

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.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Harley Ogier (pcworld.co.nz)

Canon PowerShot A1200

 

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.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Jayesh Limaye (techtree.com)

First On TechTree: Review: Canon PowerShot A1200

 

Good entry-level camera with HD movie recording.

Very compact and light-weight; Easy to use; Optical viewfinder; Ergonomic; 720p HD movie capture; Decent image quality

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

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Shanna James (brighthub.com)

Canon A1200: Take A PowerShot Using Your LCD or Viewfinder

 

Need a compact digital camera that packs a nice 12 Mega pixel resolution? Well look no further. The Canon PowerShot A1200 is a 12 Megapixel camera that is loaded with some nice features and is even equipped with a viewfinder in addition to its LCD...

Given all of what you have read above, you are probably still not sure whether or not you should get one of these cameras. If you are looking to take professional cameras on a play-by-play basis, then keep looking. If you are simply looking for a...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Techmagnifier (techmagnifier.com)

Canon PowerShot A1200 IS Review ,Price in india ,Feature

 

Everyone desires to own a digital camera that would allow them to click good snaps but would be priced low. This is why companies have started coming up with models

May, 2011

Expert review by : Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

Canon PowerShot A1200

 

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 A-series line-up, costing only a...

720p HD video., 28mm wide angle., Live Control view and other fun modes., Optical viewfinder

No image stabilisation., Poor high ISO performance., No AV cable included for TV viewing

May, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Canon PowerShot A1200

 

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.

Don't get it for great image quality

Aug, 2012

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