Canon PowerShot A1200 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Black
  • Canon PowerShot A1200 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Black
  • Canon PowerShot A1200 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Black
  • Canon PowerShot A1200 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Black

Canon PowerShot A1200 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Black

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Key Features
  • Optical Sensor Resolution 12 MP
  • Optical Zoom 16x
  • Built in Flash Yes
  • Screen Size 2.7 Inches
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  • Price of Canon PowerShot A1200 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Black in the above table is in Indian Rupee.
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  • The Canon PowerShot A1200 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Black is available in Croma, Flipkart.
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Canon PowerShot A1200 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Black - Expert Reviews

Overall Review

A slightly better version of Canon PowerShot A800, and frankly, the perfect low budget point and shoot camera from the multinational giant, Canon, Canon PowerShot A1200 is a 12.1 MP low budget device which features average 4x optical zoom and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. An unusual site on this device is that being a camera of today’s world, Canon PowerShot A1200 is equipped with an optical viewfinder which is a little odd but delightful. Another unorthodox feature in this device is that it sucks up power not from the conventional Lithium Ion batteries but from two AA batteries. Canon PowerShot is really a highly user friendly compact which brings forth all you can expect in an in-budget compact device, it is the second most primitive camera in the A series line up of devices, above only the earlier mentioned Canon PowerShot A1200 and also includes many additional features such as Live View Control and Creative filters. Impressively for the money, it can also shoot 720p HD video, but like the A800 below it, lacks any form of image stabilisation. So as such, if you are a money conscious buyer and you need the cheapest camera money can buy, smart money would be investing just a little more to get many exciting new features. Its nearest river Nikon L24, Nikon’s ideal budget device has even more resolution rising to 14 megapixels. That is really a great news if you want greater quality in reasonable price, but then Canon PowerShot has additional pros and cons over Nikon CoolPix L24 and other devices. What are they? Let’s find out.

Design and Build Quality

Available in silver or black, Canon PowerShot A1200, is not only substance, it definitely has a bit of style in it and is really very comfortable to handle and slides into the pocket very easily. Unlike the wedge shaped styling of the predecessor, Canon PowerShot A1200 has a bulging right side, inside which the twin AA batteries are housed. This looks quite trendy on its own, and provides a reasonable grip to your finger, and though this is definitely not the smallest of point and shoots from Canon, it is definitely well designed. The exact dimensions of Canon PowerShot A2200 measure 97.5 mm x 30.7 mm x 62.5 mm and can easily be kept into the featherweight category. Unlike A800, Canon PowerShot A1200 contains a mode dial which is located on the top panel, though it does not extend over the edge of it. The eight positions in mode dial are Program auto, Live Control View, (Smart) Auto, Easy, SCN, Creative Filters, Discrete mode and, Movie mode.

Focus and Face Detection

Compared to the disappointing show of Canon PowerShot A800 in this field, Canon PowerShot A1200 fancies a good nine area AiAF auto focusing, which is the default focus mode in most exposure modes. These additional AF areas on Canon CyberShot A1200 provide a definite advantage to the device when the subjects are more towards the edges rather than being in the centre. Digic 4 processor’s Face AiAF can tremendously recognise faces in the frame and can easily lock focus on them.


Lens and Image Stabilization

Canon PowerShot A1200 houses on it a 4x optical zoom lens which has a range of 5 - 20mm, or 28 - 112mm equivalent. Normally budget compacts typically have optical zooms which come with the range around 4x and this is a typical budget compact. Well, the maximum zoom of 134mm of Nikon Coolpix L24 may get you a little better zoom than Canon PowerShot A1200 with 112mm but it can definitely not get you close enough to get a proper distant view in the tightly framed shots. In both the cases, sadly you have to just rely on your feet to take you a little closer to the object.

Screen and Menus

Almost the entire rear of Canon PowerShot A1200 is covered by a 2.7 inch LCD screen which houses 230 thousand pixels. The screen is bright and definitely better than Canon PowerShot A800 but still it is a primitive screen with a plus point that it does not suffer from pixellated view.



Canon PowerShot A1200 relies completely on AA batteries for power, and two alkaline AA's are included in the box. The advantage of AA's is that you can easily replace them if they run out, say, while you're on holiday. With a proprietary Lithium Ion battery of the kind used in most compacts, unless you have the charger with you, you're out of luck. That said, many people prefer the convenience of a single battery/charger. Alkaline AAs you'll get 200 shots before the power runs out, which is on the low side comparatively speaking. Switch to NiMH rechargeables, though, and you can expect the batteries to last for 450 shots. If you turn off the LCD screen on Canon PowerShot A1200 and rely on the optical viewfinder to compose shots those figures increase to a whopping 650 and 1100 shots respectively. All of these numbers are achieved using the Camera Imaging Products Association's (CIPA) standard testing procedures.



Video Mode

One of the strongest points of Canon PowerShot A1200 is that it can shoot HD video at 1280 x 720 resolution (720p). That's right, HD quality video on a budget compact. You won't find many affordable point-and-shoot devices that can make that claim, indeed the best that most, including Canon PowerShot A800, Nikon COOLPIX L24 and Sony Cybershot W510, are able to offer is 640 x 480 pixels. This makes Canon PowerShot A 1200 an obvious choice for those looking for HD video on a budget, albiet not the only choice, as there's also the Panasonic Lumix S1.



12.1 megapixel sensor in Canon PowerShot A1200 produces images with a maximum size of 4000 x 3000 pixels at one of two compression settings, Normal and Fine. At the better quality fine setting image size is around 3MB. The ISO sensitivity ranges from 80 to 1600 with up to 6400 ISO automatically selected in Low Light Scene mode.



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.


Canon PowerShot A1200 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Black - User Reviews

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Excellent Camera....
by Vardhan Bhatt on 2011-10-01

This is an excellent camera.... A must buy for beginners...

I had ordered it on 27th sept and on 1st of oct. It was at my doorstep..

Flipkart never compromise with its promise

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Great Buy for the Price
by Jaisurya Banerjea on 2011-08-26

Great Flash
Optical Viewfinder
Nice build quality
Great Autofocus and scene modes
great picture quality in normal lighting(indoor and outdoor)
wider telephoto is

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Best Deal.... For every day photography
by Atul Vijay on 2012-03-10

I had been searching for a cost effective camera and my search ended here!... @ the a price of Rs 4360/-
The camera is really a marvel in its capabilities. It is loaded with various creative

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My first review for the best camera.....
by Amal R on 2012-06-08

i prefer A1200 ,have one with me,purchased 3 weeks ago( sorry not from here...). did a lot of research before buying this camera. if you want a good low budget camera ( below INR 4500) this is the

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Worth the Penny..!
by Techie Sandilyan on 2012-05-22

Before buying i was really not sure about its performance as it was low priced. But since I got it I thought it was 'worth the money spent'.

Its a descent camera with all the essential

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by Anwar Ali on 2012-02-04

I have never seen such a performer point and shoot camera in such a reasonable price. It is unbeleivable that video quality is distinguish i have never seen such a excellent video quaity before,i am

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Excellent Picture quality
by Arvind Sa on 2011-12-03

Been using this for 6 months, Excellent Pic quality, It has some good functions and useless picture effects. The viewfinder is useful for for taking more pics with display turned off. Good battery

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Best for every day as well as Special day Photography
by Arindam Mukherjee on 2012-06-13

I was a little bit choosy for deciding which one to buy as my first Digital Camera.
As their were so many 'well known' Brand Cameras available in 3K-5K Price range (As my budget price is 5K) it

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Just buy it... But say a complete no no to free batteries...
by Amal A on 2012-09-17

All i wanted was a simple camera which i can use very casually. So, while i was searching for one, i put these factors as criteria for shortlisting:

1. Cost
2. Brand (Nikon/Canon)

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Best Camara at Best Price
by Milan Sodha on 2012-05-14

Hey All my Friends,

This is the best camera with best performance also at a Reasonable Price from well known brand Canon.

for best picture experience run Camera in 'P' ( program

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Canon PowerShot A1200 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Black Specifications

General Features
  • Brand Canon
  • Color Black
Camera Features
  • Optical Sensor Resolution 12 MP
  • Sensor Type CCD Sensor
  • Optical Zoom 16x
  • Digital Zoom 4x
  • Audio Video Interface Yes
Convenience Features
  • Metering Center-Weighted
Image Enhancements
  • Red Eye Reduction Yes
  • Face Detection Yes
  • Screen Size 2.7 Inches
  • Bluetooth No
  • USB Yes
Images & Video
  • Image Format JPEG
  • Built in Flash Yes
Power Source
  • AC Adapter AC Adaptor Kit CA-PS800
  • Battery Type AA (Ni-MH) Battery (NB-3AH)
  • Weight 185 gms