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Canon A1200

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Canon A1200

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Canon A1200
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An award winning and good spec compact digital camera
Compact 12.1MP 4x Yes Sep 2011
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Canon A1200 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon A1200 number 609 across all digital cameras.
89
Reviews
101 Reviews + 1 Award
78
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 75%, based on 101 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
Features
Aim, frame and shoot
12.1 megapixels
28mm wide, 4x zoom lens
6.8 cm (2.7") LCD plus optical viewfinder
Smart auto, easy mode and hints & tips
HD movies (720p) with miniature effect in movie
Blur reduction mode
Live view control and creative filters
Face detection, auto red-eye correction
DIGIC 4
AA batteries
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution

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Canon A1200 Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon A1200?

The Canon A1200 is 97.5mm wide and 62.5mm tall. It is 30.7mm deep and weighs 185g.

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Canon A1200 In-Depth Analysis

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Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Canon A1200 of only 12.1MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 84% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Canon A1200 is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon A1200's optical zoom of 4x is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 58% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon A1200 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. Cameras resolutions range from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 3840 pixels (best). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon A1200's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 20% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Canon A1200's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 1,600 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 93% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon A1200 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Average Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Canon A1200 of 0.000625s is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is faster than 46% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon A1200 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The Canon A1200's weight of 185g is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 43% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon A1200's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 90% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 1", the largest is 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Canon A1200's display diagonal of only 2.7" is smaller than 83% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Canon A1200 of 4x is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 60% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon A1200 has an HDMI port. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon A1200 supports direct printing, unlike 89% of cameras which do not support direct printing.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most other cameras, the Canon A1200 does not support Full HD video. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Lower Than Average Display Resolution

The Canon A1200's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is lower than 95% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Features Album Organization

The Canon A1200 features album organization, which is unusual. 95% of cameras do not feature album organization.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon A1200 is 4000 x 3000. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. This camera also supports a still image resolution of 2816 x 2112 and (L) 4000 x 3000. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Canon A1200 supports custom colours, which is unusual. 94% of digital cameras do not support custom colours.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Canon A1200 of 5.9 is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 27% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon A1200 supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Only 200 Battery Life

The Canon A1200 is a digital camera that takes 200 shots battery life.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Canon A1200's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 20% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Live View

The Canon A1200 supports live view, unlike 83% of cameras which do not support live view.

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Very Slow Flash Recharging Time

Cameras have flash recharging times of between 1s and 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.6s. The Canon A1200's flash recharging time of 12s is slower than 97% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon a1200black

Barcodes:

00013803133677, 00013803133752, 03610170535430, 03610170537380, 04960999689579, 04960999689708, 08714574563824, 08714574563831, 08714574563848, 08714574563862, 08714574563916, 08714574563923, 08714574563930, 08714574563954, 08903672442791

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