|Shoot Your Way with this Easy, Affordable New Camera.
Sleekly redesigned in classic Black or Silver, the new PowerShot A1200 digital camera is all about capturing your memories your way. An Optical Viewfinder gives you an easy, familiar alternative to composing shots with an LCD screen. Smart AUTO takes care of all the details while you focus on getting the shot you want, by intelligently selecting the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations. And now you can preserve your memories exactly the way you see them in incredibly true-to-life 720p HD. With 12.0 Megapixels, you'll be able to blow up your shots without losing a single detail, and the 4x Wide-Angle (28mm) Optical Zoom gets you close to the action quickly. The camera uses AA batteries, so you'll have power anytime, anywhere. New Discreet Mode lets you shoot where you never could before, by disabling sound, flash and AF beam. Looking to put a little artistry in your photography? New Creative Filters mode makes it easy with appealing options like Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Monochrome and more.
Customer Reviews of Canon PowerShot A1200 12 Megapixel Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom, 2.7" LCD, 720p HD, 28mm Wide Lens, Silver
How nice to get a product that you ordered in the condition that the seller said it was. This was a great experience. I got the camera in a timely manner. Thank you Jack
This is an awesome camera!7/1/2011
I just bought this gem as a replacement of my trustworthy Canon SD400, which served me well for 4-5 years, and I felt I had to upgrade. This camera is wonderful, strongly built, attractive, shoots great pics and very very decent HD video (I am comparing to my HD camcorder HF20). You can shoot 1 hr of full (1080p) on a 16 GB SD card, 2hrs on a 32GB. Recording 720p (which is still super clear) gives you even more shooting time.. But of course this isn't a camcorder although the above is a major plus. The still pics are really nice. I always opt for auto as I am still an amateur photographer.. The elph 300HS seems like it has a couple more extra specs , but for me they weren't as important. This is a solid point and shoot with a very attractive exterior and pricetag.. 5 stars from me!
Best Camera Of Its Type - Like The Wide Angle6/7/2011
The Canon A1200 has the features which we value most and as such, is our favorite digital camera. In particular, * It can take wide angle photos - the equivalent of 28mm on the older film SLR's * It uses 2 AA batteries which is great - especially when traveling overseas. In the past, we encountered too many occasions when a battery became exhausted in the middle of the day or could not be recharged at night. This was especially true when traveling overseas. So now we only consider cameras which use AA batteries because they can be purchased almost anywhere. * It takes HD video. * Its size is compact and can easily fit in a pocket or purse. Years ago, I enjoyed taking photos with SLR's and wore out 3 of them (the film versions). However, I missed many shots on vacation because I did not want to carry an SLR everywhere I went. The compact size of the A1200 allows us to carry it everywhere with ease. And it takes high quality photos. * This camera does not offer as many options as some others. However, it gives you the options people use most of the time. I do not miss the other ones. There are a few negatives. Cords to connect the camera to a TV or DVD recorder are sold separately. And it is difficult to force the camera to flash - it wants you to choose the mode and it will decide whether to use the flash. Also, this camera does not have the option to merge 2 or 3 shots into a panoramic picture. And it does not zoom in as close as some other cameras. All that said, we shopped around a lot and, in our opinion, the A1200 has the best combination of features and size.