Summary: I supposably purchased this camera brand new from amazon. NOT! My camera arrived in a new box with batteries still factory sealed and directions. What it did not arrive with was the protective film over the display panel. There were finger prints all over the display screen & the battery compartment was opened. Obviously a preowned item. Secondly I read the reviews & looked at the pictures of previous purchasers. I have a Nikon D7000 for "real" pictures.
Summary: Terrible camera. The camera on my phone takes far better pictures. I wanted something on the cheaper end to take while I was traveling. Right out of the box, I knew this was not going to work. It takes way to long to process between the time you take a picture and the time the shutter goes off. The photos are blurry. Don't waste your money, for ~$50 more dollars you can get something that actually works.
Summary: Viewfinder is a MUST for us (saves batteries when traveling in remote areas, essential for shooting in bright sun) so we has little choice on what to buy at the time. I see a lot of 5-star and 1-star reviews. I think now I know why. This camera worked great for 3 months -- crisp pictures, good focus and color, no graininess. Then it started taking blurry, pixelated, abstract-looking useless images. Then for no apparent reason, it would start working fine again.
Summary: OK, so I bought this camera for my teenager son after reading rave reviews and doing some research. It took ok pictures the first month Then 3 months later, I notice that the pictures get slightly blurry, like a handshake. At first I thought my son wasn't holding it steady when shooting.Then 6 months since we bought it, the images not only blur out, they bleed -- like they were sprayed with water and the images ran down like watercolor.
Summary: This is a nice sized little pocket camera that has some features that are desirable such as an optical view finder and the ability to run on AA batteries. I bought it as a backup for my wife to take to England but because of the problems she had with it it never got used. It constantly required batteries after taking only 4 - 6 pictures. I tried batteries out of different packages and by different manufactuers to no avail.
Summary: I recived this product from YourDeal.com, After opening this product we realized that it was a defective camera. I was so upset because I got this as a aniversary gift for my fiance. After contacting the seller we recived an email saying they would replace the product. After we sent the product back within 2 weeks we got the same broken camera back a month and a half later.
Summary: I am very disappointed in this camera. I have been a long-time Canon owner and have owned several of their point-n-shoot cameras over he years. The pics are really grainy for even a point-n-shoot. This is true even when using the flash in "auto" mode. The video quality is even worse. My old Elf SD100 out-performs this camera.
Summary: I was very disappointed with this product because i had it for less than a month and while at my granddaughter's First Birthday Party, the screen went black and I could not take any pictures. The product was faulty and had to be returned. Because it was a third party purchase, I could not get a replacement.
Summary: The Canon PS A1200 is a piece of garbage, defective in either production or design. It tries to do too much and does nothing well. Its images have too much noise in anything not shot under noon day sun. Sometimes objects appear as if drawn by crayon. Auto Focus is also erratic, with no evident override. Worst of all was Canon's "get lost" attitude. Their response was that there were no "known issues" on noise. (Well...then THIS camera is defective, right?