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Canon-powershot-a1200.32758128
7.1 out of 10

Canon PowerShot A1200

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Overall 4
4.0

On a budget? Pick something else.

The Folded Space, Amazon
29 January 2012
  • Summary: Despite a number of unusual features (e.g., AA battery powered, optical viewfinder), this camera is simply not good enough - even as a budget camera. The primary problem is the noisy CCD. Even in ideal light, photos and video are quite grainy. I purchased this camera primarily to take advantage of 720p24 video with a relatively high data rate (higher than most). You'd never know it, though. The video is so-so at best.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed

Reggie, Amazon
28 September 2011
  • Summary: I read all the good reviews and thought I got a good deal for a great price. Well I guess you got what you paid for. It's slow to take a picture - even slower than an old old Olympus model I own. And the quality of the picture is disappointing, too. Returned it. Very disappointed.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not recommended for indoor use

KaySmith "K", Amazon
3 September 2011
  • Summary: I wanted this camera to work for me, as I liked the price and the features like AA batteries, viewfinder and Canon's reputation for P&S cameras. Unfortunately this camera was a disappointment. Way too much noise at ISO greater than 200, slow performance, annoying color aberrations - both purple and green, soft photos. A1200 sucks in almost any mode indoors, especially Auto. In Auto mode indoors the camera sets ISO ridiculously high and you are stuck with noisy pictures.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing

Chris G, Amazon
1 April 2013
  • Summary: I'm very disappointed with this camera. It's almost impossible to take any kind of picture of a sunset as the camera just seems to get totally confused and just makes a total hash of it. I'm not sure if I will bother with a real camera in future. An iPhone takes much better pictures!
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing - not recommended

OldCove99, Amazon
30 October 2012
  • Summary: Good points: Inexpensive. Compact and very easy to use. Video quality is OK, and even the sound is acceptable. Has a viewfinder. BUT... the quality of the still photos is poor. I can't see the point of having 12 Megapixels when the results are not focussed well. Is it the lens quality? Have I bought a faulty model? All I know is that the picture quality is worse than on both my 3Mp mobile phones.
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Overall 4
4.0

canon powershot A1200

jmr27, Amazon
13 September 2012
  • Summary: Camera was absolutely fine to begin with, but after about 3 weeks the sensor suddenly failed. I have been told this is a very rare occurence but not unheard of. I had bought the camera for an elderly friend who needed one that was straight forward to use, which it was. I have two Canon cameras of my own - a compact and an SLR which have never caused me any problems, but this one was definitely a lemon.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing

Waterloo "CS", Amazon
3 December 2011
  • Summary: Nice to but a viewfinder but the camera is slow, the images aren't as sharp as they should be, and the battery life is pathetic. I'd advise giving this one a miss.
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Overall 4
4.0

display scarso, autonomia batterie pessima

FABIO PELETTO, amazon.it
28 December 2013
  • Summary: ok che si tratta di un prodotto di bassa gamma, però come detto il display ha una definizione pessima. Con batterie ricaricabili di fascia media (panasonic, energizer) riesco a fare qualche decina di foto... qualcuna in più con le batterie usa e getta (duracell).
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

kasimov-850, Yandex
20 September 2013
  • Excerpt: если бы не проблемы с фокусировкой, то был бы отличный фотоаппарат. причём создаётся такое впечатление, что указанная проблема с течением времени прогрессирует :(
  • Pros: фото 12 мпикс, видео hd 720p, батареек хватает очень надолго
  • Cons: имеют место быть периодические проблемы с фокусировкой, особенно после использования зума а также при недостаточном освещении. для исправления приходится выключать и снова включать фотоаппарат. иначе никак.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nicht wirklich überzeugend

Chrissi, Amazon
21 June 2013
  • Summary: Ich habe meine Canon Powershot jetzt 2 1/2 gehabt und nun ist sie endgültig hinüber. Die Reparatur kostet genauso viel wie eine neue Kamera. Garantiezeit ist vorbei, Gerät natürlich kaputt. Trotzallem war ich auch nie wirklich zufrieden. Bilder nachts aufzunehmen war schlicht ein Ding der Unmöglichkeit. Die Menüeinstellung für Nachtmodus zu finden brauchte einen Ewigkeit und kaum hatte ich es eingestellt hab ichs nicht wieder gefunden. Das Menü ist nicht intuitiv.
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