Canon PowerShot A1200
Canon PowerShot A1200
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Canon PowerShot A1200 review: 56 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

12.1MP
Panono Camera: 108MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.62mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
9
Sony Alpha a7 III: 693

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
1fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Canon PowerShot A1200
27% have it

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
1600 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO

7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
450shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots

8. video recording (main camera)

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
720 x 24fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps

9. weight

185g
HTC Re: 65.5g

10. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/1600s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s

11. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon PowerShot A1200
50% have it

12. pixel density

256ppi
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 2160ppi

13. resolution

553 x 415px
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 5184 x 3888px

14. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon PowerShot A1200
26% have it

15. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Canon PowerShot A1200
72% have it

16. width

62.5mm
DxO One: 26.2mm

17. volume

187.08cm³
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³

18. Has a built-in focus motor

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
Canon PowerShot A1200
17% have it

19. height

97.5mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm

20. has sensor shift stabilization

With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
Canon PowerShot A1200
18% have it

21. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Canon PowerShot A1200
45% have it

22. Can create panoramas in-camera

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
Canon PowerShot A1200
35% have it

23. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon PowerShot A1200
65% have it

24. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Canon PowerShot A1200
47% have it

25. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Canon PowerShot A1200
45% have it

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