LCD and Viewfinder
Canon A1200 has a Fixed Type 2.7″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.7″, the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
A1200 has a built-in Optical (tunnel) viewfinder.
Max Shutter speed
Canon A1200 can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/1600 sec.
Unfortunately A1200 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon A1200 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
Canon A1200 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon A1200, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 24 fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
A1200 has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon A1200 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Olympus XZ-2 iHS or Nikon Coolpix P7000 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon A1200 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Canon A1200 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 200 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Canon A1200 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend A1200 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Compact Cameras
Fujifilm X30 with its 470shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Canon A1200 vs Fujifilm X30 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Canon A1200 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Canon A1200 is $329.99