LCD and Viewfinder
Canon SD1200 IS has a Fixed Type 2.5″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.5″, the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
SD1200 IS has a built-in Optical (tunnel) viewfinder.
Max Shutter speed
Canon SD1200 IS can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/1500 sec.
Unfortunately SD1200 IS doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon SD1200 IS features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
Canon SD1200 IS also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon SD1200 IS, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 640 x 480 at 30 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 640 x 480 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 .
SD1200 IS has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Canon SD1200 IS doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon SD1200 IS has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Canon SD1200 IS is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 260 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
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 SD1200 IS vs Fujifilm X30 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Canon SD1200 IS Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Canon SD1200 IS is $179.00