Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Review

Overall Score

34

Main Features

  • 10 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 35-105 mm (3x) F2.8-4.9 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 1600 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (tunnel) Viewfinder
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 640 x 480 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 86 x 55 x 22 mm, 160g.
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Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Overview


First introduced in February, 2009, Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS is a 10 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Canon SD1200 IS comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

Sensor resolution of Canon SD1200 IS ~ 3646 x 2742 pixels.

Canon SD1200 IS has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 9,997,332 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Canon SD1200 IS


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
160g Light Body
35 mm Wide Angle Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
4.9 Lens at Tele
9 Focus Points
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No External Flash
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.9
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Low Battery Life: 260 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS has an Overall Score of 34/100 and ranked #559 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #996 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon SD1200 IS Scores
Imaging score
19
Features score
31
Value for money score
52
Portability score
98
Overall score
34
Average Scores in Small Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
22
Features Score
34
Value For Money Score
53
Portability Score
96
Overall score
36

Physical Dimensions of Canon SD1200 IS


Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS weighs 160g and has external dimensions of 86 x 55 x 22mm (3.39 x 2.17 x 0.87"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Compact cameras is 175g, Canon SD1200 IS is 15 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Canon SD1200 IS is less by 12mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Canon SD1200 IS
160g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Canon SD1200 IS
22mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS with the dimensions:

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight PowerShot SD1200 IS Dimensions PowerShot SD1200 IS
Canon PowerShot S110 Canon S110 198 g 160 g 99 x 59 x 27 mm 86 x 55 x 22 mm
Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 Canon ELPH 135 127 g 160 g 95 x 54 x 22 mm 86 x 55 x 22 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 160 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 86 x 55 x 22 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 160 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 86 x 55 x 22 mm
Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS Canon ELPH 190 IS 138 g 160 g 95 x 57 x 24 mm 86 x 55 x 22 mm
Fujifilm X20 Fujifilm X20 353 g 160 g 117 x 70 x 57 mm 86 x 55 x 22 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 160 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 86 x 55 x 22 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Panasonic LF1 192 g 160 g 103 x 62 x 28 mm 86 x 55 x 22 mm

Specifications of Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS


General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot SD1200 IS
Announced February, 2009
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 3
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1500 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 3.50
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 640 x 480
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 260 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NB-6L
Physical
Weight 160 g
Physical Dimensions 86 x 55 x 22 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus/HD MMCplus
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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