REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
CanonPowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey)
 
4.7

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (31)
  • Large clear LCD (23)
  • Image stabilization (17)
  • Good image quality (16)
  • Compact (15)

Cons

  • Limited zoom (4)
  • Poor in low light (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (30)
  • Travel (29)
  • Fun (13)
  • Landscape/scenery (13)
  • Low light (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (20), Photo enthusiast (12), Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)

Reviewed by 38 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Great 4 taking to Phantom Ranch

By JPT

from Central Texas

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Pros

  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Short Lag Time

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey):

    I specifically bought the SD 1200IS to take on a hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. It took fantastic shots. My daugher, who had just purchased the Rebel T2i, moaned at wasting her money when she could have owned this camera, taking crisp pictures and purchased at a great close out price. We routinely take the SD 1200IS when going anywhere but the grocery store.

    Share this review

     
    4.0

    Good Camera

    By Luiz Maio

    from Sinop, Mato Grosso, Brasil

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light

    Cons

    • Limited Zoom

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel

    Comments about Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey):

    I liked the camera. Among those in the same price category, is undoubtedly the best. She has a good brightness of the photographs and, due to its stabilizer, no smudges or blurs.
    I recommend the machine.

    Share this review

     
    5.0

    Has many superior features

    By DaLuke

    from Arcadia, FL

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Variable shutter delay

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey):

      Take the time to read the instruction booklet because many of its features could be overlooked if you didn't

      Share this review

       
      5.0

      Nice

      By zespri

      from Duxbury, MA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Zoom
      • Short Lag Time

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey):

        Compact size, easy to use, like that it has a view finder

        Share this review

         
        5.0

        Very good

        By Mambo

        from Highland Park, IL

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey):

          Very easy to use and takes great pictures.

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          Amazing camera

          By BobbyD425

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey):

            Great price. The camera is unbelievable..it takes the best pictures of any camera I've ever owned. I already recommended it to friends and family. The zoom on it is incredible.

            Share this review

             
            5.0

            awesome little camera

            By busy mom

            from chi town

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey):

                Love this little camera. This is my second Canon.
                They get better and better.

                Share this review

                 
                5.0

                canon is the best

                By photo mom

                from ny,ny

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey):

                  had other brands, nothing compares to canon

                  Share this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Old Faithful

                  By PK

                  from Sea Girt, NJ

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video

                    Comments about Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey):

                    Had to replace my previous canon Camera and just as I thought, this one is great too! All the features you need and easy to use. Great photos.

                    Share this review

                     
                    4.0

                    Nice and Usable

                    By Seyed

                    from Cincinnati, OH

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Becareful on battry drive
                    • Short Battery Life
                    • Vulnerable

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey):

                    it's so small that you can carry in your pocket , and the quality of photos are good particularly in daylight.

                    Share this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Happy With My Purchase

                    By Julie and Jewelry

                    from new haven ct.

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Short Lag Time
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey):

                        I bought this camera to replace my OLD Nikon Coolpix 4pixel 880. It was about 5 years old. This camera has more than double the pixel power, is more intuitive to use, and has the great press the button half down to focus/see your shot thing. It's small, and at first that bothered me, but I quickly got used to it. It is handy for bringing anywhere. I use it mainly to photograph jewelry close up, and it does that very well. I only read the intro material and not the full manual but have used it successfully already. I'm sure it can do more. It is compact, effective, does what you need in a tidy package. You can see the photos of the jewelry at [@] . see how great it works!

                        Share this review

                         
                        4.0

                        Great value for money

                        By Sue

                        from Australia

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Nice Body Color
                        • Short Lag Time
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • Limited Zoom

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos

                        Comments about Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey):

                        just what I wanted - small, compact, great to keep in my bag at all times to catch the kids at their best!

                        Share this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Nice camera

                        By MYBUDDA40

                        from S. KINGSTOWN, R.I.

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • Limited Zoom

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey):

                        Use this as my light travel camera. Takes nice pictures. Video quality is good.

                        Share this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Great camera at a great price!

                        By Bratchard

                        from Houston, Tx

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Short Lag Time
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey):

                          Love this camera! Canon has excelled way beyond the competition when it comes to point and shoot cameras. Great bang for the buck! Shoots very well outside and has better quality than my Canon SD880 IS. Shoots with less grain than competitors in low light situations without flash! Great camera to have for on the spot stock photo! Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great light weight travel and all purpose general use camera! Easy to use and meters the light extremely well!

                            • Similar:
                            • Canon SD880 IS

                            Share this review

                             
                            4.0

                            Great little camera for the price

                            By yankees09

                            from yankees09

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Large Clear LCD

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos

                              Comments about Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey):

                              We purchased this for my dad for Christmas. We needed to transition him to a digital camera from his old film camera. This great because he can put it in his pocket and take it along anywhere. So far so good and he seems happy with it.

                              Share this review

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Camera for a Great Price

                              By Poser Design

                              from Minneapolis, MN

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                              • Limited Zoom

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey):

                              I'm a professional photographer and I was looking for something for personal shots so I don't have to carry my equipment with me everywhere. After research on Consumer Reports I went for the Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Camera. It packs a big punch in a little package which is just what I was looking for!

                              Share this review

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Camera

                              By Sticks

                              from Davie, FL

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Travel

                                Comments about Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey):

                                Easy to use, Great picture quality and small enough to put in your pocket

                                Share this review

                                 
                                5.0

                                PowerShot SD1200

                                By Kathi

                                from Fort Worth TX

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Great Zoom
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Short Lag Time
                                • Small / Compact

                                Cons

                                • Poor in Low Light

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey):

                                Great to stick in your purse for those instant photos you can't get because you aren't carrying your SLR. Love the IS in the small camera.

                                Share this review

                                 
                                5.0

                                Very Nice Camera

                                By lawman

                                from Ohio

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Short Lag Time

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife photos

                                  Comments about Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey):

                                  This camera is super easy to use. It takes perfectly clear pictures and is just what we wanted. You can't find a nicer cam for the money in my opinion. I use Canon's in my law enforcement career and I love them!

                                  Share this review

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great camera from a great company!

                                  By other world chris

                                  from Woodstock, IL

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good Image Quality
                                  • Good Image Stabilization
                                  • Good in Low Light
                                  • Great Zoom
                                  • Large Clear LCD
                                  • Short Lag Time
                                  • Small / Compact

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Light Grey):

                                    I ordered this camera from B&H because I knew I would be getting the best price on a very nice camera for my needs. Thank you B&H!

                                    Share this review

                                    Displaying reviews 1-20

                                    Back to top

                                    Previous | Next »