A great "pocket pal" with decent IQ, fast 4x zoom and zoom OVF

Started Sep 5, 2011 | User reviews
frelwa
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A great "pocket pal" with decent IQ, fast 4x zoom and zoom OVF
Sep 5, 2011

I've had my A1200 for several months, and I've taken hundreds of snaps with it with good results consistently. Its lens is f2.8 at the wide end, good in low light, but it's slower at the tele end. Its optical zoom OVF only shows 80% of the image, but it's fine for centering, glare-free in bright light, and much steadier at my eye than at arm's length. It uses regular SD cards and it's powered by 2 AA's, no charger needed on the road. All in all, it's a great little pocketable P&S and a bargain at under $130 street price.

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Canon PowerShot S30 Contax TVS Digital Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1 Canon PowerShot A1200 Fujifilm X10 +1 more
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