Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS (Digital IXUS 95 IS)

Announced Feb 18, 2009 •
10 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 35 – 105 mm (3×)
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A really great compact if you ask me. *One thing, the specs said, 1.4 fps on continuous mode, but here's a trick, you can haste it up by choosing ISO3200 mode, it can shoot up to 3fps.* It is also great at landscapers, though a wider focal length is better. The colors are great, if, and only if you set to Vivid coloring. I can't say much since it is a compact, and for a compact, it's a great camera. Fast and sturdy. Problems: The On/Off button is really small, thus making it harder to press. ...

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An excellent workaround fully corrects the unacceptable flaw in the "AUTO" mode of this otherwise excellent iteration (PowerShot SD1200 IS, alias Digital IXUS 95 IS) of the Canon IXUS family: - Choose the "Kids&Pets" mode (instead of the default "AUTO" mode) - Set the "Recording Pixels (Image Size)" to "L" (instead of the default "S") - Set the "Image Quality (Compression Ratio)" to "Fine" (instead of the default "Normal") Then "Kids&Pets" works as a perfect "AUTO" mode, and you still can ...

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This appears to be the last of Canon's SD series cameras that have a viewfinder window...so I bought three of them as it is the last SD series Canon I will ever buy. This last one was a bargain...$97 for a refurbished one from NewEgg (The others were $150 and $140, but were "new".) The cameras take very good pictures, although my wife says hers is not as good as her S500, which she dearly loved. I think she is wrong, but we sold the S500 so no comparison can be made. If anything, the new one ...

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I bought a refurb from Adorama for $114 in dark gray. I got this primarily for fly fishing, mountain biking and as a take-everywhere camera. It is the exact width and height of a credit card and about as thick as the width of a dime. It fits in my jeans pocket and in the small water-resistant inside pocket of my fly fishing vest. At this price if I drop it into the creek it will not be a tragedy, just a set-back. Image quality straight out of camera is great-- equal to or exceeds that of ...

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When viewed as a pocket-cam and not a DSLR, the SD1200 is an excellent choice. I've owned the SD1000 and 1100, both great offerings, and the 1200 only improves on a solid model. I bought mine from Adorama, a refurb for $127 total and couldn't be happier. It's my third refurb camera and they all are as good as new. The addition of the Play button for viewing after shooting is very handy. New to this model is the Auto Scene mode. In full auto the camera chooses the best of several scenes and ...

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I've had it several weeks. If I see something interesting, I can just pull out the camera, turn it on, and quickly take a shot. It does just about everything I could expect at this price and produces nice images. Problems: No problems yet.

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Zoom pictures of the mountains are out of focus -- even when I mount the camera on a tripod, focus at infinity, and use the built-in automatic timer. Everything else about the camera is fine.

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My family have Powershots in the 6 mpxl and 7-something mpxl ranges. Both take sharp pictures. This 1200IS, with its 10 mpxls, does not take good pix. Blurry. Set up on L + Fine. Terrible sharpness. Will return this camera on December 26th and look for something better.

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I've bought this camera to replace my Ixus 40 which I always carry; I also have a 40D for the more serious work. My blind faith in the Canon brand is really being tested. I've always propagated how good Canon sensors were in dark circumstances, but this camera clearly is not. Image quality is poor, especially the amount of noise in lower light environments. Problems: There is a particular problem with focus in the AUTO setting, also with lower light environment. In many occasions the AUTO ...

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While vacationing in the Dominican Republic, my wife went swimming with her SD870. Nevertheless, the camera was destroyed by the salt water. So, the next day in the US Virgin Islands, I had to buy her a new camera. I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so thought I would get this one. It's pink, and heck simple to use. BUT, not as simple as the SD870. The SD870 with 8MP and a 3" LCD, is a far superior camera to the SD1200 with 10MP and 2.5" LCD. Pictures came out washed in either the Auto ...

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