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Announced in January 2011, the Canon PowerShot A1200 is a 12.1 Megapixel budget compact with a 4x optical zoom lens and 2.7 inch LCD screen. Unusually for a compact camera these days, the A1200 is also equipped with a small optical viewfinder. In another slight departure from convention it additionally relies on two AA batteries for power rather than a proprietary Lithium Ion battery.
The PowerShot A1200 has all of the ease-of-use features you’d expect from a budget compact – only the PowerShot A800 sits below it in the A-series line-up – and also includes new features like Live View Control and Creative filters. Impressively for the money, it can also shoot 720p HD video, but like the A800 below it, lacks any form of image stabilisation.