Canon Powershot A1200

The Powershot A1200 is the successor to the A1100 and was released in spring of 2011


The Powershot A1200 is NOT ported, there's no CHDK version available for this camera yet.

Reviews and Specifications

Technical Data

  • Digic IV image processor
  • DryOS operating system
  • Sensor: 12.1 million effective pixels, 1/2.3 CCD (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
  • Max image size: 4000 x 3000
  • 4x optical zoom lens, F2.8 - F5.9
  • Optical viewfinder
  • No Image stabilization !
  • Fixed 2.7 inch LCD, 2300,000 pixels
  • Video: H.264 MOV (QuickTime), max. 4GB filesize or 10 minutes with 1280x720, linear PCM audio (monaural)
  • Video formats: 1280x720 @24 fps (HD), 640x480 @30 fps, 320x240 @30 fps
  • Interfaces: Hi-speed USB, analog audio out (monaural), anaolg video out (NTSC/PAL) (video & audio cable not included)
  • Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HCMMCplus
  • Power: Two AA type batteries
  • Weight (with batteries): 185 g (0.41lb / 6.53oz)
  • Dimensions: 98x63x31 mm (3.86 x 2.48 x 1.22 inch)

Firmware info

The ver.req file is used to retrieve firmware information from the camera.

From playback mode, press and hold down the button FUNCSET and press DISP.

First Page:

Canon Powershot A1200 

Firmware Ver GM1.00A ( 

Adj Ver.005.006 

Serial No. 23806000xxxx

Second Page:

Canon Powershot A1200 

P-ID:322B PAL D 

Build:Dec 16 2010 13:45:51 

No Error

Alt version: Page 1

Canon Powershot A1200 
Firmware Ver GM1.00C (
Adj Ver.005.007
Serial No. 28806201xxxx

Alt version: Page 2

Canon Powershot A1200 
Build: Jun 10 2011 14:56:46

For Developers

LED addresses

firmware dumps

  • Firmware 1.00A (by praveen_sb, dumped with CBasic udumper)

Download location for firmware dumps:
P&S firmware dumps mirror

  • Firmware 1.00C (by zachalope, dumped with Universal dumper script)

Porting process & links

Porting thread for f/w 1.00A

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