I have recently purchased a FT-991, and I am very very pleased with this radio. I have not had the opportunity to try out the FT-1200. But, I have heard great things. I really wanted the option for an all mode radio. And, that is why I chose the 991 over the 1200. Digital sounds great on 2m/70cm as well as analog. I live on a very small piece of property. In a home owners association. And with two verticals, I can hit local repeaters 40 miles out, and my farthest contact was Croatia from Florida a few evenings ago. You can't go wrong with either one. You just must decide what matters most to you. An all mode rig, or two rigs one being a little better for HF.