Canon A1200 12.1MP Digital Camera - Black 

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Canon A1200 12.1MP Digital Camera - Black
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12.1 Megapixels
4x Optical Zoom
2.7" LCD
HD Video (720p)


An Optical Viewfinder makes capturing images simple and easy.
The PowerShot A1200 digital camera gives you a choice that's getting increasingly hard to find on digital cameras today. It's equipped with an Optical Viewfinder in addition to the LCD screen. Many photographers prefer this classic, familiar option that lets you simply hold the camera to your eye and shoot. The camera's big, bright LCD screen gives you a wealth of important information about the shot. However, using it to compose and focus requires that you hold the camera away from your body. Many people do this with one hand, arms away from the body, effectively creating camera shake that can distort a shot. Using the Optical Viewfinder helps ensure that the camera is held steady. The great thing is that from shot to shot, whether you use the Optical Viewfinder or LCD screen is your choice.

Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.
Just set the Canon PowerShot A1200 digital camera to Smart AUTO and you're ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture-taking every time. It's a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 32 specially defined settings. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you're getting dramatic, memorable images.

Capture memories your way as either still images or in 720p HD video.
PowerShot A1200 digital camera puts you in charge when it comes to saving your memories. Canon technology lets you capture beautiful still images no matter what your level of photographic experience. Portraits of people posing or in motion, outdoor shots in various weather situations, nighttime shooting and more: the camera handles them all with ease when you shoot in Smart AUTO. High megapixel counts let you blow up and crop your still images just as you please, with no loss in resolution or quality.

This stylish, powerful A-Series camera has 12.1 Megapixels and 4x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom (28mm).
With the PowerShot A1200 digital camera, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share. This 12.1 Megapixel camera lets you create impressive large photos of family and friends you'll be proud to display. The high-resolution images taken by the PowerShot A1200 can be enlarged up to 13" x 19". The PowerShot A1200 digital camera has a 4x wide Optical Zoom lens (35mm film equivalent: 28-112mm) that let you capture up-close and memorable images.

New scene mode: Discreet Mode disables the sound, flash and AF beam so you can still capture images in quiet areas.
How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you wanted to take a picture, but were reluctant (or simply not allowed) to disrupt the setting with noise or flash? New Discreet Mode makes picture-taking possible in museums, at performances, anywhere light and sound would not be welcome. Simply turn the mode dial to Discreet, and the camera's sound, flash and AF assist beam will be disabled - without changing any other settings. If the camera senses low light, ISO speed will be automatically raised to get the best possible shot. You can even switch to playback mode to review still images or video, and the camera will remain muted.


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Effective Pixels:12.1 MP
Total Pixels:12.7 MP
Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Size:1/2.3 type
Lens Type:5.0 (W) - 20.0 (T) mm Canon lens
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent):28 (W) - 112 (T) mm
Optical Zoom:4x
Digital Zoom:4x
Optical Image Stabilization:No
Aperture:f/2.8 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
LCD Size:2.7"
LCD Type:TFT color, with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels:Approx. 230,000 dots
LCD Coverage:Approx. 100%
Viewfinder Coverage:Not specified
Autofocus Points:Not specified
AF Assist Light:Yes
Continuous Autofocus:No
Minimum Focus Distance:1.2 in. (3cm) - infinity (W); 2.6 ft. (80cm) - infinity (T)
Shutter Speed Range:1 - 1/1600 sec. 15 - 1/1600 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Bulb Shutter Setting:No
Flash Sync Speed:Not specified
Flash Modes:Auto, on, Slow Synchro, off
Flash Exposure Compensation:No
Recycling Time for Built-in Flash:12 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.0V)
External Flash Connection:No
Exposure Control
Exposure Modes:P, Auto, Scene
Exposure Compensation:+/-2 stops in 1/30-stops increments
Exposure Bracketing:No
Metering Modes:Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Metering Range:Not specified
ISO Sensitivity:Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600
Auto ISO Options:Yes
White Balance Modes:Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Shooting Specifications
Shutter Release Modes:Single, Continuous, Timer
Top Continuous Shooting Speed:Approx. 1.0 shots/sec (in P mode)
Maximum Burst:Not specified
Scene Modes:Blur Reduction, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter Low Light, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter
Face Detection:Yes
Panorama Mode:No
Image Stitching:No
HDR Mode:No
Remote Control Option:No
Playback Specifications
Playback Functions:Easy, Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Resume Playback, Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Jump, Slide Show (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)
In-Camera Image Editing:Still Images: Single, Index, Magnification, Resize, i-Contrast, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Red-Eye Correction
Video Specifications
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720 (720p); lower resolutions also available.
Video Frames Per Second:30 fps or 24 fps
Computer Interface:USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video Out:Analog video output (NTSC/PAL)
Audio Out:Analog audio output (monaural)
Included Software:Yes
Software System Requirements:Not specified
Media Storage
Internal Memory:None listed
Compatible Memory Cards:SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
Image File Formats:Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
Video File Formats:MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (monaural))
Included Battery:AA alkaline batteries (x2)
Other Compatible Batteries:None listed
Battery Life (Images):Up to 200 shots
Battery Life (Video):Not specified
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature:32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity:10-90%
Tripod Socket:No
Package Contents
PowerShot A1200 Body
2 AA batteries
Wrist Strap WS-800
USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

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Assembled Size

  • Approximate Dimensions (WxHxD): 3.84" x 2.46" x 1.21"
  • Approximate Weight: 4.83 oz
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    1 year limited manufacturer's warranty.

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