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Canon Powershot A1200 Digital Camera (Black)

B&H # CAPSA1200B Mfr # 5032B001
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Product Highlights
  • 12.1MP Resolution
  • 4x Optical Zoom Lens 28-112mm Equivalent
  • 4x Optical Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom=16x
  • Viewfinder and 2.7" TFT LCD Monitor
  • 720p HD Video
  • Up to 1600 ISO for Low Light Photos
  • Creative Filters (Fisheye, Vivid, etc.)
  • Smart Auto Mode for Easy Picture-Taking
  • Built-In Flash
  • Settings for 32 Predefined Situations

The Canon Powershot A1200 Digital Camera (Black) is a powerful combination of great image quality and easy-to-use creative features. High resolution of 12.1 megapixels, a 4x 28-112mm (35mm equivalent) wide-angle zoom lens, plus a 2.7" LCD monitor for composing and viewing photos and video put this camera in a class by itself. In addition to the LCD monitor, the A1200 has a genuine optical viewfinder, the traditional, preferred method of composing photographs for many professional photographers.

Gorgeous 720p HD video is built-in and easy to use. Sensitivity up to 1600 ISO and a Low Light mode will make blurry pictures a thing of the past. No fuss, no muss Smart Auto mode programs the optimal settings for 32 common shooting situations, and Creative Filters make creativity easy with Fisheye, Miniature, Toy Camera, Monochrome, Super Vivid and Poster effects for more high-impact images. A Discreet Mode disables the sound, flash and AF beam to let you take photos in quiet areas without disturbing anyone. And all of this is powered by easy-to-find 2x AA batteries.

Loaded with Features, Packed with Value.
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.
It's Your Choice: LCD or Optical Viewfinder
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.
Everything's Easy
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.

Modes

Smart AUTO
The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.
P Program
Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
Live View Control
Enables Brightness, Color, and Tone adjustments to your images using easy-to-understand controls.
Creative Filters
The Creative Filters mode dial setting provides easy access to special filter effect and scene modes.
Fisheye Effect
Add a classic photo distortion without a fisheye lens.
Miniature Effect
Give images a miniature look with an effect that emphasizes perspective by blurring the top and bottom of the image.
Toy Camera Effect
Simulates photos taken with "toy" or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.
Monochrome
Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue.
Super Vivid
Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.
Poster Effect
Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.
Easy
Keep the image quality as high as possible for fail-proof images.
Blur Reduction
Boosts sensitivity to enable faster shutter speeds, reducing the effects of camera shake and subject movement.
Portrait
The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop."
Landscape
For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.
Kids & Pets
Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots.
Smart Shutter
The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame.
Low Light
For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations.
Beach
Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
Foliage
Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
Snow
Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
Fireworks
Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Long Shutter
Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.
Discreet Mode
Disables flash, AF assist beam, and all camera sounds with one mode dial setting.
In Still Images or 720p HD Video, Every Detail is Beautifully Preserved
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. Want to capture the good times in motion? Canon's 720p HD video gives your memories the quality they deserve. If you've never shot video in high definition before, you'll be amazed at the difference it makes. 720p HD delivers stunning realism, capturing every detail with a level of clarity that, in playback, will bring you right back into the moment. Easy high definition videos from a compact still camera - now that's value!
Get the Power Anywhere
Conveniently, you don't need to worry about running out or recharging of batteries with the PowerShot A1200 digital camera. Since AA-size batteries can be purchased at any store, simply get new ones locally.
Shoot without Distractions
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.
Photographic Artistry That's Easy for Anyone.
Creative Filters Mode gives you lots of fun, easy ways to make your photography more creative. The camera does all the work - you simply choose an effect and shoot! Fisheye Effect imparts a fun, familiar curvilinear distortion to your image that's ideal for kids and pets. Miniature Effect plays with perspective, giving any shot the look of a world created in much smaller proportions - great for landscapes and city shots. When you shoot in Toy Camera Effect, you get the vintage effect of a first-generation camera, ideal for giving portraits a slightly distorted, unevenly saturated look of a picture you'd come across in your attic. Monochrome lends a moody beauty to your photography, producing shots in Black & White, Sepia or Blue. Super Vivid saturates colors to heighten the intensity and impact of any shot. Poster Effect takes away transitions between objects in the frame to give your image the high-impact look of a hand-painted poster.
See the Image on a Big Screen
The PowerShot A1200 digital camera has a large 2.7" LCD screen that gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear and bright picture. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 12.7 Megapixel
Effective: 12.1 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CCD
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM
Max Resolution 12MP: 4000 x 3000
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Optics
Lens EFL: 5-20 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-112 mm)
Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - 5.9 (T)
Zoom Optical: 4x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Wide: 1.2" (3.05 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 2.6' (0.79 m) - Infinity
Wide Macro: 1.2" (3.05 cm) - 1.6' (48.77 cm)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-1600
Shutter 15 - 1/1600 sec
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: AE Lock
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten
Self Timer 2 Seconds, 10 Seconds
Interval Recording No
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
FE Lock
Flash On
Off
Slow Sync
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.0 - 13' (0.30 - 3.96 m)
Telephoto: 1.6 - 6.6' (48.77 - 201.17 cm)
Memory
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
MMCplus
MMC
HC MMCplus
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video
Audio Recording With Video, Mono
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Optical
Screen 2.7" LCD Rear Screen (230,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output
USB 2.0
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 90%
Power
Battery 2x AA Batteries
AC Power Adapter CA-PS800 (Optional) 1
Please Note:

Power adapter used with the optional DC Coupler DR-DC10.

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Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.8 x 2.5 x 1.2" / 9.8 x 6.2 x 3.1 cm
Weight 4.83 oz / 137 g Camera Only
Canon Powershot A1200 Digital Camera (Black)
  • 2 x AA Battery
  • Wrist Strap WS-800
  • IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
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    General Brand -  AA 1.5V Alkaline Battery (2 Pack)
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    Varta -  High-Energy 1.5 V AA E91 Alkaline Battery - 4 Pk
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    Pearstone -  Onyx 230 Camera Pouch (4.9 x 2.6 x 1.5", Black)
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    Protect your LCD screen from scratches and finger prints.

    Vello -  3.0" LCD Screen Protector (Optical Acrylic)
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