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.
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.
The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.
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.
The Creative Filters mode dial setting provides easy access to special filter effect and scene modes.
Add a classic photo distortion without a fisheye lens.
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.
Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue.
Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.
Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.
Keep the image quality as high as possible for fail-proof images.
Boosts sensitivity to enable faster shutter speeds, reducing the effects of camera shake and subject movement.
The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop."
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.
The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame.
For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations.
Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.
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.