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Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Blue)

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Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera (Blue)
Key Features
  • 10.0 Megapixels
  • 3x Optical Zoom
  • 2.5" LCD
  • Optical Image Stabilization
The Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH is a feature-rich, pocket-sized, Digital Camera with 10.0 megapixel resolution, a sharp and fast 3x optical zoom lens, and features Canon's advanced Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) system that significantly reduces image blur, and helps users achieve the best possible picture quality even in low-light shooting conditions. The camera incorporates Canon's latest DIGIC 4 processor for smooth color gradations, rich detail, and unparalleled quality.
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Canon SD1200 IS Overview

  • 1Description
  • 210.0 Megapixel Resolution
  • 3Smart AUTO Exposure
  • 4Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 52.5" PureColor LCD II
  • 6Advanced Face Detection Technology

The Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH is a feature-rich, pocket-sized, Digital Camera with 10.0 megapixel resolution, a sharp and fast 3x optical zoom lens, and features Canon's advanced Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) system that significantly reduces image blur, and helps users achieve the best possible picture quality even in low-light shooting conditions. The camera incorporates Canon's latest DIGIC 4 processor for smooth color gradations, rich detail, and unparalleled quality.

10.0 Megapixel Resolution

The 10.0 megapixel resolution of the SD1200 ensures that images are captured with all the detail needed for large photo quality prints.

Smart AUTO Exposure

Concentrate on your subjects--let the camera handle the pictures. Canon's Smart Auto mode analyzes your shooting conditions with 18 pre-defined scene settings. From a wide, floral landscape to a night on the town with friends, the SD1200 intelligently captures your memories--maximizing quality while minimizing effort.

Optical Image Stabilizer

Canon's optical image stabilizer counteracts the camera shake caused by slight hand movements. This adds stability to hand-held, telephoto or moving shots and enables shooting at shutter speeds of up to three stops slower than typical with no noticeable increase in image blur.

2.5" PureColor LCD II

Framing your photos couldn't be easier than with the SD1200's bright, crisp 2.5" LCD. Smooth color transitions, high-resolution, and scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coatings make composing and viewing effortless, even under bright sunlight.

Advanced Face Detection Technology

Canon's Advanced Face Detection Technology keeps every face in focus. The latest in focus-tracking technology coupled with Intelligent Contrast Correction, and Red-eye Correction deliver consistent sharpness and natural, life-like skin tones.

Canon SD1200 IS Specs

Camera TypePoint-and-shoot Digital Camera
Imaging
ResolutionEffective: 10.3MP, Recorded: 10.0MP
Sensor1/2.3" CCD
Bit DepthNot Specified By Manufacturer
File FormatsJPEG, AVI, WAV
File Size2.7 MB
Color SpacessRGB
Image StabilizationYes
Crop FactorN/A
Optics
Lens6.2-18.6mm f/2.8-4.9 (35mm film equivalent: 35-105mm)
ZoomOptical: 3x, Digital: 4x
Lens MountN/A
Focus TypeAutofocus
Focus RangeNormal: 12" (30cm) - infinity
Macro: 1.2" (3cm) - 19.7" (50cm)
Digital Macro: 1.2" (3cm) - 3.9" (10cm)
Accessory Lens/Filter MountN/A
Shooting Controls
SensitivityISO: 100-1600
Shutter Speeds1/1500 - 15 sec.
MeteringEvaluative, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure ModesAuto, Program, Scene
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Mirror Lock-UpNo
Burst Capability1.4fps Continuous Shooting
Self Timer2 seconds or 10 seconds
Interval RecordingNo
Remote ControlNo
Flash
Built-in FlashYes
Effective Flash Range1.0' (0.3 m) - 14' (4.2 m)
External Flash ConnectionNone
Dedicated Flash SystemN/A
Max Sync SpeedN/A
Memory
Built-in MemoryNo
Memory Card TypeSD/SDHC, MMC/MMC Plus/HC MMC Plus
Still Images per GBJPEG: High Res:374 - Low Res:4,093
A/V Recording
Video RecordingVideo with Audio, NTSC & PAL Output
Video Resolution640x480 @ 30fps, 320x240 @ 30fps
Video Clip LengthUp to 4GB or 1 hour
Audio Recording16-bit 44.100 kHz Sampling
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder TypeReal-image zoom viewfinder
Viewfinder CoverageNot Specified By Manufacturer
Display2.5"
Connectivity/System Requirements
ConnectivityUSB 2.0, A/V Out
System & Software RequirementsWindows XP, Vista
Mac OS OS X (10.2 or later)
Environmental
Operating/Storage TemperatureOperating Temperature:32-104°F/0-40°C
Humidity: 10-90%
WeatherproofingNone
DurabilityNot Specified By Manufacturer
Power
Battery TypeNB-6L Lithium-ion Battery
Power AdapterACK-DC40 AC Adapter Kit (optional)
Physical
Dimensions3.48 x 2.16 x 0.86" (88.5 x 54.8 x 21.8mm)
Weight4.23 oz. (120g)

Canon SD1200 IS Reviews

So simple even I can use it!

By kma
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2010-06-16

Went to Disney and bought the camera specifically for that pilgrimage. That and finding 35mm and places that develop 35mm are almost extinct in these parts. Anyway, it was so easy to use: point, zoom in/out, click, and done. That's it. The only thing that took some getting used to was the lag time, but i learned how to anticipate it and my picture taking is much improved. Have not tried the video feature yet. Cannot go wrong with this purchase.

You can't beat a Canon

By RW
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2010-05-17

This is my second, both are workng fine. They are easy to carry, take a nice photo and can be sized for emailing etc. I couldn't be more pleased.

Great camera for land and underwater use

By Antarcticgecko
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2010-05-11

Takes excellent stills and video! Have used quite a bit in various situations the past month since we got it - very happy with results. Menu is very easy to use and to find the perfect pre-set settings. Can also easily use the manual settings. This is a great camera that is so small it's silly NOT to take it everywhere and use it all the time!

Terrific camera. Great value.

By Marc
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2010-05-10

Took camera on a two-week vacation to France. Took well over 300 photo's. All were of exceptional quality, well framed, and easily modified.

Size and ease very nice

By Stitches
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2010-06-04

This camera has a convenient size the uses common media format. Sometimes seems the focus is a little slow and it wouldn't hurt to have just a few MB of internal memory. But it takes great pictures.

A Great product

By PT
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2010-05-28

I feel, its worth the money that we spend... it has lot of features which can be used. Both manual and auto mode are excellent... Read the manual and explore the options that are available.. Its really a great camera and worth its money...

Your search ends here!!

By frugal mom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2010-05-22

I found this PowerShot after I did all my reserach for buying a new digital camera,. I was a long time Sony Cyber-Shot user, but I'm glad I gave the Canon PowerShot a shot. Easy to use intuitively, compact, light weight & a cute color selection, I picked Orange, the color stands out well, so it's hard to forget at home and easy to find in by bag.

Great pics and fits in your pocket

By mdv
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2010-05-18

Easy to use. I have an underwater housing and it takes great scuba pics. The white balance feature made all the difference with good underwater pics.

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