Canon PowerShot A1200 Digital Camera, 12.1 Megapixels, 4x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, 2.7 inch LCD Display, Black

SKU: ICAA1200BK MFR: 5032B001
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About the Canon A1200

Sleekly redesigned in classic Black, the new PowerShot A1200 digital camera is all about capturing your memories your way. An Optical Viewfinder gives you an easy, familiar alternative to composing shots with an LCD screen. Smart AUTO takes care of all the details while you focus on getting the shot you want, by intelligently selecting the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations. And now you can preserve your memories exactly the way you see them in incredibly true-to-life 720p HD.

With 12.0 Megapixels, you'll be able to blow up your shots without losing a single detail and the 4x Wide-Angle (28mm) Optical Zoom gets you close to the action quickly. The camera uses AA batteries, so you'll have power anytime, anywhere. New Discreet Mode lets you shoot where you never could before, by disabling sound, flash and AF beam. Looking to put a little artistry in your photography? New Creative Filters mode makes it easy with appealing options like Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Monochrome and more.

The Canon A1200 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Travel, Weddings and more.The Canon A1200 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Canon A1200 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon A1200: AA batteries, Compact, Durable, Easy to use, Excellent image quality, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good battery life, Good image quality, Good in low light, Good low-light performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Lightweight/portable, Nice body color, Nice features/settings, Short lag time, Simple controls/menu, Viewfinder and Zoom range/performance.

Canon A1200 Includes

  • Canon PowerShot A1200 Camera Body
  • 2 x AA-Size Alkaline Batteries
  • Wrist Strap WS-800
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • Canon 1 Year Limited Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (34) , Compact (21) , Good image quality (17) , Image stabilization (13) , Large clear LCD (13) , Good battery life (10) , Lightweight/portable (10) , Nice body color (9) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (8) , Nice features/settings (8) , AA batteries (7) , Excellent image quality (7) , Simple controls/menu (7) , Short lag time (6) , Durable (5) , Viewfinder (5) , Zoom range/performance (5) , Good low-light performance (4) , Optical viewfinder (3)
Limited zoom (8) , Good in low light (7) , Poor image quality (6) , Flimsy (3) , Lag / shutter delay (3) , Short battery life (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (16) , Landscape/scenery (13) , Family photos (11) , Low light (9) , Weddings (5) , Sports/action (4) , Video (4) , Wildlife (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (12) , Casual photographer (6) , Semi-pro photographer (3)

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Canon A1200 Features

  • An Optical Viewfinder makes capturing images simple and easy
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations
  • Capture memories your way as either still images or in 720p HD video
  • This stylish, powerful A-Series camera has 12.1 Megapixels and 4x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom (28mm)
  • This AA battery-powered camera enables you to easily power up on the go!
  • New scene mode: Discreet Mode disables the sound, flash and AF beam so you can still capture images in quiet areas
  • Creative Filters offers fun and artistic ways to capture photos
  • Large, clear 2.7-inch LCD makes taking and viewing images a breeze

Canon A1200 Specifications

Camera Type Compact digital still camera with built-in flash
Resolution 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 12.7 Megapixels
Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
Focal Length 5.0 (W) - 20.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28-112mm)
Digital Zoom 4x
Optical Zoom 4x
Focusing Range 1.2 in. (3cm) - infinity (W); 2.6 ft. (80cm) - infinity (T)
Macro: 1.2 in-1.6 ft. (3-50cm (W)
Autofocus System TTL Autofocus
Optical Viewfinder Yes
Display 2.7-inch TFT color wide viewing angle LCD monitor
LCD Pixels Approx. 230,000 dots
LCD Coverage Approx. 100%
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
Shutter Speed 1 - 1/1600 sec.
15 - 1/1600 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Sensitivity Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600
Light Metering Method Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Control Method AE Lock
Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/30-stops increments
White Balance Control Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Built-in Flash Auto, On, Off, FE lock, Slow Synchro
Flash Range 12 in.-13 ft. (W), 1.6-6.6 ft. (T)/(30cm-4.0m (W), 50cm-2.0m (T))
Recycling Time 12 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.0V)
Shooting Modes P, Live View Control, Auto, Easy, SCN, Creative Filters, Discreet, Movie
Photo Effects My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom
Self Timer Approx. 10-sec delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom
Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
File Format Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 complaint
JPEG Compression Mode Still Image: Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
Movie: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels 4000 x 3000 (Large), 2816 x 2112 (Medium 1), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 2), 640 x 480 (Small), 4000 x 2248 (Widescreen)
Playback Modes File 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)
Still Images: Single, Index, Magnification, Resize, i-Contrast, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Red-Eye Correction
Movies: Normal Playback, slow motion, pause, first frame, last frame, next frame, previous frame, fast forward, fast rewind
Erase Modes Still Image: single image, all images
Video: any video file
Computer Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video Out NTSC/PAL
Audio Out Monaural
Power Source 2 AA batteries (Alkaline NiMH batteries NB-3AH x2)
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS800 (Used together with the DC Coupler DR-DC10)
Shooting Capacity Approx. 200 shots
Playback Time Alkaline batteries: Approx. 8 hours
AA NiMH batteries: Approx. 11 hours
Operating Temperature 32-104 deg.F/0-40 deg.C
Operating Humidity 10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.84 x 2.46 x 1.21 in. / 97.5 x 62.5 x 30.7mm
Weight Approx. 6.53 oz./185 g (including the battery and memory card)
Approx. 4.83 oz. / 137g (camera body only)
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