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Overview

Go Ahead, Have All the Fun You Want.

When a camera puts a smile on your face the moment you hold it, imagine how great you'll feel when you see your first pictures! The PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH has everything going for it - exuberant color, the sculptured style of Canon's famed ELPH series - and the innovative know-how that takes you to a whole new level of picture-taking accomplishment. Fun, smart and a style that follows you everywhere.

 

Features

10.0 Megapixel Resolution
With the PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share. This 10.0-megapixel camera lets you create impressive, large photos of family and friends you'll be proud display. The high-resolution images taken by the SD1200 IS Digital ELPH can be enlarged up to 13" x 19".

Optical Image Stabilizer
The PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH is equipped with Canon's acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer Technology that automatically detects and corrects camera shake - one of the leading causes of fuzzy or blurred shots. Even when zoomed in, you can get the steady, crisp, brilliant images you'll be proud to shoot and share. And Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer Technology is so convenient to use. It functions perfectly with or without a flash.

Large, crisp 2.5-inch PureColor LCD
The PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH gives you a large 2.5-inch LCD screen for excellent control when framing your shots. Canon's PureColor LCD II offers spectacular color, resolution and contrast even when viewed at an angle. The screen is highly durable and easy to see in any light with a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light - a perfect feature for gathering friends and family around to see your images.

Smart AUTO
Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 18 predefined shooting situations. Just set the Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH 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 18 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.

DIGIC 4 Image Processor
Canon's most advanced image processor, DIGIC 4, delivers evolved Face Detection Technology that keeps every face in every photo looking its very best. The technology finds and tracks the faces of moving subjects until you're ready to shoot, then delivers perfect focus. In addition, exposure, flash and white balance are compensated, so that faces exhibit natural skin tones and backgrounds are properly exposed.

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Type
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3x Optical/4x Digital/12x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System

Back to TopImage Capture Device

Type
10.0 megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)

Total Pixels
Approx. 10.3 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 10.0 Megapixels

Back to TopLens

Focal Length
6.2-18.6mm f/2.8-4.9 (35mm film equivalent: 35-105mm)

Digital Zoom
4x

Focusing Range
Normal: 1.0 ft./30cm-infinity (W)

Macro: 1.2 in.-1.6 ft./3-50cm (W), 1-1.6 ft./30-50cm (T)

Digital Macro: 1.2-3.9 in./3-10cm (W)

Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus

Back to TopViewfinders

Optical Viewfinder
Real-image optical zoom viewfinder

LCD Monitor
2.5-inch TFT color LCD widescreen with wide viewing angle (PureColor LCD II)

LCD Pixels
Approx. 230,000 pixels

LCD Coverage
100%

Back to TopAperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 (W) - f/4.9 (T)

Shutter Speed
15-1/1500 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.

Back to TopExposure Control

Sensitivity
Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent

(Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)

Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**

* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF

** Metering frame is fixed to the center

Exposure Control Method
Program AE, i-Contrast; AE Lock

Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Back to TopWhite Balance

White Balance Control
Auto,* Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF

Back to TopFlash

Built-in Flash
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro

Flash Range
1-14 ft./30cm-4.2m (W), 1-7.9 ft./30cm-2.4m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)

Recycling Time
10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)

Flash Exposure Compensation
N/A

Back to TopShooting Specifications

Shooting Modes
Auto, Program, Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Digital Macro, Long Shutter, Movie

Photo Effects
My Colors
Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom

Self Timer
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Detection Self-timer

Wireless Control
Not available

Continuous Shooting
Approx. 1.4 fps

Back to TopImage Storage

Storage Media
SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card

File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1

Image Recording Format
Normal, Fine

JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)

Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))

Number of Recording Pixels
Still Image: 3648 x 2736 (Large), 2816 x 2112 (Medium 1), 2272 x 1704 (Medium 2), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 3648 x 2048 (Widescreen)

Movie: Standard Definition: 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)

Available up to 4GB or 60 min. per clip

Back to TopNumber of Recordable Images

Image data

 Large (L)Medium 1 (M1)Medium 2 (M2)Medium 3 (M3)
FNFNFNFN
File Size (KB)2,5651,2261,6207801,116556558278
2GB7491,5361,1812,3631,7073,2353,2356,146
8GB2,9946,1404,7239,4466,82212,92712,92724,562


  Small (S)Widescreen (W)
FNFN
File Size (KB)150841,920918
2GB10,24515,3681,0072,048
8GB40,93761,4064,0268,187

Back to TopTime of Recordable Movies

Movie data

  Standard
640 x 480 320 x 240
30 fps 30 fps LP 30 fps
Movie size (KB/sec.) 1,963 1,003 703
2GB 16 min. 00 sec. 30 min. 07 sec. 40 min. 58 sec.
8GB 1 hr. 03 min. 57 sec. 2 hr. 00 min. 23 sec. 2 hr. 43 min. 44 sec.
Note: N=Normal F=Fine

Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.

Back to TopPlayback Specifications

Playback Modes File
Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, Transition Effects, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (9 thumbnails), Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Resize, Image Inspection Tool, i-Contrast

Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Auto Rotate, Resume

Back to TopErasing Specifications

Erase Modes
Still Image: single image, all images

Movie: part of movie, all of movie

Back to TopInterfaces

Computer Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)

Video Out
NTSC/PAL

Audio Out
Monaural

Other
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable

Power Supply
1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-6L

2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40 (optional) Still Image: approx. 260 shots* (LCD on)/700 shots (LCD off) Approx. 360 min.

* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Power Source
1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-6L

2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40 (optional)

Shooting Capacity
Still Image: approx. 260 shots* (LCD on)/700 shots (LCD off)

Playback Time
Approx. 360 min.

* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Back to TopPhysical Specifications

Operating Temperature
32-104°F/0-40°C

Operating Humidity
10-90%

Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.48 x 2.16 x 0.86 in./88.5 x 54.8 x 21.8mm

Weight
Approx. 4.23 oz./120g (camera body only)

Note: 26 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi)

All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

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SD1200 IS Contents

  • PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH Body
  • Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-6L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LY
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC7
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400

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