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Canon A1200 Silver Powershot 12 Megapixels Digital Camera - 5031B001

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Canon A1200 Silver Powershot 12 Megapixels Digital Camera - A1200SL

Shoot Your Way with this Easy, Affordable New Camera.

Sleekly redesigned in classic Black or Silver, 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.

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.

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.

Specifications:

  • Type Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical & 4x Digital & 16x Combined Zoom
  • Type 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
  • 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 Available
  • LCD Monitor 2.7-inch TFT color wide viewing angle LCD
  • 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** * Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF ** Metering frame is fixed to the center
  • 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? (*Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF).
  • 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, SCN1, Creative Filters2, Discreet, Movie3
    • 1Blur Reduction, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter4 Low Light, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter
    • 2Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
    • 3Standard, Miniature Effect
    • 4Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
  • Photo Effects My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom*? * Adjustment of contrast, sharpness and saturation available.
  • Self Timer Approx. 10-sec delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*?* Shooting start time (0-15 sec (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 (in one-second increments)) can be specified.
  • 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 * Audio settings available in 5 levels. ** 5 levels (including normal playback), sound not available.
  • 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
  • Other Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
  • Power Supply 1. 2 AA batteries (Alkaline NiMH batteries NB-3AH x2) 2. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS800 (Used together with the DC Coupler DR-DC10) Approx. 200 shots Alkaline batteries: Approx. 8 hours AA NiMH batteries: Approx. 11 hours
  • Power Source 1. 2 AA batteries (Alkaline NiMH batteries NB-3AH x2) 2. 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°F/0-40°C
  • Operating Humidity 10-90%

What's In The Box:

  • PowerShot A1200 Body
  • 2 AA batteries
  • Wrist Strap WS-800
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.50 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 1.21"
  • Height: 2.46"
  • Width: 3.84"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels12.0 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.46"
Width (inches)3.84"
Depth (inches)1.21"
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length5.0 W
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.7"
LCD TypeTFT-LCD
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer DelayYes
Shutter Speed1 - 1/1600 sec. 15 - 1/1600 sec.
Storage MediaSD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC
Power Source2 AA batteries or Compact Power Adapter CA-PS800
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
  

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Canon A1200 Silver Powershot 12 Megapixels Digital Camera
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good image quality (8)
  • Compact (7)
  • Image stabilization (5)
  • Nice body color (5)

Cons

  • Lag / shutter delay (5)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (7)
  • Landscape/scenery (6)
  • Travel (6)
  • Low light (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

new Canon A1200 camera

I have a large Canon camera with lots of bells and whistles and wanted a small, compact point and shoot to carry around in my purse. Great camera and price. Really wanted a...Read complete review

I have a large Canon camera with lots of bells and whistles and wanted a small, compact point and shoot to carry around in my purse. Great camera and price. Really wanted a camera that used AA batteries and wanted a viewfinder. This new Canon model has both!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not bad for the money?

Good price, gotta hold down the sutter button longer than most cameras to take the picture.

Good price, gotta hold down the sutter button longer than most cameras to take the picture.

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5.0

DIGITAL CAMERA WITH VIEW FINDER

By ENERGY GALORE

from ENCINO, CA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Has view finder
  • Nice Body Color
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Canon A1200 Silver Powershot 12 Megapixels Digital Camera:

    i USE THIS CAMERA ALONG WITH MY CANON SX230 BECAUSE IT HAS A VIEW FINDER, IT IS SMALL AND AN INEXPENSIVE CHOICE.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I reccomend this camera

    By Meg

    from New jersey

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light

    Comments about Canon A1200 Silver Powershot 12 Megapixels Digital Camera:

    I bought this for my sister who always breaks her cameras. It is very durable and I was surprised how good the pictures came out.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love this camera!

    By Sandi R

    from Redmond, WA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay
    • Limited Zoom

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about Canon A1200 Silver Powershot 12 Megapixels Digital Camera:

    Great camera for the casual photographer. Easy to use, good quality photos, uses AA batteries and has a real viewfinder! Love it!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Canon A1200 PowerShot is Superb!

    By roaddog24un03

    from springfield, illinoiis

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact and lightweight
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Canon A1200 Black Powershot 12 Megapixels Digital Camera:

    ABT Electronics was the only online retailer that had this camera in black body color!!! It is compact and very lightweight and very reasonably priced! And I LOVE the black color of the body! However thereis one little glich and that is it has slow shutter speed! But other than that it is great for the money!!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not bad for the money?

    By bob23minutes

    from Shreveport LA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos

    Comments about Canon A1200 Silver Powershot 12 Megapixels Digital Camera:

    Good price, gotta hold down the sutter button longer than most cameras to take the picture.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Value Pocket Camera

    By MoJoGo

    from Colorado Springs, Co

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Has Optical Viewfinder
    • Shirt Pocket Size
    • Small / Compact
    • Value

    Cons

    • Location of Shutter Butto

    Best Uses

    • All Use Back-up

    Comments about Canon A1200 Black Powershot 12 Megapixels Digital Camera:

    This is probably one of the best values out there for an inexpensive, shirt pocket size camera. It also has a nice optical viewfinder which is a must have for outdoor use. You will not be disappointed as your primary camera or as a back-up if you carry a larger, more professional one. The only con I have so far is that I find the location of the shutter button a bit confusing.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Camera and enjoy the size.

    By Sher

    from Simi Valley, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Zoom
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Canon A1200 Silver Powershot 12 Megapixels Digital Camera:

      I use to do my art work.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I'M IMPRESSED

      By Ed

      from Cumming, GA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • AA batteries
      • Easy To Use
      • Good digital zoom
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Viewfinder

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • In Sunlight
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Canon A1200 Black Powershot 12 Megapixels Digital Camera:

      Yesterday I was taking pictures at pool side. Forhet the LCD screen for focusing but the View Finder worked great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great camera with viewfinder

      By Granny

      from Louisiana

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Small / Compact
      • Viewfinder

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • In direct sun
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel

      Comments about Canon A1200 Silver Powershot 12 Megapixels Digital Camera:

      Great on vacations when a small camera is useful.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      new Canon A1200 camera

      By JackieG

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Canon A1200 Black Powershot 12 Megapixels Digital Camera:

        I have a large Canon camera with lots of bells and whistles and wanted a small, compact point and shoot to carry around in my purse. Great camera and price. Really wanted a camera that used AA batteries and wanted a viewfinder. This new Canon model has both!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        Canon A1200 Silver Powershot 12 Megapixels Digital Camera

        Canon A1200 Silver Powershot 12 Megapixels Digital Camera

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