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Canon A1200 Silver Powershot 12 Megapixels Digital Camera - 5031B001

Abt Model: A1200SL | UPC Code: 013803133677
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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.


  • 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.


  • 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
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Key Features
Optical Viewfinder/ Smart AUTO/ 720p HD Video/ 12.1 Megapixels/ 4x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom (28mm)/ AA Battery-Powered/ Discreet Mode/ Creative Filters/ Large, Clear 2.7-Inch LCD Screen/ Silver Finish
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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"
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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