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Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

 

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH / Digital IXUS 95 IS

Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS (Digital IXUS 95 IS) features 10MP resolution, a 3x optical zoom lens (35–105 mm equiv.) with built-in optical image stabilization, and a 2.5-inch LCD (230K dots).

Face Detection finds and tracks the faces of moving subjects. Exposure, flash and white balance are also set appropriately so that faces exhibit natural skin tones and backgrounds are properly exposed. In addition, a Face Detection Self-timer automatically detects an increase in the number of faces so there's no need to rush in. Intelligent Contrast Correction brightens dark areas in pictures.

Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 18 predefined shooting situations.

Movie can be shot 640 x 480 @ 30 fps and a clip can be up to 4GB or 60 min.

The Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS comes in six bright colors in an aluminum body, is point-and-shoot easy-to-use, and ultra compact to slip into your jeans pocket.

 
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QuickFact™ Sheet
  Canon PowerShot SD1200 ISUS | CAN | UK  
  Type of Camera    
  Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3x Optical/4x Digital/12x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System  
  Image Sensor    
  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  
  Lens    
  Focal Length 6.2-18.6mm f/2.8-4.9 (35mm film equivalent: 35-105mm)  
  Max. Aperture f/2.8 (W) - f/4.9 (T)  
  Optical Zoom 3x  
  Focusing Range / Macro

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)

 
  Auto Focus

TTL Autofocus

 
  Viewfinder & Monitor

 

 
  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 dots

 
  LCD Coverage

100%

 
  Shutter Speed

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

 
  Exposure Control    
  ISO 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

 
  White Balance    
  White Balance

Auto,* Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF

 
  Flash

 

 
  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

 
  Shooting 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

N/A

 
  Continuous Shooting

Approx. 1.4 fps

 
  Image Storage Media    
  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 Compression

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

 
  Playback 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

 
  Erasing Specifications    
  Erase Modes

Still Image: single image, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie

 
  Interfaces    
  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

 

 
  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)

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

 
  Playback Time

Approx. 360 min.

 
  Included Accessories

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

 
  Dimensions (W x H x D)

88.5 x 54.8 x 21.8 mm /
3.48 x 2.16 x 0.86 in.

 
  Weight (Camera body only)

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

 
  MSRP US $229.99 / CAD $249.99 / UK £249.00 / €299.00  

All data is based on Canon’s testing methods.
Subject to change without notice.

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