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Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical & 4x Digital & 16x Combined Zoom
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Approx. 12.7 Megapixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
5.0 (W) - 20.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28-112mm)
1.2 in. (3cm) - infinity (W); 2.6 ft. (80cm) - infinity (T)
Macro: 1.2 in-1.6 ft. (3-50cm (W)
2.7-inch TFT color wide viewing angle LCD
Approx. 230,000 dots
f/2.8 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
1 - 1/1600 sec.
15 - 1/1600 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
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
+/-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).
Auto, On, Off, FE lock, Slow Synchro
12 in.-13 ft. (W), 1.6-6.6 ft. (T)/(30cm-4.0m (W), 50cm-2.0m (T))
12 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.0V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
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
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom*
* Adjustment of contrast, sharpness and saturation available.
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.
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
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)
* When in Blur Reduction or Low Light.
** Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.
*** Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
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.
Still Image: single image, all images
Video: any video file
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
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
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
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.84 x 2.46 x 1.21 in. / 97.5 x 62.5 x 30.7mm
Approx. 6.53 oz./185 g (including the battery and memory card)
Approx. 4.83 oz. / 137g (camera body only)Note: 27 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 and Hindi).
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.
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Compatible Supplies & Accessories
Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you PowerShot A1200 Silver that you can purchase direct. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Visit the Canon Online Store
AC Adapter Kit ACK800
Provides AC power to the camera. Includes: CA-PS800 Power Adapter & AC Cable. Provides uninterrupted power for shooting or downloading.
AV Cable AVC-DC300
AV CABLE AVC-DC300.
Battery Pack NB4-300
Size AA NiMh rechargeable battery (2500mAh).
Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-300
The CBK4-300 AA battery and charger kit is designed to work with any Canon digital camera that's powered by AA batteries. This charger kit comes with four AA rechargeable batteries powered by Nickel Metal-Hydride technology that's free of the frustrating "memory" effect.
Deluxe Leather Case PSC-600
Deluxe Leather Case designed to fit the PowerShot A series digital camera safely and securely.
Deluxe Soft Case PSC-600
Deluxe Leather Case designed to fit the select PowerShot A series and ELPH series digital cameras safely and securely.
High-Power Flash HF-DC2
Powerful slave flash, fired by the camera's pre-flash. Effectively doubles the flash range of the camera. Comes with mounting bracket.
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
The Canon IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable enables you to transfer your camera pictures to a computer fast. The cable connects to your camera and to the USB port on your PC or MAC Computer. Comes standard with the EOS 1Ds Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1D Mark III, 1Ds Mark II, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark II, 5D Mark II, 7D, 5D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, 10D, Digital Rebel XTi, Digital Rebel XT and Digital Rebel. Please see Compatibility tab for compatible models.
† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.