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PowerShot A1200 Silver Silver

PowerShot A Series

PowerShot A1200

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



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)

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


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


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)


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)

Flash Exposure Compensation


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.

Wireless Control


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)

Image data

* When in Blur Reduction or Low Light.

Movie data

** 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.

Erase Modes

Still Image: single image, all images
Video: any video file

Computer Interface

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)

Video Out


Audio Out



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 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


Operating Humidity


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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