Canon: PowerShot A1200 NEW! Digital Camera Features, Specifications

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June 2, 2011 by yogi2raj

Advanced Smart Auto

Advanced Smart Auto mode gets you ready to shoot in all kinds of situations and can now detect up to 32 different scenes. Simply point and shoot and let the enhancedSmart Auto adjusts the exposure and focal settings accordingly to the various lighting conditions. At last, users can concentrate on capturing the perfect moment with ease and confident.

Blur Reduction Mode
Capture sharp photos especially in situations where there is a lot of movement.

Optical Viewfinder
Artistic Take of the world
Creative Filters
Access 6 artistic creative filters instantly with a quick twist of the mode dial.

Choose from 3 different effects:
Toy Camera Effect



Image Sensor (CCD)   

Camera Effective Pixels
Approx. 12.1 million pixels

Focal Length
4x zoom:
5.0 (W) – 20.0mm (T)
(35mm film equivalent 28 (W) – 112 (T)mm)
Focusing Range
3cm (1.2in.) – infinity (W), 80cm (2.6ft.) – infinity (T)
3 – 50cm(W)
(1.2in. – 1.6ft. (W))
Image Stabilizer (IS) System
Imaging Processor
Optical Viewfinder
Real-image zoom viewfinder
Electronic Viewfinder
LCD Monitor  
TFT colour (Wide viewing angle type)
2.7-inch type
Effective Pixels
Approx. 230,000 dots
Aspect Ratio
Brightness adjustment (5 levels)
Control System Autofocus: Single (Continuous in Auto mode)
AF Frame
Face AiAF, Tracking AF, Center
Metering System
Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Compensation (Still Images) / Exposure Shift (Movies)
+/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed (Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index)
Auto, ISO 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
White Balance
Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Shutter Speed
1 – 1/1600sec.
15 – 1/1600sec. (Total shutter speed range)

Circular (Used together with ND filter)
f/2.8 / f/8.0 (W), f/5.9 / f/17 (T)

Auto, on, Slow Synchro, off
Hot Shoe
30cm – 4.0m (W), 50cm – 2.0m (T)
(12in. – 13ft. (W), 1.6in. – 6.6ft. (T))
Shooting Specifications   

Shooting Modes P, Live View Control, Auto, Easy, SCN*1, Creative Filters*2, Discreet, Movie*3
*1 Blur Reduction, Portrait, Landscape, Kids&Pets, Smart Shutter*4, Low Light, Beach, Foilage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter.
*2 Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect.
*3 Standard, Miniature Effect.
*4 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer.
Digital Zoom Still images / Movies: Approx. 4.0x (up to approx. 16x in combination with the optical zoom), Safety Zoom, Digital Tele-converter
Continuous Shooting Mode: Normal
Speed (Normal): Approx. 1.0 shots/sec. (In P mode)
Approx. 3.6 shots/sec. (In Blur Reduction and Low Light mode)
Recording Specifications   

Number of Shot (CIPA) Alkaline: Approx. 200
NiMH: Approx. 450
Recording Media
SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus card, HC MMCplus card
File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Data Type Still Images:
Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
MOV [Image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM (monaural)]
Number of Recording Pixels Still Images:
Large: 4000 x 3000,
Medium 1: 2816 x 2112,
Medium 2: 1600 x 1200,
Small: 640 x 480,
Widescreen: 4000 x 2248
Standard: 1280 x 720 (24fps*1),
640 x 480 (30fps*1), 320 x 240 (30fps*2)
Miniature Effect: 1280 x 720*3, 640 x 480*3
*1 Actual frame rate is 23.976fps.
*2 Actual frame rate is 29.97fps.
*3 Shooting: 6fps, 3fps, 1.5fps.
Playback: 30fps*2
Hi-Speed USB
Analog audio output (monaural)
Analog video output (NTSC / PAL)
Direct Print
Power Source
AA alkaline batteries (AA NiMH batteries NB-3AH) x 2
AC Adapter Kit CA-PS800
Dimensions (CIPA compliant)
97.5 x 62.5 x 30.7mm (3.84 x 2.46 x 1.21in.)
Weight (CIPA compliant)
Approx. 185g (6.53oz.) (including battery & memory card)
Approx. 137g (4.83oz.) (Camera body only)

Source: Canon India



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