At A Glance

The SD1200 IS has a variety of shooting modes and great image quality, but some design flaws hamper it a bit.

Manufacturer’s Description

When a camera puts a smile on your face the moment you hold it, imagine how great you'll feel when you see your first pictures! The PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH has everything going for it exuberant color, the sculptured style of Canon's famed ELPH series and the innovative know-how that takes you to a whole new level of picture-taking accomplishment. Fun, smart and a style that follows you everywhere.

The Specs

Battery Information
Number of Batteries Supported 1
Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.50 "
Effective Camera Resolution 10.0 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/1500 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number 3449B001
UPC Code 013803106466
Brand Name Canon
Product Name PowerShot SD1200 IS Compact Camera
Marketing Information

When a camera puts a smile on your face the moment you hold it, imagine how great you'll feel when you see your first pictures! The PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH has everything going for it exuberant color, the sculptured style of Canon's famed ELPH series and the innovative know-how that takes you to a whole new level of picture-taking accomplishment. Fun, smart and a style that follows you everywhere.

Product Model SD1200 IS
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Lens
Optical Zoom 3.0 x
Digital Zoom 4.0
Aperture Range f/2.8 to 4.9
Image Stabilization Optical
Focus Modes Auto
Minimum Focus Distance 1.18
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMCplus, HC MMCplus
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera
  • Lithium-Ion Battery Pack NB-6L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LY
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC7
  • CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400
  • Physical Characteristics
    Height 2.2"
    Width 3.5"
    Depth 0.9"
    Weight (Approximate) 4.23 oz
    Video
    Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI)
    Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
    Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type Optical
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Good
    Color Good
    Sharpness Good
    Distortion Superior
    Performance
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 55.3
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 60.0
    Number of Shots 352.0
    Battery Life (minutes) 193.5
    Image Quality Score Very Good
    Image Quality, Distortion 68.1
    Image Quality, Exposure 58.6
    Battery Life Score Very Good
    Image Quality, Sharpness 49.3
    Number of Batteries 1
    Image Quality, Overall 59.1
    Image Quality, Color 64.0