Packing a lot of punch for the price, the Canon PowerShot A1200 is an easy-to-use digital camera with all the necessary features to capture quality photos. Intelligent Auto mode automatically selects from 32 different possible scene modes making it even easier to get the perfect shot. And a genuine Canon 4x optical zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle allows you to zoom in; or capture great group shots or beautiful landscapes.
Movie Feature – captures High Definition video with audio up to 1280 x 720p resolution at 24 frames per second. Continuous recording up to capacity of card* (approx 26 minutes on a 4gb card at highest quality).
* SDHC Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards can be used only in equipment that is compatible with their respective formats. We recommend class 4 or higher memory cards for recording high definition video
12.1 Megapixel – delivers photo quality prints up to A3 size. Keeping the sensor at 12 megapixels ensures the best combination of image quality and print size.
Intelligent Auto - New Automatic mode with Scene Detection (32 scenes detected), Face Detection, Motion Detection and Noise Reduction makes it even easier to get the perfect shot. No need to fiddle with selecting the appropriate scene mode from the menu.
DIG!C IV- Canon's newest processor delivers higher picture quality with faster processing speed and low power consumption.
Intelligent Flash Exposure - Automatically detects whether flash is required and adjusts the flash output and other camera settings to best suit the photo being taken. Captures more natural looking subjects and backgrounds.
Creative Filters - Shoot using creative filters for an added effect: Toy camera, Miniature, Fish-Eye, Monochrome, Super Vivid and Poster effects. Makes it easy to unleash your creativity.
PowerShot A1200 Technical Specifications
CCD / Image Processor
Effective Number of Pixels
Approx 12.1 Megapixels
Size / Filter Array
1/2.3 inch / Primary colour filter (Bayer)
Focal Length (optical)
5.0 (W) – 20.0 (T) mm
35mm film equivalent
28 (W) – 112 (T) mm
f/2.8 / f/8.0 (W) - f/5.9 / f/17 (T)
1 - 1/1600 sec.
Approx. 4x Optical, 4x Digital
Face Detect, AiAF1 (9-points), Tracking AF, Center
Other Shooting Features
Normal: 3cm–infinity, Macro: 3-50cm (W)
Auto Focus and AiAF, Auto Exposure, White Balance, Flash Exposure, Auto Red-Eye Correction, Face Self Timer
Other Shooting Features
Focus Check, Night Display
Continuous Shooting (Large/Fine)
Approx 1.0 shots/sec in P mode / 3.6 shots/sec in Low Light mode
2.7 inch TFT LCD monitor (approx 230,000 dots) with brightness adjustment (5 levels)
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
30cm – 4.0m (W), 50cm – 2.0m (T)
Selectable Shooting Modes
Auto (32 scenes detected), P, Live Control, Easy, Discreet, SCN (Blur Reduction, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter, Low Light, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Firework, Long Shutter), Creative Filter (Fisheye, Miniature, Toy Camera, Monochrome,, Super Vivid, Poster Effect,), Movie (Standard, Miniature Effect)
Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom Colour
Image Recording Format
JPEG Compression (EXIF 2.3 Compliant)
Colour Space / Compression Levels
sRGB: Fine, Normal
MOV (Image Data: H.264; Audio Data: Linear PCM (monaural)
Still Images and Capacity on a 4GB card at Fine Image Setting
Large: 4000 x 3000 (1231), Medium 1: 2816 x 2112 (2320), Medium 2: 1600 x 1200 (6352), Small: 640 x 480 (20116), Widescreen: 4000 x 2248 (1630), Low Light: 1600 x 1200 (6352)
Movie Frame Rate and Capacity on a 4GB card
HD: 1280 x 720 @ 24fps (26min 48sec), 640 x 480 @ 30fps (50min 17sec), 320 x 240 @ 30fps (3hr 2min 52sec), Miniature Effect HD: 1280 x 720 @ 6fps (1hr 45min 52sec), Miniature Effect 640 x 480 @ 6fps (3hr 43min 30sec)
Red-Eye Correction, Slideshow, Resize, Focus Check, Advancing and Reversing through magnified images, Jump, Rotate, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Transition Effect
Supported Operating Systems
PC: Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1/SP2), XP SP3; Mac: OS X v10.4 - v10.6
Hi-Speed USB (mini-B jack)
PAL or NTSC selectable
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus card, HC MMCplus card
AA Alkaline Batteries (AA NiMH Batteries NB-3AH) x2
Shooting Capacity (full charge)
Approx. 450 shots (When using NB-3AH x2)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
97.5 x 62.5 x 30.7mm (ex. protruding parts)
Weight (Ex battery)
1. If no face is detected, AiAF (9 points is used) 2. Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AiAF 3. Fixed to centre 4. The colours of faces are evaluated in AiAF
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
Canon PowerShot A1200 Digital Camera 2 x AA Alkaline Batteries Wrist Strap WS-800 USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU AV Cable AVC-DC400 User Guides Digital Camera Solution Disc including ZoomBrowser EX (PC), ImageBrowser (Mac), PhotoStitch, CameraWindows, MovieEdit 12 Months Warranty with Canon Australia