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More than Color, It's Pure Fashion Energy.

Why settle for any old color when you can savor fresh-squeezed hues like Dark Gray, Blue, Pink, Green, Light Gray and Orange that give a sharp new edge to sophistication? The pure aluminum body of the PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH is an inspired medium for bold expression, enhancing every gleam of color from the slim profile to the subtle curves that create a visual "softness" you can almost feel. When design takes a confident detour, your world goes along for the ride.

High Performance Leads the Way. 10.0 megapixel resolution makes it a breeze to print large size images with clarity and detail.

With the PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share. This 10.0-megapixel camera lets you create impressive, large photos of family and friends you'll be proud display. The high-resolution images taken by the SD1200 IS Digital ELPH can be enlarged up to 13" x 19".

The PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH is equipped with Canon's acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer Technology that automatically detects and corrects camera shake - one of the leading causes of fuzzy or blurred shots. Even when zoomed in, you can get the steady, crisp, brilliant images you'll be proud to shoot and share. And Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer Technology is so convenient to use. It functions perfectly with or without a flash.

See the Image in a Big Screen. Large, crisp 2.5-inch PureColor LCD II and wide viewing angle.

The PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH gives you a large 2.5-inch LCD screen for excellent control when framing your shots. Canon's PureColor LCD II offers spectacular color, resolution and contrast even when viewed at an angle. The screen is highly durable and easy to see in any light with a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light - a perfect feature for gathering friends and family around to see your images.

Capture Your Best Shots Easily. Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 18 predefined shooting situations.

Just set the Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH to Smart AUTO and you're ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture-taking every time. It's a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 18 specially defined settings. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you're getting dramatic, memorable images. Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions. With 17 Shooting Modes, you're ready for whatever shot comes your way.

A World of Advantages with Canon's Technology. DIGIC 4 Image Processor has evolved Face Detection Technology that tracks the faces of moving subjects and lets the shooter enter the frame seamlessly with the Face Detection Self-timer.

DIGIC 4 Image Processor - Canon's most advanced image processor, DIGIC 4, delivers evolved Face Detection Technology that keeps every face in every photo looking its very best. The technology finds and tracks the faces of moving subjects until you're ready to shoot, then delivers perfect focus. In addition, exposure, flash and white balance are compensated, so that faces exhibit natural skin tones and backgrounds are properly exposed.

iSAPS Technology - is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the advanced DIGIC 4 Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.

A Face Detection Self-timer - automatically detects an increase in the number of faces and makes the appropriate adjustments. For instance, to include the photographer's face in a group shot, there's no need to rush in. Just put the camera on a stand or tripod, specify Face Detection Self-timer, and the camera will wait for the photographer's face to get on-camera before it takes the shot. Motion Detection tracks moving subjects in a much larger range - allowing you to wait for the perfect shot without refocusing.

Intelligent Contrast Correction -DIGIC 4 also makes possible the i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, which controls the compensation level in pixel units to brighten dark areas while leaving bright areas unchanged for better images where the main subject is dark, and more natural transition. The PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH can even use i-Contrast in playback mode to adjust images that were shot without the setting activated.

Red-eye Correction provides three options for removing red-eye from subjects in flash pictures.

  • 1) Red-eye Correction during shooting actually identifies and corrects red-eye in human subjects as pictures are taken.
  • 2) The PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH can be set to automatically detect and correct red-eye during image playback.
  • 3) You can manually locate any red eyes in a scene during image playback on the LCD screen, and command the camera to remove them.

Life doesn't give you second chances to capture special times. That's why the PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH features an ISO 1600 setting that reduces the effects of camera shake and sharpens subjects in low-light situations, giving you greater shooting flexibility. ISO can be expanded to 3200 when you select ISO 3200 Special Scene mode.

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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4 stars
(based on 2 reviews)

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great in low light
By S. Ward from Illinois on 5/1/2010
Pros:
Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Powershot SD 1200 IS Digital Camera (Gray):

This is a fantastic camera. My husband and I have used this camera for over a year, and many of the newer 12 and 14mp cameras out now (april 2010) just don't compare. We get great crisp, true color photos, even in very low light situations. We rarely use it in any mode other than auto, and it does great for us. Since we have bought this camera we thought it would be nice to upgrade from great to super great. We have not been able to find a camera that even comes close, with the exception of the 14mp panasonic lumix fp2, which is a similar price (original price at the time the cannon was purchased). In all honesty, with the exception of the pixels, the panasonic's not really better, just different. It's a little too vibrant or "happy" in the color area, we prefer the more realistic color of the cannon sd1200. They are both great cameras, but this cannon really holds up well to the new cameras out as of april 2010, in our opinion. We have never gotten a blurry picture, unless the camera shake was totally outrageous. After the first battery charge, you will see the battery life is great. Absolutely NONE of the newer fujifilm (12mp+) cameras did well, in all the models we tested and ended up returning, they did terrible in low light. Unless something is wrong with your camera, you will be happy with this canon model.
We love it all the way!!!

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Godd camera
By bobthebuilderVerified Reviewer from Boulder, CO on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Short Lag Time
Cons:
Limited Zoom
Best Uses:
Family Photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Powershot SD 1200 IS Digital Camera (Gray):

I have this camera and like it for casual photos.

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