Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH $149

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Senior member
Jul 27, 2002
* the main reason I'm posting this camera is
because it has a " Viewfinder Type Optical - real-image zoom "

...for outdoor shooting , with the sun @ your back & illuminating
your subjects , its sometimes impossible to see clearly the
LCD-screen to compose your picture .

Product Details
Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH - digital camera
GeneralProduct Type Digital camera - compact
Width 3.5 in
Depth 0.9 in
Height 2.2 in
Weight 4.2 oz
Enclosure Color Orange

Main FeaturesResolution 10.0 Megapixel
Color Support Color
Optical Sensor Type CCD
Total Pixels 10,400,000 pixels
Effective Sensor Resolution 10,000,000 pixels
Optical Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Light Sensitivity ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO auto
Digital Zoom 4 x
Image Processor DIGIC 4
Shooting Modes Frame movie mode
Shooting Programs Landscape, portrait mode, slow shutter, fireworks, underwater, sunset, indoor, foliage, beach, kids & pets, digital macro, night snapshot, snow, high sensitivity, aquarium
Special Effects Black & White, Sepia, Vivid
Image Stabilizer Optical
Max Shutter Speed 1/1500 sec
Min Shutter Speed 15 sec
Exposure Metering Evaluative, center-weighted, spot
Exposure Modes Program, automatic
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Face Detection Yes
White Balance Custom, automatic, presets
White Balance Presets Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, daylight
Digital Video Format AVI
Still Image Format JPEG
Continuous Shooting Speed 1.4 frames per second
Video Capture AVI - 640 x 480 - 30 fps
AVI - 320 x 240 - 30 fps

Memory / StorageSupported Flash Memory MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCardplus
Image Storage JPEG 3648 x 2736
JPEG 2816 x 2112
JPEG 2272 x 1704
JPEG 1600 x 1200
JPEG 640 x 480
JPEG 3648 x 2048

Camera FlashCamera Flash Built-in flash
Flash Modes Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Effective Flash Range 1 ft - 14 ft

Lens SystemType Zoom lens - 6.2 mm - 18.6 mm - f/2.8-4.9
Focal Length 6.2 mm - 18.6 mm
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 35 - 105mm
Focus Adjustment Automatic
Auto Focus TTL contrast detection
Min Focus Range 11.8 in
Macro Focus Range 3-50cm
Lens Aperture F/2.8-4.9
Optical Zoom 3 x
Zoom Adjustment Motorized drive
Lens Construction 5 group(s) / 6 element(s)
Features Built-in lens shield, aspherical lens, UA lens

Additional FeaturesSelf Timer Yes
Self Timer Delay 10 sec, 2 sec
Additional Features Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, RGB primary color filter, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, AE lock, FE lock, resizing an image, Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Detection Self-timer, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, in-camera red-eye fix, Exif Print support, Motion Detection Technology

ViewfinderViewfinder Type Optical - real-image zoom

DisplayType LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color
Display Form Factor Built-in
Display Format 230,000 pixels

MicrophoneType Microphone - built-in
Microphone Technology Electret condenser
Microphone Operation Mode Mono

ConnectionsConnector Type 1 x USB
1 x composite video/audio output
Expansion Slot(s) 1 x SD Memory Card

SoftwareSoftware Drivers & Utilities, Canon PhotoStitch, Canon ZoomBrowser EX, Canon ImageBrowser

System Requirements for PC ConnectionPeripheral Devices USB port, CD-ROM drive

MiscellaneousCertified for Windows Vista Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.
Included Accessories Wrist strap
Cables Included USB cable
A/V cable

PowerPower Device Battery charger - external

BatterySupported Battery Canon NB-6L
Supported Battery Details 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Environmental ParametersMin Operating Temperature 32 °F
Max Operating Temperature 104 °F


No Lifer
Feb 13, 2001
not hot...typical price. Finding a camera with a peephole viewfinder is not that hard even today.

A semi hot deal is the one has refurbed for about $100.
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