Canon Powershot SD1200 IS Review

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Canon Powershot SD1200 IS

Here is the screen shot of auto mode. Across the top are Auto Flash and Battery Power icons. The left side shows that the image size is large superfine quality. There are 728 shots left that can be taken.



Canon Powershot SD1200 IS

When the color LCD is turned on and you half-press the shutter you will see which of the nine AF points (green rectangles) were used for the focus lock. You can also see the shutter speed, aperture and ISO values that were selected for by the camera for this shot.


Canon Powershot SD1200 IS

Program AE exposure mode is like Auto in that the camera selects both the shutter speed and aperture for a correct exposure but you now have access to a multitude of Function and Menu options and color effects. Icons on the left here indicate ISO speed is Auto, no flash, single drive mode, metering is set to evaluative, etc.



Canon Powershot SD1200 IS

Program FUNC. Menu

    Shooting Mode - Program, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Digital Macro,
      Sunset, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Beach, Underwater, Aquarium, Foliage, Snow, ISO 3200
    ISO - Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
    White Balance - Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H,
      Custom
    My Colors - Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, B&W, Custom Color
    AF Mode - Evaluative, Center, Spot
    Drive Mode - Single or Continuous
    Image Size - L (3648x2736), M1 (2816x2112), M2 (2272x1704), M3 (1600x1200),
      S (640x480), Widescreen (3648x2048), Press DISP. to change image quality: Fine or Normal


Canon Powershot SD1200 IS

The camera features several scene modes, all of which are located under the function menu: Program, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Digital Macro, Sunset, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Beach, Underwater, Aquarium, Foliage, Snow, ISO 3200



Canon Powershot SD1200 IS

Record Menu:

    AF Frame - Center, Face AiAF
    A Frame Size - Normal, Small
    Digital Zoom - Standard, Off,1.4x, 2.3x
    AF-Point Zoom - On or Off
    AF-Assist Beam - On or Off
    Flash Settings - Red Eye Correction, Red Eye Lamp
    i-Contrast - Off, Auto
    Review - Off, 2-10 second, Hold
    Review Info - Off, Detailed, Focus Check
    Display Overlay - Off, Grid Lines, 3:2 guide, Both
    IS Mode - Continuous, Shoot Only, Panning, Off
    Date Stamp - Off, Date, Date & Time


Canon Powershot SD1200 IS

When using the Standard Movie mode, you can capture video clips at either 640x480 30fps (or LP) or 320x240 30fps. The optical zoom may not be used during recording, but can be preset before hand. Movie clips are recorded in Motion JPEG format and saved as AVI files.

Both the video and audio portion of movies can be replayed on the camera thanks to the built-in speaker. Full audio-video playback is also possible when connected to a TV monitor or a compatible PC after downloading.



Canon Powershot SD1200 IS

Movie FUNC. Menu:

    White Balance - Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H,
      Custom
    My Colors - Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, B&W, Custom
    Video Size - 640x480 30fps, 640x480 30fps LP, 320x240 30fps


Canon Powershot SD1200 IS

Movie Menu:

    Digital Zoom - Off, Standard
    AF-assist Beam - On or Off
    Disp. Overlay - Off, Grid Lines
    IS Mode - Continuous, Off



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