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Olympus Stylus 1200 12MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Black)

by Olympus

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  • 12-megapixel CCD image sensor, perfect for poster-size enlargements
  • 3x optical zoom; Face Detection technology
  • 2.7-inch HyperCrystal LCD; Bright Capture technology for low-light photos
  • All-weather body with seals and gaskets to protect from rain, snow, or sand
  • Captures images to xD memory card (not included)
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Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Brand Name: Olympus
  • Model: Stylus 1200 Black
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 12 MP
  • Optical zoom: 3 x
  • Viewfinder Type: LCD

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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 7.4 x 5.5 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000UW3E2Y
  • Item model number: Stylus 1200 Black
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,729 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 24, 2007

Product Description

Color: Black

From the Manufacturer

Shoot in rain or shine, at the beach or on the slopes. Sealed and coated in all the right places, the Stylus 1200 resists water, snow and dust. The 12-megapixel CCD allows you to print dramatic large images, or crop your images to compose them perfectly. Previewing, composing, shooting and sharing are so much easier and more enjoyable with this bright, premium-sized 2.7-inch Hypercrystal LCD. Digital Image Stabilization Mode freezes the action with high ISO sensitivity and faster shutter speed to capture sharp images even if you or your subject is moving. Digital Image Stabilization Edit uses built-in gyro sensors to track camera movement so you can fix blurry images right in the camera.

Stylus 1200 Highlights

Image stabilization for blur-free photos Digital Image Stabilization freezes the action with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds that prevent blurry images often caused by a moving subject. By combining the two technologies, the Stylus 830 users are able to take crystal clear images in virtually any shooting situation. The Stylus 1200 features digital image stabilization (DIS) and DIS Edit, which enables the user to retouch blurry photos right in the camera.

Stylish, Ergonomic Body Design and All-Weather Durability The Stylus 1200 features a light-weight, metal body with rubber gaskets throughout the interior to ensure that rain, sleet and snow will not get in the way of great photos.

2.7-inch HyperCrystal LCD The Stylus 1200 features a 2.7-inch HyperCrystal LCD. Images are viewable on the LCD screen from 176-degrees, so photos can be composed from a range of angles and viewed by several people at once.

Face Detection Technology Face Detection Technology tracks faces within the frame and automatically focuses (Face Detection AF) and optimizes exposure (Face Detection AE) for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures. Even if your subjects are moving, the camera continuously tracks your subjects' faces without having to press the shutter button.

Shadow Adjustment Technology Shooting outdoors in bright daylight can be tricky because of the extreme contrast between dark shadowed areas and bright sunlight areas -- while the human eye is capable of detecting the nuances between dark and light and all the details in between, image sensors traditionally have not been quite as sensitive. The Stylus cameras address this challenge head-on with a new Shadow Adjustment Technology, which compensates for extreme contrast where the shadow areas are underexposed and lack visible detail. With the new technology, users can preview and capture images that have the same contrast as seen with the naked eye.

Millions of pixels for superior image quality The Stylus 1200 offers a 12-megapixel image sensor -- perfect for creating huge, poster-size enlargements.

3x optical zoom in ultra-slim body design The Stylus 1200 features a bright, 3x optical zoom lens (35mm -- 105mm, F2.8 equivalent in 35mm photography).

Perfect Shot Preview Perfect Shot Preview mode enables users to preview and select various photographic effects on a live, multi-window screen before snapping the shot. The new feature allows users to see precisely what the image will look like when adjustments are made, ensuring users are capturing the exact image they want. It is an ideal way for novice users to learn about the effects of different photography techniques, such as zoom, exposure compensation, white balance and metering.

TruePic III image processor Olympus’ enhanced TruePic III Image Processor produces crystal clear photos using all the pixel information for each image to deliver superior picture quality with more accurate colors, true-to-life flesh tones and faster processing speeds. TruePic III also captures crisp, clear images at high ISO settings, which are traditionally associated with increasing image noise or producing grainy photos.

In-Camera Panorama The Stylus 1200 features the new in-camera panoramic photo shooting capability, which captures three images and stitches them together to create one amazing panoramic picture. Users can easily do this by pressing the shutter button and slowly panning across a panoramic scene. The second and third images will be automatically captured and stitched together with the first image -- resulting in one panoramic-size picture. To create the ultimate panoramic picture, consumers can use the Olympus Master Software 2 to stitch up to 10 images together to produce an even larger panoramic image.

Bright Capture Technology for easy low-light photography There are times when a photographic opportunity is best captured with ambient light (e.g., when trying to capture the softness and warmth of a candlelit dinner or natural skin tones in subdued lighting). Olympus' Bright Capture Technology makes it possible to clearly compose and capture subjects on the LCD in low light. Specific scene modes for high sensitivity settings and rapid auto-focus enable even fast-action photos to be captured with low levels of available light. Plus, Bright Capture Movie lets consumers record the moments in the dark even after the candles are blown out!

Bright Capture Technology in Action

24 preset shooting modes make it easy to capture great images The Stylus 1200 makes it easy to take great photos in a variety of scenarios and lighting situations. Simply select the desired mode for portraits, landscapes, night scenes, fast-action, macro and more.

In-camera editing With the new Perfect Fix, multiple editing features can be applied at once, such as Red-Eye Fix and Lighting Fix. The Stylus 1200 also includes Digital Image Stabilization Edit and other in-camera editing features such as (red-eye fix) resizing, frames, text options, color brightness and saturation adjustments enable users to edit photos right in the camera.

Olympus Master 2 software Olympus Master 2 software provides the ultimate in digital imaging management. An intuitive user interface makes downloading to your computer quick and simple, and images are easily organized by folders or albums and searchable by date in Calendar view. Additionally, with one-click editing tools, such as red-eye removal, images can be touched up before printing or e-mailing. Online support, templates, firmware upgrades and other user services are just a mouse-click away. Use the optional muvee Theater Pack to create professional quality slide shows and DVDs from your pictures using any of several built-in templates.

Product Description

Shoot in rain or shine, at the beach or on the slopes. Sealed and coated in all the right places, the Stylus 1200 resists water, snow and dust. The 12-megapixel CCD allows you to print dramatic large images, or crop your images to compose them perfectly. Previewing, composing, shooting and sharing are so much easier and more enjoyable with this bright, premium-sized 2.7-inch Hypercrystal LCD. Digital Image Stabilization Mode freezes the action with high ISO sensitivity and faster shutter speed to capture sharp images even if you or your subject is moving. Digital Image Stabilization Edit uses built-in gyro sensors to track camera movement so you can fix blurry images right in the camera.

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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Mike on January 8, 2008
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I purchased the Olympus Stylus 1200 after playing with it side by side with the Canon SD870IS, and some Casio model. The Casio didn't quite seem up to snuff, so it came down to the Canon or the Olympus. In the interest of full disclosure, I have had two prior digital cameras, the Canon s100 and s500. I loved the s100 and hated the s500. The s500 was incredibly slow to prepare to take shots and the only easy shooting options were flash on (which meant overexposure in almost any indoor setting) or flash off (which led to underexposure). That said, I did take note of all the positive Canon reviews when making my decision. What tipped the scales for me was the user interface. With the Olympus, I was able to figure out how to switch to various shooting modes (portrait, indoors, ambient low light, etc -- there are a ton of them) without glancing at a manual or asking the sales assistant for help. With the Canon, I literally couldn't figure out how to get to the shooting modes so I gave the camera to the salesman and it took him a good 5 minutes of fiddling around to find them.

In addition to the shooting modes, the Olympus has a sort of "action tutorial" mode that allows you to select your lighting situation, and then gives tips for how to get the best photos in your particular conditions. After the tips, you can then immediately take the picture with the recommended settings. Pretty cool stuff for the average amateur that doesn't really know or want to manually fiddle with ISO settings.

The only reason I am not giving the Olympus 5 stars is because the image quality is only okay.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By I. Davis on February 8, 2008
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
i believe this camera is a very solid piece of equipment for the price. i'm still getting used to the different settings. when i first got the camera i didn't like it, every picture came out kind of blurry. however, once i learned how to tweak some settings, each pic was coming out clear & sharp. those who say the pics are always blurry just haven't fully figured out how to use this camera. olympus has a great product here, especially at this price.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Hoondoon on April 7, 2008
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
I bought the Olympus Stylus 1200 for several reasons. The most important one was that I already own an Olympus C-500 and I really like the way that it performs. I already had several xD cards and I wanted to stay with Olympus so that I did not have to buy new memory cards. I love the size of the 1200 -- when it is in your pocket you hardly know it is there.
It is light weight and really good looking too. I bought this camera from Amazon.com because they had the best price and shipping was free!!!
The camera arrived exactly on the day that they said it would!!

I read the instruction manual while the battery was charging. It is really easy to get started with this camera........the camera almost walks you through all of the instructions. Very easy to use!!

I love all of the features and the many choices that I have for each shot that I want to take. I really like the built-in panorama mode........you can allow the camera to do all of the work.

All of the photos that I have taken so far have turned out great. Very clear and with very good color. To get a 12 megapixel camera for $170 seems amazing to me. Thank you Amazon.com and thank you Olympus.

The only negative thing that I have to say about this camera is that it has no optical viewfinder........but most of the new point and shoot cameras that I have looked at are now minus that viewfinder also.
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23 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Chris Cooper on November 29, 2007
Color Name: Black
I purchase this new release Olympus camera without seeing it in action and before I could read any reviews. What a lesson learned! I have owned several Olympus cameras in the past and was very satisfied with them. I took about 200 pictures with the Stylus 1200 for a test. All were fuzzy to say the least with terrible color balance and contrast. The one positive I did find is it took low light pictures very well. Bottom line is to stay clear until they have worked out the problems with this model.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Bailey on August 26, 2008
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Olympus Stylus 1200 12MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Black)

This is a great starter camera. It has great, easy to use features. If you want a great out of the box camera, fun and fast to pictures this is the one you want.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nanilisa Pascua on April 2, 2008
Color Name: Silver
Until this camera, I have never touched, let alone aim, pointed and shot another digital camera ~ not counting the camera on my cellphone :), but they are all over the place, especially in my music education capacity. I bought it on a whim, thinking my students could show me how to use this. I brought it to a couple of rehearsals and had two separate male digitechie "experts" fool with it (I trust them implicitly) and after about an hour of snapping pictures and trying out the different settings, each of them handed the Olympus Stylus 1200 back to me raving about what a cool camera it is!! They told me they liked the "huge" screen, and that a baby could use this ~ it was so easy, AND the pictures they did take all turned out great. Having overcome my fear of handling such an apparatus, technophobe that I am, I slowly learned to trust that I couldn't really do anything wrong with my new camera, and MY pictures came out beautifully, if I may say so myself! So I give high marks to my wonderful easy-to-use Olympus Stylus 1200 12mp digital camera!!
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