Olympus Stylus 1200 12MP Digital Camera

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Olympus Stylus 1200 12MP Digital Camera

A powerful, pocket-size 7x zoom camera. The Stylus 1020 is an ideal compact camera for intermediate users who want more advanced technologies that deliver superior image quality. The Stylus 1020 is perfect for travel, parties and family events.
More than twice the magnification of a 3x zoom. Get closer to the action with this ultra-thin 7x zoom.

The 2-in-1 anti-blur solution. Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, which keeps your shot steady by compensating for camera shake, combines with Digital Image Stabilization to capture crisp, clear images in any situation.

2.7” HyperCrystal™ II LCD.
With improved contrast and color reproduction, the HyperCrystal II LCD offers a more accurate and precise image display, as well as an extra-wide viewing angle and increased visibility in direct sunlight.

Tracks faces and automatically focuses and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.

Bring out the details in shadows and capture scenes exactly as you see them. Overcome difficult lighting situations at the touch of a button to produce sharper, more true-to-life images.

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.