• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS
  • Canon EOS M50
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General
Model Number: SD1200 IS EOS M50
Alternate Model Number(s):   M50
Camera Format: Ultra Compact Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $229.99 $799.99
Street Price:   $629.00
Date Available: 2009-03-15 2018-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 4.2 oz (120 g) 17.1 oz (484 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 3.5 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.
(89 x 55 x 22 mm)
4.6 x 3.5 x 2.3 in.
(116 x 88 x 59 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Canon
Effective Megapixels: 10.0 24.2
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch APS-C
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.69 microns 3.72 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2048 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
3984 x 2656 (10.6 MP, 3:2),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3368 (20.2 MP, 16:9),
3984 x 2240 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
2976 x 2240 (6.7 MP, 4:3),
2398 x 1344 (3.2 MP, 16:9),
5328 x 4000 (21.3 MP, 4:3),
3552 x 2664 (9.5 MP, 4:3),
2656 x 1992 (5.3 MP, 4:3),
2112 x 1600 (3.4 MP, Other),
4000 x 4000 (16.0 MP, 1:1),
2656 x 2656 (7.1 MP, 1:1),
1984 x 1984 (3.9 MP, 1:1),
1600 x 1600 (2.6 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) JPEG (EXIF 2.3), .CR3 14-bit RAW, C-RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.4 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
3840x2160 (24p/​25p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (120p/​100p/​60p/​50p)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo))
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Canon EF-M
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens (6 elements in 5 groups, including 2 aspherical) Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 105mm 24 - 72mm
Focal Length (actual): 6.2 - 18.6mm 15 - 45mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 or f/8 (W) / f/4.9 or f/14 (T) f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/6.3 - f/40 (T)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 3 - 50 cm
1.2 - 19.7 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a 49.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection Hybrid PDAF/CDAF: Dual Pixel CMOS AF; 143/99 points, Face+Tracking AF, Zone AF, 1-point AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical zoom 0.39"-type 2.36m-dot OLED EVF, 100% coverage, 22mm eyepoint, diopter correction, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,360,000 dots (786,666 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 1,620,000 dots (540,000 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No Yes
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   25600
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200* (*special scene mode only) Auto (100-6400), 100 - 25600 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, expandable to 51200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom Auto (Ambience and White Priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temperature, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1500 - 15 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE Evaluative (384 zone), Center-weighted, Partial (6.4%), Spot (2.8%)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Digital Macro, Long Shutter Creative Assist, Scene (Self-Portrait, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Food, Panning, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control, Silent Mode); Creative Filters (Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Fish-eye Effect, Water Painting Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, HDR Art (Standard/Vivid/Bold/Embossed)); Movie (Movie auto exposure, Movie manual exposure, Time-lapse movie)
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 10, 2 or custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   No
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro Auto (E-TTL II), Manual Flash On/Off (3 flash power output settings); Slow Synchro; FE Lock, Red-eye Reduction
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1-14 ft./30cm-4.2m (W), 1-7.9 ft./30cm-2.4m (T) GN= 5m (16.4 ft.) at ISO 100; range depends on lens aperture
Max Flash Sync:   1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   .CR3 14-bit RAW, C-RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo))
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:   Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
Connections (extended): Multipurpose USB/AV connector Micro USB, Micro (Type-D) HDMI, 3.5mm external mic jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.04 0.35
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.38
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.4 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 36
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   10.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   10
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   10.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   10
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.50 seconds 0.07 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.60 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.060 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.14 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.074 seconds 0.053 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.5 seconds 1.6 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.8 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 6.0 seconds 3.2 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 260 shots 235 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   235 shots
Battery Life, Video:   85 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-6L Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-Ion rechargeable LP-E12 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-6L Lithium-Ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E12 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Canon Software Suite CD-ROM No disc is included; Canon software can be downloaded from their website.
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Face Detection, Motion Detection. Available in silver, grey, blue, pink, green and orange. Available in black or white.