• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS
  • Olympus Tough TG-870
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Predecessor:   Olympus TG-860
TG-860 vs TG-870
Successor:    
General
Model Number: SD1200 IS TG-870
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Ultra Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $229.99 $279.99
Street Price:   $399.00
Date Available: 2009-03-15 2016-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 4.2 oz (120 g) 7.8 oz (221 g)
Size: 3.5 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.
(89 x 55 x 22 mm)
4.4 x 2.5 x 1.1 in.
(113 x 64 x 28 mm)
Waterproof: No Yes
Waterproof Depth: n/a 50.00 feet (15 meters)
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   BSI CMOS
Effective Megapixels: 10.0 16.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.69 microns 1.34 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   None
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
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)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.4 7.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
1920x1080 (60p/30p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x480 (60p/30p)
854x480 (120p)
640x480 (120p)
640x360 (240p)
480x360 (240p)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) MOV/H.264 with stereo sound (AVI/Motion JPEG for HS movies)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens (6 elements in 5 groups, including 2 aspherical) Olympus Lens; 10 elements in 8 groups with 5 aspherical elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 105mm 21 - 105mm
Focal Length (actual): 6.2 - 18.6mm 3.7 - 18.7mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 or f/8 (W) / f/4.9 or f/14 (T) f/3.5 or f/6 (wide) / f/5.7 or f/9.7 (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 3 - 50 cm
1.2 - 19.7 in
1 - 10 cm
0.4 - 3.9 in
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x (2x Super Resolution Zoom)
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection Contrast Detection: Face Detect AF, iESP Auto, Spot AF, AF Tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical zoom  
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 920,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   6400
Minimum ISO (native):   125
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200* (*special scene mode only) Auto, High, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent1, Underwater, One-touch
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1500 - 15 sec 1/2000 - 4 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No No
Shutter Priority: No No
Full Manual Exposure: No No
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Digital Macro, Long Shutter Super Macro, Sportcam, Panorama, Self Portrait, Scene Modes (Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Interval Shooting, Live Composite, Hand-held Starlight, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach & Snow, Under Water Snapshot, Under Water Wide1, Under Water Wide2, Under Water Macro and Backlight HDR); Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale&Light Color, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Dramatic Tone, Vintage, Key Line, Watercolor, Light Tone, Cross Process and Gentle Sepia)
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2, 12, Custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
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, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-In, Off, LED; off cameras wireless flash supported
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1-14 ft./30cm-4.2m (W), 1-7.9 ft./30cm-2.4m (T) ISO1600: W:0.12m-4.0m/ T:0.1m-2.5m
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation:    
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   Full TTL exposure
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 No
Uncompressed Format:    
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) MOV/H.264 with stereo sound (AVI/Motion JPEG for HS movies)
Included Memory: No memory included 37.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No Yes
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:   Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Multipurpose USB/AV connector Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output, DC input), Micro (Type-D) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.04  
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):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.4 7.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 7
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.50 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):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.074 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.5 seconds  
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power: 6.0 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 260 shots 300 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:   90 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-6L Proprietary LI-50B
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-Ion rechargeable Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-6L Lithium-Ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LI-50B Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Canon Software Suite CD-ROM OLYMPUS Viewer software CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS Windows XP SP3/Vista SP2 / 7/ 8 / 8.1, Mac OS X10.5+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Face Detection, Motion Detection. Available in silver, grey, blue, pink, green and orange.