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Olympus µ 1200/ Stylus 1200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the usability and portability are overall positive. The image quality and build quality are also appreciated. The flash and battery get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus µ 1200/ Stylus 1200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus Stylus Digital 1200

 

The Stylus 820 and 1200 feature a 2.7-inch HyperCrystal LCD, which is great for easily composing, editing and sharing images with friends and family. Additionally, capturing breathtaking landscapes is a snap with the in- camera panorama mode offered in...

The Stylus 1200 includes a Digital Image Stabilization Mode, which boosts ISO sensitivity and shutter speed for capturing crisp, clear pictures that are free from the blur sometimes caused by camera shake or moving subjects - in virtually any shooting...

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Olympus Stylus 1200

 

The Stylus 1200 features a solid collection of advanced technologies. The powerful 12-megapixel CCD sensor provides the maximum image quality in a pocket-size camera. Combine this with Face Detection and All-Weather technology and you have a very...

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Stylus 1200

 

The Summer 2007 lineup of new Olympus consumer digital cameras contains not one but two 12-megapixel models. That is a full 4,000 x 3,000 pixels, certainly more than enough to crop and zoom to your heart's content. It also brings up a number of...

12 megapixel resolution, Bright hi-res 2.7-inch LCD with backlight boost, 640 x 480 movies at a full 30 fps, Advanced face detection mode, Weatherproof body, Digital image stabilization, PreSet Shooting Mode lets you select best setting

No voice recording mode, Only 3X optical zoom, xD-Picture card harder to find and more expensive, No underwater modes

The Stylus 1200, like other Olympus cameras, has both a macro and a super-macro mode. That can be a bit cumbersome. The macro mode goes from eight inches to infinity whereas super-macro goes from 1.2 inches to a bit over two feet. Still, it's nice to...

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Stylus 1200

 

The Summer 2007 lineup of new Olympus consumer digital cameras contains not one but two 12-megapixel models. That is a full 4,000 x 3,000 pixels, certainly more than enough to crop and zoom to your heart's content. It also brings up a number of...

12 megapixel resolution, Bright hi-res 2.7-inch LCD with backlight boost, 640 x 480 movies at a full 30 fps, Advanced face detection mode, Weatherproof body, Digital image stabilization, PreSet Shooting Mode lets you select best setting

No voice recording mode, Only 3X optical zoom, xD-Picture card harder to find and more expensive, No underwater modes

The ultra-compact Stylus 1200 breaks a new barrier for Olympus as the first Stylus camera with 12-megapixels. That gives you a lot of resolution to work with. It is also an attractive, easy-to-use point & shoot camera with a large 2.7-inch hi-res LCD,...

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Owners Opinion: Olympus Stylus 1200 (TritonFilms, 3 Dec 07)

 

While this camera has some great features, image quality is the worst of any camera I've ever used. The noise in the photos is terrible and the camera has the worst AF system that I've ever used. I'm planning on returning it to the store that I bought...

Terrible Auto Focus ; A lot of noise in the photos at various light levels ; Colors don't feel very "real ; AF system is relatively slow ; Camera does not work well in low light conditions even with the flash ; With all of these problems, the camera is...

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Amazon review summary for Olympus µ 1200/ Stylus 1200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Olympus µ 1200/ Stylus 1200 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Twist3d

 

I wonder if newegg would let me send this thing back because it isn't as expected.

Decent Digital Camera for the average user

My Canon Powershot A540 6.0MP digital camera takes better photos than this camera

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EXCELLENT!

 

This is really nice digital camera ; It's 12 mega pixel it makes really nice pictures ; the menu buttons have green lights so at night you won't have any trouble ; It look's stylish ; It's not too big size is perfect ; Simply it's a great camera! make...

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Great camera for the price

 

Buy a nice case, the camera is small and a bit easy to drop. Use that wrist strap also. I researched digitals from SLR down to super compact and for the money, this camera had the best picture quality and features for the price. Got it $50.00 cheaper...

As far as the camera goes, I would give it a 5. Excellent pictures in all lighting conditions. Bought the camera to take pictures of jewelry and it does a good job. The macro is a nice feature for good close ups. The ISO 6400 is also a nice feature not...

My only 2 cons about the camera are that the XD card slot is in the battery compartment "As with almost all compact digital cameras all brands" and that my awesome new camera will not work with Vista 64BIT Edition "only works on 32BIT edition" which...

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Olympus Stylus 1200

 

To convey the smallest details, nothing is better for the dramatic 12 million pixels Olympus' μ 1200. Extremely bright poster-sized photos will now be a reality, if you purchase the environmental impact-resistant model Olympus mju 830, Bate all Weather...

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Product Specifications

The Stylus 1200 features a 2.7-inch HyperCrystal LCD, which is great for easily composing, editing and sharing images with friends and family. Additionally, capturing breathtaking landscapes is a snap with the in-camera panorama mode offered in the Stylus 1200. The Stylus 1200 also provides an incredible 12-megapixels for maximum image quality when producing large-format prints or cropping/enlarging a portion of an image. Stylus digital cameras are renowned for their high performance, style and ability to withstand the elements. The Stylus 1200 features light-weight metal bodies with rubber gaskets throughout the interior to ensure that rain, sleet and snow will not get in the way of great photos. Additionally, the new camera features ultra-compact bodies less than 1-inch thick.

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Olympus LI-42B

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:xD-Picture Card / xD-Picture Card Type H / xD-Picture Card Type M

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:2.2in
Weight:4.4oz
Width:3.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Auction / Available light portrait / Beach/snow / Behind glass / Candle / Cuisine / Documents / Fireworks / Landscape / Landscape-portrait / Museum / Night portrait / Night scene / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Sunset

Header

Manufacturer:Olympus
Model:1200
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus Stylus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.7
Max Focal Length:22mm
Min Focal Length:7.4mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Silver
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.72"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.8 mm ( 1/1.72 ) / 14.8 mm ( 1/1.72" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:12Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:5
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):6400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 64 / ISO 6400 / ISO 800
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera
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