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The EX-Z1200 packs a remarkable number of beneficial features into a stylish, compact body.  This 12.1 megapixel camera will allow you to capture amazing levels of detail so that your images reproduce crystal clear, even at large printing sizes. In addition to expanding your printing capabilities, the 12.1 megapixels means more pixels per inch allowing you to take advantage of the camera’s remarkable editing features. Trim your photos to capture the exact detail that you need.

The EX-Z1200 also incorporates CCD-shift image stabilization and the latest EXILIM Engine 2.0 image-processing module with motion analysis technology. These innovative features work together to help prevent blurry shots due to shaky hands, subject movement or poor focus when photographing moving subjects such as children or pets.

In addition, the auto-tracking AF system now combines both face detection and motion analysis technologies. With this innovative new system, once the focus is locked in, it follows a moving subject’s face, maintaining both sharp focus and correct exposure.

The EX-Z1200 is a true champion!




Technical Specs


Effective Pixels 12.1 million
Imaging Element 1/1.7-inch square pixel color CCD (total pixels: 12.39 million)
Image File Format Still images: JPEG (Exif Version 2.2), DCF standard, DPOF compliant
Movies H.264/AVC, MOV format
Audio WAV (monaural)
Recording Media Built-in flash memory (image area: 11.4MB), SDHC Memory Card / SD Memory Card / Multimedia Card / Multimedia Card plus compatible
Image Size (Pixels) Still Images: 4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2656 (3:2), 4000 x 2240 (16:9), 3264 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480
Movies 848 x 480 (UHQ Wide/HQ Wide), 640 x 480 (UHQ/HQ/Normal), 320 x 240 (LP)

Data Size:

Image size
Image quality/
recording time
File size
Built-in memory
SD Memory
256MB *1

4000 x 3000


7.87 MB/
4.13 MB/
2.76 MB

1 shot/
2 shots/
4 shots

122 shots/
234 shots/
350 shots

640 x 480


330 KB/
190 KB/
140 KB

34 shots/
60 shots/
82 shots

2930 shots/
5090 shots/
6908 shots


640 x 480 (UHQ)

Recording Time
per File.
Limited to Available
Memory or 4GB.

5.8 Megabits per Second
(20 frames/second)

16 seconds

22 minutes,
50 seconds

848 x 480
(UHQ Wide)

7.0 Megabits per Second
(20 frames/second)

13 seconds

18 minutes,
54 seconds

640 x 480

2.8 Megabits per Second
(20 frames/second)

33 seconds

47 minutes,
30 seconds

848 x 480
(HQ Wide)

3.4 Megabits per Second
(20 frames/second)

27 seconds

39 minutes,
4 seconds

640 x 480 (Normal)

1.4 Megabits per Second
(20 frames/second)

1 minute, 
7 seconds

1 hour,
34 minutes

320 x 240

845 Kilobits per Second
(20 frames/second)

1 minutes,  51 seconds

2 hour,
35 minutes

*1. When using Panasonic (Matsushita) Pro High Speed SD Memory Card.

Operating Speed:   Power on to first shot: approximately 1.7 seconds*2
Shutter release time lag: approximately 0.009 second*2
Image playback: 0.1 second/image
Shot to shot time: approximately 2.0 seconds*2*3
Continuous shutter: approximately 1.6-second intervals*3
High-speed continuous shutter: maximum is 3 frames per second*4
Rapid Flash: approximately 3 frames per second
*2. With built-in flash off.
*3. With image size set at 4000 x 3000 and using normal image quality.
*4. Image is fixed at 2048x1536 and using normal image quality.
Lens/Focal Distance: F2.8 to 5.4, f=7.9 to 23.7mm (equivalent to approximately 37 to 111mm on a 35mm film camera), 7 lenses in 5 groups, including aspherical lens
Zoom: 3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom (image size: 4000x3000 pixels, 12X in combination with optical zoom)
Focusing:  Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes: Auto Focus (still image only), Macro Mode, Pan Focus (movie recording only), Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
AF Area: Spot, Multi or Tracking; with AF assist lamp
Approximate Focus Range:  Auto Focus: 15.75"*5 to ∞
Macro: 2.36" to 19.69"*5
Infinity Mode: ∞
Manual Focus: 2.36"*5 to ∞
*5. Range is affected by optical zoom.
Exposure Control: Metering: Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element
Exposure: Program AE, Shutter Speed Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter: CCD shutter, mechanical shutter,
Program AE: 1/4 to 1/2000 second*6,
Aperture Priority AE: 1 to 1/2000 second*6,
Shutter Speed Priority AE and Manual Exposure: 30 to 1/2000 second*6
*6. Shutter speed range may be different depending on the BEST SHOT scene.
Aperture:  F2.8/F8.0*7, auto switching 
*7. Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change. F8.0 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used.
White Balance: Auto, fixed (6 modes), manual
Sensitivity (SOS/REI)*8: Still images: Auto*9, ISO50, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400
Movies: Auto
*8. SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity. REI: Recommended Exposure Index.
*9. When using Anti Shake function, maximum is ISO 800. When using BEST SHOT "High Sensitivity" function, maximum is ISO 1600.
Recording Functions: Still images; still images with audio (maximum around 30 seconds); macro; self-timer; continuous shutter (normal speed, high speed, rapid flash, zoom continuous), BEST SHOT, movies with audio, MOVIE BEST SHOT, voice recording
Self-timer: 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash: Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range: approx. 13.12' (W), approx. .98' to 6.89' (T)
Rapid Flash: approx. .98' to 7.87' (W), approx. .98' to 3.94' (T)
Monitor Screen: 2.8-inch TFT color LCD (14:9), 230,400 pixels (960 x 240)
Timekeeping Functions: Date and time: recorded with image data; Auto Calendar: To 2049
On-image time stamp function
World Time: 162 cities in 32 time zones, City name, date, time, summer time
Input/Output Terminals: USB cradle connector, USB2.0 (Hi-Speed) compatible
Microphone:  Monaural
Speaker:  Monaural
Power Requirements: Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-40) x 1
Battery life: Approx. 340 still images*10 (CIPA Standards)
Continuous playback: approx 8 hr. 10 min. (still images)
Continuous recording: approx 9 hr. 40 min. (voice recording)
*10. Auto Mode, standard brightness monitor setting
Dimensions: 3.67" (W) x 2.30" (H) x .88" (D) (excluding projections, .78" at thinnest part)
Weight: Approximately 5.36 oz (excluding battery and accessories)
Bundled Accessories: Rechargeable lithium ion battery, USB cradle, USB cable, AV cable, Special AC adaptor, AC power cord, strap, CD-ROM

Specifications are subject to change without notice.