I'm looking to purchase a borescope, and many of them state their video quality as "1200p" HD. Surprisingly, I've found nothing definitive as to what that means. The closest answer I could find was this answer here on another forum which says "As far as 1200p, most commonly I think that would be interpreted as 1920x1200".

So here's the question: is it a "real" term, like "1080p", and if so, why doesn't it have a canonical reference like the Wikipedia article for 1080p? Does it refer to any resolutions that have 1200 lines of progressive scanning, such as 1600x1200 (4:3 aspect ratio) or 1920x1200 (16:10 aspect ratio)? If someone only says their product is 1200p, then what resolution (and thus aspect ratio) can I assume that is?

  • If the other products that advertise 1200p do provide a resolution, and it's the same resolution, that's a safe bet. Else, there's no standard value to fall back on. – Gyan May 21 '18 at 17:43

1080p is aspect ration 16:9 and 1200p is 16:10 - exactly as you wrote. You find useful information here: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-2132850/1080p-1200p-gaming.html

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  • It's worth noting that 1080p is an official standard defined by SMPTE and others, while 1200p is a fairly unusual marketing term. – Elliott B May 23 '18 at 6:59

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