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Canon S120 Digital Camera

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12.1MP 5x CMOS Nov 2013
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38 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most highly awarded by experts of all the compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" from Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se all of whom said that this compact camera digital camera was great.

The experts at Trusted Reviews, Pocket Lint and Hardwarezone.com.ph all recommend this compact camera digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

In addition, this camera received a "Gold" award from What Digital Camera and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this camera is 81% based on twenty-nine expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews. If all the digital cameras of this spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this compact camera digital camera is in the top 10%.

Good Owner Reviews

This camera has an average owner rating of 86 out of 100 based on 234 owner reviews.

Good Quality Lens

A few Canon S120 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it had a good lens. Two years ago Gordi wrote in their review of the Canon S120 “This model has a faster lens from previous which give some benefits in low light”. Olly wrote “Bright lens has been a game hanger for us compared to Panasonic Lumix” . Olly also mentioned “Went hunting for the fastest lens possible on a compact”.

Six Canon S120 reviewers who bought this digital camera mentioned that it had a good zoom. Andy wrote “I never owned a Sony before) 6) the Canon has slightly more zoom capability than the Sony” in his Canon S120 review but he only gave the Canon S120 a score of 60 out of 100. Olly gave it a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “For several years we have had a Panasonic Lumix TZ20 which we bought as we were lured in by the tv aderts that promised an amazing zoom”. Silver Appleyard mentioned two years ago “Excellent quality images, even at full zoom” in their Canon S120 review and scored this digital camera very highly.

A few people who bought it concluded that it had a good autofocus. Rebecca P. said in her review of the Canon S120 on Amazon “Auto focus is great - or the tap focus is good too! I use it to vlog”. Expert review site Macworld.co.uk said three years ago “Like Sony with its newest cameras for 2014, Canon is also focusing on speed when it comes to its latest device”. Expert website Tech.uk.msn.com said in their review of the Canon S120 “The real sell was a focus rin” .

One Canon S120 owner who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. Gizmodo.in wrote in their review of the Canon S120 three years ago “Great image stabilisation”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers who reviewed the Canon S120 considered that it was able to produce good images. Alberto scored the Canon S120 very highly and he mentioned on Amazon “Takes lovely pictures”. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote “It certainly takes good photos, which is the main thing! The wi-fi connection is a fiddly gimmick” in their Canon S120 review. Amazon Customer also wrote “It works well in either case and produced brilliant pictures”.

A number of Canon S120 owners who bought the product concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Hampshire_birdman mentioned “The number of shots per charge seems to improve with charging cycles, I now easily get a days shooting from a single fully charged battery” in their review. Four years ago Ephotozine.com wrote in their review on expert website Ephotozine “The latest model has a new star mode for astronomy shooting”. Ephotozine.com also said “A 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom and 9.4 fps continuous shooting”.

A few customers agreed that this digital camera was good in low light. D. Embleton said “Faster lens of f1.8 and improved low light ability”. Three years ago Gordie mentioned “It feels substantial, good for handholding in low light” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 5 stars.

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Good Size

Several customers who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Nice compact size to boot” in their review of this digital camera. Apostolosuk wrote in January last year “Amazing camera! Really one of the best compact cameras out there” and rated it 5 stars. Dr M J Darowski said on Amazon “This is apparently a common design fault in canon compact cameras” in their review of the Canon S120 although they only rated it 40 out of 100.

A few people who reviewed the Canon S120 considered that it was lightweight. Three years ago Gordie wrote on Amazon “I bought it as a pocketable alternative to my DSLR system and a lightweight standalone camera when I want to travel light” in their Canon S120 review and scored the Canon S120 very highly. Yardley mentioned two years ago “Quality camera and reasonably lightweight” in their Canon S120 review.

Two people said in their reviews that the product was thin. Four years ago Stuff.tv wrote in their review “Because this is meant to be a "day off" camera it's clealy been designed to be as slim as possible”. Two Canon S120 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good structurally. Gizmodo.in wrote in their Canon S120 review “Solid feel, high quality construction”.

One person who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was a good body shape.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was heavy and bulky.

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Good Support

Some Canon S120 reviewers considered that it had good technical guidance. Gordie said in their review of the Canon S120 “The camera has a super lens and full manual control”. Three years ago Jim_50 wrote in their review of this digital camera “Just the job - full manual with display assisting judgement” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Reala wrote also three years ago “There are a lot of manual settings to play with in photo mode.” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Product Quality

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. A. Radcliffe rated this digital camera as excellent and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “For all good quality day to day shoots you would be sorry if you didn't invest in this!”. In January last year Count Arthur mentioned “It must have good quality and this camera does give excellent quality shots” in their Canon S120 review. Danielle25 said “Amazing little camera such high quality and great for video too!” in their review of this digital camera.

Easy to Use

A number of people who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote in their Canon S120 review “Even better with manual control options, would defiantly recommend”. Two years ago Caroline T said in her review of the Canon S120 on Amazon “I am excited to learn how to use all of its features”. Gordi wrote “This camera is great with a great selection of functions from full auto to full manual control” in their review.

Some customers agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Hampshire_birdman mentioned on Amazon “Adjustments and Menus can be easily accessed via the touch screen or buttons on the camera's rear” in their review of the Canon S120. Happymum wrote “I love that I can capture RAW and also use manual settings to perfect my images, although the auto settings are excellent too!” in their review.

A number of Canon S120 reviewers concluded that the Canon S120 was easy to handle. Gizmodo.in said in their Canon S120 review “Effective controls and handling”. Gizmodo.in also said “Good handling”.

One Canon S120 owner concluded that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. Gizmodo.in mentioned “The asking price here would alternatively buy a cheap DSLR, lacks a handgrip, omits an eye level viewfinder” in their review of the Canon S120.

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Good Technical Features

A number of people reckoned that the Canon S120 had good features. Dr M J Darowski wrote in their Canon S120 review on Amazon “Nice features, takes great photos- unfortunately mine died after”. Jim_50 mentioned “Plenty of new features to try - e.g” . Mike wrote “Delighted with the features”.

Robust

Some Canon S120 reviewers thought the product was well made. A. Radcliffe said “It's versatile, small, well built and with lots of exposure options” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a very good review score. Galloping Granddad scored the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “My first impression on taking it out of the box that it has a decent build quality and feels solid”. Three years ago Gordie scored the product very highly and wrote “It has a solid metal body so it's not as light as cheaper compacts” in their Canon S120 review.

Some Canon S120 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was good at resisting water ingress. Mr. D. L. Daynes rated the Canon S120 as very good and said on Amazon “Great camera for scuba diving”. Mr. D. L. Daynes also mentioned “Bought primarily for scuba diving and very pleased to find that not only does it have an underwater setting in Scene mode”.

One Canon S120 owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. William Field wrote “If you're not careful and are reckless, you may get scratches on the touch screen” in his review of the Canon S120.

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Good Video Capture

A few Canon S120 reviewers said in their reviews that the Canon S120 was good for video recording. Andy mentioned “There is a video of it on YouTube with lots of comments from people” but despite that he only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Gordi gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned two years ago “RAW along with full HD movies” in their review of this digital camera. Reala gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “There is no problem with video mode” in their review.

Good Connectivity

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. D. Embleton wrote “The S120 improves greatly on all previous models with WiFi, touch screen” in their review. Grumpyrocker wrote in their Canon S120 review “There were some functions of the S120 that appealed to me - these were the brighter/wider lens, wifi functions, better focus tracking” and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100. Gizmodo.in wrote “Built-in Wifi with social sharing from the camera”.

One Canon S120 owner who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Canon S120 reviewers who purchased the product mentioned that it had a good screen. Silver Appleyard wrote on Amazon “Touch screen useful for choosing a point of focus, I don't use it for much else” and rated the product 5 stars.

Nice Design

Three Canon S120 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Galloping Granddad gave the Canon S120 a rating of 5 stars and said “The controls are pretty standard and the control ring around the lens works very well”. Happymum wrote “Beautiful for Photos, Disappointing Hiss on Videos” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Whatdigitalcamera.com said in their Canon S120 review “Image quality of a high-end advanced compact with the style and portability of a pocket snapshot camera”.

Two Canon S120 owners who bought it agreed that it was a good design. Four years ago expert website Digitalversus.com rated the Canon S120 80 out of 100 and mentioned “With its sleek design and incredibly compact build”. Gizmodo.in mentioned three years ago “Compact design” in their review of the Canon S120.

One Canon S120 reviewer who reviewed the Canon S120 considered that it was neat. One Canon S120 reviewer who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was smooth. Gizmodo.in mentioned in their review of the Canon S120 “Smooth, sharp video at 60fps”.

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Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Canon has good average ratings for its compact cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other brands.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was noisy. Rebecca P. mentioned “I could do with getting a spectate mic system because it can't take a heavy load of noise (singing and guitar recording”.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Canon S120 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the S120. The smallest display diagonal of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the S120 is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon S120 supports wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type which do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi and we think the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this compact camera digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon S120 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the S120.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the S120, the Canon S120 has a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider include the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s. When compared to other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the S120, the Canon S120's slowest camera shutter speed of 250 seconds is one of the longest.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Canon S120 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Canon camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a comparable spec and age to the S120. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Quite High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The lowest motion JPEG frame rate of cameras of this age and spec is 15fps, the highest is 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 33fps. When compared to other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Canon S120's motion JPEG frame rate of 60 frames per second is one of the highest.

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Has Eight White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon S120 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the S120. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The Canon S120 has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S120. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Cameras of a comparable type and age to the S120 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 230 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 922,000 pixels, the Canon S120's display resolution (numeric) is one of the highest amongst compact cameras that were released around the same time as the S120.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800, the Canon S120 has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras of this spec and age is 4,800, and the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon S120 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this age and type. This Canon digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 2816 x 2112, 1600 x 1200, 4000 x 2248, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 4000 x 2664, 2816 x 1880, 1600 x 1064, 640 x 424, 2992 x 2992, 2112 x 2112, 1200 x 1200, 480 x 480, 2400 x 3000, 1696 x 2112 and 960 x 1200 and 384 x 480. Across all digital cameras of this spec and age the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Canon S120 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon digital camera). In addition, this Canon camera support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the S120.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Canon S120 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras of this type and age. Most compact cameras that are a similar age to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction across all compact cameras that are a comparable age to the S120.

Across similar types of camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/2EV step).

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Canon S120 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the S120. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Canon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Canon S120 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the S120.

Across similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the S120 is 26mm, and the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Canon S120 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the S120.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

Cameras of a similar spec and age to the S120 have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 10 and 200. At only 80, the Canon S120 has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the S120.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

A number of people who purchased it concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Cate4good wrote in their review “Returned the camera to Canon at expense and not change or alteration detected to battery power problem” and scored this digital camera 1 stars. Count Arthur mentioned “Canon has fixed battery problem” in their review of this digital camera. Count Arthur also wrote “I got the 'low battery' problem”.

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Canon S120 does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the S120 also do not support video capability.

Alternative cameras which also support video capability that you might also want to consider include the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the S120, the Canon S120 does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

The Canon S120 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of this age and type do not have a GPS (satellite). The Canon S120 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the S120, the Canon S120 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

With a weight of 217 grams, the Canon S120 is quite heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the S120. Across all the compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the S120 the weights range from 20g to 840g.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon S120 is more than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the S120. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon S120 is more than most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on digital cameras of this age and type. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the S120 is 18mm and the longest is 1,000mm. The Canon S120 has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 120 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

Across all the compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago the combined zooms range from 3x to 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 50x. The Canon S120 has one of the smaller combined zooms (only 20 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the S120 the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.9. The Canon S120 has a quite big maximum aperture number (only 5.7) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the S120.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon S120

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the S120 over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon S120 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the S120.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] (486x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon S120 has a pretty average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the S120.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon S120 has a better sensor type than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

Other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to consider include the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Megapixel

The Canon S120 has a pretty standard megapixel (12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] (20.4MP) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
External Flash Connector
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Orientation Sensor
Camera File System
Live View
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Batteries Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash

10 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(47)
18 December 2014

If you have kids, the impulse to document every instant of their waking lives is nearly as powerful as the impulse to feed and shelter them. I'll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those... Read more…

Solid feel, high quality construction
Touch screen control
Customizable lens ring function
Solid feel high quality construction despite the pocket proportions, touch screen control, customisable lens ring function will appeal to those who love getting hands on with camera operation
Small yet solid
No handgrip
No eye level viewfinder
The asking price here would alternatively buy a cheap DSLR, lacks a handgrip, omits an eye level viewfinder
Pricey
No viewfinder
27 November 2014

It?s no secret that smartphones and their increasingly powerful cameras are eating away at the sales of traditional low-end compacts...

17 July 2014

The Canon PowerShot S120 may not look like much of a camera at first glance. Most thin fixed lens cameras that look like the S120 are models that don't perform at a high level, either in working... Read more…

The Canon PowerShot S120 compact camera shoots images at 12.1 megapixels?a pixel count that seems conservative for a $450 camera. But the PowerShot S120 comes with 1/1.7-inch backlit CMOS sensor... Read more…

9 May 2014

You'll find many compact cameras that also have a wide range of DSLR-like features. While the PowerShot S120 isn't as feature-filled as those cameras, its emphasis is on portability and image...

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User Reviews

(185)
Reviewed 10 January 2015 by Winordieracin
Winordieracin would recommend the Canon PowerShot S120

Im not sure you can get a better point and shoot for $400, of course you can get better cameras in the $500 - $700 range. Most families will not need anything more then this. We own two Canon... Read more…

Reviewed 6 August 2014 by Ken in LA
(Verified Purchase)

I am a fan of Canon - especially the S series - however, this newest incarnation is not at all what I expected after reading several reviews. I have an S95 which in my side by side comparison,... Read more…

Reviewed 16 December 2013 by Wavetime
(Verified Purchase)

Again Canon completely ignores the barrel distortion problem (straight lines become convex curves). This camera has everything you could probably want in a compact, except a FLAT field. Again the... Read more…

Reviewed 23 March 2014 by BioBlair
BioBlair would recommend the Canon PowerShot S120 (Verified Purchase)

I spent a great deal of time researching different compact cameras with full manual control and ultimately decided on the Canon S120. Many review sites list the best compact camera as the Sony... Read more…

Reviewed 22 November 2013 by GH201
GH201 would recommend the Canon PowerShot S120 (Verified Purchase)

Great pocket cam that shoots RAW, has pretty nice lens, great low light capability, and shoots great video. The wifi implementation on the S120 is pretty decent. Haven't had any connection... Read more…

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