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Canon S120

Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning and fully featured 12.1 megapixel 5 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 12.1MP 5x Yes Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Canon S120 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Canon S120 as follows for Summary.
100
372 Reviews + 10 Awards
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 85% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Quite low megapixel
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
60
Good
28
Mediocre
57
Average
48
Mediocre

Canon S120 Video Reviews


How Big is the Canon S120?

The Canon S120 is 100.2mm wide and 59mm tall. It is 29mm deep and weighs 217g.

Canon S120 front dimensions

Canon S120 size in context

Canon S120 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

10 Industry Awards

This digital camera has received 10 awards from camera experts.

This Canon camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review websites Ljudochbild.se, Lydogbilde.no, Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all of whom concluded that this camera was great.

Websites Trusted Reviews, Hardwarezone.com.ph and Pocket Lint all decided that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Another two expert review sites both endorsed this digital camera. The expert at website What Digital Camera decided that this Canon camera was marvellous and gave it a "Gold" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Reviewed.com who thought it was excellent.

Expert Reviews Are Good

30 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews have rated this Canon digital camera on average 81 out of 100.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, S120 owners rated this digital camera 86%. Over 85% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 85% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 33,726 owner and expert reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically within its cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Quite Low Megapixel

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. The Canon S120 has a fairly low megapixel (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon S120 has a higher image resolution than most cameras. This Canon camera has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Cameras maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 7680 x 5120 pixels (best).

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/1.7" image sensor size, which is the most frequently found image sensor size on digital cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 217 grams, the Canon S120 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon S120 has a relatively standard optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon S120 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Canon S120 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Canon S120 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2400 x 3000, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 1696 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 960 x 1200, 640 x 424, 480 x 480 and 640 x 360 and 384 x 480. The still image resolution of all cameras ranges from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon S120 has a touchscreen. Most of the other cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon S120 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon S120 has an orientation sensor. Most of the other cameras also have an orientation sensor.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon S120 has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Canon S120 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (922,000 pixels) amongst cameras of this age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras is 3 pixels and the highest is 16,000,000 pixels.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras, the Canon S120 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.7, the Canon S120 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. The maximum aperture numbers of cameras range from 1.8 to 130.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. The Canon S120 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Live View

The Canon S120 supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Canon S120 has a carrying case. Most of the other cameras also have a carrying case.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon S120 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the digital cameras the minimum aperture numbers range from -2 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. When compared to other digital cameras that we have checked the minimum aperture number of, the Canon S120's minimum aperture number of 5.7 is one of the largest.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon S120 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this digital camera support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 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. Across all cameras the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon S120 has a relatively typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon S120 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera was released in October 2013.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803228991, 00138032289916, 03609740147401, 04960999989266, 08714574610276, 08714574610283

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