Canon PowerShot S120 vs Leica X2

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Canon PowerShot S120
Leica X2

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Reasons For

19 Reasons For
Image stabiliser Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has an image stabiliser, however the Leica X2 does not have an image stabiliser. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

5x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has an optical zoom of 5x, whereas the Leica X2 is only a unknownx optical zoom digital camera (5x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Vastly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a digital zoom of 4x, however the Leica X2 is only a unknownx digital zoom digital camera (4x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

56% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1 smaller than the Leica X2 (2.8).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 is a 120mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 120mm longer than the Leica X2 (unknownmm).
Bigger combined zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a combined zoom of 20x, but the Leica X2 is only a unknownx combined zoom digital camera (20x smaller).
A little higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, however the Leica X2 is only a 12,500 maximum ISO speed digital camera (300 lower).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, but the Leica X2 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
220s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Canon PowerShot S120 is 250s maximum shutter speed, but the Leica X2 is only a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (220s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fps, but the Leica X2 is only a unknownfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (60fps lower).
0.3" larger screen size Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 is a 3" screen digital camera, whereas the Leica X2 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Wider field of view Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a field of view of 100%, but the Leica X2 is only a unknown% field of view digital camera (100% narrower).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a display resolution of 922,000 pixels, but the Leica X2 is only a unknown pixels display resolution digital camera (922,000 pixels lower).
Lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 is a 217g digital camera. That's 128g lighter than the Leica X2 (345g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Shorter Edit
Canon PowerShot S120 is 59mm tall, but the Leica X2 is a 69mm tall digital camera (10mm taller).
22.5mm thinner Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 is a 29mm deep digital camera, whereas the Leica X2 is a 51.5mm deep digital camera (22.5mm thicker).
23.8mm narrower Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 is a 100.2mm wide digital camera, whereas the Leica X2 is a 124mm wide digital camera (23.8mm wider).
Eight more awards
The Canon PowerShot S120 has 10 awards, whereas the Leica X2 has 2 awards.
Expert reviews are marginally better
The Canon PowerShot S120 has an average expert review score of 81% based on 47 reviews, however the Leica X2 has an average rating of 80% (based on 28 reviews).
5 Reasons For
4.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Leica X2 has a megapixel count of 16.2MP, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (4.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

10.3 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Leica X2 has a maximum aperture of 16, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 is only a 5.7 maximum aperture digital camera (10.3 bigger).
Two hundred and twenty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Leica X2 is 450.00, but the Canon PowerShot S120 only takes 230.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£130 cheaper
The Leica X2 costs £129.99 less than the Canon PowerShot S120.
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a megapixel count of 12.1MP, whereas the Leica X2 is a 16.2MP digital camera (4.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Two times bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a maximum aperture of 5.7, whereas the Leica X2 is a 16 maximum aperture digital camera (10.3 smaller).
Two hundred and twenty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon PowerShot S120 is 230.00, but the Leica X2 only takes 450.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£130 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot S120 is more expensive than the Leica X2 by £129.99.
Less retailers
Only 1 shop sell the Canon PowerShot S120, whereas 3 retailers sell the Leica X2. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Three months older
The Canon PowerShot S120 is older than the Leica X2 by three months.
12 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabiliser Edit
The Leica X2 does not have an image stabiliser, but the Canon PowerShot S120 has an image stabiliser. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Leica X2 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1 larger than the Canon PowerShot S120 (2.8).
300 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Leica X2 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,500, however the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (300 higher).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Leica X2 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, but the Canon PowerShot S120 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Leica X2 is only 30s maximum shutter speed, but the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 250s maximum shutter speed digital camera (220s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

0.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Leica X2 is a 2.7" screen digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 3" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

38% heavier Edit
The Leica X2 is a 345g digital camera. That's 128g heavier than the Canon PowerShot S120 (345g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Taller Edit
Leica X2 is 69mm tall, but the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 59mm tall digital camera (10mm shorter).
A lot thicker Edit
The Leica X2 is a 51.5mm deep digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 29mm deep digital camera (22.5mm thinner).
23.8mm wider Edit
The Leica X2 is a 124mm wide digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 100.2mm wide digital camera (23.8mm narrower).
Fewer awards
Whilst the Leica X2 has received 2 awards, the Canon PowerShot S120 has received 10 awards.
A bit Lower expert review Score
The Leica X2's average expert rating is 80%, however the Canon PowerShot S120's is 81% (based on 47 reviews).

Awards

10 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
2 Awards
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 16.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
BEST
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 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 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 384 x 480
 4288 x 2856
 3264 x 2160
 2144 x 1424
 1632 x 1080
 4000 x 3000
 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 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 384 x 480
 4288 x 2856
 3264 x 2160
 2144 x 1424
 1632 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4928 x 3264
 4928 x 3264
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 DNG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 DNG
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.5MP
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
5.7 16
BEST
Minimum Aperture
1.8
BEST
2.8
Maximum Focal Length
120mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range
5.2 - 26 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
7/6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
20x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.03m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
BEST
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800
BEST
12,500
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
250s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
0.5 - 2.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
BEST
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 110MB
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
922,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 6 iSAPS Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
217g
BEST
345g
Height
59mm
BEST
69mm
Depth
29mm
BEST
51.5mm
Width
100.2mm
BEST
124mm

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
NB-6LH Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
230 shots 450 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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