Canon PowerShot S120 vs Canon SX610 HS

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Canon PowerShot S120
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
1mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a minimum focal length of 24mm, however the Canon SX610 HS is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
9,600 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, however the Canon SX610 HS is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 lower).
Hugely longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Canon PowerShot S120 is 250s maximum shutter speed, but the Canon SX610 HS is only a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (235s shorter). Read more

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

30fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fps, but the Canon SX610 HS is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
Seven more awards
The Canon PowerShot S120 has 10 awards, whereas the Canon SX610 HS has 3 awards.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 47 expert reviews, the Canon PowerShot S120 has an average review score of 81%, however the Canon SX610 HS has an average rating of 76% (based on 12 reviews).
10 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has a megapixel count of 20.2MP, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (8.1MP 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.

Significantly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has an optical zoom of 18x, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (13x 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.

1.2 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has a maximum aperture of 6.9, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 is only a 5.7 maximum aperture digital camera (1.2 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon SX610 HS is a 450mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 330mm longer than the Canon PowerShot S120 (450mm).
Hugely bigger combined zoom Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has a combined zoom of 72x, but the Canon PowerShot S120 is only a 20x combined zoom digital camera (52x smaller).
Lighter Edit
The Canon SX610 HS is a 167g digital camera. That's 50g lighter than the Canon PowerShot S120 (167g). 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.

Fourty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon SX610 HS is 270.00, 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.

£50 cheaper
The Canon SX610 HS costs £50 less than the Canon PowerShot S120.
Available from 5 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
More popular
The Canon SX610 HS is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 338 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Canon PowerShot S120 ranks No. 51310.

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
8.1MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a megapixel count of 12.1MP, whereas the Canon SX610 HS is a 20.2MP digital camera (8.1MP 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.

13x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has an optical zoom of 5x, whereas the Canon SX610 HS is an 18x optical zoom digital camera (13x bigger). 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.

1.2 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a maximum aperture of 5.7, whereas the Canon SX610 HS is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1.2 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 is a 120mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 330mm shorter than the Canon SX610 HS (450mm).
52x smaller combined zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a combined zoom of 20x, but the Canon SX610 HS is a 72x combined zoom digital camera (52x bigger).
Heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 is a 217g digital camera. That's 50g heavier than the Canon SX610 HS (167g). 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.

Fourty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon PowerShot S120 is 230.00, but the Canon SX610 HS only takes 270.00 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.

£50 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot S120 is more expensive than the Canon SX610 HS by £50.
Less retailers
Only 1 store sell the Canon PowerShot S120, whereas 6 sellers sell the Canon SX610 HS. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over two years older
The Canon PowerShot S120 is older than the Canon SX610 HS by two years.
Worse selling
The Canon PowerShot S120 ranks No. 51310 by sales volume, however the Canon SX610 HS ranks No. 338.
6 Reasons Against
Moderately longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has a minimum focal length of 25mm, however the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, however the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 higher).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Canon SX610 HS is only 15s maximum shutter speed, but the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 250s maximum shutter speed digital camera (235s longer). Read more

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

Lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, but the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon SX610 HS has received 3 awards, the Canon PowerShot S120 has received 10 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The Canon SX610 HS's average expert rating is only 76%, 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
3 Awards
dkamera.de: Recommended
gadgetspeak.com: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 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
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 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
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 21.1MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 18x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
5.7 6.9
BEST
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.8
Maximum Focal Length
120mm 450mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
5.2 - 26 4.5 - 81
Lens Structure
7/6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
20x 72x
BEST

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
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞, 1 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - 0.5
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 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
 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
3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
80 80
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
250s
BEST
15s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
0.5 - 2.3 1 - 2
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 10s
Flash Range
0.5 - 5 0.5 - 3.5
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
 Flash exposure lock

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1080 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1080 x 720
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
922,000 pixels 922,000 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 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
 Positive film
 Skin tones
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Positive film
 Skin tones
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 6 iSAPS Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Shuffle
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Shuffle
 Rotation
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Night
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Night
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)
 IND
 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)
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
217g 167g
BEST
Height
59mm 61mm
Depth
29mm 26.7mm
Width
100.2mm 105.3mm

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-6LH NB-6L/NB-6LH
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 5h
Shot Per Battery Charge
230 shots 270 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.7V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 10 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
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