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Canon S120 Review
|373 Reviews + 10 Awards|
|Value for Money||
|Missing Some Features|
|3 Years Old|
Why Has it Scored 61?
It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 85% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 10 awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se plus four other sites and a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews plus two other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
The S120 is missing some features:
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixels sensor
Quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Does not have a GPS (satellite)
What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for sports photography, ranking number 119 in sports photography cameras. It is also good for wildlife photography, ranking number 148 in wildlife photography cameras as well being mediocre for landscape photography, ranking number 231 in landscape photography cameras.
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 In-Depth Analysis
10 Industry Awards
This Canon camera has received 10 awards from experts.
This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by review sites Ljudochbild.se, Lydogbilde.no, Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all of whom said that this Canon camera was very good.
The editors of three more expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this digital camera. Trusted Reviews, Hardwarezone.com.ph and Pocket Lint all gave this camera a "Recommended" award.
Furthermore, the expert at review website What Digital Camera thought that this Canon camera was exceptional and gave it a "Gold" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Reviewed.com.
Expert Reviews Are Good
Good Owner Reviews
On average, based on 342 owner reviews the average owner rating of this digital camera is 86 out of 100. 130 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 85% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.
We checked 35,686 user and expert reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Very Good Value for Money
The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £179.99 it is cheaper than 71% of cameras.
Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution
The highest image resolution of the Canon S120 is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Digital cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).
Quite Low Megapixels Sensor
The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Canon S120 of only 12.1MP is in the lowest 17% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.
Average Optical Zoom
The optical zoom of the Canon S120 of 5x is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution
This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".
Has an Image Stabilizer
The Canon S120 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.
Average Minimum Aperture Number
The minimum aperture number of the Canon S120 of 5.7 is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.
The Canon S120's weight of 217g is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.
Has a Built-In Flash
The Canon S120 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.
Has a Touchscreen
The Canon S120 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.
Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Canon S120 of only 120mm is fairly short compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the shortest 22% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.
Has an HDMI Port
The Canon S120 has an HDMI port, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.
4000 X 3000 Pixels Still Image Resolution
The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon S120 is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 4000 x 2664 pixels, 4000 x 2248 pixels, 2992 x 2992 pixels plus 16 more values. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 pixels and the best is 6016 x 4016 pixels.
Average Digital Zoom
The digital zoom of the Canon S120 of 4x is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution
This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras. 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.
The Canon S120 supports Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.
Quite Big Image Sensor Size
The image sensor size of the Canon S120 of 0.588" is in the biggest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have image sensor sizes of between 0.25" and 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5".
Quite High Display Resolution
The display resolution of the Canon S120 of 922,000 pixels is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 19% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The display resolutions of cameras range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.
Has an Orientation Sensor
The Canon S120 has an orientation sensor. 93% of digital cameras do not have an orientation sensor.
Supports Live View
The Canon S120 supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of cameras do not support live view.
Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)
Like most other digital cameras, the Canon S120 does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).
Has an External Flash Connector
The Canon S120 has an external flash connector. 87% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.
Has a Carrying Case
The Canon S120 has a carrying case. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.
Average Display Diagonal
The Canon S120's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.
Released Over Three Years Ago
Canon released the S120 in October 2013.
|Manufacturer Part Numbers||canon 8407b001, canon pss120sl|
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