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Canon S120 Digital Camera

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12.1MP 5x CMOS Nov 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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39 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

Expert review sites love this Canon camera and have given it ten awards.

The writers at Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se all strongly endorse this compact camera camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The reviewers at Trusted Reviews, Pocket Lint and Hardwarezone.com.ph all thought that concluded that they would recommend this Canon camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Two additional expert review sites endorsed this compact camera camera. The expert at What Digital Camera concluded that this Canon camera was outstanding and gave it a "Gold" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com who wrote it was terrific.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on twenty-nine expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews this Canon digital camera has an average expert rating of 81%. The expert review sites think this Canon camera is one of the better cameras of a similar spec and age.

Owner Reviews Are Good

The average owner rating of this compact camera camera is 86% based on 234 owner reviews.

Good Quality Lens

A few customers considered that the Canon S120 had a good lens. Gordi mentioned “This model has a faster lens from previous which give some benefits in low light” in their review. Olly wrote on Amazon “Bright lens has been a game hanger for us compared to Panasonic Lumix” in their Canon S120 review and rated this digital camera as excellent. Olly also said “Went hunting for the fastest lens possible on a compact”.

Several Canon S120 owners agreed that this digital camera had a good zoom. Andy mentioned “I never owned a Sony before) 6) the Canon has slightly more zoom capability than the Sony”. Olly rated the product as very good 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 said “Excellent quality images, even at full zoom” in their review and scored the Canon S120 very highly.

Several customers who purchased the product considered that it had a good autofocus. Rebecca P. said on Amazon “Auto focus is great - or the tap focus is good too! I use it to vlog” in her review of the Canon S120. Expert review site Macworld.co.uk mentioned 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 wrote in their review of the Canon S120 “The real sell was a focus rin”.

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Gizmodo.in said in their review of the Canon S120 “Great image stabilisation”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several people who bought it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Alberto wrote in his review of this digital camera two years ago “Takes lovely pictures” . Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “It certainly takes good photos, which is the main thing! The wi-fi connection is a fiddly gimmick”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “It works well in either case and produced brilliant pictures”.

A few Canon S120 owners who reviewed the product thought it had a good picture resolution. Hampshire_birdman wrote three years ago “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 of the Canon S120 and scored the product very highly. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “The latest model has a new star mode for astronomy shooting” in their Canon S120 review and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Ephotozine.com also mentioned “A 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom and 9.4 fps continuous shooting”.

Some Canon S120 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. D. Embleton said on Amazon two years ago “Faster lens of f1.8 and improved low light ability” in their review of the Canon S120. Gordie wrote in their review of the Canon S120 on Amazon “It feels substantial, good for handholding in low light”.

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Good Size

A number of Canon S120 owners said in their reviews that the product was compact. Amazon Customer mentioned “Nice compact size to boot”. Apostolosuk wrote on Amazon “Amazing camera! Really one of the best compact cameras out there” in their review of this digital camera. Dr M J Darowski wrote on Amazon two years ago “This is apparently a common design fault in canon compact cameras” but even so they only scored it 2 stars.

Some people reckoned that it was lightweight. Gordie wrote on Amazon three years ago “I bought it as a pocketable alternative to my DSLR system and a lightweight standalone camera when I want to travel light” in their review of this digital camera and scored the Canon S120 very highly. Yardley wrote “Quality camera and reasonably lightweight”.

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was thin. Stuff.tv wrote “Because this is meant to be a "day off" camera it's clealy been designed to be as slim as possible”. A few people agreed that it was good structurally. Gizmodo.in said three years ago “Solid feel, high quality construction”.

One customer reckoned that the product was a good body shape.

One Canon S120 owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was heavy and bulky.

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Good Support

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

Easy to Use

A number of Canon S120 reviewers reckoned that it was easy to use. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned “Even better with manual control options, would defiantly recommend”. Also two years ago Caroline T gave it a score of 5 stars and she wrote “I am excited to learn how to use all of its features” in her Canon S120 review. Gordi said on Amazon “This camera is great with a great selection of functions from full auto to full manual control” in their review of this digital camera.

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Hampshire_birdman mentioned “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. Two years ago Happymum mentioned “I love that I can capture RAW and also use manual settings to perfect my images, although the auto settings are excellent too!”.

A few customers said in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Three years ago Gizmodo.in mentioned in their review “Effective controls and handling”. One Canon S120 owner who bought it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Gizmodo.in wrote “The asking price here would alternatively buy a cheap DSLR, lacks a handgrip, omits an eye level viewfinder” in their review.

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Robust

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. A. Radcliffe said “It's versatile, small, well built and with lots of exposure options”. Galloping Granddad said “My first impression on taking it out of the box that it has a decent build quality and feels solid” in their review of the Canon S120. Three years ago Gordie wrote “It has a solid metal body so it's not as light as cheaper compacts” and rated the product 5 stars.

Some people who reviewed it considered that it was good at resisting water ingress. Mr. D. L. Daynes wrote on Amazon “Great camera for scuba diving” in their review of the Canon S120 and scored the product very highly. 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 who reviewed the product mentioned that it was easy to damage or scratch. William Field said on Amazon “If you're not careful and are reckless, you may get scratches on the touch screen”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people reckoned that the Canon S120 was good quality. A. Radcliffe wrote on Amazon “For all good quality day to day shoots you would be sorry if you didn't invest in this!”. Count Arthur mentioned on Amazon “It must have good quality and this camera does give excellent quality shots”. Danielle25 wrote “Great quality” in their review.

Reasonably Priced

A number of customers thought the Canon S120 was good value for money. Amazon Customer said “Unbeatable at this price !” and gave it a very good rating. Galloping Granddad said on Amazon “I was pleased with the price on Amazon and as a Prime member got the camera in less than 24 hours” and rated it 5 stars. Jodie T. gave the product an excellent review score and she said on Amazon “It's certainly one of the best cameras for its price bracket” in her review of the Canon S120.

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “It's no real compensation for the absurd decision not to include a USB cable, which looks cheap on Canon's part”. Count Arthur mentioned in their review “So I am more than happy to shoot in raw with the S120, storage is so cheap now I can see no reason why not” and scored the Canon S120 very highly. Two years ago D. Embleton scored this digital camera 5 stars and wrote “For a bargain price”.

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Good Technical Features

A number of Canon S120 owners who reviewed it concluded that it had good features. Dr M J Darowski wrote in their review of the Canon S120 “Nice features, takes great photos- unfortunately mine died after”. Jim_50 said on Amazon “Plenty of new features to try - e.g” in their review of the Canon S120. Mike said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Delighted with the features”.

Good Video Capture

A few Canon S120 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was good for video recording. Andy wrote on Amazon “There is a video of it on YouTube with lots of comments from people” in his review but despite that he gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Danielle25 rated the product as excellent and said in their review of this digital camera “Amazing little camera such high quality and great for video too!”. Gordi said on Amazon “RAW along with full HD movies”.

Good Connectivity

A number of customers who bought it concluded that it was wifi compatible. D. Embleton said “The S120 improves greatly on all previous models with WiFi, touch screen” in their Canon S120 review and scored the product 5 stars. Grumpyrocker said in their Canon S120 review on Amazon “There were some functions of the S120 that appealed to me - these were the brighter/wider lens, wifi functions, better focus tracking”. Gizmodo.in mentioned “Built-in Wifi with social sharing from the camera” in their Canon S120 review.

One Canon S120 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good screen. Silver Appleyard rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon “Touch screen useful for choosing a point of focus, I don't use it for much else”.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Canon compact cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Canon is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Nice Design

A few people said that this digital camera was good looking. Galloping Granddad wrote in their Canon S120 review on Amazon “The controls are pretty standard and the control ring around the lens works very well”. Happymum said on Amazon “Beautiful for Photos, Disappointing Hiss on Videos”. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote “Image quality of a high-end advanced compact with the style and portability of a pocket snapshot camera” in their review of the Canon S120.

Some customers who purchased this digital camera thought it was a good design. Digitalversus.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “With its sleek design and incredibly compact build”. Gizmodo.in mentioned “Compact design”.

One Canon S120 reviewer who bought the product thought it was neat. One customer who bought it concluded that it was smooth. Gizmodo.in mentioned “Smooth, sharp video at 60fps”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One Canon S120 reviewer who reviewed the Canon S120 thought 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” in her review of the Canon S120 and rated it 4 stars.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the S120 is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Canon S120 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago which do not support wi-Fi, the Canon S120 supports wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Fujifilm X-Q1[plb_2452648_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. 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 camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X-Q1[plb_2452648_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon S120 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the S120.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Fujifilm X-Q1[plb_2452648_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Canon S120 has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X-Q1[plb_2452648_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of cameras of a similar age and type to the S120 is 0.12s, the longest is 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s. When compared to other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the S120 that we have checked the slowest camera shutter speed of, 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 compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that were released around the same time as the S120. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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Fairly High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The lowest motion JPEG frame rate of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S120 is 15fps and the highest is 240fps. The motion JPEG frame rate of the Canon S120 of 60 frames per second is one of the highest amongst digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has Eight White Balances

The Canon S120 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this Canon 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 have been around for more than two years. This Canon digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras of this age and type. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

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 have been around for more than two years. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the display resolution (numeric)s range from 1 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 450,000 pixels.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Compact cameras that have been around for more than two years have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 3 and 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,600. At 12,800, the Canon S120 has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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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 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. The best still image resolution of all cameras of a comparable type and age to the S120 is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on digital cameras of this type and age.

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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 camera). In addition, this digital 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this spec and age.

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

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

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

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

The Canon S120 has a wider light exposure correction than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Canon digital camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most cameras of this type and age have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

A ± 2EV (1/2EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction across comparable types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon S120 is 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the S120.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Canon S120 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Cameras of this age and spec have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 5mm and 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

Across all the compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the S120 the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 200. With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 80, the Canon S120 has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the S120.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

A number of customers who purchased the Canon S120 reckoned that it did not have a good battery life. Cate4good wrote “Returned the camera to Canon at expense and not change or alteration detected to battery power problem” in their Canon S120 review. Count Arthur wrote on Amazon “Canon has fixed battery problem”. Count Arthur also wrote “I got the 'low battery' problem”.

Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the S120, the Canon S120 does not support video capability.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of cameras of this age and type is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. The Canon S120 has one of the lower megapixels (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon S120 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Canon S120 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the S120, the Canon S120 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Canon S120 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the S120 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the Canon S120 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst compact cameras of this age. The average optical zoom of digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the S120 is 9.3x, and the optical zooms range from 0.17x to 63x.

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Heavy

The lightest compact camera camera that was released around the same time as the S120 is 20g and the heaviest is 840g. With a weight of 217 grams, the Canon S120 is one of the heavier compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the S120 amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon S120 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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 Canon S120 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of cameras of this age and type range from 18mm to 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 120 millimeters, the Canon S120 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the S120.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The Canon S120 has a fairly big maximum aperture number (only 5.7) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the S120. Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 72.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon S120

Released Over Three Years Ago

This compact camera camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Digital Zoom

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

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon S120 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most cameras of this age and type.

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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

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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

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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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See How Other Digital Cameras Compare to the Canon S120

Fujifilm S1 vs Canon S120

Fujifilm S1 vs Canon S120
Fujifilm S1 Canon S120
£ 179.00 £179.99
£1 Cheaper
Two More Awards
0.02m Smaller Closest Focusing Distance
Hugely Better Review from "Expert Reviews"
8x Shorter Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Smaller Digital Zoom

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS vs Canon S120

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS vs Canon S120
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS Canon S120
£ 99.00 £179.99
£81 Cheaper
Better Display
Higher Image Resolution
Higher Still Image Resolution
Shorter Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Vastly Lower JPEG Frame Rate

Sony DSC-RX10 vs Canon S120

Sony DSC-RX10 vs Canon S120
Sony DSC-RX10 Canon S120
£ 1,449.99 £179.99
User Reviews Are a Lot Better
Hugely Better Review from PC Mag
Hugely Better Review from Digital Versus
Hugely Better Review from Les Numeriques.com
£1,270 More Expensive
Significantly Shorter Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
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