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Canon S120

Canon S120
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A good spec and multi award winning compact digital camera, with a gold award from one expert review website and 9 further awards from other expert sites
Compact 12.1MP 5x Yes Nov 2013
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Canon S120 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon S120 number 768 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
448 Reviews + 10 Awards
72
Features
Good Features
66
Age
4 Years Old
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 84% 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. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
The S120 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Versatile lens
HS system
Intelligent is; enhanced dynamic IS
Superfast 9.4fps* shooting
7.5 cm (3.0 ) touch screen
Expert control
Full HD 60fps
Wi-Fi, GPS via mobile
Star mode, handheld HDR, background defocus
Optional waterproof case
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

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
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Canon S120 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

10 Industry Awards

This Canon camera is one of the most awarded of all the cameras.

The experts at five expert review sites all said that this camera was very good. This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs, Ljudochbild.se gave it an "Especially Recommended" award and Lydogbilde.no gave it an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award.

The editors of three additional expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this Canon camera. This was from Trusted Reviews, Hardwarezone.com.ph and Pocket Lint who gave it an "Recommended".

The editors of two additional expert review sites both liked this camera. This Canon camera received a What Digital Camera "Gold" award and it received a Reviewed.com "Editor's Choice" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 31 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this Canon camera is 81 out of 100.

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Good User Reviews

Owners have rated this camera on average 87%. Over 86% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 84% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Canon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 42,313 expert and owner reviews (including 8,757 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has very good ratings. 95% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since November 2013.

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Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon S120 has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Canon S120 of only 12.1MP is lower than 85% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon S120's optical zoom of 5x is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 45% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Canon S120's maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 32% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon S120 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Canon S120 of 5.7 is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 0% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The Canon S120's weight of 217g is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 48% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon S120 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon S120 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 86% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon S120's digital zoom of 4x is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 25% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Canon S120 has a carrying case, unlike 88% of cameras which do not have a carrying case.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon S120 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that 89% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon S120 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon S120 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Canon S120 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4000 x 3000. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon S120 supports Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Live View

The Canon S120 supports live view, unlike 83% of cameras which do not support live view.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon S120 has an orientation sensor. 92% of cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Canon S120 of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 80% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Bigger Than Average Image Sensor Size

The Canon S120's image sensor size of 0.588" is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 93% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the image sensor sizes range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.47".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Only 230 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Canon S120 which takes 230 battery life.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Canon S120 of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 32% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00013803228991, 00138032289916, 03609740147401, 04960999989266, 08714574610276, 08714574610283

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