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Canon S120

£179.99
Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning and good value for money compact digital camera
Compact 12.1MP 5x Yes Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Canon S120 Review

With excellent reviews and representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Canon S120 number 228 across all digital cameras.
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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.
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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

Canon S120 size in context

Canon S120 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

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

Based on 31 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews this camera has an average expert rating of 81%.

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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.

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Excellent Brand

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.


Features

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).

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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.

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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.

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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".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon S120 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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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.

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Average Weight

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.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon S120 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon S120 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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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.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon S120 has an HDMI port, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon S120 supports Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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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".

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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.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon S120 has an orientation sensor. 93% of digital cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Supports Live View

The Canon S120 supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of cameras do not support live view.

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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).

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon S120 has an external flash connector. 87% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Canon S120 has a carrying case. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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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.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the S120 in October 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8407b001, canon pss120sl
Barcodes 00012304131892, 00013803228991, 00088022122634, 00138032289916, 03609740147401, 04960999989266, 04960999989457, 05269692859494, 08714574610276, 08714574610283

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