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Canon S120 review

Pocket sized premium compact is packed with exciting features

Canon S120 review

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The S120 gives you full manual control over settings, meaning you can create long exposures such as this. Optical image stabilisation does a good job of helping to produce a blur-free image even when shooting handheld.

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Noise is apparent at very high sensitivities, such as ISO 3200 but, shared at smaller print and web sizes, the image is more than acceptable.

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Automatic white balance has done a good job of producing accurate colours even under the artificial lighting conditions of this scene.

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The S120's 24mm equivalent lens gives a great wide angle of view for a variety of different scenarios. It's slightly wider than the G16's 28mm.

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The S120 is now capable of shooting as wide as f/1.8, helping when you want to shoot low-light scenes.

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Colours are represented accurately by the S120, being bright and punchy without going over the top.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyPowerShot
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Time Lapse Function, Smile Detection, Wink Detection, Face Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4 AVC, MP4, MPEG-2, H.264
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)217 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS, REACH, ErP
Minimum Focus Distance30 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution12.8 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedNB-6LH
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC UHS-I), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I)
Country of OriginJapan
Height59 mm
Width100.2 mm
Depth29 mm
Autofocus Points9
Focal Length5.20 mm to 26 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsAAC-LC
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelS120
Product NamePowerShot S120 Compact Camera
Product LinePowerShot
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number8407B012AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing InformationCanon PowerShot S120
Fast, connected, expert performance in your pocket

With a bright f/1.8 lens, HS system, fast continuous shooting up to 9.4fps*, refined ergonomics and Wi-Fi the PowerShot S120 puts superior performance in the pocket of serious photographers.

Battery Life300 Shot
Package Contents
  • PowerShot S120 Compact Camera
  • Wrist Strap - WS-D11
  • Battery Pack NB-6LH
  • Battery Charger CB-2LYE
  • AC Cable
  • User Manual Kit
Display Resolution922000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone