Canon Powershot S120 reviews and prices: Compact camera

68 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 68 reviews.
Canon Powershot S120: 12.1 MP (Megapixels), 5x optical zoom, SD storage digital Compact camera. See full product description

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Mark, Matlock Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Compact, good image quality, lots of flexibility in controlling exposure etc.
Bad points:
Lack of optical viewfinder, cannot charge battery via USB
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Aug 2015

kay, edinburgh Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
I use the camera underwater, so the underwater setting is very important and does help, though a red filter should improve things further.

The camera is light weight even in the underwater housing. easy to hold and operate with one hand and the battery life is more than enough for a single dive.

I'm very pleased with the results from my last diving holiday.
Bad points:
Haven't really been using the camera long enough to find too many bad flash with underwater setting needs to be reselected when the camera is switched on. Maybe I can overcome this using custom ...will need to experiment.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Aug 2014

Nicola, London Keen amateur

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
The camera was faulty on arrival and the customer service has been very bad.
Overall rating 1.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 Apr 2015

lilian, Washington Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use picture quality very good
Bad points:
Haven't found any bad points
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Aug 2014

G, Experienced amateur

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Image quality
Bad points:
Terrible battery life, confusing options
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Sep 2015

Jose, Moita Experienced amateur

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
ease for use. build quality. much technology in your pocket
Bad points:
image quality, features
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 4.0
Features 5.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Oct 2014

Rowland, Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
F1.8 aperture
Bad points:
User interface could be easier for old people
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Feb 2015

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Optical zoom ratio 5
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 4
Touchscreen Yes
Media format SD
Media format SDHC
Media format SDXC
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Weight (g) 217
Flash Yes
WiFi Yes

Also known as: Canon S120, Powershot S120

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Manufacturer's Description

The Canon Powershot S120 is a compact for the serious photographer offering superior performance. Features include a bright f/1.8 lens, Canon’s HS system for low light shooting, a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor with DIGIC 6 processor for stunning results, continuous shooting up to 9.4fps, refined ergonomics and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Versatile lens
A bright f/1.8 lens allows shooting in darker conditions. A 24mm ultra-wide angle lets you take stunning landscapes and a 5x optical zoom with 10x ZoomPlus gets you up close.

Intelligent IS; Enhanced Dynamic IS
Intelligent IS combats camera shake, so all your photos are sharp and detailed even at full zoom or in low light. Enhanced Dynamic IS powerfully compensates for user movements over 5 axes for spectacularly steady movies.

3-inch touch screen
An advanced 922k dot capacitive touch screen offers simple, intuitive gesture-based operation.

Full HD 60fps
Expertly record smooth Full HD movies at 60fps in stereo with optical zoom supported by Focus Peaking and Touch AF. Advanced noise reduction processing (30p) delivers detailed movies in low light, while MP4 support and in-camera Movie Transcoding allow for easy sharing.

Star Mode, handheld HDR, Background Defocus
Shoot stunning starry nightscapes, star trails or create star time-lapse movies with Star Mode. Use HDR to capture high contrast scenes without a tripod or Background Defocus to achieve beautiful, SLR style background blur.

HS System
HS System excels in low light, capturing the real atmosphere of the moment without flash or a tripod. Advanced DIGIC 6 processing and a high sensitivity 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor (1/1.7 type) give exceptional image quality in all situations with up to ISO 12,800.

Superfast 9.4fps shooting
Capture split second action in full resolution with super-responsive operation, which includes 9.4fps sustained continuous shooting and high speed 0.1 sec auto focus.

Expert control
A Lens Control Ring allows quick control of functions such as zoom, aperture, shutter speed, focus or ISO. Use Full Manual mode and RAW with multi aspect support, for maximum control over composition and post-shot editing using the included DPP software. Refined ergonomics and a customisable FUNC. menu let you tailor the camera to your shooting style.

Wi-Fi, GPS via Mobile
Wi-Fi lets you connect easily with home wireless networks, compatible printers and PCs, plus smart devices for easy online sharing and GPS tagging of your images with shooting locations. Image Sync enables convenient PC and online backup via CANON iMAGE GATEWAY or Flickr.

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