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Ideal for family days out, the 10.0 MP PowerShot SX120 IS brings distant subjects into view with a 10x imag... See full description.
  • Compact
  • 10x optical zoom

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product description

Ideal for family days out, the 10.0 MP PowerShot SX120 IS brings distant subjects into view with a 10x image-stabilised lens. Smart Auto and Easy modes allow all the family to take great shots. Features

  • 10.0 MP
  • 10x zoom with optical IS
  • Smart Auto and Easy modes with Scene Detection Technology
  • Large 3.0 LCD
  • DIGIC 4
  • Face Detection Technology
  • Motion Detection Technology
  • i-Contrast
  • Shooting modes including Full Manual control
  • VGA movies with sound

Family-friendly. Serious zoom.

10.0 Megapixels
The compact, easy-to-use PowerShot SX120 IS uses a 10.0 Megapixel sensor capturing enough detail for poster-size prints or creative cropping.

10x optical zoom with optical IS
With a 10x optical zoom, its easy to fill the frame with a distant subject. Canons optical Image Stabilizer counteracts the effect of camera shake, ensuring crisp blur-free results throughout the zoom range.

Smart Auto and Easy mode
Designed to let everyone take great shots, Smart Auto mode analyses subject brightness, contrast, distance and hue. Intelligent Scene Detection Technology then selects the scene type from 18 variables, applying the best settings for optimum output. Easy mode deactivates all buttons except flash and reduces on-screen icons, for fuss-free, simple shooting.

Large 3.0 LCD
A clear and bright 3.0 LCD screen with wide viewing angle makes framing and reviewing shots a pleasure.

Canons DIGIC 4 processor delivers ultra-fast camera operation, superb colour reproduction, and advanced noise reduction for cleaner-looking shots at higher ISO speeds.

Face Detection Technology
For perfect portraits, the PowerShot SX120 IS features Canon Face Detection Technology. Face Select & Track lets you select a particular face as the principal subject in a photo, while FaceSelf-Timer makes group photos easy taking a shot after an extra face enters the frame.

The PowerShot SX120 IS combats blur with Motion Detection Technology, which uses several advanced methods to determine camera and subject movement. ISO settings are then adjusted for optimum results.

In shooting or playback, enhanced i-Contrast optimises dynamic range according to the scene- retaining detail in shadows and preventing overexposure of highlights. The result is natural images with the best possible contrast.

20 shooting modes
20 dedicated shooting modes help you to achieve superb shots in a wide variety of lighting conditions. For more experienced users seeking greater creative control, a Full Manual control mode is included.

VGA movies
Supplement still shots by shooting fantastic VGA quality movie clips with sound. A special Long Play option uses around half the normal memory card space, allowing you to shoot for longer.

product specification
Camera Type Compact
Optical zoom ratio 10x optical zoom
Screen size 3"
Digital zoom ratio 4x digital zoom
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Media format SD Card storage
Media format SDHC Card storage
Media format MMC Card storage
PictBridge Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 245g
Flash Yes
Body Only Yes
Series Powershot
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed 1/1 min. shutter speed
Longest shutter speed 1/15 max. shutter speed
Waterproof No
Viewfinder Yes
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 110.6x70.4x44.7mm
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Release date 25 Aug 2009
Height in mm 70.4
Width in mm Width: 110.6mm
Depth in mm 44.7
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length 360 Millimetres
Lowest focal length 36 Millimetres