Summary Canon S120

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Within its price range
#n/a of 5
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 10
Specifications Key specs
Help 5x
Screen size
Help 3"
Help f/1.8
Screen resolution
Help 922k dots
Wide angle
Help 24 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 60fps
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Canon PowerShot S120Canon PowerShot S120


Canon has replaced the PowerShot S120 with the S200.

Canon PowerShot S200
Canon PowerShot S200 announced February 2014
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Smaller
Weight Lighter

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The Canon S120 vs other recent pro digicams

Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
Thickness Thin Help
Size Really small Help
Compact (100×59×29 mm)
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Weight Light Help
217 g


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The Canon S120 vs other recent pro digicams

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
246 ISO
Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
Color depth Less color depth Help
21.3 bits
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
9.4 fps
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12 MP
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Screen type Screen type Help
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
15 seconds
Sensor size Small sensor Help
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Dynamic range Narrower dynamic range Help
11.9 EV
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
230 shots
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Announced Old Help
August 2013
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users




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Canon PowerShot S120
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