The Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS is mostly gets compared to boutiques, pro digicams, compacts and travel zooms. The Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Digital IXUS 65 and the Digital IXUS 95 IS) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix X100s)

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 120 IS compared to boutique competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs standard size (127×74×54 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 2.1") and is significantly lighter (120 g vs 445 g).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 2.8"), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 16 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.8 fps vs 6 fps) and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm).

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
3 years newer
$347

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the 120 IS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Shoots significantly faster: 6 fps vs 0.8 fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the X100s (vs the 120 IS)

  • Significantly thicker: 2.1" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 445 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the X100s and 120 IS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×74×54 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 2.1" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 445 g vs 120 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 120 IS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is much smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs compact (99×60×28 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is significantly lighter (120 g vs 198 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots) and much lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200
4 years newer
$232

Significant advantages of the S200 (vs the 120 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S200 (vs the 120 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S200 and 120 IS

  • None found

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
2 years newer
$382

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the 120 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the 120 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S100 and 120 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
3 years newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the 120 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the 120 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S110 and 120 IS

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 120 IS compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs super compact (91×56×22 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 160 g).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon Digital IXUS 65

Canon Digital IXUS 65
3 years older

Significant advantages of the Digital IXUS 65 (vs the 120 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the Digital IXUS 65 (vs the 120 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly heavier: 175 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the Digital IXUS 65 and 120 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (90×57×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS
6 months older

Significant advantages of the 95 IS (vs the 120 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 95 IS (vs the 120 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the 95 IS and 120 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (86×55×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS
2 years newer
$332

Significant advantages of the A2300 IS (vs the 120 IS)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A2300 IS (vs the 120 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the A2300 IS and 120 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very light: 125 g vs 120 g

Canon IXUS 105

Canon IXUS 105
5 months newer
$146

Significant advantages of the IXUS 105 (vs the 120 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 105 (vs the 120 IS)

  • Larger: Super compact (91×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)

common strengths of the IXUS 105 and 120 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (91×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Samsung PL150

Samsung PL150
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the PL150 (vs the 120 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PL150 (vs the 120 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Super compact (99×59×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 177 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the PL150 and 120 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (99×59×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon Digital IXUS 210 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 210 IS
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the 210 IS (vs the 120 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the 210 IS (vs the 120 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)

common strengths of the 210 IS and 120 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 120 IS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.6), is much smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs compact (100×58×23 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 0.9") and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 147 g).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

Canon PowerShot IXUS 350 HS

Canon PowerShot IXUS 350 HS
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the IXUS 350 HS (vs the 120 IS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 350 HS (vs the 120 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)

common strengths of the IXUS 350 HS and 120 IS

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very light: 147 g vs 120 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS
3 years newer
$397

Significant advantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the 120 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the 120 IS)

  • Much larger: Super compact (97×56×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)

common strengths of the IXUS 255 HS and 120 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (97×56×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very light: 144 g vs 120 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"