Summary Canon SX120 IS

Prices Price
Camera only
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 14
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 26
Specifications Key specs
Help 10x
Screen size
Help 3"
Help f/2.8
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Wide angle
Help 36 mm
Movie format
Help 480p @ 30fps
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Canon PowerShot SX120 ISCanon PowerShot SX120 IS


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The Canon SX120 IS vs other recent travel zooms

Aperture Wide aperture Help
Screen size Above average sized screen Help


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The Canon SX120 IS vs other recent travel zooms

Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
36 mm
Movie format Low resolution movies Help
480p @ 30fps
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
0.9 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Announced Old Help
August 2009
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Zoom Below average zoom Help
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help


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Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
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Mikedie1 (1:45 AM, July 19, 2012)
lol much bullshit here.
This camera was a very good little helper for me. i have a new one now. but i shot some very great shot with it.
if you use eneloop batteries, you can shoot 380shots and more before recharging.
Here some example shots from this camera.. You can check out my flickr as well. Almost all pic shooten with the SX120 there:
Vikramrana (4:13 PM, November 18, 2011)
battery life really bad. got frustrated and stopped using altogether. waste of money
Autographics (4:29 PM, April 12, 2011)
Can not get great image quality on detailed images. If you close in on the object, it just becomes blurry even on macro.
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (8:48 PM, July 21, 2010)
Hi Andrew, good catch. Snapsort only has image quality scores for a few high end point and shoots like the Canon S90 and the Panasonic LX3 and DSLRs.
Avatar for andrewwood andrewwood (8:41 PM, July 21, 2010)
One thing to note about the rating of this camera, if you look at the "score" tab the section "Overall Image Quality" is always registered at 0. This section is 27 points and could make a different when considering two cameras. I am not blaming the site or anything, it's just something to be aware of!
Avatar for Alex Black Alex Black (4:06 PM, July 10, 2010)
Marco Arment recommends the Canon SX120 IS as a great camera for the elderly in his blog post.