As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX120 IS is also often compared to super zooms, waterproofs and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SX120 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX620 HS and the PowerShot A800) and Kodak (such as the EasyShare Z650)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX120 IS compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (august 2009 vs august 2012).

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
6 years newer
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the SX120 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and SX120 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
1 year newer
$320

Significant advantages of the SX130 IS (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SX130 IS (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the SX130 IS and SX120 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
6 years newer
$315

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and SX120 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SX110 IS (vs the SX120 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX110 IS (vs the SX120 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX110 IS and SX120 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the SX160 IS (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SX160 IS (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the SX160 IS and SX120 IS

  • None found

Ricoh CX3

Ricoh CX3
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the CX3 (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the CX3 (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the CX3 and SX120 IS

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX120 IS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), is slightly smaller (mid size (111×71×45 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is thinner (1.8" vs 3.6") and is slightly lighter (285 g vs 899 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.9 fps vs 5.9 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (august 2009 vs february 2015).

Kodak EasyShare Z650

Kodak EasyShare Z650
3 years older
$100

Significant advantages of the Z650 (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Z650 (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1700 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second

common strengths of the Z650 and SX120 IS

  • Very small: Standard size (98×78×73 mm) vs Mid size (111×71×45 mm)
  • Very light: 320 g vs 285 g
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.8"

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
5 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 36 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the SX120 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second

common strengths of the L340 and SX120 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Mid size (111×71×45 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 285 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.8"

Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the S2500HD (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S2500HD (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S2500HD and SX120 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Mid size (111×71×45 mm)
  • Very light: 337 g vs 285 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 1.8"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
2 years older
$457

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ8 (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ8 (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ8 and SX120 IS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (113×72×79 mm) vs Mid size (111×71×45 mm)
  • Very light: 340 g vs 285 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.8"

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
6 years newer
$399 - $426

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Thicker: 3.6" vs 1.8"

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and SX120 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Mid size (111×71×45 mm)
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 285 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.8"

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
5 years newer
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly more zoom: 83.3x vs 10x

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Mid size (111×71×45 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5.4" vs 1.8"
  • Much heavier: 899 g vs 285 g

common strengths of the P900 and SX120 IS

  • None found

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX120 IS compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.9), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a faster max shutter speed (1/2500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 1/4 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 28 mm), is much larger (mid size (111×71×45 mm) vs compact (95×62×22 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.9 fps vs 5 fps), is older (august 2009 vs february 2010) and is thicker (1.8" vs 0.9").

Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

Olympus Stylus Tough 6020
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the Tough 6020 (vs the SX120 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Tough 6020 (vs the SX120 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Tough 6020 and SX120 IS

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX120 IS compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2500 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 26 mm), is much larger (mid size (111×71×45 mm) vs compact (94×61×31 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (august 2009 vs march 2011) and is thicker (1.8" vs 1.1").

Canon PowerShot A800

Canon PowerShot A800
1 year newer
$162

Significant advantages of the A800 (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (94×61×31 mm) vs Mid size (111×71×45 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 1.8"
  • Much lighter: 186 g vs 285 g

Significant disadvantages of the A800 (vs the SX120 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the A800 and SX120 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the A1000 IS (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (96×63×31 mm) vs Mid size (111×71×45 mm)
  • Much lighter: 155 g vs 285 g
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the A1000 IS (vs the SX120 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second

common strengths of the A1000 IS and SX120 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8

Fujifilm FinePix A170

Fujifilm FinePix A170
similar age

Significant advantages of the A170 (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (93×60×27 mm) vs Mid size (111×71×45 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 32 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much lighter: 140 g vs 285 g

Significant disadvantages of the A170 (vs the SX120 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1400 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second

common strengths of the A170 and SX120 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot A2000 IS

Canon PowerShot A2000 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the A2000 IS (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (101×64×32 mm) vs Mid size (111×71×45 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 1.8"
  • Much lighter: 190 g vs 285 g

Significant disadvantages of the A2000 IS (vs the SX120 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second

common strengths of the A2000 IS and SX120 IS

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the P330 (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (103×58×32 mm) vs Mid size (111×71×45 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the P330 (vs the SX120 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the P330 and SX120 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25
2 years newer
$113

Significant advantages of the L25 (vs the SX120 IS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (96×60×29 mm) vs Mid size (111×71×45 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the L25 (vs the SX120 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the L25 and SX120 IS

  • None found