CANON PowerShot S120 High Performance Compact Digital Camera - Black

Product code: 077874


Product features

  • Back-illuminated 1/1.7" CMOS sensor
  • Bright f/1.8 lens
  • DIGIC 6 processor with iSAPS technology
  • Manual controls
  • Built-in WiFi

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Product information
Capturing everything from beautiful close-ups to fast-paced action, the Canon PowerShot S120 High Performance Compact Digital Camera delivers a responsive, connected and expert performance.

Picture-perfect photos

Combining a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor with a DIGIC 6 image processor, the compact Canon captures more image detail and packs it into every photo for pin-sharp and vivid images. The processor engine drives a superb low-light performance, reducing image noise for high clarity photos with natural colour tones.

Brilliant optics

The versatile f/1.8 lens extends your shooting ability, allowing you to capture more detail in darker conditions. The 24 mm ultra-wide angle capability means you can capture spectacular scenes in broader frames.

A 5x optical zoom range gets you close to the subject without compromising quality. What's more, a ZoomPlus feature doubles the zoom range to 10x by combining both optical and digital zoom.

The intelligent image stabilisation system counteracts shake and blur. This technology works with the enhanced dynamic IS to compensate for user movement, resulting in spectacularly steady stills and movies.

Wireless sharing

Canon's PowerShot S120 integrates WiFi and GPS technology. Connect to your home network and other portable devices without the need of wires.

This handy connectivity allows you to share images online in an instant. It also spares the need to use cables when printing on a compatible Canon WiFi printer.

The GPS feature lets you use your smartphone's GPS functionality to track shooting locations, attaching more information to each photo. All you need to do is sync the S120 camera over WiFi.

Expert control

View your snaps and navigate settings on the crisp and clear 3-inch 922k dot capacitive touchscreen, giving you simple and intuitive camera control.

Stay in full control over every composition, the lens control ring giving you instant control over composing functions such as the shutter, focus and ISO. The refined ergonomics and customisable menu allows you to set the camera control to your shooting style.

Photography features

With high-speed burst shooting you can shoot split-second action at 9.4 shots per second, in full resolution – so you won't miss that fast moving subject again.

Smart Auto works by select the optimum camera settings from 58 variants to achieve the best possible results.

Capture beautifully creative shots with Star Mode, handheld HDR and Background Defocus. Star Mode is a great way to shoot the starry nightscape, capturing star trails or star time-lapse movies. Use HDR to high contrast scenes without a tripod and the Background Defocus to achieve gorgeous background blur, perfect for portraits.

HD movies

Shoot superb Full HD moments with optical zoom capability and high quality stereo sound. Record Full HD movies at 60 frames per second with Focus Peaking and Touch AF control. The HDMI-CEC connection provides a swift link to an HDTV with minimal quality loss for an enjoyable playback.

Bringing the best out of compact photography, the Canon PowerShot S120 High Performance Compact Digital Camera puts serious camera performance into your pocket.

Technical specifications for CANON PowerShot S120 High Performance Compact Digital Camera - Black

Camera type High performance compact camera
Processor DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology
Resolution 12.1 megapixels
Size 1/1.7"
ISO sensitivity AUTO, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800
Image stabiliser Lens-shift
Focal length 5.2 – 26.0 mm
35 mm equivalent 24 – 120 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.8 - f/5.7
Minimum distance 3 cm
Normal distance 26 mm to infinity
Focusing Autofocus & manual
Focus area points 9-point autofocus
Optical zoom 5 x
Digital zoom 4 x
Type Live View
Screen 3” PureColor II G LCD (TFT) touchscreen
Screen features - Resolution: 922,000 dots
- Adjustable brightness
- Approx. 100% frame coverage -
Shutter speed 1 – 1/2500 sec. (factory default)
250 – 1/2500 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
Continuous shooting 12.1 fps
Self-timer - 2 seconds
- 10 seconds
- Custom
Exposure modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame),
Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or Touch AF frame)
Effects Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Hybrid Auto, Program AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual, Custom, SCN (Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, Face Self-Timer), Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-Eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie
White balance Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2
Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto, White Balance Compensation, White Balance Compensation in Underwater mode
Maximum photo resolution 4000 x 3000p
Photo file formats - RAW
Video mode Yes, with sound
Maximum video resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080p
Video file formats MP4
Audio file formats MPEG2 AAC-LC (stereo)
Memory card - SD
Built-in Yes
Interface - USB 2.0 (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
- HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible)
TV output - PAL
Pictbridge / direct printing Yes
WiFi connectivity Yes
GPS via smartphone
Battery type Lithium-Ion NB-6LH
Battery life - Approx. 230 shots
- Eco mode approx. 300 shots
- Approx. 240 min. playback
Colour Black
Box contents - Wrist strap WS-D11
- Battery pack NB-6LH
- Battery charger CB-2LYE
- AC cable
Dimensions 159 x 138 x 61 mm (L x W x D)
Weight 432 g
Manufacturer’s guarantee 1 year
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Devon GB Experienced amateur
I bought this camera to replace a Canon S90. It is as easy to use and has even better low light capability.
Like most cameras at this price there is still no viewfinder! However, you can adjust the brightness of the rear screen so it is brighter than before - although that uses more battery.
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Confirmed purchase: 04 September 2015
Published on: 04 October 2015
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CANON PowerShot S120 High Performance Compact Digital Camera - Black