Canon PowerShot S120 review: Pocket marvel?

By Kevin Carter - Monday October 21 2013

Camera Review
Introduction | Canon PowerShot S120 sensor performance | Canon PowerShot S120 versus competition | Conclusion
Canon PowerShot S120 review: Pocket marvel?

Featuring a more compact body and a smaller zoom, Canon’s PowerShot S120 is the latest iteration of the popular alternative to the firm’s PowerShot G series. Read on to see how well it performed our labs. 

Canon’s update to the popular, pocket-friendly PowerShot S100 series see this year’s model, the S120, relatively unchanged save for a few minor updates. The most significant of these is a slight increase in lens brightness from f2.0-5.9 to f1.8-5.7, and bringing the S120 into line with rival high-end compacts using the relatively small 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor. Other enhancements include, faster autofocus says Canon, along with a higher resolution rear touch screen (with AF control during video), improved WiFi connectivity, and a new 60p option for HD Video capture.

Key specifications:

  • 12.2-Mpix 1/1.7-inch type CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 image processor
  • 24-120mm (35mm Equivalent) f1.8-5.7 optical zoom Lens-Shift IS (Image Stabilization)
  • 3.0" 922k-Dot LCD touch screen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Full Manual Control and RAW File Support

Canon PowerShot S120 sensor performance

Canon PowerShot S120 versus competition

Conclusion