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 Versus Canon PowerShot G16

Compared to firm’s PowerShot G16, which shares a number of core technologies but competes with the Nikon P7800, the S120 actually is marginally ahead in our rankings.  In every-day picture taking, all three models have fundamentally the same image quality.

Canon PowerShot S120 Versus Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1 Versus Nikon Coolpix P330: Serious Challenger

Compared with the new EVF-equipped Lumix DMC-LF1 from Panasonic and the Nikon Coolpix P330, the Canon is ahead in the rankings but the difference would barely be noticeable between it and the Nikon. Even with 4 points over the Panasonic, the Canon has around a +1/3rd of a stop improvement in IQ in total and the same +1/3 stop advantage in color depth, and dynamic range.