Canon PowerShot S120

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PowerShot S120
Type Digital camera
Sensor 1/1.7" BSI-CMOS
Maximum resolution 4000 × 3000 (12.1 megapixels)
Lens 5.2–26.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24–120 mm) f/1.8–f/5.7
Flash 50 cm – 7 m (wide), 50 cm – 2.3 m (tele)
Shutter Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
Shutter speed range 1/2500 – 1 sec. (Auto mode), 1/2500 to 250 sec.
Metering modes Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Focus modes Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AEl, Manual Focus, Touch Focus
Continuous shooting Approx. 12.1 frame/s, 9.4 frame/s from 6th shot onwards
ASA/ISO range Auto, ISO 80–12800 (in 1/3-step increments)
Custom WB Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom
Rear LCD monitor 3.0-inch TFT color LCD with capacitive touchscreen, approx. 922,000 dots
Storage Secure Digital card
Battery Canon NB-6LH Li-Ion
Dimensions 100.2 mm × 59.0 mm × 29.0 mm (W × H × D)
Weight 217 g (7.7 oz) including battery
List price US$449.99
Optional battery packs AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40
Made in  Japan

Designed as the successor to the Canon PowerShot S110 in the S series of cameras, the Canon PowerShot S120 is a high-end 12.1-megapixel compact digital camera with 0.3 f/-stops wider aperture, 0.7 bits more color depth, improved continuous shooting speeds, resolved Wi-Fi sharing functionality, 60fps HD video recording, lower noise at higher ISO, better sensor, and same DIGIC6 as current G series model for greater image quality. It was announced by Canon on August 22, 2013.[1]

Features[edit]

  • 12.1 megapixels
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3) support
  • Raw image file format; one of few "point and shoot" cameras to have raw formatting. (Note: Raw format is not available in Auto, Low Light, and SCN modes. Raw is available in Program, Tv (shutter priority), Av (aperture priority), Manual, and Custom modes)
  • ISO sensitivity 80–12800 (in ⅓-step increments) and auto (up to ISO 1600).
  • Full manual control
  • Customizable Control Ring to control ISO, shutter speed, aperture, focus, or exposure compensation
  • Five photo aspect ratios: 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 1:1, 4:5
  • Video recording Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap: 1920 × 1080 (60 / 30 frame/s), 1280 × 720 (30 frame/s), 640 × 480 (30)
  • Video recording Miniature Effect: 1280 × 720 (6 / 3 / 1.5 frame/s), 640 × 480 (6 / 3 / 1.5 frame/s)
  • Video recording Super Slow Motion: 640 × 480 (120 frame/s), 320 × 240 (240 frame/s)
  • Video recording Full HD Star Time Lapse Movie: 1920 × 1080 (15 frame/s)
  • Continuous shooting in P mode: ~12.1 shot/s, 9.4 shot/s from 6th shot. ~5.5 shot/s with AF and LV.
  • Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi for Internet connectivity or image archival

Improvements[edit]

  • DIGIC 6 like the PowerShot G series G1X Mark II
  • increased battery capacity (30 shots)
  • nearly doubled screen resolution

Disadvantage[edit]

  • S110 is 9% smaller
  • S110 is 10% thinner
  • S110 is 19 grams lighter

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Preceded by
S110
Canon consumer digital camera Succeeded by

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