Canon PowerShot S120

  • Canon PowerShot S120
81
Based on 26 scores, 37 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    12
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Sharp lens.
  • Wi-Fi.
  • Large image sensor.

Cons:

  • Aperture narrows as you zoom.
  • No hot shoe or EVF option.

Expert reviews and ratings

By About.com on 70

The Canon PowerShot S120 may not look like much of a camera at first glance. Most thin fixed lens cameras that look like the S120 are models that don't perform at a high level, either in working speed or in terms of image quality.However this model has...

By Macworld on 80

You'll find many compact cameras that also have a wide range of DSLR-like features. While the PowerShot S120 isn't as feature-filled as those cameras, its emphasis is on portability and image quality, and there is little about the PowerShot S120 that's...

By Steves Digicams on

By Kyle Schurman The thin PowerShot S120 camera from Canon may look like other beginner-level cameras in the PowerShot family, but this model is a fast performer that easily surpasses those less expensive options.Of course once you see the $449...

By GadgetSpeak on 72

The PowerShot range has lost its bulk now they come with a solid battery, so it will easily fit into a pocket, do not however fall into the trap of thinking this is not a powerful unit. It can take excellent pictures with little input from...

By Macworld UK on 80

For us the slightly more expensive Sony RX100 (original or Mark II version) still has the edge for quality overall if you're looking for compact alternatives that will ape a DSLR's quality without sacrificing portability. However for Canon users there is...

By T3 Magazine on 80

With conventional wisdom suggesting smartphones have cannibalised the cheapie end of the camera market, business is proving much better for premium spec, premium priced devices. It seems photographers who value quality - in terms of images and build - as...

By TechRadar AU on 90

Canon has a lot more competition in the premium compact department than it previously had, so it seems to be pulling out all the stops to make its latest updates appealing to consumers. We've been long time fans of the S range, and it seems like the...

By tech.uk.msn.com on

Great camera for enthusiasts in search of a power compact but wait a few months until the price gets...

By Digital Photography School on 60

Review Canon Powershot S120 Digital CameraYou could wonder at my bravado in reviewing this tiddler when all it seems to offer is a digicam with moderate specs and little else. Aah! But look further!Its story begins with Canon's well-tried DIGIC 6...

By DigitalVersus on 80

By loading this pocket expert compact with its new Digic 6 image processor, Canon has made the PowerShot S120 twice as speedy as its predecessor. With its sleek design and incredibly compact build, the S120 is a great pocket snapper to have to hand at...

By Digital Photography Review on

With smartphones taking over the low-end compact camera market, manufacturers have been striking back with feature-rich top-tier compacts. These cameras out-perform the smartest of phones by offering much better image quality, useful zoom ranges and the...

By TrustedReviews on 80

If you can stomach the high price tag, or are happy to wait a while for the price to drop a bit, the S120 is one of the best small compacts money can buy.

By What Digital Camera on

There's no question that the Canon PowerShot S120 is one of the best compact cameras money can buy. It has the performance, features and image quality of a high-end advanced compact with the style and portability of a pocket snapshot camera. It...

By reviewed.com on 93

Even with the advent of large-sensor compacts like Sony's RX100 and the Nikon Coolpix A , the PowerShot S120 is a camera that holds its own quite well. While it's no longer the top of the market, it still turned in great performance in all of our lab...

By Stuff.tv on 80

The Canon S120's target customer already has a big camera. In fact they probably have a cupboard of cameras to choose from, and because this is meant to be a "day off" camera it's clealy been designed to be as slim as possible. That flatness makes it...

By ePHOTOzine on 90

The Canon PowerShot S120 is a steady upgrade of last year's S110 , with a slightly faster aperture, faster continuous shooting and a higher resolution screen. This might not be enough to tempt S110 owners to upgrade, but the star trail feature does...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Fantastic videos, above-average photos – a strong contender but not the...

By itreviews.com on 80

The Canon PowerShot S120 delivers impressive image quality in a compact package with Raw shooting capability, but it's not quite an Editors'...

By Pocket-lint on 90

If you're looking for a small, pocketable yet high-end compact camera that produces cracking images then there aren't many other places to look than directly at the PowerShot S120 or Panasonic Lumix LX7. The Canon does itself justice in being...

By PhotographyBLOG on 90

The Canon PowerShot S120 is a pocket-sized camera that offers a lot of professional features. Aimed at the serious photographer looking for a capable compact, the Canon S120 features a high-sensitivity 12.1 megapixel 1/1.7-type CMOS sensor, 5x zoom lens...