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Canon PowerShot S120 Black Approx. 12.1 Megapixels 5X Optical Zoom Digital Camera

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  • 12.1 MP 1/1.7"CMOS Sensor
  • 5x Optical Zoom Lens(24-120mm)
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processing Engine
  • 3.0" High Res. Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080/60p Video Enhanced
  • Continuous Shooting at 9.4 fps

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High-End Digital Camera G1X G16 G15 S110 S120
Index G1 X G16 G15 S110 S120
Sensor Size 1 / 1.5" 1 / 1.7" 1 / 1.7" 1 / 2.3" 1 / 1.7"
HS System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Image Processor DIGIC 5 DIGIC 6 DIGIC 5 DIGIC 5 DIGIC 6
Megapixels 14.3 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1
Optical Zoom 4x (28 - 112mm eq.) 5x (28 - 140mm eq.) 5x (28 - 140mm eq.) 5x (24 - 120mm eq.) 5x (24 - 120mm eq.)
ISO 100 - 12800 80 - 12800 80 - 12800 100 - 3200 80 - 12800
LCD Size 3.0-Inch 3.0-inch 3.0-inch 3.0-inch Touch 3.0-inch Touch
Optical Zoom
During Video
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
f/2.8 (W) - f/5.8 (T) f/1.8 (W) - f/2.8 (T) f/1.8 (W) - f/2.8 (T) f/2.0 (W) - f/5.9 (T) f/1.8 (W) - f/5.7 (T)
Recording Media SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards SD / SDHC / SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards SD / SDHC / SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards
Viewfinder Yes Yes Yes No No
RAW Mode Yes (14-bit) Yes (12-bit) Yes (12-bit) Yes (12-bit) Yes (12-bit)
(W x H x D)
4.60 x 3.17 x 2.55in.
(116.7 x 80.5 x 64.7mm)
4.28x 29 x 1.59in.
(108.8 x 75.9 x 40.3mm)
4.20 x 2.99 x 1.58 in.
(106.6 x 75.9 x 40.1mm)
3.89 x 2.32 x 1.06in.
(98.8 x 59.0 x 26.9mm)
3.94 x 2.32 x 1.14in.
(100.2 x 59.0 x 29.0mm)

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot S120


PowerShot S Series
PowerShot S120
Part Number



Image Sensor

Image Sensor
12.1 Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch CMOS
Gross Pixels
Approx. 12.8 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
Image Stabilization
Optical Image Stabilizer


Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length
5.2 (W) - 26.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-120mm)
f/1.8 (W), f/5.7 (T)


Shutter Speed
1-1/2500 sec.
15-1/2500 sec. (in Tv mode)
250-1/2500 sec. (in M mode)
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom


Focus Type
Auto Focus
Focus Modes
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
Manual Focus
Normal Focus Range
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 12 in. (30cm) - infinity (T)
Auto/Manual: 1.2 in. (3cm) - infinity (W), 12 in. (30cm) - infinity (T)
Macro AF: 1.2 in. - 1.6 ft. (3-50cm) (W), 12 in. - 1.6 ft. (30-50cm) (T)
Quick: 4.9 - 66 ft. (1.5 - 20m) (W,T)


Flash Mode
Flash Control
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Range
1.6 ft. - 23 ft. (W), 1.6 - 7.5 ft. (T) (50cm - 7m (W), (50cm - 2.3m (T))


Exposure Control
Light Metering Method: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Control Method: Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
Still Images: +/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Videos: +/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)
Auto, ISO 80-12800 (in P mode)

White Balance

White Balance
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2
* Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.

Viewfinder & Monitor

3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle capacitive touch-screen panel


Shooting Modes
C, M, Av, Tv, P, Hybrid Auto, Auto, SCN, Creative Filters, Movie
Stills & Videos:
Auto Rotate, Index Continuous Display, Image Advance (Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Slideshow, Erase, Resume, Protect

Still Images:
Single, Index, Magnification (2-10x), Switch to other images while zoomed, Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Photobook Setup, Cropping, Resize, My Colors, Face ID Info, Histogram, RGB Histogram, Focus Checker, Location Information, Overexposure Warning

Normal Playback, Pause, Slow Motion, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward, Erase Clip, Editing, Movie Transcoding

Using the software included with the camera (ImageBrowser EX), there are 8 levels (1.8x to 1x) of playback speed for Super Slow Motion Movies possible on a computer.

Recording System

File Formats
Storage Media
SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards


Movie Format
Movie Recording
Max. Recording Resolution
Full HD 1920 x 1080: 60 fps (59.94), 30 fps


A/V Out
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Mini-HDMI connector


Battery Pack NB-6LH, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40)


Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical, 4x Digital and 20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer

Number of Recording Pixels - Still Images:
1) 16:9 - Large: 4000 x 2248; Medium 1: 2816 x 1584; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360; RAW: 4000 x 2248
2) 3:2 - Large: 4000 x 2664; Medium 1: 2816 x 1880; Medium 2: 1600 x 1064; Small: 640 x 424; RAW: 4000 x 2664
3) 4:3 - Large: 4000 x 3000; Medium 1: 2816 x 2112; Medium 2: 1600 x 1200; Small: 640 x 480; Raw: 4000 x 3000
4) 1:1 - Large: 2992 x 2992; Medium 1: 2112 x 2112; Medium 2: 1200 x 1200; Small: 480 x 480; RAW: 2992 x 2992
5) 4:5 - Large: 2400 x 3000; Medium 1: 1696 x 2112; Medium 2: 960 x 1200; Small: 384 x 480; RAW: 2400 x 3000

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD)
3.94 x 2.32 x 1.14 in. / 100.2 x 59.0 x 29.0mm
7.65 oz. / 217g (CIPA standard)
6.81 oz. / 193g (camera only)

Package contents

Package Contents
Canon PowerShot S120
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Canon PowerShot S120

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  • David P.
  • 1/25/2014 2:11:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing in low light

Pros: Tons of great features but the real stand out is the low light performance. This is the best low light camera I've ever used by a wide margin.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I think this is about our fifth powershot, some have been minor increments over the prior version and some have been bigger leaps. This is one of the bigger leaps forward.

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  • Daniel C.
  • 12/19/2013 2:30:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCamera is great but free case is too small

Pros: Camera is excellent. Glad I upgraded my S90 with this one. Much better pictures under low light conditions.

Cons: The free Dolica case that's offered with the camera is too small. Contacted Newegg support and they said they cannot guarantee compatibility of the items in the bundle. I understand it's free but it's disappointing especially since I always had a good experience with Newegg and I could have purchased from another store that also offered a free case and free SD card.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/10/2013 8:21:11 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBeware of the free stuff and the rebate

Pros: The camera is nice. Meet my expectation. Does not have a lot of time to explore everything yet.

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: Like the other reviewer said, the free camera case is way too small and won't fit. But it is "free" so I am not going to complain. However, the special deal/rebate on the Canon Pro-100 printer does not work because does not really carry it. Read the fine print on the rebate form. I am very disappointed about it. There are other sites that have this deal and carry the products at the same price here. I should bought the camera some where else so I can get the printer in huge discount.

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  • Howard H.
  • 12/9/2013 9:14:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFree case was way too small

Pros: The camera was great. A bit small for my hands, but fits perfectly for my wife. Picture quality is good. Perfect for the holiday.

Cons: Free case that came with the camera is way too small. Useless in my point of view. Newegg should have provide a different case. Very disappointed. Two eggs off because of the case!

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/6/2013 11:18:59 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFree Case does not fit

Pros: Same size as the S100. Takes photo after photo in 1/3 the time as the S100. Touch screen makes focusing easy. Wireless connectivity to desktop is a plus.

Cons: The S120 does not fit into the free case newegg includes with the camera. My friend and I both tried and the case is to small, the zipper will only zip around one corner of the camera and that is with stretching the case out almost to the point of ripping.

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