Canon PowerShot S120 review: Little camera with a nice, big sensor that delivers
9 May 2014
Conclusion: 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 found wanting in those two areas.
Pros: Solid feel, high quality construction, Touch screen control, Customizable lens ring function
Summary: 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.
Excerpt: The PowerShot range from Canon 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 you.
Excerpt: Like Sony with its newest cameras for 2014, Canon is also focusing on speed when it comes to its latest device. It’s claiming a new Digic 6 processor makes the 12.1 megapixel, 5x optical zoom Canon PowerShot S120 compact some 50% faster than its S110 predecessor.
Solid feel high quality construction despite the pocket proportions, touch screen control, customisable lens ring function will appeal to those who love getting hands on with camera operation
The asking price here would alternatively buy a cheap DSLR, lacks a handgrip, omits an eye level viewfinder
Summary: When compacts were for dummies and DSLRs for pros, "serious" compacts in the vein of the Canon S120 and Sony RX100 made a lot of sense. Now, flanked by fantastic do-it-all compacts such as the Sony HX50 on one side and far more flexible compact system cameras on the other, their niche is squeezed...
Pros: Slim, Cool special modes, RAW shooting, Solid build, Excellent picture quality, Great image stabilisation, Smooth, sharp video at 60fps
Cons: 5x zoom is limiting, Unfriendly interface, Poor Wi-Fi integration, Questionable battery life
Summary: Edel verpackt Klein, leicht, gut? Die PowerShot S120 kostet derzeit (Stand: Juni 2014) circa 350 Euro, und dafür erhält der Fotograf eine sehr gut ausgestattete Kompaktkamera mit intuitiver Touchbedienung. Der Akku ist schwach, wenn das WLAN häufig benutzt wird oder Videos gedreht werden.
Excerpt: De små kameraer i Canons S-serie har længe været blandt vores favoritter. Årsagen er rigtig god billedkvalitet fra et kamera i lille format, der på mange måder er lige så godt som større og dyrere kompakter.
Pros: Høj billedkvalitet, Lynhurtig skudtakt, Let og kompakt, Nem Wi-Fi
Cons: Batteritid på 230 eksponeringer, Optisk fortegning på vidvinkel, Lyssvag blænde på tele