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Canon-powershot-s120.33948303
8.9 out of 10

Canon PowerShot S120

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Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot S120

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Overall 4
4.0

Very Disappointed. Poor Image quality.

Ken in LA, B&H Photo
6 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I am a fan of Canon - especially the S series - however, this newest incarnation is not at all what I expected after reading several reviews. I have an S95 which in my side by side comparison, beat the S120 in terms of color accuracy and sharpness. These are the most important aspects for me and the s120 failed. I tried adjusting color/sharpness/contrast/RGB balance which is buried in the cusotm color menu but it did not help enough.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Small / Compact
  • Cons: Poor Image Quality, Short Battery Life
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

halframe, DP Review
19 May 2014
  • Excerpt: the camera takes amazing photos and videos, and works really well in low light condition. of course, the effects can't be compared to that of a DLSR with a larger sensor size, but for a compact camera, it's pretty decent. i think most of the good points are already covered by other reviews.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Don't bother with this camera

JIm357, Canon
21 April 2014
  • Conclusion: I took delivery of this camera last week and used it extensively over the weekend. All I can say is I am not impressed. The manual is useless, there are features missing that I was planning to use and my IPhone takes as good of pictures as this very expensive camera takes. The wifi is more difficult to use than it needs to be and the ap for smart phone use is a joke.
  • Pros: Bright LCD
  • Cons: Missing features/settings, Short battery life, poor instructions
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Overall 4
4.0

Everything except the basics

Wavetime, B&H Photo
16 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Again Canon completely ignores the barrel distortion problem (straight lines become convex curves). This camera has everything you could probably want in a compact, except a FLAT field. Again the distortion is throughout the focal range, and most prevalent midrange. It's even slightly worse than the S95. The one improvement is that the video IS flat. By contrast, the Sony RX100 IS flat from full wide to full zoom.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Marco Nero, DP Review
2 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I recently purchased the Canon PowerShot s120 to replace my Canon PowerShot s95 and I was GREATLY disappointed with this camera. This is the FIRST product from Canon (out of dozens I have owned) that I marched back to the store and returned. It is certainly beautifully built. It functions exactly as you would want it to with insanely fast shutter actuation and superb AF accuracy and speed.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nothing Special, I expected a lot more

Mark, Crutchfield
17 November 2013
  • Summary: This camera takes killer Video. Anti-shake device works as if you had this camera on Glide-Cam mount. Awesome. But photos Im not really impressed with. It takes very good pics in dark places where you dont need flash BUT when you put the flash on it takes too long to for the flash to load power to the lamp.
  • Pros: Great full HD videos, a whole lot of options like DSLRs, compact,
  • Cons: Colors that so great, flash loading time is too long, poping flash everytime, bad pictures in 24mm focus/angle, battery doesnt last long
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Overall 4
4.0

PowerShot S120: Für Taucher nur bedingt zu empfehlen

Miezekatze, Amazon
5 January 2015
  • Summary: Die PowerShot S120 war gemeinsam mit meiner alten Ixus 85 beim MuckDiving in Lembeh/Indonesien dabei. Und mein Fazit: Für Taucher ist sie nur bedingt zu empfehlen! Zugegeben - ich fotografiere nicht in RAW, und ich habe keinen externen Blitz. Die PowerShot hat ein beeindruckendes Weitwinkel - man kann die Alpen von Berchtesgaden bis zum Bodensee auf ein Foto bekommen (naja, beinah), aber dafür ist die Alpenkette nur ein Husten am Horizont.
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Overall 4
4.0

Umstieg von S110 auf S120 und total unzufrieden...

Kitty, Amazon
14 December 2014
  • Summary: Zusätzlich zu allem, was bereits geschrieben wurde, hier nur die Dinge, die in meinen Augen eine Verschlechterung der S120 im Vergleich zur S110 sind: - Es gibt keine echte Blitzautomatik mehr! vielmehr wird die Automatik manuell durch das Herausfahren des Blitzes gesteuert, was total unlogisch ist.... d.h. wenn man sich z.B.
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Overall 4
4.0

Leider kaum zu beschreiben, ...

Max W. Homuth "maxe", Amazon
12 October 2014
  • Summary: ...wieviele Schritte in die falsche Richtung eine Entwicklung da gegangen wurden. Bin begeisterter Besitzer der S95. Die hat leider ihren Geist aufgegeben. Also dachte ich mir, dass ich bei den Folgemodellen kaum einen Fehler machen kann. Weit gefehlt. Der Autofokus ist ziemlich am Ziel vorbei und fokussiert, was er will. Nur selten (nicht nie), was er soll. Auch die Belichtungszeiten des Automodus sind kaum sinnvoll zu benutzen.
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Overall 4
4.0

La batterie...

Apophis, Amazon
15 August 2014
  • Summary: Après avoir lu un peu partout que l'autonomie était le gros point faible de ce produit, je me suis malgré tout décidé à l'acheter pour ses caractéristiques techniques (ouverture, RAW, HDR...) Je viens de recevoir cette petite merveille et j'ai à peine eu le temps de le configurer (heure, langue, etc) qu'il n'avait déjà plus de batterie.
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