Excerpt: This is the best Canon Point n' Shoot for the price that I have purchased in a while, however the battery life is absolutely terrible! I would recommend looking for another alternative Point n/ Shoot to capture RAW images with.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Resolution, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: I bought this camera to replace my wife's Ixus 960 which was falling apart after years in her handbag. She uses her Nikon D40x for more serious photography but likes to carry a small camera at all times as a visual notebook. She specified that it must fit easily in her handbag and be light in weight so it ruled out the cameras with bigger sensors. On the face of it the S120 looked ideal and her sister had an S100 which she liked so I went ahead and bought an S120.
Great camera, but when compared to the S95, it disappoints
Chris B. "Tech Junky", Amazon
27 September 2014
Summary: Concise review: Compared to most pocket cameras, the S series is amazing. I gave it 3 out 5 stars based on our experience with it's predecessor the S95. It has a ton of technology enhancements and a faster lens, but the new image processing software is less vibrant than the S95. Put another way: we feel that our 3 year old S95 takes better pictures overall.
Conclusion: I liked this camera alot. However the battery life when shooting Full HD video is horrible. If you search on the internet you will see loads of complaints regarding battery life issues, yet Canon fails to recognize this problem. Images and effects are great. I purchased this camera for business travel so I didn't have to drag the 5D around. I keep 3 batteries with me because batteries are dead within 10 minutes in Full HD.
Pros: Good Low-Light Performance, Nice features/settings, excellent image quality, Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable, Simple controls/menu, easy to use
Cons: Short battery life, poor microphone placement
Summary: I REALLY wanted to like this camera. I currently have the S110 so I wanted to test out the S120 because of the increase in video quality. I used the camera to take video for about 15-20 minutes & the battery was almost down 50%.. what?! I don't know if I got a camera or battery from a bad batch or not. Also, the camera was heating up in my hand to the point of discomfort, I am unsure if this is because the camera's material or because it is black.
You need at least 3 batteries to use it for video!
hockeydude44 "hockeydude44", Amazon
20 April 2014
Summary: This camera is great for amateurs and prosumers. I love the incredible depth of field, image stabilization for video, and picture quality. However, recording video on this camera will suck the battery dry in a matter of minutes. If you plan on filming a night out, day at the park, or anything more than a single video, then plan on bringing at least 2 spare batteries.
Summary: The camera is fantastic balancing size an functionality. However, this bundle is definitely not worth it. The case they send is huge, for a much larger camera defeating the purpose of a small camera. The only useful things are the card and the extra battery, but you can get those one their own for much less. The other items are useless and worthless. Save $50 and get the camera on its own from an other vendor.
Excerpt: (+) : Very very usefull touchcreen like a smartphone ; for focusing, editing at playback menus, etc.2 (-) : - Touchscreen lack of sensitifity, especially for pinzoom motion - LCD didn't have turn off setting. At Power OFF, when you push PLAYBACK button, The lens still retrack positon, LCD will on for view editing photosm and turn off automtically after 5 minnutes, or until you press play back button again. It will Shorten bat live.