An ultra-stylish compact camera with a 12.1-megapixel CCD sensor
Good Gear Guide.au
2 April 2010
Summary: With the exception of its premium price tag, the Canon IXUS 120 IS compact digital camera is pretty hard to fault. It looks amazing and is capable of taking some breathtaking photos. What's more, it will fit in practically any pocket.
Pros: Attractive design, excellent image quality, 720p movie mode, reliable Smart Auto mode
Cons: Scant manual modes, casing could be a little more scratch resistant
Excerpt: Another in the range from Canon of their superb IxusDigitalCameras. If anything I think this one is even smaller, but, this does not mean the image quality suffers in any way. This unit is an amazing 12.1MP and gives superb images.
Conclusion: The Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS is very svelte indeed and has a set of controls that are a little fiddly, certainly the small size presents handling issues for those with larger hands. And yet this is a very stylish little camera.
Pros: Slimline styling and build, HD video, image quality at lower sensitivity, 4x optical zoom lens, Face detection AF
Cons: Controls are a little fiddly, price, underpowered flash, high ISO image noise, no optical viewfinder, metering, slight pixel fringing
Summary: Those looking for a portable, well-built, eye-catching snapshot model with a smattering of cappuccino bar style for weekend breaks or social events could do worse than check out Canon's Digital IXUS 120 IS.