Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
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Value for money 8
Audio & image quality 7
Build quality 8
Canon PowerShot SX120 IS Digital Camera Review
20 December 2010
Conclusion: As an overall unit, it may not impress the highly tech and gizmo-savvy, but for the regular punter looking for a compact camera that’s quite reliable and capable across a decent variety of situations, the SX120 IS is surely worth having a closer look at.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX120 IS is a 10 Megapixel budget super-zoom with a 10x image stabilised optical zoom lens and a 3in screen. It's broadly similar to its popular predecessor, the SX110 IS, but adds one Megapixel to the resolution along with other features
like Scene recognition and Face self-timer, both courtesy of Canon's latest DIGIC 4 processor.
Its 10x optical zoom allows you to get close to the action with a 360mm (35mm equivalent) maximum range.
Pros: Good low light performance., Uses broadly available AA batteries., Integral lens cover., Full Manual control over exposures.
Cons: Poor wide angle coverage (36mm equiv)., Flash needs to be manually raised., Noisy zoom motor., No HD video nor optical zoom when filming.
Summary: The SX120 IS is almost exactly the same camera as the SX110 IS that was released last year at the same time, minus the processing chip, resolution and features like advanced face detection. It has the same body size and design, the same construction, operation and controls, and the same focal length.
Pros: Good/faithful image quality, Big LCD, Good performance timings, Full manual control, Fast lens for its class, Exceptional image processing
Cons: Chromatic Aberrations/Purple Fringing, Same design as last year's model, ISO performance not up to snuff with other current models, Have to use the CD-ROM to read the advanced manual
Conclusion: If picture quality is the main buying point for you then you are likely to be very impressed with the Canon Powershot SX120 IS. Add in the manual exposure controls and it is hard to find a better camera of its type.
Canon: PowerShot SX120 IS Review and Image Sample Gallery
15 November 2013
Conclusion: The Canon Powershot SX120 IS is the successor to the PowerShot SX110 IS from 2008. Canon designed the SX120 IS to appeal to those who are looking for an affordable and compact camera that offers point-and-shoot simplicity with long range zoom capabilities. With features such as a 10x optical zoom lens with built-in optical image stabilizer (IS), advanced face detection technology, DIGIC III image processor, and a large 3.0-inch LCD, this compact super-zoom seems to offer...
A relatively small Canon digital camera with a big zoom and very good picture quality
Good Gear Guide.au
23 August 2010
Summary: Despite its relatively small size, the Canon PowerShot SX120 IS digital cameras includes a 10x zoom lens and is the perfect choice for anyone who seeking a versatile camera to encompass a variety situations — such as a sight-seeing trip or a friend's party. Its picture quality is very good overall, but it does suffer from some fringing issues.
Pros: Compact size with a 10x zoom, very good low-light performance, reasonable video mode, f/2.8 lens
Cons: Build quality could be better, noticeable chromatic aberration
Excerpt: , in October 2008, and, additional million pixel boost aside, outwardly very little appears to have changed at first glance. There's the same tactile control layout with reasonably large buttons and dials to intentionally keep things family friendly, plus that identical optically stabilized zoom range equivalent to 36 to 360mm in 35mm terms.