Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
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Value for money 8
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Canon PowerShot SX120 IS Digital Camera Review
28 September 2012
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.
Excerpt: (1 items) Canon's10 megapixel PowerShot SX120 IS is a AA-powered pocket megazoom for the photographer on a budget. It's a slim, sexy, and lightweight 10X-optical-zoom camera with features for both beginners and advanced shooters, but its shutter lag and short battery life might be deal-breakers.
Pros: Wide range of exposure modes, 10X optical zoom
Cons: Slow recycle between shots, especially with flash, No wide-angle lens, LCD hard to see in sunlight; no optical viewfinder
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
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
21 May 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.
Excerpt: In terms of design, the SX120 harks back to the days of the popular 35mm compact cameras. It looks slightly dated, or at least ‘traditional’ may be fairer to say, with its predominantly black, plastic body that would be considered chunky compared to the myriad of slim, streamlined units currently available (many from Canon themselves). Despite appearances however, the 10 megapixel SX120 is all...
Summary: An affordable, 10x zoom digicam with a useful suite of controls and functions for family snapshooters.Canon's PowerShot SX120 IS hits the market as the third in a series of affordable digicams with 10x optical zoom lenses and P, A, S and M shooting controls that began in 2007 with the release of the SX100 IS. Each update has involved a minor increase in sensor resolution plus some small tweaks to the body design and functionality.
Pros: You're looking for an affordable long-zoom digicam., You want plenty of adjustable controls and image stabilisation., You're happy to use a tripod when shooting in low light levels and prepared to use sensitivity settings below ISO 400., You prefer cameras that use AA batteries. Don't buy this camera if :, You want to record widescreen high-definition video., You prefer shooting raw files as well as JPEGs and RAW+JPEG pairs.