Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
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FodoR, DP Review
24 June 2011
Excerpt: The camera is great for it's price. 10MP may not sound many , as now almost all cameras are 14 or more , but who needs the image to be crystal clear at 10 mp resolution ? When you resize them down to 1600x1200 it's perfect.I love it's macro , and the tele zoom.It keeps low noise up to ISO 400 ,and it starts to be notable (tiny dots) only when you reach ISO 800 . But in this kind of situations there is a enough powerful flash that can deliver you a good quality image.
Summary: I have been debating whether to get a point-and-shoot that is ok, or an SLR that is fantastic. I couldn't justify spending mega$$$ on an SLR because I'm not that sophisticated a photographer. But I have been unhappy with point-and-shoots that are so slow you miss the picture and that have only a "mini-zoom" feature. But the Canon SX120IS solved it all. First, it's a lot less expensive than an SLR.
Summary: This camera has all the settings and features I wanted. The flash pops-up with a simple flick of your finger. The screen is huge (no viewfinder, but it doesn't need one). But the lag between when you press the shutter and when it takes the picture is excruciating! It's a real bummer because you will constantly miss the shot you want to take by about 1 second...and that is a really long time when taking photos.
Summary: I am very happy with this camera except for one thing. It's my fault since I should have paid more attention when looking at it in the store. The quality of pictures is great but it drives me crazy that I have to manually open the flash. I was used to the flash just being on the front of my other cameras but you have to flip it up on this one. Not a huge thing but I don't think I would have gotten this camera had a noticed it at the store.
Excerpt: Bought this cam on a whim at Wal-Mart for $199.00. Even had 2 batteries and a small SD card with it, which most cams don't include. It's built with the usual high quality that Canon is known for, except maybe for the battery cover door. The little plastic door will be the first thing to break if you drop it. It is attractively designed with good modern styling and smooth rounded corners. Comfortable to carry and fits in most pockets, although it will be noticeable.
Summary: It has been about 30 days since i bought it.. Pros: Picture quality is real good for point and shoot camera Zoom is pretty useful Negatives: Battery life is real short, if u r making alot of adjustments, it is even more short( like 70-80 photos) Makes some noise( doesnt matter for me) And i got this strange error the other day----Lens error please restart!!!!
Summary: I'd been shopping around for a digital camera for a while now. Just when I thought I got the right camera - it turns out to be not much of an upgrade at all. My Canon A640 is about 3 years old and I wanted to replace with a camera that has an Image Stabilizer. Canon SX110 IS and this model seemed to be likely choices. Although the SX110 seems to be sold out everywhere except for Ebay.
Summary: It is a good camera, as a powershot S1, S2, and S5 ex-user, I bought it because of its portability. I love the powershot S series ultra-zoom cameras, but now I want a smaller camera. But keep in mind, in this case, smaller the size, fewer the features. So this review is directed to S-series users that look for ultra-zoom portability. First the good: - Good image quality, IMHO.
Canon Powershot SX120 IS- a great buy for a beginner!
1 November 2012
Excerpt: As someone who has always wanted to learn how to photograph 'properly' but has always been too put off by the high price of quality cameras, I finally plucked up the courage to ditch my old, half broken digital camera and get a new one. I wanted something that wasn't too complicated that would take decent photos and that I could gradually learn how to progress my skills.
Pros: Both manual and auto settings - great for the beginner
Cons: Auto setting sometimes produces pictures with strange lighting - especially if taken outside