Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
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Excessive AA battery use. That can get expensive.
23 December 2012
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX120 IS 10.0 MP Digital Camera - Black was recomende for it's quality pictures and is a fairly decent Digital camera, takes good to great pictures and easy to use. My BIGGEST DISLIKE with this camera is: I can't get more than 10 digital pics before the batteries are dead and if I use the Flash, maybe 7 pics. It seems to draw from the batteries even when it's cut off.
Canon - PowerShot SD120 IS Digital Camera is a GREAT camera!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Canon - PowerShot SD120 IS Digital Camera is a great camera. I love it! I would defintely recommend this camera. It takes great pictures and videos. I love that it has a face detection and a lot of shootingprograms like landscape , portrait mode, fireworks, night scene, sunset, indoor, foliage, beach, kids & pets, night snapshot, snow, high sensitivity,and aquarium .
Pros: takes great pics...loved the zoom when it was working
Cons: anytime I use the flash it kills the batteries immediately, no matter what type of batteries...tried cheap ones & good ones. Now, I can't zoom, it gives me a "lens error, restart camera" and it immediately shuts off. So, frustrating there is no troubl
Summary: At less than $200 and all the great reviews, I thought this would be a great family camera. Picture quality, however, is consistently mediocre. Worse, many Canon cameras (Including mine) seem to have lens errors that require service to fix. This is the 2nd Canon camera I've had where this problem has arisen; service is free because it's under warranty, but we still have to pay shipping to have it fixed.
Summary: When I first bought this camera I thought it was an awesome camera, but about a year into owning it I find that its not up to par on what I want, there is a lot of noise in low light pictures and even in bright day light it creates some noise. Also if you take pictures in really bright sun light you're pictures will look awful IMO. I never really played with the manual controls so you might be able to remedy that with some tweaking of the manual controls.