Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
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Great zoom and pictures are super clear even without a tripod.
4 January 2014
Summary: Love the camera! Small, light weight, and very easy to use. I have not yet learned how to use all of the features but the automatic setting works great. Just wished batteries lasted a little longer, but they are AA so you just pop in a fresh set and recharge the ones you took out.
Unless you are a pro photographer you won't need more than this camera has
10 August 2012
Summary: I bought the sx120 as a replacement for an sx100 that broke when a AA battery leaked. Using AA batteries is the only negative on this camera. It eats batteries, but you can buy a mains adapter to power the camera for indoor extended shooting. If you leave batteries in this camera don't store it on its side. That's how battery juice got in the function switch and ruined the sx100.
A superb camera that takes great pictures & lots of auto & custom settings!
25 August 2011
Summary: The zoom on this camera is fantastic! For a point and shoot camera, it takes amazing pictures. It's a little more clunky than your average point and shoot - you couldn't fit it in your average pocket - but it's worth it for the quality of the pictures and the features that come with the camera. It will take great pics just on "Auto," and with several programmed settings eg.
A great little gem of a digital at a very good price.
17 April 2011
Summary: I really like this little camera. I've only been able to use it twice but find the pictures crisp and the colors very good. I have been a die hard 35mm user for many years so found this little gem easy to use. I wanted something I could carry with me all at times and yet be a little more then a point & shoot so this really fits the bill. I will be attending my granddaughters high school graduation soon and this will be ideal format for that occasion.
Summary: I have been researching and coveting and trying to find a good deal on a Canon digital camera for a few months. I didn't want to spend the money and be disappointed (been there just recently with different brand). I didn't have a lot to spend, period! I wanted good zoom capability and decent megapixels, but not too much complication and difficulty of use.
Summary: I own a Canon EOS 40D digital SLR camera, but there are places where I do not want to carry a large, expensive camera & lenses (such as work; I drive a truck for a living). I was looking for something smaller, less costly to replace (in case it gets broken or stolen), yet that still had full manual program functions. The Canon PowerShot SX120 IS meets these criteria.
Summary: I absolutely LOVE this camera!! I had been using a Kodak digital camera, which was ok for everyday photos. But I needed a better camera for my trip to Europe last fall. A friend of mine had recommended this Canon model after I raved about her photos of a hummingbird in mid-flight outside of her kitchen window. I couldn't believe the clarity of the photo she had emailed to me...from the inside of her kitchen!! So, I had no doubt that THIS was the camera for me!
Summary: I bought a canon because my mother-in-law has a canon and we found it easy to use. I went for the sx120 because I wanted a few more features than hers had. I am extremly happy with the quality of the pictures. I take a lot of close up pictures and it really shines in that role. If I have any bad things to say is that it didn't come with a printed instructions book. I don't like downloading and using up my satelite time like that so I have been learning on my own.
Summary: I can't write an in depth review of this camera because I simply don't have the knowledge of either cameras or photography. But I can tell you what I, as a rank amateur, like about it and why I chose it. I have grandkids. I needed a camera that would allow me to capture decent pictures of them - and in a digital format - so that I can, like all good grandparents, brag about my grandkids via email and attach photos to prove that they are the cutest kids on the face of the...
Summary: The reason I purchased this camera was: 1) I didn't want to always lug around my large and heavy Canon D40, 2) I needed a camera the wife and kids could use with little fuss, 3) Came with the ability to take movies, and 4) Had the quality to take good photos at a low enough price point that if the camera were accidentally broken I wouldn't become upset.