Canon PowerShot S120 Price, Specs, Release Date, Where to Buy

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon just announced the PowerShot S120 camera. S120 is maintains the popular features of its popular S-series predecessors, but promises to be faster and brighter. The 24-120mm focal length of the S110 remains unchanged, but with a brighter f/1.8-5.7 maximum aperture range. It aims to keep up with you by shooting from 9.4-12.1 FPS, depending how many frames you shoot (with a fast UHS-1 SDHC/SDXC card), up to 635 shots. The touch screen has improved resolution, and allows the user to utilize its touch AF control even during video. The S120’s video is also bumped to 60p, and retains use of the optical zoom while shooting. Rather than using an electronic motor as past S-series cameras did, the pop-up flash is now deployed via a sliding switch on the left side of the camera.

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Canon PowerShot S120 Price

Canon PowerShot S120 Price – $449.00.

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Canon PowerShot S120 Features and Specifications

Succeeding the PowerShot S110, the pocket-sized PowerShot S120 digital camera continues the tradition of built-in Wi-Fi® technology that allows for images and video to be shared to social networking sites or via email through the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.  Users can also download the free Canon CameraWindow app to their compatible iOS® or Android™ device and upload images from virtually anywhere.

The PowerShot S120 features a sharp 24-120mm extra-wide angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.8-f/5.7. It is equipped with Canon’s HS System, which combines a DIGIC 6 image processor and a 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor allowing for enhanced low-light image quality. The advancements to Canon’s AF system allow users to achieve significantly faster autofocusing speeds. The S120 allows for continuous capture of up to 12.1 frames per secondii at 12.1-megapixels. The camera also records 1080p/60p Full HD video and includes a built-in stereo microphone and convenient playback via HDMI output.

Multiple creative shot modes such as the new Star mode, Background Defocus mode, and handheld HDR Scene mode give users the ability to create images they will be proud to share.  Smart AUTO technology selects 58 different pre-defined scenes without the need to switch modes, making it possible to take beautiful images in a variety of situations.

Body type
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 ?
Other resolutions 4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2664, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480 ?
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 ?
Effective pixels 12.1 megapixels ?
Sensor photo detectors 12.8 megapixels ?
Sensor size 1/1.7″ (7.44 x 5.58 mm) ?
Sensor type CMOS ?
Processor Digic 6
ISO Auto, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800 ?
White balance presets 7 ?
Custom white balance Yes (2) ?
Image stabilization Optical ?
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Superfine, Fine ?
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24–120 mm
Optical zoom
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4x)
Manual focus Yes ?
Macro focus range 3 cm (1.18″) ?
Number of focus points 9
Lens mount None
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed ?
Screen size 3″ ?
Screen dots 922,000 ?
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT PureColor II G Touch screen LCD
Live view Yes ?
Viewfinder type None ?
Photography features
Maximum aperture F1.8 – F5.7 ?
Minimum shutter speed 15 sec ?
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec ?
Aperture priority Yes ?
Shutter priority Yes ?
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 7 m
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Continuous drive Yes (2.1 fps) ?
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps) ?
AE Bracketing (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 or 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Videography notes Miniature Effect (720p, 480p) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps; Super Slow Motion Movie (480p, 240p): 120, 240 fps; Star time-lapse movie (1080p): 15 fps
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC ?
Storage included None ?
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) ?
HDMI Yes (Mini) ?
Wireless Built-In ?
Wireless notes Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11 b/g/n)
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion NB-6LH rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 230
Weight (inc. batteries) 217 g (0.48 lb / 7.65 oz)
Dimensions 100 x 59 x 29 mm (3.94 x 2.32 x 1.14″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (Star time-lapse movie) ?
GPS Optional
GPS notes via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)

Canon PowerShot S120 Release Date

The Canon PowerShot S120 starts shipping in October, 2013.

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