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About Canon SX120 IS

Everything about the PowerShot SX120 IS is easy. The Smart AUTO feature makes every shot picture-perfect. An impressive 10x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer keeps you sharp and steady. There's even an Easy Mode that makes shooting super simple.

Just set the Canon PowerShot SX120 IS to Smart AUTO and you're ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture taking every time. It's a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject, knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 18 specially defined settings. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you're getting dramatic, memorable images.

Even if you've never picked up a camera before, with Canon's new Easy Mode you can take inspiring, dramatic pictures that will impress everyone. Once you choose Easy Mode, the PowerShot SX120 IS handles all the details automatically. It automatically sets every camera control, including the flash, to reduce blur and improve image quality. So you get pictures that are bright, clear and natural just by pushing a button. Best of all, you can relax and concentrate on what really counts-your subject.

With 20 Shooting Modes including 8 Special Scene Modes, you're ready for whatever shot comes your way. The PowerShot SX120 IS has a 10x Optical Zoom lens that makes it easy to get the inspiring, emotive close-ups that will make your images lasting keepsakes. This magnificent lens gives you the power to shoot distant subjects with razor-sharp precision and stunning lifelike color. So you can brilliantly capture a bird high atop a tree, a child's winning goal from across the stadium or aschool play from the last row. Plus, thanks to Canon's highly sophisticated Optical Image Stabilizer Technology, even at maximum zoom, every image is rock steady.

The PowerShot SX120 IS is equipped with Canon's acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer Technology that automatically detects and corrects camera shake-one of the leading causes of fuzzy or blurred shots. Even when zoomed in, you can get the steady, crisp, brilliant images you'll be proud to shoot and share. And Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer Technology is convenient to use. It functions perfectly with or without a flash.

The Canon SX120 IS is commonly used for Family photos, Low light, Travel and more.

Canon SX120 IS Features

  • Smart AUTO detects and analyzes faces, brightness, colors, distance, and movement, then compensates and enhances to make every image the best it can be by selecting an appropriate setting for the scene.
  • Easy Mode makes capturing images as easy as 1-2-3! The camera takes all the guesswork out of the equation by determining the right shooting mode for the situation.
  • This high-powered 10x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer ensures clear images whether you are up close or further away.
  • Lightweight, compact camera with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor and high resolution 10.0 Megapixels you can take anywhere you go!
  • Large 3.0-inch PureColor System LCD enables easy viewing.
  • This AA battery powered camera enables you to easily power up.

Canon SX120 IS Specifications

Type of Camera
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 10x Optical/4x Digital/40x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
Image Capture Device Type
10.0 Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels
Approx. 10.3 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 10.0 Megapixels
Lens Focal Length
6.0-60mm f/2.8-4.3 (35mm film equivalent: 36-360mm)
Digital Zoom
10x
Focusing Range
Normal: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity (W), 3.3 ft./1m-infinity (T)
Macro: 0.39 in.-1.6 ft./1-50cm (W)
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus
Viewfinder
None
LCD Monitor
3.0-inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels
Approx. 230,000 pixels
LCD Coverage
100%
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 (W) - f/4.3 (T)
Shutter Speed
15-1/2500 sec. (settable in Tv and M)
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
Light Metering Method
Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Control Method
Program AE, Manual; AE Lock, Program Shift, Safety Shift, Auto ISO Shift
Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash), Custom
Built-in Flash
Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro
Flash Range
50 cm - 4.0 m (W), 1.0 cm - 2.5 m (T) (1.6 - 13 ft. (W), 3.3 - 8.2 ft. (T))
Recycling Time
12 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.0V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Modes
Auto, P, Av, Tv, M, Easy, Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Night Scene, ISO 3200), Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Movie
Photo Effects
My Colors
Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom
Self-Timer
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
Continuous Shooting
Normal: approx. 1.3 fps; AF: approx. 0.9 fps; LV: approx. 0.9 fps
Storage Media
SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
Image Compression
Normal, Fine
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
Recording Pixels
Still Image: 3,648 x 2,736 (Large), 2,816 x 2,112 (Medium 1), 2,272 x 1,704 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 640 x 480 (Small), 3,648 x 2,048 (Widescreen)
Movie: 640 x 480 (30 fps/30 fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes per clip.
Playback Modes File
Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Category, Transition Effects, Histogram, Index (4-100 thumbnails), Over Exposure Warning, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Resize, Easy;
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Auto Rotate, Resume, Easy
Erase Modes
Still Image: single image, all images
Movie: any movie file
Computer Interface
USB Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video Out
NTSC/PAL
Audio Out
Monaural
Other
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Source
1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x2)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (optional)
Shooting Capacity
Still Image: approx. 130 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 370 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)
Playback Time
Approx. 7 Hrs (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 9 Hrs (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)
Operating Temperature
32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity
10-90%
Dimensions (WxHxD)
4.35 x 2.77 x 1.76 in./110.6 x 70.4 x 44.7mm
Weight
Approx. 8.64 oz./245g (camera body only)
Mfr #
3634B026AA
SKU
ICASX120R

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4.1

(based on 17 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing camera at great price

Got this camera a few weeks ago and love it. The zoom is the best you can get in this price range, which I look forward to taking advantage of at upcoming baseball games in the summer. Have used the camera to take some great shots on some hikes as well as nightlife, with limited indoor lighting. Upgrading from a much more basic digital camera that was around 5 years old, I was initially intimidated by the amount of functions, however with a little playing around everything seems to makes sens

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Got this camera a few weeks ago and love it. The zoom is the best you can get in this price range, which I look forward to taking advantage of at upcoming baseball games in the summer. Have used the camera to take some great shots on some hikes as well as nightlife, with limited indoor lighting. Upgrading from a much more basic digital camera that was around 5 years old, I was initially intimidated by the amount of functions, however with a little playing around everything seems to makes sense. Also love the compact-ness of the camera.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

does not take sharp pictures

Bought this camera because of the 10x lens but the lens is not sharp. a lot of color frings on edges. older A530 takes better pictures. very disapointed with this camera.

Reviewed by 17 customers

 
2.0

Bad image quality and poor stabilization

By

I don't understand how my PS A65 and my PS A80, both much older cameras, took better, crisper, clearer photos. I was in awe of the image stabilization on these two cameras - especially the A80. I couldn't believe I could take photos of my nieces and nephew and it caught them at a dead stop almost every shot. But I don't see this same awesomeness from this camera or from the 130 (My sister recieved the latter as a gift). The LCD isn't even as clear. Maybe that's the constant focusing. But it always appears out of focus. The reason I give a con to the "No viewfinder" is because the LCD screen on my A60 just died - it will no longer display while taking photos, it will show the photo once it's been taken though, I have no idea what that's about. But, without a viewfinder, my A60 would be almost useless. The reason I upgraded to this one, when I still had working working Canons was due to the lure of the 10x zoom and it was a Dave's Pick. But all in all I'm sorry I purchased this camera. And I can't understand how it gets such great reviews when I have two older cameras that take better pictures - why is that?

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

garbage

By

camera feature instructions are an on line 300 page book. instruction book that came with camera was incomplete and of little use. Images were not quality. I will not buy another canon product. A part fell out of the battery holder and made the camera inoperable. generally a piece of junk that I spent over $200.00 for.

 
4.0

Lots of bang for the buck

By

Work camera, documentation and MS PowerPoint presentations

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Glad I bought this camera!

By

I bought this camera the day before I went on a trip to San Diego with my son. We went to Sea World and The San Diego Zoo. I absolutely love this camera and take it everywhere with me! I wanted something compact for trips when I don't want to lug around my bigger DSLR; this camera fits the bill. I can't think of anything that I don't like about it. I was amazed at the quality of the photos once they were printed~~terrific! I took over 300 photos before I had to change batteries. I only use ultimate lithium batteries which last up to 8x longer in digital cameras. And the playback feature with the LCD screen to review your photos is good, lets you see which ones you want to keep & discard. Before my digital experience I used only a film camera and have to admit, have been totally spoiled by the digital craze! Attached are 2 photos to show the quality of the photos this camera can produce. How you use the programmable features is up to you, the creativity is endless! Hope you like them.

 
4.0

good camera

By

easy to use,,,,very versatile hard to use lcd in bright sun,,,,wish it also had a view finder, other than that,,,,great camera

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

does not take sharp pictures

By

Bought this camera because of the 10x lens but the lens is not sharp. a lot of color frings on edges. older A530 takes better pictures. very disapointed with this camera.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Continuous auto focus !!!

By

Works great for action photos when the dial is set to P {Program} then going into the menu and turning on continuous auto focus, it will use up the bat quicker because the camera is always focusing, no more waiting for it to focus befor taking the shot.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great little camera!

By

I carry this camera everywhere. I especially love taking nature photos and get great results especially in low light wooded areas. Pictures are crisp and the colors are clean and true. Love it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what I need

By

Compact and light weight, bought it to take to family reunion. Large LCD will allow camera to be passed around and viewed by other family members.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing camera at great price

By

Got this camera a few weeks ago and love it. The zoom is the best you can get in this price range, which I look forward to taking advantage of at upcoming baseball games in the summer. Have used the camera to take some great shots on some hikes as well as nightlife, with limited indoor lighting. Upgrading from a much more basic digital camera that was around 5 years old, I was initially intimidated by the amount of functions, however with a little playing around everything seems to makes sense. Also love the compact-ness of the camera.

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Rolando S  Does refurished mean all physical look like new? No scratches on the screen? They just fixed the cameras funtionality?
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Rolando S  Does refurished mean all physical look like new? No scratches on the screen? They just fixed the cameras funtionality?
JOHN E  The refurbished camera I received was in perfect condition. It looked just like brand new.
Rolando S  Does refurished mean all physical look like new? No scratches on the screen? They just fixed the cameras funtionality?
JOHN E  The refurbished camera I received was in perfect condition. It looked just like brand new.
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