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Canon Powershot SX120 IS Digital Camera, 10 Megapixel, 10x Optical, 4x Digital Zoom, Optical Image Stabilizer System

SKU: ICASX120 MFR: 3634B001
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About the 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, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Travel, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Canon SX120 IS is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast among others.The Canon SX120 IS is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon SX120 IS: Compact, Easy to use, Good image quality, Good in low light, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD and Zoom range/performance.

Canon SX120 IS Includes

  • Canon PowerShot SX120 IS Body
  • AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
  • SD Memory Card SDC-32MB
  • Wrist Strap WS-800
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400
  • Canon 1 Year Limited Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Large clear LCD (10) , Easy to use (9) , Good image quality (9) , Zoom range/performance (8) , Compact (7) , Image stabilization (7) , Good in low light (5)
Cons:
No viewfinder (3) , Short battery life (3)
Best Uses:
Family photos (9) , Travel (9) , Landscape/scenery (6) , Low light (6) , Weddings (5) , Wildlife (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Casual photographer (5) , Photo enthusiast (4) , Semi-pro photographer (2)

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)
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