PowerShot S120 Black
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Advanced Imaging and Sharing with a Touch
The PowerShot S120 camera puts the world in your pocket with superb imaging, easy wireless sharing and touch-screen convenience. Newly expanded built-in Wi-Fi® is a snap to set up; it lets you post to Facebook®, Twitter®, YouTube™ and Flickr®, send to email, and share easily with your tablet, smartphone, networked PC and wireless PictBridge certified printer. Step up to a new level of image quality with a 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor that together create the Canon HS SYSTEM, delivering rich natural color and beautiful clarity even in low light. Shoot with great definition at ISO speeds from 80 to 12800, and capture brilliantly realistic 1080p/60p Full HD video. The camera's bright f/1.8 lens captures the subtle nuances of low light, and the 24mm Wide-Angle lens and 5x Optical Zoom offer a wealth of shooting versatility. Experience incredibly quick full resolution continuous shooting with High Speed AF that focuses nearly the moment the camera is pointed. Operation is highly intuitive with a clear 922,000-dot 3.0-inch touch panel LCD screen with convenient Touch Shutter feature. Intelligent IS prevents blur in any situation. New star shooting modes help you capture the nighttime sky like a pro, and Background Defocus mode creates the beautiful background blur of a classic portrait. HDR shooting is another pro-style technique made easy, with several creative finishing options.
The PowerShot S120 camera is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi® technology for on-the-go convenience when you want to share your photos and videos with friends, family and the whole world. The camera can connect directly to both iOS® and Android™ devices*, and upload images via the free Canon CameraWindow app** without a computer. And because the PowerShot S120 captures video using easy-to-share MP4 format, it's never been easier to upload video files. Easily post your images to social networking and media sites - Facebook®, Twitter®, YouTube™, and now Flickr® - through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY#.
12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor
The PowerShot S120 camera employs a Canon 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, which delivers state-of-the-art imaging performance and is optimized for use in compact cameras. Utilizing a sophisticated light-capturing design, it provides high sensitivity for improved high ISO capture with reduced noise. It is capable of rapidly capturing and moving image data to the processor, enabling faster continuous shooting and faster autofocus.
Canon DIGIC 6 Image Processor
The PowerShot S120 camera is equipped with the very latest Canon proprietary processor, the DIGIC 6 Image Processor, which makes several important advancements to image quality both in stills and video. Improved light sensitivity allows for higher resolution with less noise when shooting in dark conditions, and Dynamic IS now detects and compensates for tilt and parallel movement (shift blur) to create video that's exceptionally free of distortion. The DIGIC 6 Image Processor also enhances the performance capabilities of the PowerShot S120, powering full resolution high-speed continuous stills shooting. And video recording is better than ever, as the DIGIC 6 Image Processor enables Full HD at 60p, as well as MP4 recording. Plus, with MF Peaking possible thanks to the new processor, you'll have a pro-level focusing tool at your disposal.
A bright f/1.8 lens with 5x Optical Zoom and wide angle of view
Newly engineered for the PowerShot S120 camera, the 24mm Wide-Angle 5x Optical Zoom lens with a focal length of 5.2-26.0mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-120mm) achieves f/1.8-f/5.7, giving the user exceptional versatility. The large f/1.8 aperture achieves shallow depth-of-field for creating portraits with beautiful, soft background blur, and incomparable Canon optical technology delivers a high performance lens enabling incredible images, even in low light. The Wide-Angle lens gives your images a distinctive sweep and grandeur, capturing landscapes, cityscapes, tall buildings and wide groups of people with ease.
1080p/60p Full HD video
With the camera's advanced DIGIC 6 Image Processor enabling MP4 format recording, the PowerShot S120 camera lets you shoot Full HD video at a selectable frame rate of 60 fps or 30 fps (or 15 fps in Star Time-Lapse Movie mode). 1080p/60p Full HD video is extraordinarily smooth and rich in playback, ensuring that your important memories and creative film clips look their absolute best. Video recorded at 30 fps has also been improved through the combination of the DIGIC 6 Image Processor and Fine Movie Detail Processing, with reduced noise and high resolution. It's possible to use the full range of the zoom when capturing video, and sound is recorded in stereo for high-quality audio that complements the outstanding images. Plus, a dedicated movie button prominently located on the camera body and HDMI terminal enabling immediate output to an HDTV make the entire process of shooting to sharing convenient and easy.
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical, 4x Digital and 20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
12.1 Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch CMOS
Approx. 12.8 Megapixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
5.2 (W) - 26.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-120mm)
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 12 in. (30cm) - infinity (T)
Auto/Manual: 1.2 in. (3cm) - infinity (W), 12 in. (30cm) - infinity (T)
Macro AF: 1.2 in. - 1.6 ft. (3-50cm) (W), 12 in. - 1.6 ft. (30-50cm) (T)
Quick: 4.9 - 66 ft. (1.5 - 20m) (W,T)
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle capacitive touch-screen panel
Approx. 922,000 dots
f/1.8 (W), f/5.7 (T)
15-1/2500 sec. (in Tv mode)
250-1/2500 sec. (in M mode)
Auto, ISO 80-12800 (in P mode)
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Still Images: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Videos: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)
White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2
* Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
1.6 ft. - 23 ft. (W), 1.6 - 7.5 ft. (T) (50cm - 7m (W), (50cm - 2.3m (T))
Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.
10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
± 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
C, M, Av, Tv, P, Hybrid Auto, Auto, SCN*1, Creative Filters*2, Movie*3
*1 Portrait, Smart Shutter*4, Star*5, Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks
*2 High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monocrhome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
*3 Standard, Super Slow Motion Movie
*4 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
*5 Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color*
*Adjustment of contrast sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*
*Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
- Normal: Approx. 12.1 shots/sec.; 9.4 shots/sec* (in P mode)
- AF: Approx. 5.5 shots/sec. (in P mode)
- LV: Approx. 5.6 shots/sec. (in P mode)
- Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically
- Differs depending on the zoom position *From the sixth shot
SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format
Superfine / Fine
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels
1) 16:9 - Large: 4000 x 2248; Medium 1: 2816 x 1584; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360; RAW: 4000 x 2248
2) 3:2 - Large: 4000 x 2664; Medium 1: 2816 x 1880; Medium 2: 1600 x 1064; Small: 640 x 424; RAW: 4000 x 2664
3) 4:3 - Large: 4000 x 3000; Medium 1: 2816 x 2112; Medium 2: 1600 x 1200; Small: 640 x 480; Raw: 4000 x 3000
4) 1:1 - Large: 2992 x 2992; Medium 1: 2112 x 2112; Medium 2: 1200 x 1200; Small: 480 x 480; RAW: 2992 x 2992
5) 4:5 - Large: 2400 x 3000; Medium 1: 1696 x 2112; Medium 2: 960 x 1200; Small: 384 x 480; RAW: 2400 x 3000
Full HD 1920 x 1080: 60 fps (59.94), 30 fps
Full HD Star Time-Lapse Movie: 15 fps
HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
Super Slow Motion Movie 640 x 480: 120 fps
Super Slow Motion Movie 320 x 240: 240 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)
|File Size (KB)||8GB||32GB||File Size (KB)||8GB||32GB|
|Medium 1 (M1)||SF||2,630||2,923||11,801||2,914||2,640||10,659|
|Medium 2 (M2)||SF||1,095||6,822||27,537||899||8,187||33,044|
|File Size (KB)||8GB||32GB||File Size (KB)||8GB||32GB|
|Medium 1 (M1)||SF||3,173||2,431||9,814||2,365||3,274||13,217|
|Medium 2 (M2)||SF||1,002||7,442||30,040||760||9,824||39,653|
|File Size (KB)||8GB||32GB|
|Medium 1 (M1)||SF||1,898||4,026||16,251|
|Medium 2 (M2)||SF||608||12,280||49,567|
Note: SF=Superfine F=Fine
? The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.
|HD: 1280 x 720||640 x 480|
|6 fps*2||3 fps*2||1.5 fps*2||6 fps*2||3 fps*2||1.5 fps*2|
|8GB||10 hrs. 42 min. 58 sec.||20 hrs. 34 min. 24 sec.||38 hrs. 15 min. 35 sec.||26 hrs. 45 min. 37 sec.||48 hrs. 27 min. 58 sec.||82 hrs. 18 min. 04 sec.|
|32GB||43 hrs. 17 min. 23 sec.||83 hrs. 06 min. 30 sec.||154 hrs. 33 min. 09 sec.||108 hrs. 05 min. 38 sec.||195 hrs. 46 min. 14 sec.||332 hrs. 26 min. 26 sec.|
|Super Slow Motion Movie|
|640 x 480||320 x 240|
|120 fps*2||240 fps*2|
|Movie size (KB/sec.)||1465||977|
|8GB||1 hr. 27 min. 00 sec.||2 hrs. 07 min. 47 sec.|
|32GB||5 hrs. 51 min. 26 sec.||8 hrs. 36 min. 11 sec.|
|Star Time-Lapse Movie (Full HD)||Full HD: 1920 x 1080||HD: 1280 x 720||640 x 480|
|15 fps*2*3||60 fps*4||30 fps*1||30 fps*1||30 fps*1|
|Movie size (KB/sec.)||3||4288||2945||992||382|
|8GB||189 hrs. 46 min. 59 sec.||30 min. 03 sec.||43 min. 29 sec.||2 hrs. 03 min. 55 sec.||5 hrs. 14 min. 34 sec.|
|32GB||766 hrs. 11 min. 28 sec.||2 hrs. 01 min. 27 sec.||2 hrs. 55 min. 43 sec.||8 hrs. 20 min. 32 sec.||21 hrs. 10 min. 33 sec.|
*2Playback frame rate is 30 fps.*1
*3Actual frame rate is 14.985 fps.
*4Actual frame rate is 59.94 fps.
Playback Modes File
Stills & Videos:
Auto Rotate, Index Continuous Display, Image Advance (Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Slideshow, Erase, Resume, Protect
Single, Index, Magnification (2-10x), Switch to other images while zoomed, Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Photobook Setup, Cropping, Resize, My Colors, Face ID Info, Histogram, RGB Histogram, Focus Checker, Location Information, Overexposure Warning
Normal Playback, Pause, Slow Motion, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward, Erase Clip, Editing, Movie Transcoding
Using the software included with the camera (ImageBrowser EX), there are 8 levels (1.8x to 1x) of playback speed for Super Slow Motion Movies possible on a computer.
Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video), Mini-HDMI connector
Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Battery Pack NB-6LH, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40)
Approx. 230 shots
Approx. 300 shots with ECO Mode
Approx. 4 hours
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.94 x 2.32 x 1.14 in. / 100.2 x 59.0 x 29.0mm
7.65 oz. / 217g (CIPA standard)
6.81 oz. / 193g (camera only)
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.
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PowerShot S120 HS Contents
(USB Interface Cable and Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM are not included.)