Canon S120 Field Test
Canon S120 Field Tests
Canon S120 Field Test Part I
A Capable Little Companion for the Big City
The Canon PowerShot S120 manages the nice trick of being very compact and lightweight while still feeling very solidly built, with a premium fit and finish. On three different days, I carried the camera around New York City on foot and by bicycle, and it fit easily in a jacket pocket. I don't typically carry cameras in my pants pockets, but if you do, the PowerShot S120 is small enough to do so comfortably. It's not much different than carrying a smartphone.
Read Field Test Part I for Eamon's thoughts on the S120's size, handling, controls and performance.
Canon S120 Field Test Part II
Wi-Fi, capable lens and special features
I delved into the Canon PowerShot S120’s Wi-Fi system as soon as I got the camera unpacked. It consists mainly of a control interface on the camera -- kind of an overarching app -- which lets you set up (and easily recall later) various destinations for your photos. These could be services like Facebook and Flickr, or Android and iOS devices like your smartphone or tablet. The camera can connect to Wi-Fi networks and send images directly to a service like Flickr (routed through an online portal called Canon iMAGE GATEWAY) or it can connect to your smartphone (or tablet) and send images to its camera roll or photo app.
Read Field Test Part II for Eamon's experience with the S120's Wi-Fi and special features.