• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 288.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot S120
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Predecessor: Canon S110
S110 vs S120
 
Successor:    
General
Model Number: S120 WB50F
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $449.99 $179.99
Street Price: $449.00 $293.99
Date Available: 2013-10-15 2014-01-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 7.7 oz (217 g)
includes batteries
5.5 oz (157 g)
Size: 3.9 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.
(100 x 59 x 29 mm)
4.0 x 2.7 x 1.1 in.
(101 x 68 x 27 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 16.2
Sensor Format: 1/1.7 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.90 microns 1.34 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed  
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 56  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 21.3  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.9  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 246  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, 3:2),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
2112 x 2112 (4.5 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
1200 x 1200 (1.4 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1),
2400 x 3000 (7.2 MP, Other),
1696 x 2112 (3.6 MP, Other),
960 x 1200 (1.2 MP, Other),
384 x 480 (0.2 MP, Other)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2832 x 2832 (8.0 MP, 1:1),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1984 x 1448 (2.9 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 11.8 n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p/120p)
320x240 (240p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)  
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes No
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Samsung
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 120mm 24 - 288mm
Focal Length (actual): 5.2 - 26mm 4.3 - 51.6mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x 12.00x
Aperture Range: f/1.8 (W) / 5.7 (T) - f/8.0 f3.1 (wide) / f/6.3 (tele) - ???
Integrated ND Filter: Yes No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range: 3 - 50 cm
1.2 - 19.7 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF: AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (Any position is available, fixed centre or Face Select and Track) Contrast Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 460,800 dots
Touchscreen: Yes No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 80 80
ISO Settings: Auto with selectable upper limit (400-12800), ISO 80-12800 in 1/3 EV steps Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom (2), Underwater Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom, Kelvin
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2500 - 250 sec  
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot; Facial brightness evaluated in Face Detection AF Multi, Center-weighted, Spot, Face Detection AE
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes No
Shutter Priority: Yes No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes No
Creative Exposure Modes: SCN: Portrait, Smart Shutter, Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks; Creative Filters: High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect Landscape, Action Freeze, Silhouette, Sunset, Fireworks, Light Trace, Beauty Face, Night, Macro, Soft Flash, Photo/Video Filter, Live Panorama
Self Timer: 10, 2, Custom (1-30s (1-10 shots)) seconds 2, 10, Double seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash Off, Red-eye fix
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: 1.6 ft. – 23 ft. (W), 1.6 – 7.5 ft. Auto ISO: (T) (50cm – 7m (W), (50cm – 2.3m (T)) TBD
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I  
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG  
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)  
Included Memory: No memory included  
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Mini (Type-C) HDMI  
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.94  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.18  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 1.31  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 11.8  
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 5  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 1.9  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): Unlimited  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 1.4  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): Unlimited  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.17 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.30 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.262 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.71 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.095 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.5 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 1.3 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 6.2 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 230 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-6LH Proprietary BP70A
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-6LH Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BP70A Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM iLauncher
OS Compatibility: Windows; Mac OS X  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: DIGIC 6 processor, BSI sensor, f/1.8-5.7 5x lens, built-in Wi-Fi. Optical image stabilization, 720p HD movies, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. Available in white, black, red or blue.