• 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 8.0 megapixels
  • 36.00mm - 432.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 525.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot S5 IS
  • Nikon Coolpix L120
Links
Prices:    
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website Manufacturer website
Nikon Coolpix L120 webpage
Predecessor: Canon S3 IS
S3 IS vs S5 IS
 
Successor: Canon SX10 IS
S5 IS vs SX10 IS
 
General
Model Number: S5 IS L120
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: EVF Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $499.99 $279.95
Street Price:   $225.86
Date Available: 2007-07-14 2011-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 20.2 oz (574 g)
includes batteries
16.0 oz (454 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.6 x 3.1 x 3.1 in.
(117 x 80 x 78 mm)
4.3 x 3.0 x 3.1 in.
(110 x 77 x 78 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 8.0 14.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.5 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 24.7104mm2 (5.76mm x 4.29mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.76 microns 1.43 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 4:3
Color Filter Type:    
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 1832 (6.0 MP, 16:9),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
4320 x 3240 (14.0 MP, 4:3),
3968 x 2232 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.5 0.7
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30)
320x240 (60/30)
1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
Movie File Format: AVI (MotionJPEG / Stereo WAV) MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC, stereo)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Zoom-Nikkor VR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 36 - 432mm 25 - 525mm
Focal Length (actual): 6 - 72mm 4.5 - 94.5mm
Zoom Ratio: 12.00x 21.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.7 (wide) / f/3.5 (tele) - f/8.0 f/3.1 or f/8.7 (wide) / f/5.8 or f/16.2 (tele) (2-step ND filter)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 0 - 50 cm
0.0 - 19.7 in
1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 4.0x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: contrast detection, center / face detection modes Contrast Detection: Center, Face Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF; Color LCD  
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution:   n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 207,000 dots 921,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):    
Minimum ISO (native):    
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 Auto (80 to 800), Sport continuous mode (40 to 3200), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200*, 6400*; * reduced resolution
Auto ISO Mode: No Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/3200 - 15 sec 1/4000 - 4 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot 256-segment Matrix, Center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), Spot (digital zoom 2X or more)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes No
Shutter Priority: Yes No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes No
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Indoor, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap Back Light, Beach, Black and White, Copy, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Museum, Night Landscape, Night Portrait Panorama Assist, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sunset
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off (red-eye reduction available) Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off, Flash On, w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; Slow Syncro
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: 0.7 - 5.2 m (2.3 - 17.1 ft.) (W), 0.7 - 4.0 m (2.3 - 13.1 ft.) (T) Auto ISO: [W] 0.5 to 6.0m (1 ft. 8 in. to 19 ft.), [T]: 1.5 to 3.0m (5 ft. to 9 ft. 10 in.)
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No No
Uncompressed Format:    
Movie File Format: AVI (MotionJPEG / Stereo WAV) MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC, stereo)
Included Memory: No memory included 102.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
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 USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended): DC input HMDI output
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.60 2.18
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.5 0.7
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 19
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.40 seconds 0.23 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.39 seconds 0.24 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.190 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.68 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.074 seconds 0.006 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.3 seconds 1.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 2.6 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 8.5 seconds 5.8 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 450 shots (NiMH AA) 520 shots (NiMH AA)
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA 4 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposable or NiMH rechargeable Alkaline, Lithium disposables; NiMH rechargeables
Batteries Included: 4 x AA alkaline disposable 4 x AA Alkaline disposable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No No
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Canon software suite Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Features articulating LCD, 12x zoom with optical image stabilization. 5-way VR Image Stabilization, 720p HD movies, Smile Timer, Blink Warning, Red-eye Fix, Skin Softening, Easy Auto. Available in black, red and bronze.