• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 483.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
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  • Canon PowerShot S120
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Predecessor:   Canon S110
S110 vs S120
Successor:    
General
Model Number: Galaxy Camera S120
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $499.99 $449.99
Street Price: $359.00 $449.00
Date Available: 2012-11-16 2013-10-15
Tripod Mount: No Yes
Weight: 10.6 oz (301 g)
includes batteries
7.7 oz (217 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.1 x 2.8 x 0.8 in.
(129 x 71 x 19 mm)
3.9 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.
(100 x 59 x 29 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 16.3 12.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/1.7 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.34 microns 1.90 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: 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),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1984 x 1488 (3.0 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3)
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)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.0 11.8
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x480 (60p/​30p)
320x240 (30p)
768x512 (120p)
1920x1080 (60p/​30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p/​120p)
320x240 (240p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC) MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Composite Video Out: No Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Samsung Zoom Lens Canon Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 23 - 483mm 24 - 120mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.1 - 86.1mm 5.2 - 26mm
Zoom Ratio: 21.00x 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/5.9 (tele) - ??? f/1.8 (W) / 5.7 (T) - f/8.0
Integrated ND Filter: No Yes
Normal Focus Range: 80 cm to Infinity
31.5 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 - 80 cm
3.9 - 31.5 in
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
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Centre AF, Multi AF, Face Detection AF Contrast Detect AF: AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (Any position is available, fixed centre or Face Select and Track)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: No Yes
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): 4.8 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 2,764,800 dots (921,600 px) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
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
Minimum ISO (native):   80
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto with selectable upper limit (400-12800), ISO 80-12800 in 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: No Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto WB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom (2), Underwater
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 16 sec 1/2500 - 250 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi, Spot, Centre-weighted, Face Detection AE Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot; Facial brightness evaluated in Face Detection AF
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Beauty face, Best photo, Continuous shot, Best face, Landscape, Macro, Action freeze, Rich tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light trace. Expert Control (5 Mode) : P (Auto+), A (Aperture Priority), S (Speed Priority), Camcorder, M (Manual); Smart Pro: Macro, Rich Tone, Action Freeze, Waterfall Trace, Light Trace, Beautiful Sunset, Blue Sky, Natural Green, Silhouette, Vivid Fireworks; Photo Wizard: 35 photo editing tools 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
Self Timer:   10, 2, Custom (1-30s (1-10 shots)) seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash Off, Red-eye fix Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Wide : 0.2m - 6.2m (ISO Auto), Tele : 0.5m - 5.1m (ISO Auto) 1.6 ft. – 23 ft. (W), 1.6 – 7.5 ft. Auto ISO: (T) (50cm – 7m (W), (50cm – 2.3m (T))
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 1.0 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC) MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Included Memory: 8,192.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type: built-in memory (approx.)  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: Yes 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: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: No Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended): 4G, 3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz. IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi. Micro HDMI (Type D), Headphone Jack Mini (Type-C) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.00 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): 4.0 11.8
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 20 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): 0.72 seconds 0.17 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.48 seconds 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): 0.093 seconds 0.095 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 3.5 seconds 1.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   1.3 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 6.0 seconds 6.2 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 340 shots 230 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Lithium-ion rechargeable Proprietary NB-6LH
Usable Battery Types: 1,650 mAh lithium ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x 1,650 mAh lithium ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NB-6LH 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
OS Compatibility:   Windows; Mac OS X
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Uses a standard HD Super Clear Touch LCD screen, not an AMOLED like many Samsung devices. The stated resolution of 308 pixels per inch equates to a 1,280 x 720 pixel display. Has a 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor, and ships with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system, which is optimized for user interface speed through Google's Project Butter. Includes Google Play Store, Search, Maps, Gmail, Latitude, Plus, YouTube, Talk, Places, Navigation, Downloads, Chrome browser, Play Books, and Play Movies apps. Includes GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS support. Network/Bearer and Wireless Connectivity: GSM 3G , HSPA-PLUS HSPA+21 (850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100) 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4GHz / 5GHz Wi-Fi Direct available GAP, SSP, HSP, A2DP, SPP, OPP, AVRCP 1.3, HID DLNA, HDMI 1.4 support KIES, KIES Air support DIGIC 6 processor, BSI sensor, f/1.8-5.7 5x lens, built-in Wi-Fi.