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Canon Sure Shot Classic 120 35mm Film Camera

Canon Sure Shot Classic 120 35mm Film Camera
alaAverage 4.5

82 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews of Canon Sure Shot Classic 120 35mm Film Camera. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other APS Cameras for all reviews.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Canon Sure Shot Classic 120 35mm Film Camera from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other APS Cameras on

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This summary is based on the products: Canon Sure Shot Classic 120 Caption 35mm CameraCanon Sure Shot Classic 120 Caption 35mm Camera

Jun, 2018

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Canon Sure Shot Classic 120


Classic by name, Classic by nature. This camera is built very well. It looks very retro, very cool When looking for a p/s with my wife in 2000 during an overseas trip, we could afford it. We opted for an Olympus super zoom 110 (this is a great camera...

Aesthetics, looks, aesthetics, looks, performance, performance, build quality.

Slow lens, so what! it's a point and shoot!

Feb, 2009

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Canon Sure Shot Classic 120 35mm Point and Shoot Camera


After selling my Canon Sure Shot 76 Zoom Date on Amazon Marketplace, I decided to get a better point-and-shoot 35mm camera. Although I currently have Nikon N55 SLR camera and an old Chinon 35EE-II that I got on eBay recently, I also wanted to get a...

Excellent picture quality, focusing, easy to use, solidly built, compact

Poorly designed battery cover, flash that extends every power-up, low maximum aperture

Aug, 2004

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Canon Sure Shot Classic 120


One of the best point and shoot cameras I have ever used. The optical quality is outstanding! Versatility is another plus for the Classic 120. Build quality is far above average too. This is a great camera for a professional or casual photographer....

Great optics Tremendous build quality Exposure versatility Low cost

Needs 400 speed film in telephoto due to horrible aperature! (this can be said for all point & shoot cameras)

Jan, 2004

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Canon Sure Shot Classic 120


I bought a Canon Classic 120 Sureshot to replace my other camera that malfunctioned on the first day of a tour through New Zealand and Australia, in October 2002. I had to pay an inflated price of $275 in Auckland but I wanted a quality point-and-shoot...

The Classic 120 has an all-metal housing and telescoping lens barrel, in an attractive design. The size and weight are perfect for carrying in the convenient carry case that is provided. The lens quality is typical for Canon, top quality. The auto...

Small aperature over the zoom range. However, this is typical of all point-and-shoot cameras.

Jun, 2003

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Canon Sure Shot Classic 120


I was looking for a better travel camera to replace an Olympus 3500 (not at all a bad camera). My primary peeve with the Olympus was the extra bulk and weight, and the camera's propensity to use flash at the wrong time, complicated by the extra few...

Solidly made Fairly light and compact (fits in a shirt pocket) Excellent AF Excellent lens Very good flash The "personal" setting

Slow lens Flash gets in the way of a hat brim in vertical format shots

Feb, 2003

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Canon Sure Shot Classic 120


The 4X6 pictures from this camera are every bit equal to our SLR Rebel. (Red eye reduction even works better)The Clarity of the pictures using the Flash where much superior to the T4 Zoom. i.e they where not as dark at the edges or washed out on close...

Price, This was the caption/date model, was in Canadian Dollars, Not a refurbish with a 2 year Canon International Warranty. Clarity of Pictures, Quality of Flash, Easy of Use, Great looks.

Control buttons could have been even just a little larger. Cannon does however provide a tool on your strap to assist.

Jan, 2003

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Good P/S camera with many features, if you use it correctly


The Canon SureShot Classic 120 is a great point-and-shoot camera with a slim design. The controls for the zoom and shutter are located where the fingers fall naturally. The camera come with several modes, which can be chosen by a dial on the back. Most...

Relatively slim, powerful flash, easy-to-use controls, sharp lens

Auto mode gives subpar results, can't use zoom for short distances

Jan, 2003

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Canon Sure Shot Classic 120


This is more of a tip than a review. Several reviewers have complained about adjustments on this camera being under a flap. However, there is almost no reason to ever use the buttons under the flap. If you set the "Personal" setting on the speed dial...

Excellent optics ; fast and accurate autofocus ; soft, even flash for a P&S ; relatively effective, non-confusing redeye reduction ; little shutter lag ; good looks. I also consider the pop-out flash to be an advantage, as it increases flash-lens...

Slow lens (as with all P&S zooms) ; zoom range begins at 38 rather than 28 ; no exposure compensation with flash ; no ASA/ISO adjustment

Oct, 2002

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Canon Sure Shot Classic 120


An excellent little camera for snapshots, travel pix, and street photography. Optics are high quality. Prints are sharp, contrasty, and richly colored. Of course, there are limitations. The lens, while excellent, is SLOW. A faster film (I use either...

Excellent Optics * "Personal" Mode to store your preferred settings. * Combines elements of both acive and passive autofocusing for remarkably sharp prints. * Lots of features for a P&S in this price range. *Sleek design

SLOW Lens * Must use fast film to compensate for the slow lens. * Controls are concealed by a panel on the back - slightly inconvenient

Sep, 2002

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A Classic, Classic 120


I was looking for a Durable Point & Shoot for quick shots inside and out with a Red Eye Reduction that actually worked with a flash with excellent disbursement. What I found in this Classic 120 is all of that and more. The selection dial on the back on...

Great Pictures, Red Eye Reduction, Zoom and Durability


Jun, 2002

Product Specifications

Canon's Sure Shot Classic 120 series continues the Canon tradition of pushing the technology envelope further ahead. New and improved features include a powerful 38-120mm built-in zoom lens with aspherical optics, a 7-mode Best Shot Dial for convenient and automatic camera settings, a 3-point dual hybrid autofocus system, built-in dioptric viewfinder adjustment control, and a high-efficiency built-in Light Guide flash. Canon's state-of-the-art Sure Shot Classic 120 gives you all the control you need to take perfect pictures with ease. With seven different selections on the Best Shot Dial you can pick the setting you need for a perfect shot every time. And if you're looking for a camera to keep up with all the action of fast-moving subjects, this is it - thanks to its rapid zoom, Real Time Shutter Release (0.06 sec), 1.5 frames per second and AI Servo AF features. The Sure Shot Classic 120 is a major achievement in camera technology - its big ideas come in a very small package!


Auto Focus:Hybrid
Camera Format:35mm
Date Imprint Selections:Day/hour/minute / Day/month/year / Month/day/year / No data / Year/month/day
Exposure Metering:Matrix (3-zone) / Spot/Multi-segment / Spot
Film Speed Range:ISO 25 - 3200
Shooting Modes:Close-up / Night / Portrait / Sports
Timer Functions:Self timer
Type:Point & Shoot / Zoom camera/Point & Shoot camera

Camera Flash

Flash Modes:Auto mode / Fill-in mode / Flash OFF mode / Red-eye reduction / Slow synchro/Auto mode / Fill-in mode / Flash OFF mode / Slow synchro/Auto mode / Red-eye reduction
Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Slide-out flash

Dimensions & Weight



Model:Classic 120/Classic 120 Caption
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon Sure Shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/4.5-10.9
Max Focal Length:120mm
Min Focal Length:38mm
Min Focus Range:1.3ft/15.7in
Optical Zoom:3.2
Special Functions:Tele / Wide angle
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Black / Silver

Optical Viewfinder

Magnification:0.43x - 1.36x
Type:Real-image/Real-image zoom

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty