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Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 535 reviews of Canon PowerShot SX120 IS. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and image quality. The price and zoom also get good comments. The shutter and durability get critical opinions.

usability, zoom, price, image quality, portability

battery, flash, viewfinder, durability, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SX120 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon PowerShot SX120 IS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The battery also gets good reviews.

battery, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX120 IS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the zoom and performance are generally positive. The image quality and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are some less positive views about the durability and battery.

price, usability, image quality, performance, zoom

battery, durability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX120 IS from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the battery and price are on the whole positive.

design, price, battery

67% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Dave Johnson (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

 

Canon's PowerShot SX120 IS ($250 as of 11/16/09) is a AA-powered pocket megazoom for the photographer on a budget. It's a slim, sexy, and lightweight 10X-optical-zoom camera with features for both beginners and advanced shooters, but its shutter lag...

10X optical zoom ; Wide range of exposure modes

Slow recycle between shots, especially with flash ; LCD hard to see in sunlight; no optical viewfinder ; No wide-angle lens

This stylish, compact megazoom has a nice range of controls, but it suffers from a sluggish shutter and short battery life.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS review

 

Canon seems to have an "if it ain't broke" attitude when it comes to its PowerShot SX series. The SX120 IS is the latest version of the company's 10x pocket megazoom and is nearly identical to its predecessors, the SX110 IS and SX100 IS . The SX120 IS...

Easy to use; best-in-class photo quality; manual and semimanual controls.

Fewer features, slower performance, and bulkier design than competitive models.

Canon's SX120 IS pocket megazoom falls behind the competition in every aspect except photo quality.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS Review

 

Dueto be released in September of 2009, the Canon PowerShot SX120 IS isone of the more affordable of the "SX" series cameras. The "SX" seriesis part of Canon's "High-End" PowerShot models. This compact digicamfeatures a 10-Megapixel imaging sensor, 10x...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

 

The PowerShot SX120 IS makes an excellent choice for a carry-anywhere compact digital camera. The extra zoom range opens up a lot of picture taking opportunities, and image quality is quite acceptable for a small sensor digital camera. Of course,...

10X zoom (36-360mm 35mm equivalent)Large 3.0 inch LCD displaySmart Auto modeOptical image stabilization

Lacks a viewfinder

The Canon PowerShot SX120 IS belongs to a relatively new class of...

Nov, 2009

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS Review

 

The Canon PowerShot SX120 IS is a new 10 megapixel digital camera featuring a 10x zoom lens complete with optical image stabilizer. Successor to last year's SX110 model, the Canon SX120 IS offers a focal range of 36-360mm, 3 inch LCD screen, DIGIC 4...

Virtually identical to its year-old predecessor, the new Canon PowerShot SX120 doesn't represent a worthwhile upgrade for current SX110 owners, but it does remain an affordable and well-specified super-zoom that should appeal to both beginners and...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by (consumersearch.com)

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS Review

 

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Canon PowerShot SX120 IS and comparisons to other Digital Cameras (Ultra-Zoom)

Compact; Manual controls; Large 3-inch LCD

Noisy images above ISO 400; Slow performance; Manual pop-up flash

May, 2010

Expert review by : Dave Johnson (macworld.com)

Review: Canon PowerShot SX120 IS camera

 

This stylish, compact megazoom camera has a nice range of controls, but it suffers from a sluggish shutter and short battery life.

The 10X optical zoom spans from a wish-it-were-wider 36mm to a deep 360mm telephoto, and optical image stabilization and face detection are available to enhance your shooting sessions. Face detection is fun—you can let the SX120 IS find faces in your...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Ken McMahon (cameralabs.com)

Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS / PowerShot SD1200 IS

 

The Canon PowerShot SX120 IS is a budget super-zoom compact with a 10 Megapixel sensor, 10x optical zoom with image stabilisation and 3in LCD panel. Launched in August 2009 it replaces the popular PowerShot SX110 IS, increasing the Megapixel count from...

Good low light performance ; Uses broadly available AA batteries ; Integral lens cover ; Full Manual control over exposures

Poor wide angle coverage (36mm equiv) ; Flash needs to be manually raised ; Noisy zoom motor ; No HD video nor optical zoom when filming

The Canon PowerShot SX120 IS builds on the success of its predecessor to deliver a decent range of features and a long zoom range in an affordable and fairly compact body that's well-styled and comfortable to use. With a range of exposure options from...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Buy-n-Shoot.com (buy-n-shoot.com)

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS Digital Camera Review

 

As an overall unit, it may not impress the highly tech and gizmo-savvy, but for the regular punter looking for a compact camera that’s quite reliable and capable across a decent variety of situations, the SX120 IS is surely worth having a closer look at.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (reviewed.com)

Canon SX120 IS

 

Offers a lot for what it costs: decent 10x zoom, good video capture and full manual controls

Decent color accuracy; Low noise at low ISOs

Significant noise at high ISOs; Images get soft at longer zooms

The SX120 offers a lot for the price: you get a 10x zoom with a decent wide angle, a big screen and an easy to use camera for about $220. But there are a few rough edges: the quality of the captured images is generally good, but does fall off somewhat...

Oct, 2009

Price comparison for Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

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