At A Glance

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

Manufacturer’s Description

Everything about the PowerShot SX120 IS is easy. The Smart AUTO feature makes every shot picture-perfect. An impressive 10x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer keeps you sharp and steady. There's even an Easy Mode that makes shooting super simple.

The Specs

Battery Information
Number of Batteries Supported 2
Battery Size Supported AA
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Life 130 Shot
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 3.00 "
Effective Camera Resolution 10.0 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2500 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
UPC Code 013803114201
Manufacturer Part Number 3634B001
Brand Name Canon
Product Name PowerShot SX120 IS Compact Camera
Marketing Information

Everything about the PowerShot SX120 IS is easy. The Smart AUTO feature makes every shot picture-perfect. An impressive 10x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer keeps you sharp and steady. There's even an Easy Mode that makes shooting super simple.

Product Model SX120 IS
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Lens
Optical Zoom 10.0 x
Digital Zoom 4.0
Aperture Range f/2.8 to 4.3
Image Stabilization Optical
Focus Modes Auto
Minimum Focus Distance 0.39
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMCplus, HC MMCplus
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • PowerShot SX120 IS Compact Camera
  • 2 x AA Alkaline Battery
  • SD Memory Card SDC-128MB
  • Wrist Strap WS-800
  • CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400
  • Physical Characteristics
    Height 2.8"
    Width 4.4"
    Depth 1.8"
    Weight (Approximate) 8.64 oz
    Video
    Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI)
    Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
    Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type No
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Superior
    Color Very Good
    Sharpness Very Good
    Distortion Good
    Performance
    Image Quality, Sharpness 50.9
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 53.2
    Image Quality, Color 67.6
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 72.0
    Battery Life (minutes) 119.5
    Image Quality, Exposure 66.4
    Number of Shots 220.0
    Image Quality, Distortion 59.0
    Image Quality, Overall 60.0
    Number of Batteries 1