Canon PowerShot S120 Specifications

IMAGE SENSOR

Type

1/1.7 type back-illuminated CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 12.1M

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type

DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology

LENS

Focal Length

5.2 - 26.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 - 120 mm)

Zoom

Optical 5x
ZoomPlus 10x
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 20x

Maximum f/number

f/1.8-f/5.7

Construction

7 elements in 6 groups (1 double-sided aspherical lens, 1 double-sided aspherical UA lens and 1 single-sided aspherical lens)

Image Stabilisation

Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 3-stop¹. Intelligent IS with 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS

FOCUSING

Type

TTL

AF System/ Points

AiAF (9-point, Face Detection or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track), 1-point AF (any position is available or fixed centre)

AF Modes

Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Touch AF

AF Point Selection

Size (Normal, Small)

AF Lock

On/Off Selectable

AF Assist Beam

Yes

Manual Focus

Yes, plus MF Peaking

Focus Bracketing

Yes

Closest Focusing Distance

3 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes

Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or Touch AF frame)

AE Lock

Yes

Exposure Compensation

+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Manual and automatic dynamic range correction
Automatic shadow correction
ND Filter (3 stop)

AEB

1/3 - 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments

ISO sensitivity*

AUTO, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800

SHUTTER

Speed

1 - 1/2500 sec. (factory default)
250 - 1/2500 sec. (total range - varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type

TTL

Settings

Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2
Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto
White Balance Compensation
White Balance Compensation in Underwater mode

COLOUR MATRIX

Type

sRGB

VIEWFINDER

LCD MONITOR

Monitor

7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G Touch screen LCD (TFT). Approx. 922,000 dots. Capacitive type

Coverage

Approx. 100%

Brightness

Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

FLASH

Modes

Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro

Slow Sync Speed

Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

Manual Power Adjustment

3 levels with internal flash

Second Curtain Synchronisation

Yes

Built-in Flash Range

50 cm - 7.0 m (W) / 50 cm - 2.3 m (T)

External Flash

Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

SHOOTING

Modes

Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Hybrid Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom, SCN (Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie

Modes in Movie

Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Portrait, Nostalgic, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, Super Slow Motion Movie

Photo Effects

My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)

Drive modes

Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 12.1 shots/sec for up to 5 frames then approx. 9.4 shots/sec for 635 frames¹
with AF: Approx. 5.5 shots/sec²³
with Live View: Approx. 5.6 shots/sec²³

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size

4:3 - (RAW, L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 - (RAW, L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (RAW, L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (RAW, L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
4:5 - (RAW, L) 2400 x 3000, (M1) 1696 x 2112, (M2) 960 x 1200, (S) 384 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S)

Compression

RAW, Superfine, Fine

Movies

(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 60fps/30fps (HD) 1280 x 720, 30fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30fps
Star Time-Lapse Movie (Full HD) 15fps
Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 640 x 480, 120fps, (M) 320 x 240, 240fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5fps
Hybrid Auto (HD)

Movie Length

(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹
(L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
(Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.
(Star Time-Lapse Movie) 8/6/4 sec

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type

JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system and DPOF ver. 1.1 compliant), RAW, RAW+JPEG

Movies

MP4 [Video: MPEG4-AVC (H.264), Audio: MPEG2 AAC-LC (stereo)]

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers

Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge

PictBridge

Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

OTHER FEATURES

GPS

GPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)

Red-Eye Correction

Yes, during shooting and playback

My Category

Image tagging feature

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes

Histogram

Yes, live histogram

Playback zoom

Approx. 2x - 10x

Self Timer

Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom

Menu Languages

English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese

INTERFACE

Computer

Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)

Other

HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

Computer/Other

Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11 b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only)¹

MEMORY CARD

Type

SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh

Windows 8/7 SP1/ Vista SP2/ XP SP3
Mac OS X v10.6 - 10.8
For Wireless LAN connection to a PC:
Windows 8/7 SP1
Mac OS X v10.6.8/10.7/10.8.2 or later

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing

ImageBrowser EX

Other

Map Utility

Image Manipulation

Digital Photo Professional for RAW development

POWER SOURCE

Batteries

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH (NB-6LH battery and charger supplied)

Battery life

Approx. 230 shots
Eco mode approx. 300 shots
Approx. 240 min. playback

A/C Power Supply

Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps

Soft Case DCC-1920
Travel Case DCC-2500

Waterproof / Weatherproof Case

Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC51, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1

Flash

Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40, Battery Charger CB-2LYE

Other

Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100, interface cable IFC-400PCU

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment

0 - 40 °C, 10 - 90% humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)

100.2 x 59.0 x 29.0 mm

Weight

Approx. 217 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)

Disclaimer

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

Footnote

¹ Depending on the image size selected.

¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350mm (35mm equivalent) are measured at 350mm.

¹ Some settings limit availability.

¹ Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on shooting subject.
² Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
³ Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.

¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.

¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts