Family-friendly. Serious zoom.
Ideal for family days out, the 10.0 MP PowerShot SX120 IS brings distant subjects into view with a 10x image-stabilised lens. Smart Auto and Easy modes allow all the family to take great shots.
The compact, easy-to-use PowerShot SX120 IS uses a 10.0 Megapixel sensor – capturing enough detail for poster-size prints or creative cropping.
With a 10x optical zoom, it’s easy to fill the frame with a distant subject. Canon’s optical Image Stabilizer counteracts the effect of camera shake, ensuring crisp blur-free results throughout the zoom range.
Designed to let everyone take great shots, Smart Auto mode analyses subject brightness, contrast, distance and hue. Intelligent Scene Detection Technology then selects the scene type from 18 variables, applying the best settings for optimum output. Easy mode deactivates all buttons except flash and reduces on-screen icons, for fuss-free, simple shooting.
A clear and bright 3.0” LCD screen with wide viewing angle makes framing and reviewing shots a pleasure.
Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor delivers ultra-fast camera operation, superb colour reproduction, and advanced noise reduction – for cleaner-looking shots at higher ISO speeds.
For perfect portraits, the PowerShot SX120 IS features Canon Face Detection Technology. Face Select & Track lets you select a particular face as the principal subject in a photo, while FaceSelf-Timer makes group photos easy – taking a shot after an extra face enters the frame.
The PowerShot SX120 IS combats blur with Motion Detection Technology, which uses several advanced methods to determine camera and subject movement. ISO settings are then adjusted for optimum results.
In shooting or playback, enhanced i-Contrast optimises dynamic range according to the scene- retaining detail in shadows and preventing overexposure of highlights. The result is natural images with the best possible contrast.
20 dedicated shooting modes help you to achieve superb shots in a wide variety of lighting conditions. For more experienced users seeking greater creative control, a Full Manual control mode is included.
Supplement still shots by shooting fantastic VGA quality movie clips with sound. A special Long Play option uses around half the normal memory card space, allowing you to shoot for longer.
|Effective Pixels||Approx 10.0M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||6.0 - 60.0 mm (35mm equivalent: 36-360mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 10x. Digital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.4x or 2.3x and Safety Zoom¹)². Combined approx. 40x|
|Maximum f/number||f/2.8 - f/4.3|
|Construction||10 elements in 9 groups (1 aspherical element)|
|Image Stabilisation||Yes (shift-type)|
|AF System/ Points||Face Detection, 1-point AF (fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)|
|AF Modes||Single, Continuous|
|AF Point Selection||Size (Normal, Small)|
|AF Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Closest Focusing Distance||1cm (W) from front of lens in macro|
|Metering modes||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)|
|AE Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. |
i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
|ISO sensitivity*||AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Speed||1- 1/2500 sec (factory default) |
15 - 1/2500 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom|
|Monitor||3.0” TFT, approx. 230,000 dots|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of five levels.|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes. Fastest speed 1/500 sec|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE. Safety FE.|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Manual Power Adjustment||3 levels with internal flash|
|Built-in Flash Range||50cm-4.0m (W) / 1.0m-2.5m (T)|
|External Flash||Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Modes||Auto*, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Easy, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, SCN (Night Scene, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, ISO 3200¹), Movie |
*with Scene Detection Technology and Motion Detection Technology
|Photo Effects||My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom Color(Limited))|
|Drive modes||Single, Continuous, Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 1.3 shots/sec.¹ AF/LV: Approx. 0.9 shots/sec.¹ (until memory card becomes full)²|
|Image Size||(L) 3648 x 2736, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 2272 x 1704, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 3648 x 2048. |
Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)
|Movies||(L)640 x 480, 30fps/30fps(LP) |
(M)320 x 240, 30fps
|Movie Length||Up to 4GB or 1 hour¹|
|Still Image Type||JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant|
|Movies||AVI [Motion JPEG compression + WAVE (monaural)]|
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)|
|Red-Eye Correction||Yes, during shooting and playback|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||Yes|
|Playback Zoom||Approx. 2x – 10x|
|Self Timer||Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom|
|Menu Languages||English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)|
|Other||A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus. 128MB memory card supplied|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows XP SP2-3 / Vista (including SP1-2) |
Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.5
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser|
|Batteries||2x Size-AA Alkaline or NiMH Batteries(NB4-300) (Alkalines supplied)|
|Battery life||Approx. 130 shots¹ (with supplied batteries) |
Approx. 370 shots (with optional Canon NB4-300 batteries)¹
Approx. 420 min. playback (with supplied batteries)
Approx. 540 min. playback (with Canon NB4-300 batteries)
|A/C Power Supply||Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK800|
|Cases / Straps||Soft Case DCC-750|
|Flash||High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||AC Adapter Kit ACK800, Battery Charger Kit CBK4-300, Ni-MH Batteries NB4-300|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C¹, 10 – 90% humidity|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||110.6 x 70.4 x 44.7 mm|
|Zoom||¹ Depending on the image size selected.
² Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
|Continuous Shooting||¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
|Movie Length||¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.|
|Battery life||¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.|
|Operating Environment||¹ 0 – 35 °C when NB-3AH is used|
|Modes||¹ Recording pixels fixed at 1600 x 1200 (ISO 3200 Mode) and 1824 x 1368 (Low Light Mode).|