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Canon PowerShot S120

Canon S120

User manual – PowerShot S120

Canon S120

Canon S120

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IMAGE SENSOR

Type1/1.7 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective PixelsApprox. 12.1M
Colour Filter TypePrimary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

TypeDIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology

LENS

Focal Length5.2 – 26.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 120 mm)
ZoomOptical 5x
ZoomPlus 10x
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 20x
Maximum f/numberf/1.8-f/5.7
Construction7 elements in 6 groups (1 double-sided aspherical lens, 1 double-sided aspherical UA lens and 1 single-sided aspherical lens)
Image StabilisationYes (lens shift-type), approx. 3-stop¹. Intelligent IS with 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS

FOCUSING

TypeTTL
AF System/ PointsAiAF (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 ModesSingle, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Touch AF
AF Point SelectionSize (Normal, Small)
AF LockOn/Off Selectable
AF Assist BeamYes
Manual FocusYes, plus MF Peaking
Focus BracketingYes
Closest Focusing Distance3 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modesEvaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or Touch AF frame)
AE LockYes
Exposure Compensation+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Manual and automatic dynamic range correction
Automatic shadow correction
ND Filter (3 stop)
AEB1/3 – 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

Speed1 – 1/2500 sec. (factory default)
250 – 1/2500 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

TypeTTL
SettingsAuto (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

TypesRGB

LCD MONITOR

Monitor7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G Touch screen LCD (TFT). Approx. 922,000 dots. Capacitive type
CoverageApprox. 100%
BrightnessAdjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

FLASH

ModesAuto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync SpeedYes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Flash Exposure Compensation+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure LockYes
Manual Power Adjustment3 levels with internal flash
Second Curtain SynchronisationYes
Built-in Flash Range50 cm – 7.0 m (W) / 50 cm – 2.3 m (T)
External FlashCanon High Power Flash HF-DC2

SHOOTING

ModesSmart 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 MovieSmart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Portrait, Nostalgic, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, Super Slow Motion Movie
Photo EffectsMy 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 modesSingle, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
Continuous ShootingApprox. 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 Size4:3 – (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)
CompressionRAW, 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 TypeJPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system and DPOF ver. 1.1 compliant), RAW, RAW+JPEG
MoviesMP4 [Video: MPEG4-AVC (H.264), Audio: MPEG2 AAC-LC (stereo)]

DIRECT PRINT

Canon PrintersCanon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridgeYes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

OTHER FEATURES

GPSGPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)
Red-Eye CorrectionYes, during shooting and playback
My CategoryImage tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation SensorYes
HistogramYes, live histogram
Playback zoomApprox. 2x – 10x
Self TimerApprox. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
Menu LanguagesEnglish, 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

ComputerHi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
OtherHDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
Computer/OtherWireless LAN (IEEE802.11 b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only)¹

MEMORY CARD

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

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & MacintoshWindows 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 & PrintingImageBrowser EX
OtherMap Utility
Image ManipulationDigital Photo Professional for RAW development

POWER SOURCE

BatteriesRechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH (NB-6LH battery and charger supplied)
Battery lifeApprox. 230 shots
Eco mode approx. 300 shots
Approx. 240 min. playback
A/C Power SupplyOptional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40

ACCESSORIES

Cases / StrapsSoft Case DCC-1920
Travel Case DCC-2500
Waterproof / Weatherproof CaseWaterproof Case (40m) WP-DC51, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
FlashCanon High Power Flash HF-DC2
Power Supply & Battery ChargersAC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40, Battery Charger CB-2LYE
OtherCanon HDMI Cable HTC-100, interface cable IFC-400PCU

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)100.2 x 59.0 x 29.0 mm
WeightApprox. 217 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
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