Powershot SX120 IS
Powershot SX120 IS
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|Type of Camera|
|Type of Camera
||Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 10x Optical/4x Digital/40x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System|
|Image Capture Device|
||10.0 Megapixel, 1/2.5-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)|
||Approx. 10.3 Megapixels|
||Approx. 10.0 Megapixels|
||6.0 (W) - 60.0mm (T) f/2.8 (W) - f/4.3 (T) |
(35mm equivalent: 36 (W) - 360 (T) mm)
||Normal: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity (W), 3.3 ft./1m-infinity (T) |
Macro: 0.4 in.-1.6 ft./1-50cm (W)
|Viewfinder & Monitor|
||3.0-inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle|
||Approx. 230,000 pixels|
|Aperture and Shutter|
||f/2.8 (W) - f/4.3 (T)|
||15-1/2500 sec. (settable in Tv and M)|
||Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent |
(Subject movement is taken into account while shooting in Auto and Easy modes)
|Light Metering Method
||Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, spot**|
* Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AF
** Fixed to center
|Exposure Control Method
||Program AE, Manual; AE Lock, Program Shift, Safety Shift, Auto ISO Shift|
||+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
|White Balance Control
||Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom |
*The color of faces is evaluated in Face Detect
||Auto, Auto w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro |
||50 cm - 4.0 m (W), 1.0 cm - 2.5 m (T) (1.6 - 13 ft. (W), 3.3 - 8.2 ft. (T))|
||12 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.0 V)|
- LCD monitor is turned off during flash charging (Except when turning on the power)
|Flash Exposure Compensation
||+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
||Auto*, P, Av, Tv, M, Easy, Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, ISO 3200), Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Movie, Night Scene|
* Automatically detects the shooting scene.
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom Color*
*Adjustment of contrast, sharpness and saturation is available.
- Saving original image is not available.
||Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom*, Face Self-Timer**|
* Shooting start time (0-10 sec. (in 1-second increments), 15/20/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
** When the number of detected faces increases, the shutter is released after 2 sec. delay. However, if no face is detected for 30 seconds or more, the shooting operation starts automatically.
||Normal: approx. 1.3 fps; AF: approx. 0.9 fps; LV: approx. 0.9 fps|
||SD/SDHC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus card, HC MMCplus card|
||Design rule for camera file system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant|
|JPEG Compression Mode
||Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)|
Movie: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (Monaural))
|Number of Recording Pixels
||Still Image: 3,648 x 2,736 (Large), 2,816 x 2,112 (Medium 1), 2,272 x 1,704 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 640 x 480 (Small), 3,648 x 2,048 (Widescreen)|
Movie: 640 x 480 (30 fps/30 fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes per clip.
- Data stamp is available in all recording pixels
|Number of Recordable Images|
|Time of Recordable Movies|
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.
|Playback Modes File
||Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Category, Transition Effects, Histogram, Index (4-100 thumbnails), Over Exposure Warning, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Resize, Easy;|
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Auto Rotate, Resume, Easy
||Still Image: single image, select all images|
- The image data stored in the memory card with the design rule for camera file systems format can be erased. However, protected images cannot be erased)
Movie: any movie file (files must be erased one at a time)
||Hi-Speed USB* (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital audio and video**|
* Use of USB logomark is not allowed.
** mini-B compatible.
||NTSC or PAL|
||Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable|
||1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2) |
2. Rechargeable AA-size NiMH Battery NB-3AH (x2)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK-800 (optional)
||Still Image: approx. 130 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 370 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)* |
||Approx. 7 hrs. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 9 hrs. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)|
*LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.
||4.35 x 2.77 x 1.76 in./110.6 x 70.4 x 44.7mm|
||Approx. 8.64 oz./245g (camera body only)|
|Note: 26 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi)|
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