Canon PowerShot SX120 IS Review

Review posted 10/02/2009

Due to be released in September of 2009, the Canon PowerShot SX120 IS is one of the more affordable of the "SX" series cameras. The "SX" series is part of Canon's "High-End" PowerShot models. This compact digicam features a 10-Megapixel imaging sensor, 10x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization (IS), Digic 4 image processor, 3.0-inch LCD screen and Smart Auto shooting mode. There are also several other shooting modes including easy, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual and a slew of scene modes.

One of the main features of this camera is the very powerful 10x optical zoom lens. Its 35mm equivalent of 36-360mm means that you will be able to get incredibley close to distant objects that most other digicams can't come close to. Helping you to keep the camera steady when using this large lens is the built-in optical image stabilization. In addition to steadying the lens, it also allows you to shoot handheld without a flash at slower shutter speeds than a camera without.

Canon PowerShot SX120 Major Features:

  • 10.0-Megapixel, 1/2.5-inch CCD imaging sensor
  • 10x optical zoom lens: 35mm equivalent of 36-360mm f/2.8-f/4.3
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • TTL Autofocus
  • Digic 4 image processor
  • 3.0-inch, 230,000 dot LCD screen
  • Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB
  • Face Detection Self-Timer
  • Motion Detection Technoloy
  • Intelligent Contrast Correction
  • Smart Auto Shooting Mode
  • ISO 80-3200
  • Exposure compensation: ±2EV in 1/3-step increments
  • AF Assist Light
  • PictBridge and Exif Print Compatible
  • NB-6L Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery
  • USB 2.0

Included Accessories:

  • PowerShot SX120 IS Body
  • AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
  • SD Memory Card SDC-128MB
  • Wrist Strap WS-800
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400

The PowerShot SX120 is available now with a MSRP of US $249.99

Click here to read the Canon PowerShot SX120 IS Press Release.

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