At only 20mm thick the new IXUS 120 IS
is the thinnest wide-angle IXUS yet.
Wide-angle Digital IXUS, slim style.
The elegant Digital IXUS 120 IS delivers exceptional style and high performance in an ultra slim metallic body. Featuring a wide-angle 28mm lens, 4.0x optical zoom with optical image stabilisation for blur free images, it incorporates a host of intelligent Canon technologies including Smart Auto Mode, so you can simply and easily create stunning pictures across a wide range of shooting conditions. What’s more you can quickly and easily capture superb HD movies.
Get more into your photos
Enjoy great group shots and landscapes with a greater sense of space thanks to the Digital IXUS wide angle 28mm lens. With a wide-angle lens you capture a much wider field of view and have the power to create photos that really catch the eye of the viewer. It can give you a much stronger depth of field – so you can make a feature of both foreground and background and exaggerate perspective for a truly three-dimensional sense of depth. The wide-angle lens is also excellent for adding impact to a foreground subject.
Intelligent by design for the perfect image
Setting the Digital IXUS 120 IS to Smart Auto mode allows the camera to intelligently select the appropriate settings so you can concentrate on your subject. Advanced Scene Detection Technology automatically analyses shooting conditions then selects the perfect settings from 22 specially defined scenes. So whether you’re photographing flowers, a captivating sunset or friends in the park you can be confident you’re getting the perfect image.
With moving subjects - Auto Focus is in constant operation so you never have to miss a shot. For close ups the camera automatically switches to macro mode for sharp shots and, no matter what the setting may be, optimum exposure and flash controls ensure your subject is perfectly lit and dark and light areas are accurately reproduced.
You can create smooth, high quality, movies in High Definition, which you can view and share with friends on the camera’s bright 2.7” PureColor LCD II screen. Or you can connect, using the mini HDMI cable included, for playback on HD widescreen TV with no loss of quality. Either way you and your friends will be amazed by the results.
Flawless detection technology
Evolved Face Detection and Motion Detection technology finds and tracks moving subjects until you’re ready to shoot, adjusting the camera settings for optimal results. Faces will have natural-looking skin tones and additional Blink Detection lets you avoid the disappointment of mis-timed people shots by displaying an alert if a person in the frame has their eyes closed. A Face Detection Self-Timer also makes group photos and self-portraits easy. Once the shot has been set up, the camera records the number of faces detected in the frame when the shutter is depressed and the self timer started – it then waits for an extra face to get in the frame and adjusts focus and exposure before it takes the picture. Auto Red-Eye detection completes the detection technology collection to ensure flawless photos every time.
Shoot with confidence
Easy Hints & Tips provides onscreen guidance so even beginners can operate the camera with confidence right from the box. Menu explanations are always easy to understand and when settings are changed, the relevant icon displays in an easy-to-see orange colour – adding up to a sophisticated and pleasant operating experience.
A world of advantages with Canon technology
Rich razor-sharp images - every time
The lens is the most important part of any imaging device and all Canon cameras incorporate lenses designed and manufactured by Canon - lenses based on over 60 years of experience for outstanding results. Canon’s market-leading Optical Image Stabiliser is a lens-shift system that automatically detects and corrects camera shake, whilst ensuring outstanding image quality. It allows handheld shooting at longer focal lengths and in lower light conditions without blur, giving you steady, crisp, brilliant images you’ll be proud to shoot and share. Developed initially for Canon’s EOS Digital SLR cameras in 1987 it is the fastest in-lens image stabiliser available on the market and ensures the stylish Digital IXUS range has a top quality pedigree.
The 4x optical zoom lets you get up close and personal, whether you are shooting landscapes or a child’s smile, the straight optical paths deliver razor-sharp precision with lifelike colour every time.
Meanwhile a resolution of 12.1 Megapixels allows you to capture every scene in rich detail, ensuring oversize prints – even of cropped pictures - retain high image quality.
Fast, intelligent processing even in tricky lighting conditions
Canon’s most advanced image processor, DIGIC 4, lies at the heart of every Canon digital camera and delivers exceptional processing speeds. It also makes possible the camera’s intelligent evolved Face and Object Detection technologies and Canon’s i-Contrast feature. This offers improved contrast and greater detail in tricky lighting conditions.
Available in either shooting or playback mode, i-Contrast analyses the exposure, dynamic range and other image characteristics of a shot then adaptively increases the gain in dark areas to produce heightened detail in those regions. It does this without blowing out correctly exposed parts of the image, while the noise reduction function of DIGIC 4 ensures minimal noise in the adjusted areas.