Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop Black Friday Deals Refreshed in Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now DIYED Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Paperwhite Listen in Prime Shop Now Shop now
Black Friday Refreshed

£255.42 + £3.99 UK delivery
Usually dispatched within 2 to 3 days. Sold by sotel-electronics

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Canon PowerShot S120 Camera - Black (12.1MP, 5x Zoom) 3 inch Touch LCD

by Canon
56 customer reviews
| 22 answered questions

RRP: £449.99
Price: £255.42
You Save: £194.57 (43%)
Usually dispatched within 2 to 3 days.
Dispatched from and sold by sotel-electronics.
  • Ultra-wide 24mm, bright f/1.8, 5x zoom lens. 10x ZoomPlus
  • HS System: 12.1 Megapixel CMOS, DIGIC 6 for stunning results up to ISO 12,800
  • Intelligent IS for sharp shots with 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS for steady movies
  • Superfast performance with high speed AF and 9.4fps* sustained continuous shooting
  • Large, capacitive 7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G Touch LCD

There is a newer model of this item:

Canon PowerShot G9X black
Usually dispatched within 3 to 4 days.
Pay Monthly
Monthly payment options may be available on eligible orders of items sold by Amazon totaling £400 or more. Finance provided by Hitachi Personal Finance. Interest will be payable. Learn more
£255.42 Usually dispatched within 2 to 3 days. Dispatched from and sold by sotel-electronics.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Canon PowerShot S120 Camera - Black (12.1MP, 5x Zoom) 3 inch Touch LCD
  • +
  • Canon DCC-1920 Soft Case for Powershot S120
  • +
  • SanDisk SDSDXPA-016G-X46 16 GB Extreme Pro UHS-I SDHC Memory Card
Total price: £305.89
Buy the selected items together

Compare to Similar Items

Canon PowerShot S120 Camera - Black (12.1MP, 5x Zoom) 3 inch Touch LCD
Customer Rating 4 out of 5 stars (56) 4 out of 5 stars (47) 4 out of 5 stars (191) 4 out of 5 stars (68)
Price £255.42 £365.00 £264.00 £279.99
Delivery £3.99 FREE Delivery FREE Delivery FREE Delivery
Sold by sotel-electronics Waterloo Electronics iHD Lounge
Colour black black Black Black
Display Size 3 inches 3 inches 3 inches 3 inches
Item Weight 340 g 300 g 213 g 356 g
Lithium Battery Weight 0 g 0 g 160 g 0 g
Minimum Focal Length 0.2 inches 0.94 inches 0.41 inches 1.1 inches
Optical Sensor Resolution 12.8 20.9 20.2 MP 12.8 MP
Optical Sensor Size 1/1.7'' 13.2 x 8.8 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm 1/1.7''
Optical Zoom 5 x 4 x 3.6 x 5 x
Special Features Serial Shot Mode Serial Shot Mode Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice Serial Shot Mode
Add to Basket Add to Basket Add to Basket Add to Basket

Please help us improve this feature. Tell us what you think of this feature.

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 5.9 x 2.9 cm ; 195 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 558 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 8407B012AA
  • Date first available at 28 Aug. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,458 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description


Canon PowerShot S120

The Fast, connected, expert performance in your pocket

The Canon PowerShot S120 is a high-performance, truly pocketable compact digital camera, with a bright f/1.8 lens that delivers superior low light performance for shooting city nightscapes, portraits indoors or even stars in the sky. Capture all the action with superfast 9.4fps* sustained continuous shooting. Unleash your creativity and take full manual control with the Lens Control Ring and the touchscreen. Then share or back up your images quickly and easily with Wi-Fi. With a range of expert features in an ultra-portable form, the PowerShot S120 puts superior performance in the pocket of serious photographers.

The high-speed pocket camera of choice for serious photographers
Click here for a larger image
Key Features
  • 24mm, f/1.8, 5x zoom lens
  • HS System: 12.1 MP CMOS, DIGIC 6
  • Intelligent IS with 5-axis movie stabilisation
  • Superfast: up to 9.4fps*
  • 7.5 cm (3.0") touch screen
  • Lens Control Ring, Full Manual & RAW
  • Full HD (60fps)
  • Wi-Fi; GPS via Mobile
  • Star Mode
  • Optional 40m waterproof case
Bright and ultra-wide 24mm, f/1.8 lens with Intelligent IS
Click here for a larger image

Versatile lens

A bright f/1.8 lens allows shooting in darker conditions. A 24mm ultra-wide angle lets you take stunning landscapes and a 5x optical zoom with 10x ZoomPlus gets you up close.

Clear low-light shots up to ISO 12,800 with HS System
Click here for a larger image

Enjoy stunning low light images with HS System

Capture the natural atmosphere of the scene, with less noise and clearer details, even in low light conditions. Explore a wider range of shots, like portraits at night or moving subject indoors, without having to worry about using a flash or stabilising the camera.

Superfast continuous shooting up to 9.4fps*
Click here for a larger image

Create sharper photos and movies with Intelligent IS and Enhanced Dynamic IS

You don't need a steady hand to create stunningly detailed photos and videos. Canon's unique Intelligent Image Stabiliser automatically selects the most suitable shake correction from 7 modes, while 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS provides powerful image stabilisation when recording videos on the move. Together, they allow you to capture sharp pictures and videos - even when shooting at full zoom or in low light.

Capture all the action with super fast sustained continuous shooting

Don't miss a moment of action with DSLR rivalling sustained continuous shooting, which captures still photographs at a blistering speed of up to 9.4 frames per second for up to a minute, when paired with compatible SD cards*. Perfect for shooting fast action and sports, simply hold down the shutter button to start shooting and release the button to stop, and you can capture split second actions in sequence of photographs.

Capture smooth action with Full HD movies at 60fps
Click here for a larger image

7.5 cm (3.0") touch screen

A 922k dot capacitive touch screen offers simple, intuitive gesture-based operation.

Expert control

A Lens Control Ring allows quick control of functions such as zoom, aperture, shutter speed, focus or ISO. Use Full Manual mode and RAW with multi aspect support, for maximum control over composition and post-shot editing using the included DPP software. Refined ergonomics and a customisable FUNC. menu let you tailor the camera to your shooting style.

Share with Wi-Fi; Image Sync for effortless back up; GPS via mobile
Click here for a larger image
Star mode lets you capture stunning starry nightscapes with ease
Click here for a larger image

Capture the action with smooth Full HD Movies at 60 frames per second

Capture more true to life movie footage in 1080/60p Full HD with your digital camera. Canon's exclusive DIGIC 6 processor enables you to shoot fast-paced action at 60 frames per second, giving you smoother and more realistic footage, whilst also offering more options when experimenting with slow motion playback on your PC.

Wi-Fi, GPS via Mobile

Wi-Fi lets you connect easily with home wireless networks, compatible printers and PCs, plus smart devices for easy online sharing and GPS tagging of your images with shooting locations. Image Sync enables convenient PC and online backup via CANON iMAGE GATEWAY or Flickr.

Background Defocus to achieve beautiful, SLR style background blur
Click here for a larger image
Achieve HDR without using a tripod or fixing the camera on a steady surface
Click here for a larger image

Star Mode

Using the increased processing power of DIGIC 6, Star Mode lets you capture stunning starry nightscapes with ease. Three shooting modes are available: Star Nightscape shoots landscapes against starry skies, Star Trails captures the movement of the stars by combining multiple images into a single composite image, while Star Time-Lapse Movie combines still images, taken at set time intervals over a long period, to create stunning movies.

Optional 40m Waterproof Case
Click here for a larger image

Background Defocus

Background Defocus is a creative filter that mimics the background blur of images taken by an SLR with a wide aperture lens. It takes two consecutive shots, one in focus and one out of focus and combines them into a composite image with beautiful background blur. You can select from three different levels of background blur to achieve stunning portraits and close up shots with the exact blurring effect you want.

Handheld HDR

HDR Mode let you capture the dark shadows and bright highlights of a high contrast scene. Thanks to the speed of DIGIC 6, you can achieve HDR without using a tripod or fixing the camera on a steady surface. It captures a fast continuous sequence of shots, and then combines the data into a single file with the least possible blur and best possible exposure for images closer to how you saw them. You can also choose from 5 finishing effects: Natural, Art Bold, Art Standard, Art Vivid and Art Embossed.

Optional Waterproof Case

Protect your camera underwater down to 40m.

*Sustained continuous shooting -12.1fps for the first 5 frames and then 9.4fps for approx. 635 frames (depending on shooting subject), using compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory cards.

The FLICKR mark is a registered trademark of Yahoo! Inc.

Box Contains

Digital Camera PowerShot S120
Wrist Strap WS-D11
Battery Pack NB-6LH
Battery Charger CB-2LYE
AC Cable
User Manual Kit

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Puglia Birdman on 7 May 2014
Verified Purchase
I now carry this camera with me daily, I keep it in the glove box where it is ready to go.

It gives a great image quality, the shots I bin are my fault - one way or another - the exposures are spot on as is white balance. I normally leave it on the Programme setting and occasionally use Aperture Priority, but there are lots of adjustments that can be made. My favorites are the ND filter, use of manual focusing via the lens ring and HDR setting for difficult lighting conditions. Adjustments and Menus can be easily accessed via the touch screen or buttons on the camera's rear.

For a Canon user the Menus are intuitive and easy to use.

A NOTE on battery life. The number of shots per charge seems to improve with charging cycles, I now easily get a days shooting from a single fully charged battery (but I do carry a spare). Whilst this camera uses the NB-L6 battery it is rated as providing 3.7V - 1060mAh and is marked as NB-6LH. It is important to use a genuine Canon battery of the correct rateing.

This is an expensive option but it is a worthwhile investment.

I have spent some time looking for a suitable carry case and have found the Lowepro REZO 20 a perfect fit.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Olly on 23 April 2015
Actually bought this Canon from elsewhere as I needed it quickly, but am VERY happy with it.
For several years we have had a Panasonic Lumix TZ20 which we bought as we were lured in by the tv aderts that promised an amazing zoom, and we have always liked Panasonic as a brand. However in all that time we have struggled to take pictures indoors with the Panasonic, and found them constantly blurred or dark - we thought it must be something we were doing wrong or some setting that we hadn't worked out how to use. Yes, we could and did use flash, but we found the images to be too brash and stark, so were constantly disappointed with the Panasonic's image quality.
Something had to change. Did a bit of research and found others also struggling to take non-blurry photos with Panasonic. Worked out that the Panasonic's f3.3-5.9 lens was the problem. Went hunting for the fastest lens possible on a compact and came up with the Canon S120.
This lens is unbelievably bright!! We have taken photos in my sons semi-darkened bedroom, lit only by a 20w night light, and the photos look like they could have been taken in broad daylight!! Of course you could still manually change the aperture to let in less light if you wanted the photo to look like it really was taken in a dark room. However f1.7 is letting in nearly 4 times as much light as f3.3 so the shutter speed can be 4 times shorter => having the F1.7 lens has been a total game changer for us - no more dark or blurry photos.
There's a lot of talk about battery life being a problem, but tbh we've found it really reasonable, you can take 40 mins of HD video or hundreds of photos on a single charge. If you really do need more just buy a 2nd battery.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Galloping Granddad on 22 Aug. 2015
Verified Purchase
I thought long and hard before I purchased this camera I knew that I would stick with Canon for this purchase as I have been very satisfied with Canon cameras for years. I have a Canon EOS 7D DSLR and some good lenses including a couple of L series add to that a tripod and 430Ex11 speedlight and you have a lot of weight. The Powershot S120 was never going to replace all that kit but it is a great little camera with a lot of potential and was purchased for those occasions when I didn't want to be taking a lot of kit with me. As a Canon user I have found that it is very easy to understand even though I have downloaded the brochure I found the controls and settings quite intuitive.
My first impression on taking it out of the box that it has a decent build quality and feels solid. I charged the battery up and inserted a 16gb SDHC Card and was ready to go. The controls are pretty standard and the control ring around the lens works very well. There is a lot of scope for creativity and having tried various settings I know that I will get along with this camera very well. My initial impressions of image quality are that it is surprisingly good - many reviewers have made similar comments. The zoom range will cover most situations - I tend to shoot portraits and landscapes but for those occasions when I need a lot of zoom I will have to use my DSLR plus a big lens as this won't cover that.
This camera fits well in the pocket but following the tip from another reviewer I purchased a Lowepro Rezo 20 (£5.99 from Amazon) which is perfect for carrying and protecting this camera - I probably won't use the strap as the belt loop will work well. All in all this camera is more than fit for purpose - I am delighted with my purchase.
I was pleased with the price on Amazon and as a Prime member got the camera in less than 24 hours.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Grumpyrocker on 30 Jun. 2014
Verified Purchase
I've been using a Powershot S95 as my second camera (to my DSLR/CSC) for a few years now. There were some functions of the S120 that appealed to me - these were the brighter/wider lens, wifi functions, better focus tracking and the high burst rate. The touchscreen functionality wasn't a factor in my purchase, but I've come to really like it. One big plus for me with the S120 is the built in ND filter which is great for using the wider apertures in sunlight.

The picture quality is as good as one can hope from a small sensor like this and the overall level of control and customisation is excellent.

While I rely on a more expensive APS-C camera for my landscape work - I have found myself carrying the S120 around all the time and have been pleasantly surprised at some of the shots I've got with this camera. I highly recommend it.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews