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.
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