Canon PowerShot SX120 IS Conclusions

October 9, 2009 by Adam Crawford Reads (24,830)

The SX120 IS is almost exactly the same camera as the SX110 IS that was released last year at the same time, minus the processing chip, resolution and features like advanced face detection. It has the same body size and design, the same construction, operation and controls, and the same focal length.

It also shares the same purple fringing problems, ISO performance, and maximum aperture ratings at wide angle and telephoto. So is it worth the upgrade for SX110 IS owners? That’s a tough call. But if you don’t currently own an SX110, and you’re looking for a camera with great optics, excellent image quality, full manual control, and a reasonable price tag, then the SX120 IS is a no-brainer.


  • Good/faithful image quality
  • Big LCD
  • Good performance timings
  • Full manual control
  • Fast lens for its class
  • Exceptional image processing


  • Chromatic Aberrations/Purple Fringing
  • Same design as last year’s model
  • ISO performance not up to snuff with other current models
  • Have to use the CD-ROM to read the advanced manual



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