Canon S120 Powershot - outstanding

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Anthony Bodcare
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Canon S120 Powershot - outstanding
9 months ago

After having an S95 for years till a friend had an accident with it and then to an S110 which i sold. I finally got my hands on the limited edition S120. I have been very particular about the low light capacity since the S95 CCD was good in this area.

I am proud to say the S120 low light capacity is outstanding. So much so that in some of the dimmest rooms i could swear we used a flash so i kept using it and it blows the S95 i loved away.

i am so glad i went for this little beauty over the RX 100. Amazing little camera with excellent reults. Great series.

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Jennyhappy2
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In reply to Anthony Bodcare, 9 months ago

Great to hear.  ENJOY!

Anthony Bodcare wrote:

After having an S95 for years till a friend had an accident with it and then to an S110 which i sold. I finally got my hands on the limited edition S120. I have been very particular about the low light capacity since the S95 CCD was good in this area.

I am proud to say the S120 low light capacity is outstanding. So much so that in some of the dimmest rooms i could swear we used a flash so i kept using it and it blows the S95 i loved away.

i am so glad i went for this little beauty over the RX 100. Amazing little camera with excellent reults. Great series.

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In reply to Jennyhappy2, 9 months ago

My only worry is sometimes the low light is too strong. If i wanted a dimmer view not sure what to do there. it seems increedibly sensitive.

Jennyhappy2 wrote:

Great to hear. ENJOY!

Anthony Bodcare wrote:

After having an S95 for years till a friend had an accident with it and then to an S110 which i sold. I finally got my hands on the limited edition S120. I have been very particular about the low light capacity since the S95 CCD was good in this area.

I am proud to say the S120 low light capacity is outstanding. So much so that in some of the dimmest rooms i could swear we used a flash so i kept using it and it blows the S95 i loved away.

i am so glad i went for this little beauty over the RX 100. Amazing little camera with excellent reults. Great series.

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Anthony Bodcare wrote:

My only worry is sometimes the low light is too strong. If i wanted a dimmer view not sure what to do there. it seems increedibly sensitive.

That`s at least easy - either lower ISO value (which will also give you a bit better looking picture), or decrease aperture (raise F number), or speed up shutter speed (lower time value) : )

The result will be that less light will reach your sensor, giving you a picture you want. For a start, you might want to experiment with different values and play a bit, just to get some idea of what`s happening.

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In reply to boogisha, 9 months ago

Thanks for the tip, ill try that.

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Anthony Bodcare wrote:

My only worry is sometimes the low light is too strong. If i wanted a dimmer view not sure what to do there. it seems increedibly sensitive.

That`s at least easy - either lower ISO value (which will also give you a bit better looking picture), or decrease aperture (raise F number), or speed up shutter speed (lower time value) : )

The result will be that less light will reach your sensor, giving you a picture you want. For a start, you might want to experiment with different values and play a bit, just to get some idea of what`s happening.

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I'm just glad that someone is at last happy with the performance of the 120. I love all it's eay to access features,the touch screen with all it's functions particularly touch and hold the right edge of the screen to change the function of the front control ring. The build quality is fantastic, close up work is pretty good, but I take mainly landscape, and woodland pictures ,and the 120 is lacking for this, so I returned mine and bought an Rx100 for less money.

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In reply to Molsal, 9 months ago

Great... yes i was looking at the RX but i do like the S120 pocketness as well.  all good. happy snappers.

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I'm just glad that someone is at last happy with the performance of the 120. I love all it's eay to access features,the touch screen with all it's functions particularly touch and hold the right edge of the screen to change the function of the front control ring. The build quality is fantastic, close up work is pretty good, but I take mainly landscape, and woodland pictures ,and the 120 is lacking for this, so I returned mine and bought an Rx100 for less money.

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Great... yes i was looking at the RX but i do like the S120 pocketness as well.  all good. happy snappers.

Molsal wrote:

I'm just glad that someone is at last happy with the performance of the 120. I love all it's eay to access features,the touch screen with all it's functions particularly touch and hold the right edge of the screen to change the function of the front control ring. The build quality is fantastic, close up work is pretty good, but I take mainly landscape, and woodland pictures ,and the 120 is lacking for this, so I returned mine and bought an Rx100 for less money.

The rx100 is reasonably pocketable, the rx100m2 is not its just too thick and heavy, I've owned both so I can comment, I love wifi capability so I fitted my rx100 with a transcend wifi sd card, problem solved.

John

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In reply to Anthony Bodcare, 9 months ago

Definitely true on the size difference between the S120 and RX100.  To have a truly pocketable camera, it's the S120 or XQ1.

Anthony Bodcare wrote:

Great... yes i was looking at the RX but i do like the S120 pocketness as well. all good. happy snappers.

Molsal wrote:

I'm just glad that someone is at last happy with the performance of the 120. I love all it's eay to access features,the touch screen with all it's functions particularly touch and hold the right edge of the screen to change the function of the front control ring. The build quality is fantastic, close up work is pretty good, but I take mainly landscape, and woodland pictures ,and the 120 is lacking for this, so I returned mine and bought an Rx100 for less money.

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