Canon PowerShot SX120 IS vs. Canon PowerShot SX150 IS vs. Canon PowerShot G12 vs. Canon PowerShot S100 vs. Canon PowerShot G1 X

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Aug 19, 2009
Aug 23, 2011
Sep 14, 2010
Sep 15, 2011
Jan 9, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
$799, £699, €749
 
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Large sensor compact
 
 
 
 
Metal
 
3648 x 2736
4320 x 3240
3648 x 2736
4000 x 3000
4352 x 3264
3648 x 2048, 2816 x 2112, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480, 3456 x 1944
4320 x 3240, 3744 x 2104, 3072 x 2304, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480, 320 x 240
3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2048, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2736 x 2736, 2192 x 2736, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1064, 1696 x 2112, 1200 x 1200, 960 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480, 384 x 480, 320 x 240
4000 x 2248, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 360
4352 x 2248, 4352 x 2904, 3264 x 3264, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2048, 2608 x 3264, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1080, 1840 x 2304, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 960 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 480 x 480, 384 x 480
4:3, 3:2
4:3, 3:2
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
10 megapixels
14 megapixels
10 megapixels
12 megapixels
14 megapixels
10 megapixels
 
10 megapixels
 
 
1/2.5" (5.744 x 4.308 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
1.5″ (18.7 x 14 mm)
CCD
CCD
CCD
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 4
Digic 4
Digic 4
Digic 5
Digic 5
 
 
 
 
Primary Color Filter
 
Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200
Auto, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400
Auto, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800
5
5
6
7
7
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (2)
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
 
 
 
 
  • JPEG Exif 2.3
  • RAW
  • DPOF 1.1
 
36–360 mm
28–336 mm
28–140 mm
24–120 mm
28–112 mm
10×
12×
5×
5×
4×
F2.8–4.3
F3.4–5.6
F2.8–4.5
F2–5.9
F2.8–5.8
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Single
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Single
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
 
 
 
Yes
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
30 cm (11.81)
40 cm (15.75)
1 cm (0.39)
1 cm (0.39)
1 cm (0.39)
3 cm (1.18)
20 cm (7.87)
 
 
9
9
9
 
Fixed
Fixed
Fully articulated
Fixed
Fully articulated
3
3
2.8
3
3
230,000
230,000
461,000
461,000
920,000
No
No
No
No
No
 
 
 
 
TFT PureColor II LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
None
None
Optical (tunnel)
None
Optical (tunnel)
 
15 sec
15 sec
15 sec
15 sec
60 sec
1/2500 sec
1/2500 sec
1/4000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
 
  • Smart Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Scene
  • Creative Filter
  • Movie
 
 
 
 
  • Movie Digest
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Kids & Pets
  • Sports
  • Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer)
  • High-speed Burst HQ
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Beach
  • Underwater
  • Foliage
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Stitch Assist
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes
3.00 m
3.00 m
7.00 m
7.00 m
7.00 m (via hot shoe EX series Speedlites, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX)
No
No
Yes (Hot-shoe)
No
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Fill-in
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Fill-in
 
 
 
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Continuous with AF
  • Self-timer
0.9 fps
0.9 fps
1.1 fps
2.3 fps
1.9 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
 
 
 
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
 
 
 
No
 
640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps), 160 x 120 (15 fps)
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps), 160 x 120 (15 fps)
1280 x 720 (24 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (120, 30 fps), 320 x 240 (240, 30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Motion JPEG
H.264
H.264
H.264, Motion JPEG
H.264
 
 
 
 
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
Mono
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
 
None
None
 
Mono
 
SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
128 MB SD card
 
Unknown
 
 
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes (Mini)
 
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
 
No
No
Yes (Optional)
 
Yes (Optional (RS60-E3))
 
No
No
No
No
No
AA
AA
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
2 x AA batteries (NiMH recommended)
2 x AA batteries (NiMH recommended)
Lithium-Ion NB-7L rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NB-5L rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NB-10L rechargeable battery & charger
 
 
370
200
250
285 g (0.63 lb / 10.05 oz)
306 g (0.67 lb / 10.79 oz)
401 g (0.88 lb / 14.14 oz)
198 g (0.44 lb / 6.98 oz)
534 g (1.18 lb / 18.84 oz)
111 x 71 x 45 mm (4.37 x 2.8 x 1.77)
113 x 73 x 46 mm (4.45 x 2.87 x 1.81)
112 x 76 x 48 mm (4.41 x 2.99 x 1.89)
99 x 60 x 28 mm (3.9 x 2.36 x 1.1)
117 x 81 x 65 mm (4.61 x 3.19 x 2.56)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
 
No
 
None
None
Built-in
None