Canon PowerShot S120 Digital Camera
The Canon PowerShot S120 does not differ too much in terms of overall design from the previous model, the S110, retaining liked control features, the touch screen, and the solid feel. Other than the pop-up flash now being deployed by a sliding switch instead of an electronic motor, one of the biggest differences is Canon's new DIGIC 6 image processor, which allows continuous burst shooting at 12 fps and faster operation. Otherwise, the S120 offers a 12-megapixel CMOS sensor, 5x zoom lens and 1080/60p movie capture with optical zoom. It is also the first S series camera (and the thinnest camera on the market) with an f/1.8 lens, enhancing low light operation. The addition of improved WiFi connectivity to make the setup process simpler allows or easy image sharing and backup.
When compared to its sibling, the Canon G16, the choice primarily comes down to preference. The S120 offers a more compact size and fewer manual controls, but costs significantly less. Overall, slight improvements have made the Canon PowerShot S120 a better camera than its predecessor, though perhaps not made enough of a difference to require updating.