LCD and Viewfinder
Canon S120 has a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 922k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
S120 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare) or Fujifilm X30 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Canon S120 has max speed of 12 fps and max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec..
Canon S120 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from. Canon S120 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon S120, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60,30 fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon S120 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video
S120 also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 240 fps for ultra slow motion videos. S120 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon S120 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Fujifilm X30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon S120 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11 b/g/n)) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect S120 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Canon S120 is mechanized by a battery which gives a shooting lifetime of 230 therefore to CIPA norm.
Canon S120 Battery Specs Compared to Other Models