PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras
Wide-angle IXUS, slim style.
The thinnest wide-angle IXUS ever. The 12.1 MP Digital IXUS 120 IS conceals a 28mm wide-angle lens, a 4x optical zoom with optical IS and a 2.7 inch PureColor LCD II display in a stylish metal body.
Slim and discreet, at just 20mm thick, the slender Digital IXUS 120 IS slips easily into a pocket or handbag. Available in a choice of four different colours – silver, black, blue or brown – there’s an Digital IXUS 120 IS to suit every style.
The Digital IXUS 120 IS’s wide-angle lens and 4.0x optical zoom make it a practical camera, ideal for shooting landscapes and close-up portrait shots. The Optical Image Stabilizer ensures images are blur-free throughout the zoom range.
The Digital IXUS 120 IS’s 12.1 Megapixel CCD captures every scene in fine detail. Turn images into poster-size prints, or creatively crop images without losing detail.
Smart Auto with Scene Detection Technology analyses the shooting scene and determines the settings required to get the best possible shots in a range of situations. With 22 scene types detected, great shots can be achieved in any situation.
Frame and review shots easily with a large 2.7” PureColor LCD II. The wide viewing angle and excellent colour and contrast rendition provides a clear display, even in bright sunlight.
Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor makes the Digital IXUS 120 IS more responsive and ensures great image-quality.
Face Detection Technology detects faces in a shot and adjusts focus, exposure, flash settings and white balance – for optimal results and natural-looking skin tones. FaceSelf-Timer makes group photos and self-portraits easy - taking the shot when an extra face is detected in the frame. Auto Red-Eye Correction automatically corrects the red-eye effect from flash photography.
The Digital IXUS 120 IS includes Canon’s blur-beating Motion Detection Technology and Servo AF/AE for accurate focus and exposure on a moving subject. Activated in Smart Auto mode, Motion Detection Technology ascertains movement of both camera and subject. The optimum ISO is then automatically set for any situation.
i-Contrast ensures detail is retained in images by brightening dark areas and preventing blown-out highlights. The result is natural images with the best possible contrast.
Create widescreen (16:9) movies in high definition (1280x720, 30fps), then use the mini HDMI connection for playback on HD TVs.
|Type||1/2.3 type CCD|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 12.1M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||5.0 – 20.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 112 mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 4x. Digital Approx. 4x ¹ (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom ²)¹. Combined Approx. 16x|
|Maximum f/number||f/2.8 – f/5.9|
|Construction||6 elements in 5 groups (1 double sided UA element, 1 single sided UA element)|
|Image Stabilisation||Yes (shift-type)|
|AF System/ Points||AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)|
|AF Modes||Single, Servo AF/AE¹|
|AF Point Selection||Size (Normal, Small)|
|AF Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Closest Focusing Distance||3 cm (W) from front of lens in macro|
|Metering modes||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)|
|AE Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. |
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
|ISO sensitivity*||AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Speed||1 – 1/1500 sec. (factory default) |
15 – 1/1500 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom|
|Monitor||6.8 cm (2.7”) PureColor LCD II (TFT), Approx. 230,000 dots|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||Face Detection FE|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Built-in Flash Range||30 cm – 4.0 m (W) / 50 cm – 2.0 m (T)|
|External Flash||Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Modes||Auto*, P, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Beach, Underwater, Aquarium, Foliage, Snow, ISO 3200¹, Digital Macro, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist, Movie. *with Scene Detection Technology and Motion Detection Technology|
|Photo Effects||My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)|
|Drive modes||Single, Continuous, Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 0.8 shots/sec.¹ (until memory card becomes full)²|
|Image Size||(L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 2592 x 1944, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 4000 x 2248. Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)|
|Movies||(HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps, (M) 320 x 240, 30 fps|
|Movie Length||(HD) Up to 4 GB or 10 min. 00 sec. ¹ |
(L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour ²
|Still Image Type||JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant|
|Movies||MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (monaural) ]|
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)|
|Red-Eye Correction||Yes, during shooting and playback|
|My Camera / My Menu||Start-up image and camera sounds customisation|
|My Category||Image tagging feature|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||Yes|
|Playback Zoom||Approx. 2x – 10x|
|Self Timer||Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom or FaceSelf-Timer|
|Menu Languages||English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)|
|Other||HDMI Mini Connector. A/V output (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HCMMCplus|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows XP SP2-3 / Vista (including SP1-2) |
Mac OS X v10.4 – 10.5
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-4L (battery and charger supplied)|
|Battery life||Approx. 220 shots ¹ |
Approx. 360 min. playback
|A/C Power Supply||Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC10|
|Cases / Straps||Soft Leather Case DCC-1200 Digital IXUS Metal or Leather Strap|
|Waterproof / Weatherproof Case||Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC33, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1|
|Flash||High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10|
|Other||Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||89.5 x 54.9 x 20.0 mm (excluding protrusions)|
|Weight||Approx. 140 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)|
|Zoom||¹ Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
² Depending on the image size selected.
|AF Modes||¹ Some settings limit availability|
|Modes||¹ Recording pixels fixed at 1600 x 1200 (ISO 3200 Mode) and 1824 x 1368 (Low Light Mode).|
|Continuous Shooting||¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
|Movie Length||¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
² The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: 1280 x 720, 30 fps Speed Class 4 or above. 1920 x 1080, 30 fps Speed Class 6
|Battery life||¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.|