Canon PowerShot G3 X vs Canon PowerShot S120 Compare


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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

PowerShot G3 X vs PowerShot S120 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot G3 X vs Canon PowerShot S120 Specs

PowerShot G3 X

  • Introduced in June 2015
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1″
  • 20 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 125 – 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 80.00mm (3.1″) Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-600mm (25x), f2.8-5.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 123.3 x 76.5 x 105.3mm³ (4.9″ x 3.0″ x 4.1″)
  • 733g (23.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G3 X

PowerShot S120

  • Introduced in August 2013
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 80 – 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor
  • Zoom 24-120mm (5x), f1.8-5.7
  • WiFi built-in
  • 100.2 x 59 x 29mm³ (3.9″ x 2.3″ x 1.1″)
  • 217g (7.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot S120

PowerShot G3 X vs PowerShot S120: The sensors

The PowerShot G3 X features a 1″ sized sensor, while the PowerShot S120 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the PowerShot G3 X is a lot larger than the PowerShot S120’s chip at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G3 X VS Canon PowerShot S120 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot G3 X a better choice

PowerShot G3 X

PowerShot S120

Larger sensor (5)

1″ Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

20.20 12.10
Auto Focus points (4)

31 9
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.62 0.92
Articulated monitor (2)

External microphone (2)

Longer battery life (3, photos)

300 230
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G3 X are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Canon are that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the PowerShot S120: that the battery has more stamina.

The PowerShot G3 X scores 23 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot S120

PowerShot G3 X

PowerShot S120

Higher speed (4, frames/second)

6 9
Better sensibility (4)

125 – 12800 ISO 80 – 12800 ISO
Weighs less (2)

733g
(23.6 oz.)
217g
(7.0 oz.)
More portable (2)

993cm³
(63 cu.in.)
171cm³
(11 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot S120 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and the lower weight than the PowerShot G3 X. Another advantage over the PowerShot G3 X: the more compact size.

Yields 12 points for the PowerShot S120.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G3 X

PowerShot S120

Built-in flash

Image stabilizer

Touch screen

Video resolution

1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
WiFi

Canon PowerShot G3 X VS Canon PowerShot S120 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G3 X and PowerShot S120

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot S120

23
12

We recommend Canon PowerShot G3 X as better choice.

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