Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Canon PowerShot S120 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs PowerShot S120 - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Canon PowerShot S120: Specifications at a glance

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-100mm (4x), f1.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 105.5 x 60.9 x 42.0mm³ (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7")
  • 319g (10.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

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 G7 X Mk. II vs PowerShot S120: The sensors

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II 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 G7 X Mk. II 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 G7 X Mk. II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Canon PowerShot S120 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II a better choice

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

PowerShot S120

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1012.10
Auto Focus points (4)319
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)240230

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II 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 that the battery has more stamina.

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II scores 21 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot S120

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

PowerShot S120

Higher speed (4, frames/second)89
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO80 - 12800 ISO
Weighs less (2)319g
(10.3 oz.)
217g
(7.0 oz.)
More portable (2)270cm³
(17 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 G7 X Mk. II. Another advantage over the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II: the more compact size.

Yields 12 points for the PowerShot S120.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

PowerShot S120

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Touch screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
WiFi
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Canon PowerShot S120 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and PowerShot S120

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und PowerShot S120, front viewPowerShot G7 X Mk. II und PowerShot S120, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und PowerShot S120, view from abovePowerShot G7 X Mk. II und PowerShot S120, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Canon PowerShot S120

21
12

We recommend Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II as better choice.

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