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Canon S120 available anywhere??
February 11, 2016, 01:06:48 pm
See topic title. After a new compact camera, I like the functionality of Canon compacts and was impressed by the quality of a friend's S100. However the S1xx range seems to have gone into a dead end: the S200 is weak on the video front and it's replacement G9X is pricier than what I'm after. Re-reading the S120 specs it sounds spot on BUT does anyone know if it's available anywhere at a reasonable price?? I've googled but everywhere seems to have jacked it up to an OOP rarity price of 300ish  >:(

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#1 Re: Canon S120 available anywhere??
February 11, 2016, 01:13:20 pm
What about a Sony RX100?

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#2 Re: Canon S120 available anywhere??
February 11, 2016, 01:20:48 pm
Looks good but pricier than what I'm after.

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#3 Re: Canon S120 available anywhere??
February 11, 2016, 03:54:36 pm
Ebay?

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#4 Re: Canon S120 available anywhere??
February 11, 2016, 08:36:54 pm
Still in the 230 ballpark which I'm sure is waaaay more than what they would have been before being discontinued....

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#5 Re: Canon S120 available anywhere??
February 11, 2016, 10:54:36 pm
You can buy my s90 off me if you want. Still in good nick.


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#7 Re: Canon S120 available anywhere??
February 12, 2016, 09:13:34 am
Useful, thanks!

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#8 Re: Canon S120 available anywhere??
February 12, 2016, 09:46:31 am
Both of them are fairly close to me if you want them to drop it to Aberdeen city centre I can check it works ok before paying and hang onto it for you?

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#9 Re: Canon S120 available anywhere??
February 15, 2016, 12:33:04 pm
i got one from ffordes with an underwarter housing for 250 last year. think its a case of waiting til a good one comes along. its a cracking little camera, was almost new and the housing was unused.

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#10 Re: Canon S120 available anywhere??
February 16, 2016, 07:40:00 pm
Cheers for the offer Chris, I've decided to leave the 2nd hands as it's a bit of a gamble / hassle.

Now I've started looking into S120 competitors and there are some decent options around but my head is starting to hurt. Currently thinking of the "slightly more than I wanted to pay" Nikon Coolpix P340 because it has interval timer mode (which I'm fond of) as well as all the usual bollox.

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#11 Re: Canon S120 available anywhere??
February 17, 2016, 09:40:49 am
Cheers for the offer Chris, I've decided to leave the 2nd hands as it's a bit of a gamble / hassle.

Just buy from Harrisons or similar with confidence.

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#12 Re: Canon S120 available anywhere??
February 17, 2016, 10:56:30 am
FFordes is good too.

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#13 Re: Canon S120 available anywhere??
February 17, 2016, 12:04:50 pm
I have an S100. It's a good carry-on-the-climb camera, giving noticeably better images than a phone but still pretty small and light. Handling is good given the size. Mine is now suffering from the shutter release issue described here. I don't think the S120 is similarly afflicted but checking with and buying from somewhere like Harrison's might be a good idea.

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#14 Re: Canon S120 available anywhere??
February 17, 2016, 12:06:44 pm
I have an S100. It's a good carry-on-the-climb camera, giving noticeably better images than a phone

Which phone?

My S95 is still going strong despite the cracked screen (it got thrown at some Granite by accident). I think the quality of the photos I get out of it are no better than from Nat's iPhone 5C but I envisage that ending in an iFumble disaster at some point.

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#15 Re: Canon S120 available anywhere??
February 17, 2016, 12:16:30 pm
iPhone 5S. In excellent light the difference is smaller but in less ideal conditions I thought the camera was worthwhile.

The S100 is not as good as the Panasonic LX3 I had previously but the latter is a squeeze to get into a jeans or shirt pocket.

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#16 Re: Canon S120 available anywhere??
February 17, 2016, 05:58:19 pm
My IPhone 6s is definitely a step up photo wise from the 5s. I'd use it more than my LUMIX compact for video. The only reason I use my phone more for general photos is the fact it's always in my pocket. It will probably take a decent iPhone wide angle lense to completely drop the compact

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#17 Re: Canon S120 available anywhere??
February 17, 2016, 07:46:02 pm
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/cameras-camcorders/digital-cameras/compact-and-bridge-cameras/nikon-coolpix-p340-high-performance-compact-camera-black-22074711-pdt.html#srcid=11026 price is convincing me on this one. Not quite as good as the competitors (e.g. poor battery, I take spares anyway), but pretty decent and interval timer + good movie mode + decent zoom etc...

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#18 Re: Canon S120 available anywhere??
February 18, 2016, 12:51:33 pm
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Fair enough. I went from the LX5 to an S95 which was the correct decision (the dial is brilliant). These days I always have my phone with me and the camera is getting left behind as just another thing to carry. Now if I could afford a Sony RX1 I might reconsider my weight vs. quality priorities.

 

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