In this review, we will be comparing S120 and 5400, two Small Sensor Compact cameras from Canon and Nikon. Canon S120 was introduced to market in November 2013 and Nikon 5400 was launched in July 2003. As you can see, 5400 is 10 years older than S120. Let's see if this age difference between two cameras makes a big difference.
Canon S120 has a 12.0MP 1/1.7" sensor whereas Nikon 5400 has a 5.0MP 1/1.8" sensor. We can expect this to be a close match up because both models are ranked amongst the best in Small Sensor Compact cameras. Out of 262 cameras in this class, Canon S120 is ranked #6
with an overall score of 61 and Nikon 5400 is ranked #0
with an overall score of 43.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Canon S120 and Nikon 5400 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Canon S120 and Nikon 5400 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.