In this review, we will be comparing S120 and XZ-2 iHS, two Small Sensor Compact cameras from Canon and Olympus. Canon S120 was introduced to market in November 2013 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS was launched in December 2012. There is 13 months difference between S120 and XZ-2 iHS so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger S120, especially in sensor tech.
Both Canon S120 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS cameras have 12.0MP 1/1.7" sensors. 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 Olympus XZ-2 iHS is ranked #4
with an overall score of 63.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Canon S120 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS 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 Olympus XZ-2 iHS compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.