Low light AND Zoom

Sensor size comparison Canon S120

Sensor size comparison Canon S120

Just back from our trip to Canada and Alaska and my photos on the S120.
Just a great camera for lowlight and overall performance.
But, I found I was wanting in the Zoom department on more than a few occasions.
I took the S120 in preference to my T3 for ease of carting a small camera.
What would be my next trip next year is in the mix, so looking for the same lowlight on the S120 AND has a LONGER Zoom for the trip.
Appreciate some guidance for a choice.
Or, is Canon in the early stages of a camera with my preferences for a camera having great Lowlight performance with longer Zoom.
Regards,
Brian
Melbourne
Australia.


Hi Brian,
Thanks for your question to the Canon Camera Geek.
It's a tough issue when you want to stay small AND want more zoom power.

You can check out the Canon SX50-HS. That may be too big for you-not sure of your reasons for not taking your Canon T3.
With the T3 is easy to carry a more powerfull telephoto zoom.

Funny that you asked me this question right now.
I just returned from a recent trip to Alaska. I took a DSLR and a point N shoot and was glad I did both.
The DSLR was great with a 400mm "bazooka" lens attached for capturing wildlife at a distance.

The point and shoot was great when I went bushwhacking, hiking and glacier walking. I carry the Canon G1X Mark II when I want to go light.
Larger sensors like the APS-C in the Canon T3 and my Canon 5D Mark III which has a full-sized sensor do even better in low light situations than the s120 and other point and shoots.

Hope that helps.

Good Luck

Canon Geek

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