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Nikon Coolpix L120 Digital Camera

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35 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by PhotographyBlog.com who wrote that this camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on twenty-two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews this compact camera digital camera has an average expert rating of 72 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, Coolpix L120 owners rated this digital camera 84%.

Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Nikon cameras and also specifically for Nikon compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Nikon had good reviews.

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CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". At 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix L120 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L120.

If this camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon IXUS 510 HS (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you want a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS (MMC|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago is 2x, the biggest is 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. The Nikon Coolpix L120 has a quite big optical zoom (21 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix L120.

If this Nikon camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Coolpix S9600 ($344.71) (22x and higher rated), or the Coolpix S9500 (22x and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Coolpix L120 supports video recording. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L120 also support video recording.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support video recording currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Fujifilm FinePix X100S which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix L120 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have an image stabiliser.

Alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix L120 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L120.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS is also worth considering.

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Electrical Viewfinder

This camera has an electrical viewfinder, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Four Supported Batteries

The Nikon Coolpix L120 is a four supported battery digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix L120 only have between one and three supported batteries.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The Coolpix L120 has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix L120. The image editing mode "Crop" is also found on this digital camera.

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Very Many Total Megapixel Count

Comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have total megapixel counts of between 10MP and 15,000,000MP, and the average total megapixel count is 52,000MP. When compared to other cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix L120, the total megapixel count of the Coolpix L120 of 14,480,000 megapixels is one of the most.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distance of the Coolpix L120 of only 0.01 meters is one of the smallest amongst cameras of this spec and age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix L120 the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 30m.

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12 Aspheric Elements

Most cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L120 have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements, including the Coolpix L120 which has 12 aspheric elements.

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890 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Coolpix L120 takes more shots per battery charge than most of the digital cameras of this type and age. This Nikon digital camera is a camera that takes 890 shots shots per battery charge compared to most of the cameras that were released more than two years ago which only take between 30 and 889 shots per battery charge.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix L120 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras of this age and spec. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this Nikon camera.

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Has One Photo Effect

The Nikon Coolpix L120 has a greater number of photo effects than most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Nikon camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix L120.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 102 megabytes, the Nikon Coolpix L120 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L120. The smallest internal memory of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 8MB and the biggest is 8.2GB.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix L120 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Nikon camera has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. The best still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This camera has a ±2EV (1/2| 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is the most commonly found flash exposure correction on compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The Coolpix L120 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (525 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age. The maximum focal lengths of digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L120 range from 13mm to 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix L120 has a quite big combined zoom (84 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The average combined zoom of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 50x.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

At 921,000 pixels, the Coolpix L120 has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L120. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L120 the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix L120 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Coolpix L120 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix L120. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

The Coolpix L120 has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds (6,400) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The maximum ISO speeds of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L120 range from 3 to 52,000.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix L120 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The video resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L120 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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TFT Display

The Nikon Coolpix L120 has a better display than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix L120 displays range from LCD to AMOLED.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix L120 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix L120 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Nikon Coolpix L120 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix L120 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Nikon Coolpix P7700.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Coolpix L120 does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix L120 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Nikon Coolpix L120's weight of 431 grams is one of the heaviest. The weights of cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 20g to 710g, and the average weight is 170g.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The Nikon Coolpix L120 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The Coolpix L120 has a greater number of shooting modes than most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix L120.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The Coolpix L120 has a greater number of audio formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the Coolpix L120 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L120 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s.

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Thick

The Nikon Coolpix L120 is quite thick (78.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The thinnest camera of this age and spec is 13mm deep, the thickest is 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm.

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Heavy

At 0.431 kilograms, the Coolpix L120 is quite heavy compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix L120. The weights of digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix L120 range from 0.097kg to 180kg.

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Very Big Minimum ISO Speed

The Coolpix L120 has a very big minimum ISO speed (800) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The average minimum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 96.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L120

Released Over Two Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix L120 over two years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L120 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L120.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon IXUS 500 (4.1x), the Samsung WB150F (5x), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14.1 megapixels, the Coolpix L120 has a pretty typical megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L120.

If you would prefer a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Samsung WB150 (14.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Interval
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Certificates
Other Features
Weight
Interface
Dimension
Data Compression
Operating System
Video Out Port
Focal Length
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Lens System
Power Supply
Digital SLR

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Expert Reviews

(31)
28 October 2011

The strength of the Nikon Coolpix L120 is its lens versatility and affordable price tag. It's a decent all-purpose camera, with a nice selection of auto modes oriented around snapshots of friends,... Read more…

14 October 2011

Having said almost all the things about the gadget it's time to give the verdict. The Nikon Coolpix L120 camera includes very little change over the last L110 model. It includes a higher...

4 August 2011

Nikon has answered the call of consumers who are looking for a versatile compact camera with a long zoom lens with their all new Coolpix L120. Their L-series of Coolpix cameras has been known for...

29 July 2011

As long as you have plenty of light, the Nikon Coolpix L120 is a nice camera for snapshooters in love with long lenses...

21 July 2011

As long as you have plenty of light, the Nikon Coolpix L120 is a nice camera for snapshooters in love with long lenses...

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User Reviews

(186)
Reviewed 24 August 2011 by Carbucc
Carbucc would recommend the Nikon Coolpix L120

Crisp, clean pictures. Point and click. What more could you ask for?

Reviewed 12 August 2011 by Yoursweetnurse
Yoursweetnurse would recommend the Nikon Coolpix L120

Grandson going off to college to play football so have been looking for something for sports in particular. Haven't been able to try that aspect out yet, but so far very pleased with the camera... Read more…

Reviewed 23 July 2011 by Pokie51312
Pokie51312 would recommend the Nikon Coolpix L120

I purchased this camera for a camping trip to the mountains to be able to take wildlife and landscape shots. I havent gone yet so no idea how it does in the field. But just using around the house... Read more…

Reviewed 14 November 2011 by Taratara2011
Taratara2011 would recommend the Nikon Coolpix L120

Not really for beginners. Read the manual! Great for the money...

Reviewed 20 January 2014 by Mnairkyon
Mnairkyon would recommend the Nikon Coolpix L120

I got my coolpix l120 for christmas and I love it so much. I bring it everywhere esspecially since i live in DC i can take pictures of the monuments a lot which is great. My friends bring their... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon l120, nikon l120b, nikon l120r, nikon l120re, nikon l120br, nikon l120bro, nikon l120red, nikon l120bron, nikon l120bronz, nikon l120bronze
Barcodes 00018208262533, 00018208262540, 00018208262557, 00018208848775, 00018208920877, 00018208920914, 00018208920921, 00182089208772, 00182089209144, 03610170034957, 04050512080829

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