Summary Nikon L120

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Specifications Key specs
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Screen size
Help 3"
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Screen resolution
Help 920k dots
Wide angle
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Movie format
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Nikon Coolpix L120Nikon Coolpix L120


Nikon has replaced the Coolpix L120 with the L810.

Nikon Coolpix L810
Nikon Coolpix L810 announced February 2012
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom

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reviewsWhat are people saying about the L120

"The camera is also equipped with two image stabilization functions. By incorporating both an image sensor shift vibration reduction (VR) mechanism and electronic VR, the L120 is able to minimize the effects of camera shake than can otherwise lead to image degrading blur, which makes shooting at the maximum telephoto zoom position and under lower light conditions more manageable." | talking about the camera's image-stabilization
"The 14 megapixel sensor provides good image quality from 80 to 200 ISO" | talking about the camera's image-quality
"The Nikon L120 provides for 720p HD movie recording ability in the MPEG4 format combined with stereo sound." | talking about the camera's video-quality


Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L120.


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The Nikon L120 vs other recent digicams

Macro focus Good macro Help
1.0 cm
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The Nikon L120 vs other recent super zooms

Size Quite small Help
Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)
Weight Light Help
406 g
Thickness Thin Help
Lowest price Inexpensive Help


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The Nikon L120 vs other recent digicams

Wide angle Poor wide angle lens Help
25 mm
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.7 MP
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
8 seconds
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
0.7 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
Announced Old Help
February 2011
Thickness Thick Help
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The Nikon L120 vs other recent super zooms

Zoom Below average zoom Help
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Movie format HD movies Help
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second


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Nikon Coolpix L120
Coolpix L120

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Ramona (4:21 PM, January 30, 2012)
Can I attach it some obiectives ? Or doesn't exist any obiectives that I can attach ?
Dineshberton (4:13 PM, January 17, 2012)
Does this have view finder in it
Raven (11:50 AM, December 17, 2011)
Macro is pretty bad, has very little detail and makes details glow like the lens is wet...
Amir_Egypt (0:58 AM, November 11, 2011)
We need manual Shutter :(
Sherobaloch (8:39 PM, November 02, 2011)
Beautiful photography Nikon L120 and Nice Zooming best ISO sytem .I Like Nikon coolpix l120
Tref314 (3:53 AM, July 05, 2011)
to bad i will buy from japan instead. not chine
Pachitodiez (3:01 PM, June 12, 2011)
very cool..........
Avatar for Yuneux Yuneux (7:22 PM, May 07, 2011)
Is it worth it ?

I had nikon L110 once, and I didn't like it very much!

Wamg_meng__1 (2:08 AM, April 30, 2011)
I come from China. I am glad to see your rating
Raymond Clavesilla (7:33 PM, April 28, 2011)
Will the Nikon L120 do stop action......Will the Nikon do multiple exposures while attempting to shoot a moving object. For instance my grandson.