As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Nikon Coolpix L120 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms, ultra compacts, pro DSLRs, digicams and pro digicams. The Nikon Coolpix L120's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix B500 and the Coolpix L310) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S6800 and the FinePix S3000 Z)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L120 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 460k dots).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 7.4 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (february 2011 vs february 2015).

Fujifilm FinePix S6800

Fujifilm FinePix S6800
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the S6800 (vs the L120)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Shoots faster: 8 fps vs 0.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the S6800 (vs the L120)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the S6800 and L120

  • Fairly small: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 523 g vs 406 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.1"

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
5 years newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the L120)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the L120)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and L120

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 406 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 3.1"

Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310
1 year newer
$270

Significant advantages of the L310 (vs the L120)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L310 (vs the L120)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the L310 and L120

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)
  • Very light: 435 g vs 406 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
1 year newer
$534

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the L120)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the L120)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and L120

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 588 g vs 406 g
  • Thin: 4.3" vs 3.1"

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810
1 year newer
$277

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the L120)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the L120)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the L810 and L120

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)
  • Very light: 430 g vs 406 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.1"

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
4 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the L120)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the L120)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the L340 and L120

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)
  • Very light: 430 g vs 406 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.1"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L120 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (february 2011 vs june 2008) and is significantly smaller (prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p vs 1080p @ 20fps), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 15.1 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 3.4 fps), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror).

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the L120)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 10.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the L120)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the Rebel XS and L120

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
1 year older
$340 (body only)

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the L120)

  • Much higher true resolution: 15.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 3.4 fps vs 0.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the T1i (vs the L120)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)

common strengths of the T1i and L120

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L120 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/3.1 vs f/3.5) and has a significantly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 461k dots).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is slightly larger (prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs compact (105×62×35 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 9.2 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
2 years newer
$232

Significant advantages of the SX280 HS (vs the L120)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the SX280 HS (vs the L120)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the SX280 HS and L120

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100
similar age
$360

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the L120)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots significantly faster: 9.5 fps vs 0.7 fps
  • Thinner: 1.4" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the L120)

  • None found

common strengths of the S9100 and L120

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
4 years newer
$320

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the L120)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Shoots significantly faster: 9.2 fps vs 0.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the L120)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the S7000 and L120

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SX160 IS (vs the L120)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX160 IS (vs the L120)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the SX160 IS and L120

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
6 months newer
$255

Significant advantages of the SX150 IS (vs the L120)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the SX150 IS (vs the L120)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the SX150 IS and L120

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Nikon Coolpix S8100
5 months older

Significant advantages of the S8100 (vs the L120)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 0.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the S8100 (vs the L120)

  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the S8100 and L120

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L120 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (21x vs 4x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 230k dots) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/2.6), is much larger (prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 10 fps).

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
1 year older
$297

Significant advantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the L120)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the L120)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1400 IS and L120

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
1 year newer
$120

Significant advantages of the WX50 (vs the L120)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WX50 (vs the L120)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX50 and L120

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L120 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 130k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (february 2011 vs april 2005) and is much smaller (prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs professional size (145×106×79 mm)).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 5.3 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
5 months older
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the L120)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 5.3 fps vs 0.7 fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the L120)

  • Much larger: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 755 g vs 406 g

common strengths of the 60D and L120

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 406 g
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D70s

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5 years older
$266 (body only)
$399 18-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the D70s (vs the L120)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Shoots significantly faster: 3 fps vs 0.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the D70s (vs the L120)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 130k dots vs 920k dots
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the D70s and L120

  • Fairly small: Professional size (140×111×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 679 g vs 406 g
  • Built-in flashes

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L120 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has a much higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 62k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 3.1 MP).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/2.8), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 5 fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't support an external flash.

Fujifilm FinePix S3000 Z

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the S3000 Z (vs the L120)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S3000 Z (vs the L120)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 62k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the S3000 Z and L120

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom
10 years older

Significant advantages of the 6900 Zoom (vs the L120)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 6900 Zoom (vs the L120)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 130k dots vs 920k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the 6900 Zoom and L120

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, compared to pro digicam competitors the Nikon L120 has a much narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/1.8), is slightly larger (prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs compact (103×58×32 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 10 fps).

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the L120)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.1
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the L120)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the G15 and L120

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300
similar age
$631

Significant advantages of the P300 (vs the L120)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.1
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the P300 (vs the L120)

  • None found

common strengths of the P300 and L120

  • Each has a built-in flash