Nikon Coolpix L120 vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
Thickness
Thin
1.8"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2500 of a second

Items often bought with the Nikon L120 or Canon SX150 IS

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L120.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
113×73×46 mm vs 110×77×78 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.8" vs 3.1"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight
Lighter
306 g vs 406 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$88.96 vs $415.79
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The best price we've seen is $327 cheaper (4.7x less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/2000s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L120

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the L120's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
21x vs 12x
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More than 3x more zoom
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX150 IS0.9 fps
              L1200.7 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              SX150 IS720p @ 30fps
              L120720p

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $266

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $205

              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205 - $249

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $254

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $310

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

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              discussion

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              Vinod (5:18 AM, April 20, 2012)
              Canon SX150IS, is a good Camera
              canon SX150IS have image stabilizer, with maximum zoom (48X Digital zoom),
              It have 12X optical Zoom and 48X digital zoom..... it create pic around 3.5mb,
              other thing is Price is best compare with Nikon Coolpix L120
              Canon Price is 8800rs in Chandigarh India, and Nikon Price is 12500 (not sure)
              according to me
              Canon SX150IX is best camera for Home using, trip & events, 12x optical zoom is enough for normal normal using,
              who like more zoom they go for Nikon Nikon Coolpix L120..... :D
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              Tromba Jones (10:22 PM, October 29, 2011)
              Gostaria de uma opinião de quem manja!!! Estou querendo comprar uma das duas. Então?