Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS vs Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120 vs Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L120

45

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L120.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310

Super zoom

Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$170 - $177

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$380 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500

Super zoom

$499

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Super zoom

$649

Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Much shorter battery life

discussion

Nikon Coolpix L120
Coolpix L120
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Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
PowerShot SX20 IS
Canon

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