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 L330

Nikon Coolpix L330

Super zoom

$212

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$403 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Super zoom

$454

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Zoom More zoom
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Super zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Super zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Sony SLT A35

Sony SLT A35

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

discussion

Nikon Coolpix L120
Coolpix L120
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