Updated (February 2011): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L120 vs Nikon D3100

Nikon Coolpix L120 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L120

48

Nikon D3100

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L120.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$174

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$179

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
3D Takes 3D photos
Thickness Slightly thicker
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$225

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Size Larger

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$408 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

discussion

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