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

Nikon Coolpix L120 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L120

70

Nikon D3100

57

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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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

$229

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax Optio RZ10

Pentax Optio RZ10

Travel zoom

$278

Size Smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Super zoom

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$424 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Much longer battery life
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$634 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$379 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly larger

discussion

Nikon Coolpix L120
Coolpix L120
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