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

Nikon Coolpix L120 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L120

53

Nikon D3100

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

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

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

$209

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

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$225

3D Takes 3D photos
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Thickness Slightly thicker
Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310

Super zoom

Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
Macro focus Much worse macro capability

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$460 body only

$369 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen

discussion

Nikon Coolpix L120
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