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Nikon Coolpix L120 review

Nikon's new L-series model wows with its 21x zoom, but what about image quality?


Nikon L120 Review: Photo samples

Nikon coolpix l120 review
Nikon coolpix l120 review

The Nikon L120 showed strong colour replication (Click here to see full size version)

Nikon coolpix l120 review
Nikon coolpix l120 review

Metering for shadows and highlights (Click here to see full size version)

Nikon coolpix l120 review
Nikon coolpix l120 review

Auto ISO used to shoot a white flower (Click here to see full size version)

Nikon coolpix l120 review
Nikon coolpix l120 review

The Nikon L120 optical zoom put to the test (Click here to see full size version)

Nikon coolpix l120 review
Nikon coolpix l120 review

Black and White copy mode (Click here to see full size version)

Nikon coolpix l120 review
Nikon coolpix l120 review

Close-up mode (Click here to see full size version)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedAA
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution14.1 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyCoolpix L
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical, Electronic
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom21x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Manual White Balance
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)431 g
Flash Memory Capacity102 MB
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4320 x 3240
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported4
Battery Built-inNo
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD
Total Camera Resolution14.5 Megapixel
Height76.5 mm
Width109.9 mm
Depth78.4 mm
Product SeriesL
Focal Length4.50 mm to 94.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Audio FormatsAAC
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelL120
Product NameCoolpix L120 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVMA740E6
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

The freedom to capture stunning photos and high-definition movies just got even easier thanks to the COOLPIX L120. Optimized to create stunning images, it boasts an impressive 21x zoom NIKKOR lens that offers precise wide-angle to super-telephoto coverage. Four different anti-blur functions automatically deliver sharp results, and the camera features a side zoom control that helps you move smoothly throughout the 21x range.

Battery Life330 Shot
Package Contents
  • Coolpix L120 Compact Camera
  • 4 x AA Alkaline Batteries
  • USB Cable UC-E6
  • Audio Video Cable EG-CP16
  • Camera Strap AN-CP21
  • Lens Cap LC-CP22
  • CD-ROM
Display Resolution921000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year