Nikon Coolpix L120 review

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

Nikon Coolpix L120 Review
Nikon's new L-series model boasts a whopping 21x optical zoom

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Nikon L120 Review: Verdict

The proof of the pudding is in the eating – and although some of its operation may be limited and many manual enthusiasts may find the set up a little restrictive the actual image quality produced by the all-rounder L120 shows that the new Coolpix is an enviable contender in the well stocked super-zoom market and certainly worth its £249 price tag.

We like

The 21x zoom makes the Coolpix L120 a great all-rounder. What's more, the camera consistently proved to capture strong colours and details.

We dislike

There isn't much in the way of manual control, and the AF system seemed to struggle a bit in low-light and low-contrast settings.


The Nikon Coolpix L120 stands up well against other 'super-zoom' compact cameras. While image sharpness begins to drop off towards the edges, on the whole the level of detail and colour replication exceeded our expectations.