Nikon Coolpix L120 Review

Overall Score

40

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 25-525 mm (21x) F3.1-5.8 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 6400 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 110 x 77 x 78 mm, 431g.
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  • Replaced: Coolpix L110

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Nikon Coolpix L120 Overview


First introduced in February, 2011, Nikon Coolpix L120 is a 14 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon L110 with Coolpix L120. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon L120 with Nikon L110


Nikon L120 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Nikon Coolpix L120

Sensor resolution of Nikon L120 ~ 4315 x 3244 pixels.

Nikon L120 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 13,997,860 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Nikon L120


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Coolpix L120 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Long Battery Life: 330 shots
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
3.1 Lens at Wide
9 Focus Points
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.1
Slow Continuous Shooting: 921 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.8
Type Scores

Nikon Coolpix L120 has an Overall Score of 40/100 and ranked #397 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #799 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon L120 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
45
Value for money score
57
Portability score
85
Overall score
40
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Nikon L120


Nikon Coolpix L120 weighs 431g and has external dimensions of 110 x 77 x 78mm (4.33 x 3.03 x 3.07"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Nikon L120 is 39 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon L120 is less by 3mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon L120
431g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon L120
78mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Coolpix L120 with the dimensions:

Nikon Coolpix L120

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Coolpix L120 Dimensions Coolpix L120
Nikon Coolpix L110 Nikon L110 406 g 431 g 109 x 74 x 78 mm 110 x 77 x 78 mm
Nikon Coolpix L820 Nikon L820 470 g 431 g 111 x 76 x 85 mm 110 x 77 x 78 mm
Nikon Coolpix L810 Nikon L810 430 g 431 g 111 x 76 x 83 mm 110 x 77 x 78 mm
Nikon Coolpix L840 Nikon L840 538 g 431 g 114 x 89 x 96 mm 110 x 77 x 78 mm
Nikon Coolpix L830 Nikon L830 508 g 431 g 110 x 76 x 91 mm 110 x 77 x 78 mm
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Canon SX530 HS 442 g 431 g 120 x 82 x 92 mm 110 x 77 x 78 mm
Nikon Coolpix B500 Nikon B500 541 g 431 g 114 x 78 x 95 mm 110 x 77 x 78 mm
Nikon D3200 Nikon D3200 505 g 431 g 125 x 96 x 77 mm 110 x 77 x 78 mm

Specifications of Nikon Coolpix L120


General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix L120
Announced February, 2011
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4320 x 3240
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 330 shots
Battery Type AA
Battery Model 4 x AA
Physical
Weight 431 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 77 x 78 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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