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Nikon Coolpix L120


$279.95 Released February, 2011

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Great ergonomics - comfortable rubberized hand grip, thumb rest. Uses AA batteries - easy to find and replace if you're on the go without spares. Huge 21x optical zoom (25-525mm equivalent).

The Cons:Slow AF system - zooming during video usually results in your subject dropping out of focus. Not handy. Battery compartment needs to be opened when swapping your SD storage - must be done carefully or all the batteries fall out.

The Nikon Coolpix L120 is an upper mid-cost digital camera. The most conspicuous feature of this camera is its 21x zoom lens, which is unusual for cameras of this size. This lens allows you to shoot with precision, in high resolution.

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Product Shot 2 The range of this lens is 25mm wide-angle to 525mm super-telephoto. The 14.1 megapixel CCD image sensor of helps to ensure that poster sized 330dpi prints can be made from this camera. As far as video goes, this camera can capture 720p HD with stereo sound. When you are recording video, the optical zoom with autofocus function is available to you. Once you have captured video or photos on the Nikon Coolpix L120, the HDMI mini connector allows you to display them on an HDTV.

Features

  • Color options
  • 3-speed Sport Continuous Mode (H, M, L)
  • Powered by commonly available R6/AA-size batteries
  • Easy Auto Mode
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Smart Portrait System
  • Pet portrait mode
  • 720p HD video capture
  • AA battery power
  • 21x zoom
  • 14.1 megapixel sensor
  • HDMI mini connector
  • 3" 921k display
  • Lens: 4.5-94.5 mm (35 mm [135] format picture angle: 25-525 mm); f/3.1-5.8; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35 mm [135] format picture angle: Approx. 2100 mm)
  • Focus range: 1 foot 8 inches to infinity, Macro close-up mode: 0.4 inches to infinity
  • 102MB internal memory
  • High-speed USB interface
  • ISO sensitivity: ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200*2, 6400*2, Auto (auto gain ISO 80-800), Sport continuous mode (ISO 400-3200)
  • 330 shot battery life w/ AA batteries
     

Color Options

  • Black
  • Red

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Pros
  • 2

    great ergonomics - comfortable rubberized hand grip, thumb rest

  • 2

    uses AA batteries - easy to find and replace if you're on the go without spares

  • 1

    huge 21x optical zoom (25-525mm equivalent)

  • 1

    sensor shift image stabilization

  • 1

    3" high resolution display (921k dot)

  • 1

    affordable price point

  • 1

    nice zoom lever on the side of the lens

  • 1

    allows for zooming while recording video - slow and steady with little to no motor noise picked up by the camera

  • 1

    good value - impressive image quality for the price

  • 1

    a good upgrade over the previous generation L110

Cons
  • 1

    slow AF system - zooming during video usually results in your subject dropping out of focus

  • 1

    not handy

  • 0

    battery compartment needs to be opened when swapping your SD storage - must be done carefully or all the batteries fall out

  • 0

    large zoom lens is relatively slow, poorer in low lighting - F/3.1 - 5.6

  • 0

    uses AA batteries rather than a more capacious rechargeable battery pack

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