Excerpt: In case you hadn’t noticed it, there has been a rush to the door of maxi zooms in compact digital cameras: Canon hit first, with a 35x, rapidly followed by a 30x model. Examples at full wide and full tele : Nikon joins the throng with this camera, sedately traveling along with a 21x zoom that...
Nikon Coolpix L120 review: A simple compact camera with a massive 21x optical zoom
Good Gear Guide.au
26 June 2011
Summary: The Coolpix L120 is a simple compact camera with a huge 21x optical zoom. Its image quality isn't great and it can struggle to properly expose very bright scenes. Overall though, its versatile lens and good ease of use make it a perfect camera for a novice photographer.
Pros: Simple to operate, 21x optical zoom, Image stabilisation
Cons: Noticeable chromatic aberration, Can't handle overly bright conditions, Noticeable feathering after ISO 400
Excerpt: Nikon's Coolpix cameras are split into three categories: P for Performance, S for Style and L for Life. Past experience has taught us that Life is a euphemism for "cheap", but in the case of the L120 it's less clear cut.
Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix L120 digital camera is a successor to the Nikon Coolpix L110 introduced in 2010. Nikon designed the Coolpix L120 to appeal to those who are looking for an affordable and compact camera that offers point-and-shoot simplicity with long range zoom capabilities.
Summary: The new Nikon Coolpix L120 follows in the footsteps of last year's L110, adding just enough new features to warrant its release. The gorgeous high-resolution LCD screen, longer 21x zoom and the inevitable megapixel increase are joined by the genuinely useful side control lever for smooth zooming, a...