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 equates to a 35 SLR range of 25-525mm, which should satisfy many long lens lovers and Nikon devotees. The L120 goes further and provides capture to a 14.1 megapixel CCD.
Conclusion: 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.
Excerpt: Outwardly, the L120 is very similar to last year's L110 model, though they are not quite identical to each other. The Nikon Coolpix L120 retains the fairly big and comfortable hand-grip of its predecessor, which still houses the four AA batteries needed to power the camera, but this time around it benefits from a slightly larger textured rubberised area to aid handling.
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. The budget approach is demonstrated by the use of AA batteries, which are bulkier and more cumbersome than a Li-ion battery and carry a hidden cost because rechargeable batteries aren't supplied.
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. The 14 megapixel Nikon Coolpix L120 offers features that include; a 21x optical zoom lens with a unique side zoom control lever, CCD sensor-shift image stabilization combined with electronic...