Summary: One year warranty and product developed issue with lens extending then freezing, up after one year, 8 months. This is my second Coolpix, as the first one, an S640 also quit working within a year. It was still under warranty, fortunately. Love the pictures and the camera functions just fine, but really wish they would "keep working". I keep them in camera bags, indoors, in air conditioning, handled with care.
Poor choice for indoors or for non-stationary subjects (I get blurry pics no matter what I use for settings)
14 March 2012
Summary: I took well over 300 pictures using many combination of settings (auto, scene modes, VR, flash, ISO, etc) at my daughters indoor dance show and unfortunately was not able to find a setting that is going to work acceptably for this situation (indoor, medium light). I found that VR on this camera didn't seem to help much at all if there is much movement in the subject.
Summary: I read all the reviews about this product, and I am a loyal Nikon customer, until now. I have a DSLR Nikon D5100, loved the camera, but the size was uncomfortable. So I went with the Nikon L120. Big mistake. This camera takes a good picture if you are a statue and never move. The blur of every action picture, left me way to fustrated. If I used the flash, everything went ok.
Summary: We have a Nikon digital SLR that I use and wanted a simpler point and shoot camera for taking pictures of family and kids. The Coolpix L120 had some great specs and reviews, so we decided to try it. We've also have an older Canon Powershot A720is point and shoot camera that we've really liked, but it was starting to not capture all of the shots in focus (seems to be a common problem with digital point and shoots as they get older).
Summary: I 've had it for a while now and this is my review : The good : Excellent pictures in almost no ligth conditions ! to the point that almost no use of flash is require! its just that great,Ive had other cameras by Canon and none did this good of a job without adjusting any settings! Movies look really clear I also got the HDMI cable ,but even whitout it it looks realy good)in HD. The zoom is good,and easy to handle.
Returned it... Quick. Not good enough for that kind of money.
Joseph Sweet, Amazon
3 September 2011
Summary: Okay, nobody was expecting DSLR quality from a hyped up super zoom point and shoot, but I did expect it to do better than my old 8 megapixel Canon A590IS. Surprisingly it did not. I was attracted, as I'm sure a lot of people are, by the DSLR look, the impressive zoom capability, and color. Smile detection as well as other features caught my eye, of course. But to start off, the zoom very much failed to live up to the expectations raised by the ads.
Summary: I thought that buying a Nikon camera will improve picture quality, but this camera is not very good. It takes nice pictures outside, but inside the pictures most of the time are out of focus no matter how still you keep your hand. Mine could not recognise even one face. Also the battery life is quite short even with high quality batteries. I don't know if I just got a faulty camera but will not be buying again.
Summary: I bought this camera (NOT from Amazon) to use on a beginners photography course. It was pegged as a bridge/hybrid camera i.e. a camera that has MORE features than a compact, but without the expensive commitment that comes with a digital SLR. I've been disappointed to find that I had more manual control on my previous compact!!! In particular I would have liked to be able to set different shutter speeds and focal lengths.
Excerpt: Фотоаппарат использую 2года. Очень не довольна. Можно говорить про мои кривые руки,но этот фотоаппарат-новичковый,в нем все уже предустановлено, и настройки (чувствительность, параметры цвета, размер кадра) меняются по-минимуму. Автоматика работает совершенно непонятно, выставляет какие-то запредельные ISO средь бела дня при том, что даже уже при 200 шумные фотки.
Pros: Удобно лежит в руке. Режимы съемки легко выбираются и понятны даже новичку. Отличные пейзажи и марко в ясную погоду на свежем воздухе. Хороший зум. Но Л120 только для фото на улице при хорошем освещении.
Cons: Очень плохие снимки движущихся объектов (детей) в помещении, да и статичные тоже не на 5 баллов (и это со вспышкой). Стабилизация никакая. Фокусировка медленная и не точная. Может предварительно показать фокус в Центре кадра точно на объекте (при чуть нажатом спуске), дожимаешь спуск, делаешь фото, просматриваешь... фокус в нижнем левом углу, где торчит чья-то пятка, а не в центре кадра на ребенке, где фиксировался. Один отсек под аккумуляторы (или батарейки) и карту....