Summary: Good camera but difficult to operate all the options. Takes good photos but is heavy and cumbersome to use as your main camera.. I ended up buying a smaller camera I could take with me for fast and multiple photo taking.
Summary: The camera was a gift to my wife who really liked it. It was easy to use and took great pictures. But, after a few weeks it started to freeze up at various stages of operation and required me to open and close the battery compartment. I called Nikon support and they had me try a few things but no good. I have returned and ordered another. Sometimes you just get a bad one.
Summary: My husband bought me this camera so I could take pictures and not always use my cellphone camera. I love it. It has different scene to adjust the lighting so the pictures come out great. The video is awesome as well. I would recommend this camera to anyone who loves to take pictures and wants something better than just the point and shoot cameras but not as complicated as the full on professional camera. UPDATE: September 2013. The camera doesn't work as well anymore.
Summary: There are so many positives to this camera, and if you don't need to take pics of kids all the time this camera is a keeper. Here are the positives: +Nice, well built body, feels fantastic in hands, very natural and not too large +Beautiful close ups, although can be a bit hard to find a focus +Easy, simple to use interface +Takes 4aa batteries, which was a big plus to me as they can be purchased anywhere, anytime.
Summary: This camera is for folks who want point and shoot capability, a good zoom lens, and do not need manual controls. If you want the camera to do all the thinking for you, then this is the right camera for you. The Nikon L120 has only minimal manual adjustment controls. Menu navigation is not very user friendly or intuitive, and the functions are very limited. The self timer only has one setting - 10 seconds. You can adjust exposure compensation and ISO, but that's it.
Summary: it does take nice pictures of objects that stay still. inside picture quality is so-so as well as quality of portraits. the focus is slow that makes fast shutter speed useless as soon as all pictures of people, kids or animals turn out to be blurry.
Awesome camera in the point and shoot category - see updates
17 May 2011
Summary: I would consider myself a very experienced amateur photographer. I owned a D200 with an assortment of lens and I now own the D90 with various lens. I was looking for a high quality PnS camera for my wife and after reading the many many reviews I settled on this one. I am going to write this review now after testing it for a day and I will do like some others and continue to add updates periodically if anything noteworthy comes up. Now for the details.
Nikon Coolpix L120 - poor directions for memory card
4 May 2011
Summary: I got this camera and rushed out to buy a memory card (PNY), not knowing that this camera is so sensitive that you should only use one of 4 recommended cards. Well, you guessed it, I bought the wrong one, but it had automatically formatted card so no problems to this point. In the middle of the directions that are on User's Manual CD (but not in the quick start guide) I saw they are recommending different cards -- San Disk, Toshiba, Pansonic & Lexor.