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14.1 Megapixels/ HD Movie Recording/ 21x Optical Zoom/ 3.0" Monitor Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD With Anti-Reflection Coating/ 17 Scene Modes/ TTL Auto Flash With Monitor Preflashes/ 3 Color Options/ Bronze Finish
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Nikon COOLPIX L120 Bronze 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera, Model COOLPIXL120BRONZE

Features:

Zoom in on a high powered camera at an easy to handle price.

Great photos and superb HD movies begin with Nikon’s high power 21x wide-angle optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens. This powerful zoom lens, with a 25-525mm range equivalent, closes the distance between you and your subjects. Capture your son firing off the game-winning lacrosse shot or your daughter’s first ride on a two wheeler. Whether it’s a panoramic shot of the entire family on a favorite sledding hill, or a photo of your children playing in the backyard, you’ll shoot effortlessly and accurately with the COOLPIX L120.

If you’re new to photography, no worries, this camera has intelligent features to help you out. Five-way VR Image Stabilization uses sensor shift to minimize the effects of camera shake, virtually eliminating blurred images. Trick-or-treating with the kids? The COOLPIX L120 has a high ISO speed up to 6400 to capture fast moving or low-light scenarios.

One-touch HD movie recording puts friends and family in motion.

As photo keeper of family memories, you can rely on the COOLPIX L120 to capture great still images that you can print and save. But a band concert without sound is incomplete and a 60-yard touchdown drive without the fleet-footed runs isn’t as exciting. That’s where the COOLPIX L120’s advanced One-Touch HD Movie recording capabilities come in. With the push of a button you’ll instantly be shooting 720p HD movies in full stereo. While shooting you can activate the camera’s zoom function to capture tight shots and close ups. And when you’re ready to share your movies with family and friends, you can use in-camera playback or the convenient HDMI output for simple hookup to an HDTV or computer.

Shoot snowboarders, Frisbee throwers and T-ball players with a single, versatile camera.

Low-light conditions and fast action can defeat some cameras, but not the COOLPIX L120. With high ISO speeds up to 6400, you can be sure that still images and movies will be ideally captured. With Nikon’s Sport Continuous Shooting mode, this camera takes photos continuously and in quick succession to capture fast moving objects. You’ll get great use of the in-camera editing functions, including D-Lighting for adjusting contrast and fine details often lost when shooting in glaring or intense light. You can pick from five color options: Standard, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia and Cyanotype. And when you want to take close up photos, the COOLPIX L120 will zero in as close as 0.4 inches. Don’t hesitate to click away, because you’ll get about 330 stills from the four AA alkaline batteries that come with the camera.

A camera so smart it knows when your subject smiles, warns you if someone blinks, and gets the red out of grandma’s eyes.

Behind every great photo and HD movie is the COOLPIX L120, a camera brimming with technological advances. Smile Timer detects when a subject smiles and automatically takes the photo. Blink Warning identifies when a subject may have blinked and signals you to retake the shot. Face-Priority AF is an innovative face-identifying technology that detects and focuses up to 12 faces automatically.

Red-eye will no longer ruin family photos. In-camera Red-Eye Fix automatically fixes the problem before it occurs. Blotchy, uneven complexions are also a thing of the past with COOLPIX L120’s Skin Softening, which smoothes skin tones. This versatile camera also has 17 Scene Modes that adjust camera settings to selected scenes, assuring great pictures at school plays, backyard barbecues, or athletic events.

A dazzling three-inch color display brings your stills and HD movies to life.

You’ll enjoy composing images from the COOLPIX L120’s bright three-inch LCD color display, which features a dazzling 921,000-dot screen that showcases still images and HD movies in rich detail and enhanced contrast. And for easy photo composition, improved picture viewing, and instant sharing, the LCD monitor’s wide viewing angle and anti-glare coating lets you capture and view high quality images in virtually any lighting condition, every time. .

Specifications:

  • Type: Compact Digital Camera
  • Effective Pixels: 14.1 million
  • Image Sensor: CCD
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3 in.
  • Total Pixels: 14.48 million (approx.)
  • Lens: 21x optical Zoom, NIKKOR glass lens
  • Lens Focal Length: 4.5-94.5mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-525mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
  • Lens f/-number: f/3.1-5.8
  • Lens Construction: 12 elements in 9 groups
  • Lens Zoom: 21x
  • Digital Zoom: Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 2100mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
  • Vibration Reduction: Combination of Image-sensor shift and Electronic VR (still pictures) Electronic VR (movies)
  • Autofocus (AF): Contrast-detect AF
  • Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection: Center, Face detection
  • Focus Range:
    • [W]: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity
    • [T]: Approx. 5 ft. (1.5 m.) to infinity
    • Macro close-up mode: Approx. 0.4 in. (1 cm.) to infinity(Middle zoom position)
  • Focus Lock: Yes
  • Monitor Size: 3.0 in. diagonal
  • Monitor Type: Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating 5-level brightness adjustment
  • Monitor Resolution: 921,000-dots
  • Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode): 97% horizontal (Approx.), 97% vertical (Approx.)
  • Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode): 100% horizontal (Approx.)
  • Storage Media: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Internal Memory: Approx. 102MB
  • Storage File System: DCF, EXIF 2.3, DPOF compliant
  • Storage File formats:
    • Still pictures: JPEG
  • Movie:
    • Audio file format: AAC stereo
    • HD: 1280x720p / 30fps
    • Movie file format: MPEG-4 AVC H.264
  • Image Size (pixels): 4320 x 3240 (14M)
  • ISO Sensitivity:
    • ISO 80-6400
    • Auto (auto gain ISO 80-800)
    • Sport continuous (ISO 400-3200)
  • Lowest ISO Sensitivity: 80
  • Highest ISO Sensitivity: 6400
  • Exposure Metering: 256-segment matrix, Center-weighted
  • Exposure Control: Programmed auto exposure with motion detection
  • Exposure Modes: Programmed Auto with Motion Detection & Exposure Compensation
  • Scene Modes: Back Light, Beach, Black and White Copy, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Museum, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Panorama Assist, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sunset
  • In-Camera Image Editing: Crop, D-Lighting, Small Pic
  • Exposure Compensation: ± 2 EV in steps of 1/3
  • Exposure Lock: Yes
  • White Balance: Auto, Manual
  • Shutter: Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
  • Shutter Speed:
    • 1/1000-1 sec. (when ISO sensitivity set to Auto)
    • 1/4000-1/60 sec. (sport continous mode)
    • 4 sec. (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution:Up to 19 shots at approx. 0.7 frames per second
  • Continuous Shooting Options: Continuous
  • Self-timer: Can be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration
  • Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto):
    • [W]: 0.5 to 6.0 m (1ft. 8 in. to 19 ft.)
    • [T]: 1.5 to 3.0m (5 ft. to 9 ft.10 in.)
  • Built-in Flash Control: TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
  • Interface: Hi-speed USB
  • Interface Data transfer protocol: MTP, PTP
  • Video Output: NTSC, PAL
  • HDMI Output: 480p, 720p, 1080i
  • I/O terminal:
    • Audio/video (A/V) output
    • DC input connector
    • Digital I/O (USB)
    • HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI output)
  • Supported Languages: Arabic Czech Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek Hungarian Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Norwegian Polish Portugese Romanian Russian Spanish Swedish Thai Turkish Ukranian
  • Power Sources: 4 AA-size batteries
  • Battery / Batteries: AA (Alkaline, NiMH, Oxyride or Lithium) Four rechargeable EN-MH2 NiMH batteries(optional)
  • Battery Life (shots per charge):
    • AA Alkaline: 330shots
    • AA Lithium: 890shots
    • EN-MH2: 520shots
  • Tripod Socket: ¼ (ISO 1222)

Supplied Accessories

  • Camera Strap AN-CP22
  • Four LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • Audio Video Cable EG-CP16
  • Nikon ViewNX 2 Software CD
  • Lens Cap LC-CP22

*Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 3.1"
  • Width: 4.4"
  • Depth: 3.1"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.96 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels14.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)3.1"
Width (inches)4.4"
Depth (inches)3.1"
Optical Zoom21x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length4.5-94.5mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-525mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
LCD TypeWide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer DelayCan be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration
Shutter Speed1/1000-1 sec. (when ISO sensitivity set to Auto), 1/4000-1/60 sec. (sport continous mode), 4 sec. (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
Storage MediaSD, SDHC, SDXC
Power Source4 AA-size batteries
White BalanceAuto, Manual
  

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Nikon COOLPIX L120 Black 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Good image quality (11)
  • Image stabilization (9)
  • Large clear LCD (9)
  • Zoom range/performance (9)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (5)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (10)
  • Low light (7)
  • Landscape/scenery (6)
  • Travel (6)
  • Wildlife (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good, Quality Camera

I purchased this camera last April for my wife to replace her Coolpix L18. For the price, the performance is actually quite a bit better than expected. This camera does seem to be...Read complete review

I purchased this camera last April for my wife to replace her Coolpix L18. For the price, the performance is actually quite a bit better than expected. This camera does seem to be more negatively affected by dirty lenses (pictures will seem "smudged" or poor in resolution if not cleaned regularly). The features built into this camera are amazing. If you have a steady enough hand (or a decent stand), the zoom is capable of capturing far off objects in great detail. I regularly take pictures of specific craters and formations on the moon. The colors are sharp, and the pixel count makes it possible to photograph far off images and zoom in later without creating the dreaded pixelated affect. The built in portrait options create multiple opportunities to perfect your personal photographic style, and the video capture capabilities are almost on the level of most comparably priced handheld recorders. The panorama assist mode enables you to stitch multiple shots together to create beautiful landscape portraits and scenery compilations. The only cons I have found in the nine months we've had it are the slow reload time after taking a picture (with the flash), the inability to increase zoom to full extent when capturing video (capable of "normal" zoom while filming, but not all the camera is capable of), and the relative difficulty associated with placing the focus on the desired object if it is below a certain size. Focusing on a cat from 50 yards away is simple, but photographing a dragonfly up close (while zoomed in) is nearly impossible. I've done it, but it took seven shots to make one worth keeping. All in all, I'd say this is a great camera for anyone. I've even sold some of the pictures I've taken with it and am currently making a calender. I'd most recommend it to someone with a family, seeking to capture those special moments as they happen, but a steady hand will prevail if you choose to use it to other means.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nikon L120 A DISGRACE

The good revies online are probable by absolute beginners or nikon associated sellers.
Camera cannot tolerate even the slightest movement. It also cannot tolerate dual lighting, case in point an indoor...Read complete review

The good revies online are probable by absolute beginners or nikon associated sellers.
Camera cannot tolerate even the slightest movement. It also cannot tolerate dual lighting, case in point an indoor event in a covered stadium which has sunligt coming through the bleachers. The camera goes haywire ! Slow shutter. The firmware upgrade does not help. Great low light stills and still photography in general. The anti shake / stabilizers in the camera are a joke, can't even catch my kid blowing out candles ! Useless for capturing life in motion.

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(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

"OUTSTANDING" in every way !!!

By The shooter

from Champaign, IL, USA

Comments about Nikon COOLPIX L120 Black 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

The Nikon L120 is easy to use, fun to use and the picture quality is awesome. I have digital cameras of different brands that cost twice as much as this Nikon L120 and they are no match in picture quality. The macro is fantastic. This camera takes the common double A battery that can be found anywhere and they seem to last almost forever...over 900 shots with rechargable Ni-MH batteries. For all it's great features, and it's fantastic picture quality, no other brand can match it in it's price range. The Nikon L120 is my favorite digital camera of all time.

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Camera.

By MandiiMaye

from Norwich, CT, USA

Comments about Nikon COOLPIX L120 Black 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

this camera is very easy to use, not hard to find your way around... i would absolutely recommend this camera to anyone. everyone in my family wants me to do photoshoots for them.

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(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love It!!!

By britjem66

from Hamilton Township, NJ, USA

Comments about Nikon COOLPIX L120 Black 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

I had been looking for an inexpensive quality camara. I previously only used those cheap snapshot camara's and felt it was time to graduate up to something a little more sofisticated. It takes great clear pic's and is very easy to use. In fact, my brother who is a professional photgrapher was extremly impressed with the quality of the pic's.

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(30 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good, Quality Camera

By Craft

from United States

Comments about Nikon COOLPIX L120 Black 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

I purchased this camera last April for my wife to replace her Coolpix L18. For the price, the performance is actually quite a bit better than expected. This camera does seem to be more negatively affected by dirty lenses (pictures will seem "smudged" or poor in resolution if not cleaned regularly). The features built into this camera are amazing. If you have a steady enough hand (or a decent stand), the zoom is capable of capturing far off objects in great detail. I regularly take pictures of specific craters and formations on the moon. The colors are sharp, and the pixel count makes it possible to photograph far off images and zoom in later without creating the dreaded pixelated affect. The built in portrait options create multiple opportunities to perfect your personal photographic style, and the video capture capabilities are almost on the level of most comparably priced handheld recorders. The panorama assist mode enables you to stitch multiple shots together to create beautiful landscape portraits and scenery compilations. The only cons I have found in the nine months we've had it are the slow reload time after taking a picture (with the flash), the inability to increase zoom to full extent when capturing video (capable of "normal" zoom while filming, but not all the camera is capable of), and the relative difficulty associated with placing the focus on the desired object if it is below a certain size. Focusing on a cat from 50 yards away is simple, but photographing a dragonfly up close (while zoomed in) is nearly impossible. I've done it, but it took seven shots to make one worth keeping. All in all, I'd say this is a great camera for anyone. I've even sold some of the pictures I've taken with it and am currently making a calender. I'd most recommend it to someone with a family, seeking to capture those special moments as they happen, but a steady hand will prevail if you choose to use it to other means.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Expect a great product from ABT

By Erv

from Marysville WA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

  • No Viewfinder

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Travel
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Nikon COOLPIX L120 Black 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

good camera for the price

Service and delivery comments:

Great service and delivery as always

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Camera at a Modest Price

By Red

from Brookfield, Wisconsin

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel

    Comments about Nikon COOLPIX L120 Red 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

    I haven't had the camera long, but I like its fairly intuitive operation and the high grade of the images it produces. Battery life also seems good contrary to some reports I saw online before I purchased it. The accompanying software also works well on my Mac.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Nikon COOLPIX L120

    By Rick

    from La Porte Texas

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel

    Comments about Nikon COOLPIX L120 Red 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

    Love this camera, small lightweight and a snap to use. Bought it to take on a trip to Canada and it fits perfect in my backpack. Picture quality is superb. The downside is no viewfinder but not a problem, large display makes a viewfinder not necessary. The red body color really stands out, a great camera at an exceptional price. [...]

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Camera great, [...]

    By Dan, future HR manager

    from Sweetwater,TN

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Video
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Nikon COOLPIX L120 Red 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

      The camera is great, [...]

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Nikon L120 A DISGRACE

      By madmax1

      from Atlanta, GA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great for stills
      • NIKON
      • Nikon L120
      • Zoom

      Cons

      • Bad action pictures
      • Bad moving pictures
      • Bad video
      • Monochromatic aberration

      Best Uses

      • Low light stills
      • Still photography only

      Comments about Nikon COOLPIX L120 Bronze 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

      The good revies online are probable by absolute beginners or nikon associated sellers.
      Camera cannot tolerate even the slightest movement. It also cannot tolerate dual lighting, case in point an indoor event in a covered stadium which has sunligt coming through the bleachers. The camera goes haywire ! Slow shutter. The firmware upgrade does not help. Great low light stills and still photography in general. The anti shake / stabilizers in the camera are a joke, can't even catch my kid blowing out candles ! Useless for capturing life in motion.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      new camera

      By Penny G

      from Jonesborough, TN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Size
      • Weight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family
        • Vacation

        Comments about Nikon COOLPIX L120 Bronze 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

        I had to replace my camera and I picked the Nikon Coolpix L120.I had owned a Canon previously and was never really happy w/the camera.I love the size/weight of this camera.It's easy to handle, it's not so small that it's hard to handle like some of the other cameras I was looking at.I haven't printed pictures yet,looking forward to seeing how they turn out and I'm just learning about all it's features but so far so good.I think of price,it's a great purchase.

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