gGadget > Nikon® Coolpix L120 Buying Guide
The Nikon Coolpix L120 has been out for a little over a year, and it’s still one of the top and most affordable long range zoom digital cameras on the market. In terms of price and quality of specs, the L120 is middle of the road, and that’s why it’s appealing to many consumers who are looking for a good point and shoot camera with above average picture taking abilities for a decent price. Whether or not the Nikon Coolpix L120 will be the right camera for you just depends on your unique needs. For instance, if optical zoom is important to you, the Coolpix L120 might be a good match.
One thing’s for sure when it comes to the Nikon Coolpix L120, and that’s that people like it. They like its large, high resolution screen, and they like the way it looks. Additionally, they love its optical zoom capabilities. Since the camera’s image stabilization is top-of-the-line, the L120 certainly doesn’t disappoint when it comes to preventing blur in pictures. And its macro capabilities allow the camera to not only be ideal for taking pictures of faraway subjects but also be ideal for taking pictures of close-up subjects, allowing photographers to capture raindrops on a flower that’s an inch or two away from the camera lens.
Although the L120 is generally a crowd favorite, it wouldn’t probably be the best camera for most professional photographers. Its continuous shooting speed is a slow 0.7 fps, and its poor maximum light sensitivity means you always have to use the camera’s flash if you want to capture a good image in a low-light setting. Additionally, this camera is able to record HD videos, but it’s only able to record them in 720p. Many newer DLSRs can record video in 1080p True HD, which many people who are serious about video prefer.
Despite the L120’s few drawbacks, there’s still a lot to love about this camera’s features. Keep reading to find out more about why the Nikon Coolpix L120 might be the ideal camera for you. We’ll ask you a series of questions at the end of each or our posts to help you figure out whether this camera is a good match or whether another camera might be a better choice for you.