Nikon L120 Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon Coolpix L120 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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General
Model Number: L120
Camera Format: Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $279.95
Street Price: $225.86
Date Available: 2011-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 16.0 oz (454 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.3 x 3.0 x 3.1 in.
(110 x 77 x 78 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 14.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.43 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4320 x 3240 (14.0 MP, 4:3),
3968 x 2232 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.7
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC, stereo)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Zoom-Nikkor VR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 525 mm
Zoom Ratio: 21.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.1 or f/8.7 (wide) / f/5.8 or f/16.2 (tele) (2-step ND filter)
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Center, Face Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 0
Minimum ISO (native): 0
ISO Settings: Auto (80 to 800), Sport continuous mode (40 to 3200), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200*, 6400*; * reduced resolution
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 256-segment Matrix, Center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), Spot (digital zoom 2X or more)
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure 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
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off, Flash On, w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; Slow Syncro
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: [W] 0.5 to 6.0m (1 ft. 8 in. to 19 ft.), [T]: 1.5 to 3.0m (5 ft. to 9 ft. 10 in.)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC, stereo)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): HMDI output
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 2.18
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 0.70
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 19
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 14.620
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 20.00
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.231
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.239
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.006
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 1.50
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 4,282
Power
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, Lithium disposables; NiMH rechargeables
Batteries Included: 4 x AA Alkaline disposable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): No
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 520
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 5-way VR Image Stabilization, 720p HD movies, Smile Timer, Blink Warning, Red-eye Fix, Skin Softening, Easy Auto. Available in black, red and bronze.

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