• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 525.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 45.7 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon L120 advantages over Nikon D850

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Lighter weight
    454g vs 915g
    Lighter weight

Nikon D850 advantages over Nikon L120

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.35 vs 1.43 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 720p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Fast startup
    ~0.20 vs 1.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1840 vs 520 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    10 months vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    2359k vs 921k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.08 vs 0.23 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    45.7 vs 14.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.1 fps vs 0.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    200 vs 19 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance

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Review Excerpt

  • 21x wide optical zoom; Fast shutter response; Sensor-shift Vibration Reduction; HD video with stereo audio; Smile timer; Very good battery life.

  • Poor autofocus at telephoto; Strong chromatic aberration; Soft video; Sport Continuous mode drops resolution to 3 megapixels; Detail is lost rapidly as ISO rises.

  • Class-leading resolution; Excellent dynamic range; Very good high ISO performance; Very fast AF and burst shooting; Durable weather-sealed body; Improved ergonomics; Touchscreen; Dual card slots; 4K video.

  • Live view/video mode still uses sluggish contrast-detect AF; Viewfinder only tests at ~98% coverage; No 4K at 60p; 30-minute video clip limit; Focus peaking not supported with 4K.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S1800

Nikon L120
Fujifilm S1800
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • HDMI out
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon D850
Fujifilm S1800
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash

Compared to Fujifilm S2800HD

Nikon L120
Fujifilm S2800HD
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Wider angle lens
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
Nikon D850
Fujifilm S2800HD
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash

Compared to Fujifilm S2950

Nikon L120
Fujifilm S2950
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Wider angle lens
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon D850
Fujifilm S2950
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon 5DS

Nikon L120
Canon 5DS
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon D850
Canon 5DS
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Sony A99 II

Nikon L120
Sony A99 II
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Internal flash
  • Lighter weight
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D850
Sony A99 II
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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