• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 525.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 676.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon L120 advantages over Olympus SP-720UZ

  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    19 vs 8 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1300 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Olympus SP-720UZ advantages over Nikon L120

  • More telephoto lens reach
    676 mm vs 525 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 0.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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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.

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
Olympus SP-720UZ
Fujifilm S1800
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus

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
Olympus SP-720UZ
Fujifilm S2800HD
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Olympus SP-610UZ

Nikon L120
Olympus SP-610UZ
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus SP-720UZ
Olympus SP-610UZ
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter

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
Olympus SP-720UZ
Fujifilm S2950
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Nikon L810

Nikon L120
Nikon L810
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
Olympus SP-720UZ
Nikon L810
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Bulb shutter
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • More pixels
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