Nikon Coolpix L120 Review Nikon Coolpix L120 Review Since it was first founded in 1917, Nikon has been creating precise optics and imaging devices. One of their well-known products are Nikon cameras that are available in different types and imaging lenses applied for various scenes. Among these series of cameras, Nikon released the Nikon Coolpix series, a range of point and shoot digital cameras for consumer digital photography use. This series of Nikon digital compact cameras became very popular especially in the early 2000s.
See More Nikon Coolpix L120 Reviews Here Included in this series is the Nikon Coolpix L120 review. The L120 was first released in February 2011 as a successor to the Nikon Coolpix L110 that was prevalent in the year 2010. This digital compact camera was designed for consumers who are in need of an affordable, compact, yet high-quality camera with a point and shoot and long range zoom feature.
Overview of the Nikon Coolpix L120 The Coolpix L120 is a 14-megapixel camera equipped with 21x optical zoom lens to allow the user to shoot at a long range and still produce precise images. This camera has a 25mm wide angle lens ideally used for producing landscape photos. From a long range, users can conveniently switch to close-up shooting using the macro photography feature. For more precise shooting, this camera is also designed with a CCD sensor-shift image stabilization and electronic vibration reduction (VR) feature. These two advanced image stabilization feature should be able to minimize the unnecessary vibrations that would decrease the quality of the photo.
The Expeed C2 image processing function allow this camera to quickly produce and display high color quality images it can produce using the advanced face detection feature and scene detection technology. The scene detection technology incorporated in this camera allows the user to easily choose which settings are suited for every scene, such as Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Close-up, and Backlighting. Each of these six scenes should be able to adjust the camera into the correct settings according to lighting conditions, faces, and scenes. The Nikon Coolpix L120 is no ordinary camera. It also has a 720p HD movie recording function with stereo sound systems. This device can record at 30 frames per second and capture stills at the same time. For ease of viewing, the camera is equipped with a large 3.0 inch high resolution 921k LCD monitor. The LCD monitor can be adjusted using five levels of brightness adjustment. This should allow the user to enjoy viewing photos and recorded videos directly from the digital camera. A framing grid function can be activated in the digital camera if users want to improve their framing composition. Activating the framing grid function will superimpose a grid over the live display of the subject on the screen. Another unique and fun feature of the Nikon Coolpix L120 is the Smile Timer. The Smile Timer allows the camera to detect if a subject smiles to the camera. Once it detects a smile, the camera will automatically take the photo for you. It also has a blink warning feature that detects if a subject has blinked when the photo was taken. The camera will tell the user to retake the photo if a blink was detected from any one of the subjects viewed through the lens.
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The design of the Nikon Coolpix L120 There are several advantages one can find from the Nikon Coolpix L120. Firstly, the camera allows for better handling using the rubberized hand-grip area in the side of the camera. Inside the handgrip, users can find the four slots for AA batteries. Rechargeable batteries can be used for the device. The use of these small batteries becomes an advantage to many users because the device would not be too heavy and the batteries are very portable and can be replaced easily when needed.
An added feature for its ease of use is also the side control level that allows user to adjust the lens zoom. This is advantageous to users because using the lever makes zooming more exact especially when shooting videos where careful movement of the lens is needed. The vibration reduction features also add to the capability of this camera to produce defined images and videos. The Nikon Coolpix L120 has a wide LCD screen too. It makes viewing photos and videos more enjoyable. However, it seems that the wide LCD screen is taking up some of the space of the rear control panel. Nevertheless, the buttons are still easy to push and the buttons are not sitting closely to one another. at the top of the device, users can find the power button and the shutter release. On the rear panel, the movie record button sits on the top marked with a red dot. The flash button is located in the left side of the lens while the microphone is located just behind the area where the flash itself is located.More Coolpix Reviews Here
Summary of the Nikon Coolpix L120 performance
In terms of design, the Nikon Coolpix L120 deserves a good rating given the commendable size of the lens, the size of the screen in the rear side, and the placement of buttons for every function. The handgrip in the front and the textured thumb rest area on the rear panel also allows for steady shooting. In terms of performance, the Nikon Coolpix L120 offers a lot of innovative features that are ideal for both beginners and professional individuals in photography. The settings and the controls are all simple and easy to understand. In addition to that, the auto scene feature also makes it more convenient for users to switch settings when changing a location, because the settings for this feature have already been configured for each scene. Regarding its price, this digital camera could just be one of the most affordable ones of its kind. Considering all the features and qualities that one can expect, this device should be given a four star rating. The Nikon Coolpix L120 is set at a price of $278.81, a reasonable amount for all the features it can perform. I hope youâ€™ve found my Nikon Coolpix L120 Review useful.
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For more precise shooting, this camera is also designed with a CCD sensor-shift image stabilization and electronic vibration reduction (VR)...