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Nikon L110 vs Nikon L120

Portability
77
Imaging
35
Features
28
Overall
32
Nikon Coolpix L110 front
 
Nikon Coolpix L120 front
Portability
75
Imaging
37
Features
38
Overall
37

Nikon L110 vs Nikon L120 Key Specs

Nikon L110
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Push to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-420mm (F3.5-5.4) lens
  • 406g - 109 x 74 x 78mm
  • Released February 2010
  • Old Model is Nikon L100
  • Updated by Nikon L120
Nikon L120
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-525mm (F3.1-5.8) lens
  • 431g - 110 x 77 x 78mm
  • Revealed February 2011
  • Previous Model is Nikon L110
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Nikon L110 vs Nikon L120 Overview

The following is a comprehensive assessment of the Nikon L110 versus Nikon L120, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and they are both manufactured by Nikon. The resolution of the L110 (12MP) and the L120 (14MP) is relatively well matched and they use the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The L110 was unveiled 12 months prior to the L120 so they are of a similar age. The two cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before going straight into a complete comparison, below is a concise highlight of how the L110 grades vs the L120 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon L110 over the Nikon L120

 L110 L120 

Reasons to pick Nikon L120 over the Nikon L110

 L120 L110 
RevealedFebruary 2011February 2010Newer by 12 months
Screen resolution921k460kCrisper screen (+461k dot)

Common features in the Nikon L110 and Nikon L120

 L110 L120 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen sizing
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch screen Lacking Touch screen

Nikon L110 vs Nikon L120 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to travel with your camera often, you are going to need to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Nikon L110 has got external dimensions of 109mm x 74mm x 78mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.1") with a weight of 406 grams (0.90 lbs) whilst the Nikon L120 has dimensions of 110mm x 77mm x 78mm (4.3" x 3.0" x 3.1") along with a weight of 431 grams (0.95 lbs).

Contrast the Nikon L110 versus Nikon L120 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are employing at that time. Following is the front view overall size comparison of the L110 vs the L120.

Nikon L110 vs Nikon L120 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the L110 and L120 is 77 and 75 respectively.

Nikon L110 vs Nikon L120 top view buttons comparison

Nikon L110 vs Nikon L120 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its tough to imagine the difference between sensor dimensions simply by reading through specifications. The picture underneath should provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the L110 and L120.

Plainly, both the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different resolution. You can count on the Nikon L120 to give extra detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop photographs far more aggressively. The more aged L110 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Nikon L110 vs Nikon L120 sensor size comparison

Nikon L110 vs Nikon L120 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L110 vs Nikon L120 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon L110 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon L120 as a Portrait photography camera
21
manual focus not available
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
low MP (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
33
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
offers face detection focusing
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon L110 as a Street photography camera
Nikon L120 as a Street photography camera
49
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
48
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon L110 Sports photography factors
Nikon L120 Sports photography factors
34
long zoom range (28-420mm 15.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority
low MP (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
43
amazing zoom range (25-525mm 21.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L110 Travel photography information
Nikon L120 Travel photography information
54
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
very long zoom (420mm)
missing Timelapse function
low MP (12MP)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.5)
60
MP count decent (14MP)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (25mm)
very long zoom (525mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon L110 Landscape photography features
Nikon L120 Landscape photography features
35
quite wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
no manual mode
low MP (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
missing Timelapse function
40
reasonably wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
manual exposure not available
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
lack of Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon L110 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon L120 as a Vlogging camera
25
quite wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external microphone socket
27
reasonably wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection focusing
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external mic support
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Nikon L110 vs Nikon L120 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L110 and Nikon L120
 Nikon Coolpix L110Nikon Coolpix L120
General Information
Make Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon Coolpix L110 Nikon Coolpix L120
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2010-02-03 2011-02-09
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Expeed C2 Expeed C2
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 1600 6400
Maximum enhanced ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-420mm (15.0x) 25-525mm (21.0x)
Max aperture f/3.5-5.4 f/3.1-5.8
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology - TFT LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8s 4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate 13.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range - 6.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720p (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 406 grams (0.90 lbs) 431 grams (0.95 lbs)
Dimensions 109 x 74 x 78mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.1") 110 x 77 x 78mm (4.3" x 3.0" x 3.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 330 pictures
Form of battery - AA
Battery model 4 x AA 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (3 sec or 10 sec) Yes (10 or 2 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $280 $300