Nikon L110

Nikon Coolpix L110 front
  • 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
  • Announced February 2010
  • Succeeded the Nikon L100
  • Later Model is Nikon L120
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Nikon L110 overview

Nikon L110 is Nikon's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera first launched on February of 2010. It has got a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000.

Nikon released this model in order to improve the older Nikon L100 (Read Full Comparison) and afterwards launched the newer Nikon L120 (Read Full Comparison) to improve this model.

The L110 stands at #232 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all around #1051 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. Remember to try our Smart camera search to see camera rankings based on your custom requirements.

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Below is a graph of different criteria used in the scoring system.

Nikon L110 history

The Nikon L110 comes with a history of related cameras. Down below, you can discover all past and newer models as well as main specs.

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Nikon L110 Pros and Cons

Below is a checklist of advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon L110 based on factors which are typically viewed as crucial in a digital camera.

amazing zoom range (28-420mm 15.0 x zoom)
great min ISO (80)
has built in flash
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes HDMI out
long zoom (420mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
pretty wide (28mm)
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
cannot use external flash
does not have phase detect AF
does not have RAW format
lack of manual focus
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing headphone support
missing microphone support
missing Timelapse recording
MP count low (12MP)
no aperture priority mode
no manual mode
no shutter priority
screen does not articulate
screen has low resolution (460 thousand dots)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
slow at tele end (f5.4)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Nikon L110 Sensor specifications

The Nikon L110 is powered by the Expeed C2 chip. The dimension of the sensor in the Nikon L110 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter may lead to cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and provides a standard ISO range of 80 - 1600. This ISO can also be widened digitally to a high of 6400. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved therefore you have less margin for error.

The picture underneath illustrates the L110's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The L110 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.

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To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Nikon L110 dimensions

Nikon L110 weighs in at 0.90 pounds (406g / 14.32 ounces) and the sizing of the camera is 109mm x 74mm x 78mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.1"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g so the Nikon L110 is on par as compared with its competitors.

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Underneath is a shot of the Nikon L110 besides a soda so you can have a feel for its scale.

Nikon Coolpix L110 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will illustrate the button design on the L110.

Nikon Coolpix L110 topview buttons dials

Nikon L110 Lens specifications

The L110 has a built-in lens providing a focal range of 28-420mm giving it a 15.0 x zoom which is outstanding and is going to make it easier to zoom all the way in.

At the widest 28mm, the lens offers an aperture of f3.5 which is really slow and not the best in low light circumstances and you will struggle to capture good bokeh. You would also have to increase the ISO setting giving you noisy images. At the tele end, 420mm is amazing zoom and comes at f5.4 making it quite sluggish and you will need to use slower shutter speeds.

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Nikon L110 Connectivity

The L110 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras which include NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to transfer images and at times change camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.

Many applications even allow a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. Almost all cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB port.

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Nikon L110 Video specifications

The maximum video resolution in the Nikon L110 is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in H.264 file format. 720p is awful by today's standards. You should really target at least 1080p resolution for decent video. The camera doesn't feature a mic and / or headphone socket which means that you have got no control over your audio. It is probably best to look at an alternative model should you need good audio in your videos.

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Nikon L110 Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing in the Nikon L110 so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.

Nikon L110 Screen and Viewfinder

The Nikon L110 has got a 3 inch fixed display boasting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.

Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.

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The View Finder specs regarding Nikon L110 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders can be really beneficial for sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.

Nikon L110 Shutter specifications

Nikon L110 is able to shoot continuously at 13.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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Nikon L110 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Nikon L110 includes only inbuilt flash lacking external flash ability.

Nikon L110 Autofocus specifications

Nikon L110 includes just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster & precise when compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.

Nikon L110 doesn't have manual focus. Manual focus mode is useful for low light occasions or you require more precise control on depth of field.

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Nikon L110 Battery life

The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the highest possible (600) battery life for this kind of cameras.

Following is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the highest battery life:

Nikon L110 for different categories of photography

The following chart gives a overview of the Nikon L110 for different categories of photography. To check out more, check out the specific section underneath.

Portrait photography with Nikon L110

The Nikon L110 has a points tally of 21 which is subpar, meaning that it is not good to use for portraits. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support & flexibility to use off-camera flash.

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lack of manual focus
manual mode not possible
external flash not possible
low MP (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format

Nikon L110 Street photography advice

With a reasonable rating of 49, the Nikon L110 is reasonably suitable to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files

Sports photography with Nikon L110

A subpar sports photography score of 34 suggests the Nikon L110 is not good for shooting sports. A camera needs fantastic tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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amazing zoom range (28-420mm 15.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus

Nikon L110 Travel photography features

Weight is extremely important when getting a camera for travel. All round, the Nikon L110 gets a average 54 as a travel camera which is reasonably acceptable for your travels.

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built-in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
very long reach (420mm)
missing Time Lapse function
low MP (12 megapixels)
does not posses selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)

Nikon L110 Landscape photography advice

When you are looking to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most significant factor will be image quality. The Nikon L110 and it's subpar score of 35 for a landscape camera is not good amongst it's competitors.

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reasonably wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not available
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
missing Time Lapse function

Vlogging with Nikon L110

A camera for vlogging should have a moving screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Nikon L110 is not good for vlogging as it receives a subpar rating of 25.

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really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone port

Nikon L110 Alternatives

If you are shopping for alternatives to the L110, here is a list of the top ranked cameras that fall into the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The line graph just below offers you an overview of the L110 vs it's top ranking competitors suggested previously.

There are a bunch of cameras you may check out as alternate options. To browse through a full comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Brand Name
Nikon Coolpix L110
Small Sensor Superzoom
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Expeed C2
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW images
Highest native ISO
Highest boosted ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-420mm (15.0x)
Maximum aperture
Macro focus range
Focal length multiplier
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
3 inches
Resolution of screen
460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Slowest shutter speed
Maximum shutter speed
Continuous shooting rate
13.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Syncro
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
Video file format
Microphone support
Headphone support
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
406g (0.90 lbs)
Physical dimensions
109 x 74 x 78mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.1")
Battery model
4 x AA
Self timer
Yes (3 sec or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots
Launch cost