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Zoom into life

As the photo keeper of family memories, you can rely on the COOLPIX L120 to capture great photos and HD (720p) movies. Its high power 21x wide-angle optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens will take your images to the next level. Whether it's your son firing off the game-winning lacrosse shot or your daughter's first ride on a two wheeler, you'll shoot effortlessly and accurately. And if you're new to photography, no worries—this camera has intelligent features to help you out, all at an easy to handle price.
VR Image Stabilization icon Motion Detection icon ISO Sensitivity Up To 6400 icon Clear Color Display icon Smart Portrait System icon Scene Auto Selector icon HD (720p) Movie icon
14.1
Effective
Megapixels
21X
Wide-Angle Optical Zoom
NIKKOR ED Glass Lens
3.0"
High Resolution
(921,000-dot) LCD
HD
(720p) Movies
with Stereo Sound
Photos demonstrating the COOLPIX L120's 21x zoom range

Get closer to the action

21x wide-angle optical Zoom-NIKKOR lens

Great photos and superb HD movies begin with the COOLPIX L120's powerful 21x wide-angle optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens, which closes the distance between you and your subjects. Zoom in on your son's at bat, then zoom out for a wide-angle shot of the whole team. Plus, the COOLPIX L120's 14.1-megapixel sensor and Nikon's EXPEED C2 Image Processing Engine deliver superb image quality and fast performance every time.

Smart, fun and easy

Practical tools for better photos and movies

The COOLPIX L120 is so smart, it knows when your subject smiles, warns you if someone blinks and gets the red out of grandma's eyes. Blotchy, uneven complexions are also a thing of the past with the COOLPIX L120's Skin Softening feature, which smooths skin tones. And its 17 versatile Scene Modes adjust camera settings to selected scenes, assuring great pictures at school plays, backyard barbecues or athletic events.
Sample portraits taken with the COOLPIX L120
Back of the COOLPIX L120 highlighting the One-Touch HD (720p) Movie recording button

Friends and family in motion

One-Touch HD movies and stereo sound

A band concert without sound is incomplete, and a 60-yard touchdown drive without the fleet-footed runs isn't as exciting. That's where the COOLPIX L120's advanced One-Touch HD Movie recording comes in. With the push of a button, you'll instantly be shooting HD (720p) movies with full stereo sound. You can activate the camera's zoom function to capture tight shots and close ups, and when you're ready to share your movies, you can use in-camera playback or the convenient HDMI output for simple hookup to an HDTV or computer.

Compose with confidence

921,000-dot three-inch LCD color display

You'll enjoy composing images from the COOLPIX L120's bright three-inch LCD color display, which features a dazzling 921,000-dot screen that showcases still images and HD movies in rich detail and enhanced contrast. And for easy photo composition, improved picture viewing, and instant sharing, the LCD monitor's wide viewing angle and anti-glare coating lets you capture and view high quality images in virtually any lighting condition.
The COOLPIX L120's high-resolution, 3-inch LCD color display
Sample images showing the COOLPIX L120's ability to capture photos in low-light and fast action conditions

Capture flawlessly

High quality images every time

Low-light conditions and fast action can defeat some cameras, but not the COOLPIX L120. With high ISO speeds up to 6400, you can be sure that still images and movies will be ideally captured. Plus, you'll get great use of the in-camera editing functions, including D-Lighting for adjusting contrast and fine details often lost when shooting in glaring or intense light. And when you want to take close-up photos, the COOLPIX L120 will zero in as close as 0.4 inches.
Sport Continuous Shooting mode sample photos
Freeze the action

The COOLPIX L120's Sport Continuous Shooting mode takes photos continuously and in quick succession to capture fast moving objects.

Example of a photo taken with and without three-way VR Image Stabilization
Steady even when you're not

The COOLPIX L120's four-way Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization System automatically reduces the streaky images associated with shaky cameras.

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userfriendly, great for begginers I got my coolpix l120 for christmas and I love it so much. I bring it everywhere esspecially since i live in DC i can take pictures of the monuments a lot which is great. My friends bring their cameras and we have photoshoots which are so fun and the pictures i take ussually come out great (unless i have a shaky hand when not using the tripod) January 20, 2014
Excellent result... NICE HANDY.. USER FRENDLY... EXCELLENT PHOTO SHOOTING. April 20, 2013
Excellent camera for the intermediate photograher Always wanted to upgrade to a Nikon built camera to improve on the quality of my pictures. The shots of the moon in various stages and the my two dogs playing on the deck came out excellent. My indoor pictures and the sunrise ones really added to my enjoyment. I tried many of the settings and was pleased with the results. January 26, 2013
great camera I love this camera but you have to read the directions, takes great pictures close up and far away January 14, 2013
Better than DSLR! I feel like a pro with all the pictures I have taken with Nikon Coolpix L120. The camera takes excellent pictures. I have enjoyed using some of the in-camera effects especially the pet picture effect for my dog. October 12, 2012
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memory card Class?

May 1, 2011 by
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What class of memory card is recommended to take full advantage of the camera. Class 4,6,or 10?
I would imagine that a lower class will work but will take more time between shots. what is recommended for this camera?
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Someone said he recorded 30 min of video with his 4 Gb sd card, and with more space on the card could record more.
That is not true, the limit is 30 min for each video, even if you have a 32 Gb sd card, you can not record a video larger than 29 min 59 seconds.
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Thanks for the replies. After I posted I did find the answer. a Class6 is the minimum required for recording uninterrupted high quality video settings. if you run a lower class card there is a risk of the video stopping when the card can no longer keep up.
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I just got the 4GB card for this camera. It holds about 1500 pictures and 29 minutes of video. If you want more video than just 29 minutes, than you should probably use a 6 or 10 GB card.
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Class 6 or above are recommended, so SD, SDHC or SDXC up to 64gb can be used.
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When will this product be released in the United States?

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Already is.
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since 2010
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How to protect the lens of L120? filter? adapter?

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Yes, they made a adapter and filters for it.Amazon.
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The camera comes with a lens cover in the box. ou could probably find some sort of case to protect the other 2.
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This model comes with a lens cap (Lens Cap LC-CP22). This model cannot use a filter or an adapter due to the design of the lens.
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When you will release a new firmware for this camera?

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Hellow,I am from Romania,and I bought this model in March,I like the quality of the photos,but the red eye program sommetimes doesnt work,it still takes photos that have the red eye efect,and another problem I've seen is the poor quality of the videos,it takes too longer to focalise the image.. Thanq you
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I was experiencing the same issue with focus while zooming video. I went into menu settings for video and changed the focus to "full time auto focus" and the results improved greatly! Hope this helps you out
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Coolpix L-120 I am not sure about the red eye feature because my flash does not work. However, even with the feature working, you must use your software to remove the red eye most of the time.

I agree with you about the movies and the playback
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Please visit Nikon global site for more information regarding other countries. www.nikon.com
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Can I disable the digital zoom?

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I don't want to let people zoom in further than what the optical zoom will allow.
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Actually you can, but not in the way you are thinking of. Night portrait mode and portrait mode and some others don't allow digital zoom.
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According to the manual you can NOT turn off the digital zoom as you can in other Nikon models. We like to turn it off because we find that people do not pay attention to the digital zoom indicator.
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Please see page # 23 of the user's manual for the COOLPIX L120 for information about the zoom feature.
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Can i add addtional Lense for this LI120 is it possible

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Can i add addtional Lense for this LI120 is it possible
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No, look in the DSLR section, not the compact camera section. Only SLRs and Micro 4/3rds. Not Compacts.
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Only DSLRs, SLRs, and Micro 4/3rds cameras have swappable lenses.
 
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No lenses can be attached to this model.
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Which kind of tripod can I use for this camera?

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I need a tripod to shoot panoramic photos, but I don't know which one is the correct one.
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Any tripod will work, its a 1/4 inch bolt on all of them, If you are doing Panoramic a tripod with a bubble level would be very handy.
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There are a wide variety of tripods in a wide price range. The camera has an industry standard 1/4" female threaded receiver. Any tripod with a standard 1/4" bolt for mounting a camera will work. The individual characteristics of the tripod are user choice based on application. You may wish to consult a local camera store to determine the tripod features most suitable for your application.
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Any tripod will work, it doesnt have to be anyone specific, just make its is sturdy, better to spend that bit extra and get something decent.
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Remote shutter release

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I am looking at buying this product and need to know if there a wired, wireless or IR remote shutter release available for this? Does the A/V output only work in playback mode or can it be used while shooting?
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Don't purchase L120! Not worth the money. Very undependable working and shutter release. No to both questions! Don't be disappointed like I was
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No, this camera doesn’t have that feature in order to use a Remote shutter release wired or wireless. A/V output only works in playback.
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Does the L120 camera have the date and time imprint?

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Click on the menu button, go to the left to the set up button (wrench), go down to print date, then choose one.
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Yep
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Is there any LCD protector or any compatible LCD protector for Nikon L120, that nikon produced or suggestion to use?

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I saw an LCD proctector advertised at Best Buy for the CoolPix L120
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We do not carry or manufacture accessories to that end for this type of models.
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