Nikon COOLPIX L120 £129.99 (Red) @ Argos
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Nikon COOLPIX L120 £129.99 (Red) @ Argos

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Found 14th Oct 2011
Product Features

Megapixel: 14.1 MP
Camera type: Compact
Optical sensor size: 1/0.906 cm (1/2.3 ")
Sensor type: CCD
Maximum image resolution: 4320 x 3240 pixels

14 Megapixels
21x Zoom with 25-525mm wide angle capability (approx 35mm equivalent format)
3 inch high resolution Clear Colour LCD Display with anti reflection coating
720p HD movie shooting with stereo sound and HDMI CEC connectivity
Electronic VR image stabilisation with up to ISO 6400 support

58 Comments

Original Poster

shame its red !!! BUT THERE'S A B;LACK VERSION item number 559/6007
anyhow at amazon its £177.25

thanks reserved one. Great but and I actually like the red!

Thanks reserved one

AA batteries

steve-ness

AA batteries



I prefer these you can get them anywhere and also you can get rechargable ones.

Been waiting for this to come down in price for a while - the black version is usually around the £170 mark. What I can't get my head round is how this compares with all the Fuji bridge cameras we keep seeing for between £100 - £150 ish. Nikon is probably a higher regarded 'badge', but anybody got any opinions on which is the better camera?

I had a year off travelling and took a Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd with me and I didn't have any complaints. Of course compared to a DSLR it was very limited but the most useful thing was the fact it took AA batteries. They are just about available everywhere in the world you go. I was travelling very light and didn't want to take a charger with me. I am now a proud owner of a Nikon D7000 but still look back on the photos I took on the Fuji with pride.

I think the Nikon bridge cameras have the edge on Fuji but at the time (2009) I was budget concious.
Edited by: "dtemple" 14th Oct 2011

tyke

Been waiting for this to come down in price for a while - the black … Been waiting for this to come down in price for a while - the black version is usually around the £170 mark. What I can't get my head round is how this compares with all the Fuji bridge cameras we keep seeing for between £100 - £150 ish. Nikon is probably a higher regarded 'badge', but anybody got any opinions on which is the better camera?




I too am pondering this. There's an in-depth review here:

photographyblog.com/rev…ew/

(Looks like the Nikon sharesThe Purple Fringe of Doom with the Fuji models.)
Edited by: "eatenbyweasels" 14th Oct 2011

eatenbyweasels

I too am pondering this. There's an in-depth review … I too am pondering this. There's an in-depth review here:http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/nikon_coolpix_l120_review/ (Looks like the Nikon sharesThe Purple Fringe of Doom with the Fuji models.)



Thanks for finding this

This seems to get reasonably good reviews, I have reserved a black one but I'm still unsure about the picture quality.
If anyone is buying in Belfast, Connswater Argos is offering £20 worth of vouchers if you spend over £100, starting tomorrow!

Is this better than the Fiji camera's that have been on HUKD?

what the blue blazes is the purple fringe? ive looked at the picture which apparently has it and i cant see whats wrong :\

biggoldring

shame its red !!! BUT THERE'S A B;LACK VERSION item number 559/6007anyhow … shame its red !!! BUT THERE'S A B;LACK VERSION item number 559/6007anyhow at amazon its £177.25



argos.co.uk/sta…htm

same price :\

The purple fringing is technically known as chromatic abberation, and is a type of distortion in which there is a failure of a lens to focus all colors to the same convergence point. You have to enlarge an image to its full size to see the purplish (or sometimes pinkish) colour which is usually found in images where a dark object is in front of a lighter colour.

SIMPLES

I recently, um, dropped my GE X5, so in the market for a new bridge camera, thanks OP

anyone know if this is any good? and how it fares compared to the Fuji S2950?

and anw, I think it's my eyes that have this "purple fringing"...there's no way you can convince me this is a red, not a purple camera

Jearm84

what the blue blazes is the purple fringe? ive looked at the picture … what the blue blazes is the purple fringe? ive looked at the picture which apparently has it and i cant see whats wrong :\



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/eatenbyweasels/misc/DSCF0049copyjpgPURPLEFRINGE.jpg



(Not the best example but I couldn't resist the pun. Look closely. Taken with my Fuji, btw.)


Edited by: "eatenbyweasels" 14th Oct 2011

Sorry guys no vote just a question.

My daughter is looking for a camera for her photography course at school and this was one of the ones she was looking at along with others , she kept mentioning SLR and Bridge and to be perfectly honest this is one area i am out of my depth in , now we have a friend who is a lecturer in photography at the local uni but havent spoken to her yet as were both busy etc etc.

Basically is this any good ? i dont want to spend too much (shes 14) but dont want to buy something that will be lacking when she needs to use it. , Any help/advice ?

Dinger42

thanks reserved one. Great but and I actually like the red!



The red one is groovy!

scousethief

Sorry guys no vote just a question.My daughter is looking for a camera … Sorry guys no vote just a question.My daughter is looking for a camera for her photography course at school and this was one of the ones she was looking at along with others , she kept mentioning SLR and Bridge and to be perfectly honest this is one area i am out of my depth in , now we have a friend who is a lecturer in photography at the local uni but havent spoken to her yet as were both busy etc etc.Basically is this any good ? i dont want to spend too much (shes 14) but dont want to buy something that will be lacking when she needs to use it. , Any help/advice ?



This is more of a point and shoot with a massive zoom.

I would go for an slr in your position as these bridge cameras are mostly automatic and lack the manual controls of an slr.

I was personally interested in the Nikon d3100. £400

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

Or the Nikon d3000 £300

amazon.co.uk/Nik…1-2

If you don't want to spend so much have a look at used dslr cameras.

Decisions, decisions!!

I've read lots of reviews and they all have their pros and cons. I must say though that I don't like the textured case on the Fuji's - in my opinion it makes them look cheap, but others will probably like it. At the end of the day, it's all down to image quality in a variety of lighting conditions for me.

I have a European city break coming up next weekend and would like to get something before then - still on the fence though!

scousethief

Sorry guys no vote just a question.My daughter is looking for a camera … Sorry guys no vote just a question.My daughter is looking for a camera for her photography course at school and this was one of the ones she was looking at along with others , she kept mentioning SLR and Bridge and to be perfectly honest this is one area i am out of my depth in , now we have a friend who is a lecturer in photography at the local uni but havent spoken to her yet as were both busy etc etc.Basically is this any good ? i dont want to spend too much (shes 14) but dont want to buy something that will be lacking when she needs to use it. , Any help/advice ?



A couple of years ago, my daughter's friend was taking A level photography and she said that the school had purchased some Fuji bridge cameras as the standard kit for loan to kids who couldn't afford their own cameras. I'd ask the photography teacher at your daughter's school to tell you the sort of spec recommended.

scousethief

Sorry guys no vote just a question.My daughter is looking for a camera … Sorry guys no vote just a question.My daughter is looking for a camera for her photography course at school and this was one of the ones she was looking at along with others , she kept mentioning SLR and Bridge and to be perfectly honest this is one area i am out of my depth in , now we have a friend who is a lecturer in photography at the local uni but havent spoken to her yet as were both busy etc etc.Basically is this any good ? i dont want to spend too much (shes 14) but dont want to buy something that will be lacking when she needs to use it. , Any help/advice ?



My son is doing photography A Level, and believe me, this camera is not for someone doing a course like that. You want a camera with lots and lots of options for manual override so you can experiment with focus, aperture, depth of field, etc etc. This is a camera for people who don't want to worry about any of that, but just point and shoot - with the benefit of super-long zoom, that is, and all the Nikon qualities. I am thinking of getting one of these for myself, because that's the sort of camera I need - and giving my Nikon D40 to my son for his 17th birthday, because he wants something that allows experimentation.

If you look for the Nikon D3000 on Amazon, it's been reduced to £300 from £400, because it's an obsolete model - but it'll be good for your girl, if you can stretch to that, or if you think she'll really make a go of it.
Edited by: "Noghar" 14th Oct 2011

Thank you, reserved a black one
Edited by: "mluton" 14th Oct 2011

scousethief

Sorry guys no vote just a question.My daughter is looking for a camera … Sorry guys no vote just a question.My daughter is looking for a camera for her photography course at school and this was one of the ones she was looking at along with others , she kept mentioning SLR and Bridge and to be perfectly honest this is one area i am out of my depth in , now we have a friend who is a lecturer in photography at the local uni but havent spoken to her yet as were both busy etc etc.Basically is this any good ? i dont want to spend too much (shes 14) but dont want to buy something that will be lacking when she needs to use it. , Any help/advice ?


Bridge cameras in most cases are good for holiday photos which quality isn't really an issue - the quality is similar to point and shoots but with a long zoom range. Budget SLRs would be your best bet and give significantly better quality and control when compared to bridge or point and shoots. Try and find the D3000, 1100D, a390, etc. they're all over double this price but it will be good for her course. If she wants portability then you may want to look at micro four thirds cameras.
Edited by: "Ladeda" 14th Oct 2011

£300-£400 for camera for 14y.o.?oO
C'mon guys. IMHO you are missing the point - she is only 14 and her parent is referring to some sort of secondary school course which is not very high level anyway.
It is basic course if it is anything similar to the one run by my 14yo school.
I wouldn't let my 14yo leave the house with £400 DSLR not because I do not trust her but I know what her mates are capable of....
I think the Fuji ones from the range of S3000-S4000 are good enough as they offer some sort of manual intervention and are priced at £160-£180 region (plus possible cashback)

user777

£300-£400 for camera for 14y.o.?oOC'mon guys. IMHO you are missing the p … £300-£400 for camera for 14y.o.?oOC'mon guys. IMHO you are missing the point - she is only 14 and her parent is referring to some sort of secondary school course which is not very high level anyway.It is basic course if it is anything similar to the one run by my 14yo school.I wouldn't let my 14yo leave the house with £400 DSLR not because I do not trust her but I know what her mates are capable of....I think the Fuji ones from the range of S3000-S4000 are good enough as they offer some sort of manual intervention and are priced at £160-£180 region (plus possible cashback)



Fair enough. As long as you have manual control so you learn the basics.

Hey when I was 15 I saved up for a 500 quid camera X) Well I'm presuming that she would want to take it up as a hobby, a bridge camera like this would probably get one accustomed to the massive amount of automatic modes they offer. Learning on a camera which shines on manual is more exciting and will be wanted down the line if she wants to take it up as a hobby.

If money is an issue you can always pick up a used budget DSLR, I did a search and the a200 which is a great starter camera, sells for around 200 quid used.

Edited by: "Ladeda" 14th Oct 2011

Really good camera IMHO, I got one and played loads with it for this price it's a steal you can't go wrong with a camera with such a high zoom. It's really handy for when I don't want to take my DSLR with me.

What a great price, wish I hadn't just replaced my camera!

seanussheep1

Really good camera IMHO, I got one and played loads with it for this … Really good camera IMHO, I got one and played loads with it for this price it's a steal you can't go wrong with a camera with such a high zoom. It's really handy for when I don't want to take my DSLR with me.


I picked up Argos Xmas catalog yesterday and reserved one but later noticed distinctive lack of viewfinder so I do not think am going to collect it...
Good camera for the money but need to be operated with that flashy big screen turned-on all the time which I think doesn't do any good to batteries and also I do not like to show to the whole world what I am shooting at.

Good price, good find. Heated

Here's another thorough review from the reliable Steve's Digicams site:

steves-digicams.com/cam…tml

I've decided it's not for me because there's so little scope for manual mucking-about (I'm mostly a casual snapper but do like to experiment with the settings occaisionally), but for an easy, flexible (and so dashing in red!) point-and-shoot with an eff-off zoom, it's great value.

Just gone and got the last one from my nearest store. Decided to get it in Black though. Thanks OP
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6105/6243612799_8910df1e72_m.jpg

Just reserved one, fortunately I've just been given £30 in argos vouchers for an award at work so for £100 this is a no brainer for me. Have some heat.

Anyone know the best place to get a decent memory card from at a good price? I don't have a clue when it comes to digital stuff. play.com/Ele…rch Is this a good price? Thanks

Been looking for a holiday camera for some time and didn't want to settle for a basic point and shoot, but also did not want to spent over £150. This ticks all the boxes... ordered.
Thansk for the heads up.
Heat added

My daughter (12) wants a bridge type camera for xmas and I was looking around the £200 mark, £130 quid!! bargain. This will be great for her as she loves experimenting in digital media. Ok limited manual control but lots of scene modes and a 720p HD recording - she will love it!!... Reserved for pick up :). Thankyou. Have some heat

Just reserved one. Been looking for a camera for our holiday to Portugal next month, and this one looks great. Thanks
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