Summary: I have no idea how the product works but I do know the seller EZCORP. I ordered used for my daughters birthday. They called the next day saying there was a mix up with the posting and that they would send me an "upgraded" version. They also said for my troubles they would throw in a case and an SD card. I was fine with that. It shipped quickly and when it got here, I tried to turn it on and it said battery depleted. I plugged it in with the included charger.
Summary: Don't expect any customer service when purchasing a camera from Nikon's L series. I would give the camera itself 4 stars, but Nikon's lack of service drops it to 1. This camera was purchased about two years ago as an inexpensive "starter" camera for a child. Grandparent had previously bought a similarly priced competitor's camera, which took only blurry unrecognizable images.
Summary: I bought this camera to fill in the gap while I got my older Coolpix repaired (actuator problem). The old camera (which I have reverted to) takes spectacular images, as one would expect from Nikon. (I still have my old NikorMat and SLR lenses). Unfortunately the L14 is a piece of junk. I don't care much for features, and I like the short list this camera has,,,, the problem is almost every image I take with it is BLURRED !!!
Summary: I hate to say this, but I own three of these cameras. I was attracted to them because of the long battery life, for I take a lot of pictures, and have two employees that also take lots of pictures of our work. I wish I would have tested the first one out more before I bought two more of them. You see, one camera on its FIRST day of use crapped out with a lens error, rendering it useless.
Summary: I don't understand why Nikon would put their name on this atrocity. This camera has an eternal shutter lag - any moving subject is long gone before the actual picture is taken. It also takes forever to power up. The pictures are dark, blurry, and below what even the most casual photographer should accept. I bought this camera because I needed something compact and relatively inexpensive for a vacation and I regret it. It's a total waste of money.
Summary: Bought this for my grandson at Christmas 2007. It was used 3 times then we got an error message of "lens err msg". Contacted Nikon and they indicated that it was still under warranty, sent it in. Today I got an invoice for the repairs of $99.50. They claimed that it was dropped and the lens was dented. Pardon me how do you dent a lens? Called Nikon and they did not change their minds.
Summary: Purchased the camera in December for my daughter. Camera worked for 4 months and then began the "LENS ERROR" and camera was bricked. There are several other posts with this problem. Sent the camera for service. Nikon has had it for 2 months. I still don't have the camera, and no one will tell me when it will be fixed. It is on "parts hold". I have requested a product replacement. No answer....and no camera.
Summary: I bought the L14, my wife was fairly happy with the cameras abilities. The picture quality is good and the ease of use is also good, time delay is a bit long so don't plan on any action shots, but when it comes to durability thats where Nikon falls way short. Wife dropped the camera for the first time. Not a hard drop. There were no scratches or any scuff marks, well no sooner did I think that when the battery door came flying open. It would not shut after that.
Summary: When my coolpix L3 died after a series of falls, the time came for a new camera. I ended up with the coolpix L14 which looked very nice in blue and took AA batteries so that was great! Then the problems began....... The camera started taking the worst pictures I've ever seen in my life!And the shutter lag is unbearable on these cameras.It had more pixels then my previous one, and and sucked worse than the cheaper camera!Unacceptable!