Summary: NIKON....they shouldn't be allowed to sell this piece of JUNK. Only lasted 6 months, then every other picture taken was out of focus, no matter how much you adjust. NOT user friendly, extremely frustrating to use. LENS ERROR, LENS ERROR, LENS ERROR all the time!!!! Piece of JUNK.
Summary: I do not recommend this camera to anybody. I was replacing my old Coolpix L12 which used to take good pictures, but I was very dissapointed with the Coolpix L14. The quality of the pictures and videos are very poor.
Summary: I did a lot of research before settling on a Nikon camera. Apparently I didn't do enough research when I selected the Nikon Coolpix L14. This camera made me think twice about the supposedly top brand of cameras.
Summary: I bought this in Feb 2008 and next month it sarted giving me LENS ERROR, the camera switches off itself after few seconds when powered on(with the LENS ERROR message). I have given it for service. I missed to capture many important event after purchasing this product.
Don't believe the positive reviews -- very poor performer.
D. Fichtner, Amazon
30 April 2008
Summary: Honestly, I now firmly believe that reviews on sites are often "seeded" with positives from companies. My wife and I purchased this camera for her mother, and we are greatly disappointed. The photos it takes are, to be honest, not up to snuff.
Summary: My experience was much the same as TechnoGeek's. Almost every picture I took was blurry. Outdoors it takes fairly decent shots, but indoors it is extremely finicky. I poured over the manual and tried every combination of settings, but I could not get the camera to take consistently clean pictures.
Summary: I just recently purchased this camera, and after using it for only 5 days I have decided to return it primarily because the image quality is very poor. The images are soft and washed out, not sharp and crisp like I have come to expect from Nikon (I have the D80 as well).
Summary: After reading glowing reviews of the L10, L11, and L12, I noticed that that Nikon has released the L14 and 15. Presumably, they were very similar to the previous models, but hey, they used a NEW processor, and new is better, right? And look, they come in cool colors! I like the blue!
Summary: I purchased this camera in April 2008 to replace my much loved Canon Powershot which I had managed to damage beyond repair by slaming it down on the pavement when I fell immediately after taking a shot!