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. If you buy this camera, you will regret it. EH-65A adapter went out, too, DON'T WASTE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. TIP: don't buy on internet....buy at WalMart..
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. Taking pictures with flash is a nightmare because between one picture and the other the camera takes forever to be ready again for the next shot. Pictures do not look crispy and most of the time washed out.
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. In the two years I've had this camera, I've sent it to the repair center twice for the lens becoming off track. It's not that I didn't take good care of it. Sometimes when I turned it on, the lens does not open right - "lens error" showed up too often.
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. Even though I found few review that tells it gives LENS ERROR I went for it thinking it will be very rare, look like is a common problem with 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. This camera actually takes worse photos than most 2 megapixel and 3 megapixel cameras that were out 4 years ago. Give no thought to the fact that it's a 7 megapixel camera. It just means you get 7 megapixels of a poor photo.
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. The action settings seemed to have no effect. Just taking a still photograph indoors with the flash usually came out blurry.
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). The menu system is very primitive but it is still functional. The only good thing about this camera is its very low price. But, I feel that this camera is a bad value, even at this price.
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! So I ordered one and was quite disappointed.
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! I was wary about buying a Nikon as I had previously owned a (non-digital) Nikon and had not been overly impressed with it.