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Nikon CoolPix L14

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the responsiveness and value for money are on the whole positive. The battery and usability are also appreciated. Comments about the energy efficiency and build quality are mixed, while some have doubts about the manual image adjustments and viewfinder.

portability, usability, battery, value for money, responsiveness

performance, features, shutter, viewfinder, manual adjust.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon CoolPix L14 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon Coolpix L14


The COOLPIX L14 is a quality compact digital camera that combines high performance with operating ease while also providing the staying power of long battery life. Built on a custom application of Nikon's innovative Expeed digital image processing...

umer (26) ; Wireless (6) ; Hybrid (3) ; Webcam (3) ; Show more ; Maximum Resolution ; 3264 x 2448 pixels (59) ; 3072 x 2304 pixels (57) ; 2592 x 1944 pixels (34) ; 3648 x 2736 pixels (33) ; 2560 x 1920 pixels (29) ; 2048 x 1536 pixels (28) ; 2816 x...

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Nikon Coolpix L14 Digital Camera - Express Review - The Imaging Resource!


The Nikon Coolpix L14 features a seven megapixel CCD linked to a Nikkor-branded 3x optical zoom lens, in an understated, stylish and relatively compact body. The Coolpix L14 offers a 2.4-inch 115,000 pixel LCD for framing and playback, but like many...

Comfortable body design: well shaped and light weight ; Relatively good performance on startup/shutdown and shutter lag ; Handy in-camera editing features D-Lighting, Crop, and Small Picture ; Stop Motion Movie mode ; Good color ; AA batteries deliver...

Soft images with 1,200 lines of resolution ; Slow flash recharge ; Sluggish digital zoom ; Slow USB connection

Nikon is known for a few special features that are included in the Nikon L14, including D-Lighting (which enhances darker images to improve shadow detail), Best Shot Selector mode (which takes a series of shots, letting the camera automatically pick...

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Nikon Coolpix L14


For oldtimers, the name Nikon still conjures up high-quality, top-end single lens reflex cameras, and Nikon continutes to be very active in that space. However, the company also saw the handwriting on the wall and was one of the early adopters in the...

Relatively small and low-res LCD, No voice recording or sound notes, No image stabilization

Even though it is an entry-level camera, it has a good Nikon lens, can shoot VGA movies with sound and at a full 30 frames per second speed, and there are even onboard goodies like face recognition and red-eye reduction. Perhaps one of the main...


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Nikon Coolpix L14


For oldtimers, the name Nikon still conjures up high-quality, top-end single lens reflex cameras, and Nikon continutes to be very active in that space. However, the company also saw the handwriting on the wall and was one of the early adopters in the...

A real 7.1 megapixel Nikon at a very low price, Up to 1,000 pictures from a single set of two AA Lithium batteries, Very simple to use and operate, Face recognition mode, Full speed VGA movies with sound

Relatively small and low-res LCD, No voice recording or sound notes, No image stabilization

Overall, what you get with the Nikon Coolpix L14 is a basic but competent 7.1 megapixel Nikon camera at a most attractive price. It is strictly a point & shooter with no manual control, but you do get 16 shooting modes. The camera is compact and light,...

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Nikon Coolpix L14


I've had this camera for almost 2 years now, used it sparingly. Here are the goods: size - very handy to pop in your pocket or purse for the ladies power - uses 2 AA batteries ease - simple and easy to use for beginners LCD - decent screen size ...

No mechanical or construction issues

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Nikon Coolpix L14


I had a couple of problems with this camera right from the start. I suppose i started out from the wrong point, having originally seriously considered the P5100 and then gone for this as I thought I wouldn't have to worry about it in my pocket and i'd...

The image quality was not what I expected from a 7mp camera and I sent Nikon some samples a week after getting it. To be fair they replied very quickly and suggested I send it to them to be recalibrated - it came back a little better but not really...

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Good camera for the price


Light, sturdy, easy of use


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Owners Opinion: Nikon Coolpix L14 (andy btt, 13 Feb 08)


this is a beginner's "you get what you pay for" type of camera. it's only good for well lighted conditions or flash photography. the only great plus i can see for this camera is that it runs on AA batteries so it's not hard to look for rechargeables(or...

i was used to looking at moderate quality screens from cellphones to other digital cameras i've used... it was a bit of a shock for me that its 2.4" screen has very low resolution ; its autofocus is really really loud. moving the camera around triggers...

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Amazon review summary for Nikon CoolPix L14


alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 user reviews of Nikon CoolPix L14 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

value for money, usability, performance, image quality, portability

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62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Exceptionally BAD


get something that has either Li ion battery or 4 AA batteries.

I purchased this to replace my Canon A80 ; Compact, good for broad daylight pictures ; Nothing great, very mediocre performance

Picture quality is poor -in terms of color, sharpness and light ; Very long shutter lag - almost a second. You will always miss ; the moment ; Lots of out of focus pictures ; You will end up waiting for the flas to charge

Product Specifications

An impressively high megapixel count delivers pictures with true-to-life color and high-level detail. What's more, it means images can be significantly enlarged, yet still look absolutely stunning. Accurately measuring available light, the COOLPIX L14 automatically selects the best sensitivity setting. And with an impressive sensitivity range up to ISO 1000, it's easy to take great-looking pictures in low light conditions. Compatibility with AA-size batteries, which are widely available around the world, means users can go on shooting virtually anywhere without worrying about recharging or running out of power.

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Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:1GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.1-5.9
Max Focal Length:18.9mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:7.1Megapixel

Service & Support

Type:Extended service agreement

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1000
Light Sensitivity:ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None