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The Nikon Coolpix L14 is easy to use and has a number of different functions. It has a 2.4 inch LCD screen and takes photos of 7.1 megapixel quality.
The front of the camera has the flash centre top, with the lense on the right hand side with a small sensor to detect light just above this.
The back of the camera has the screen on the left hand side with the zoom button at the top left with a small menu button, functionality button and delete button below this.
On the under side there a a hole which you can use to attatch the camera to a stand and the battery compartment.
At the top there are from left to right; the camera mode button, the view pictures mode button, the power button and the capture image button.
On the left side there is a hook so that a strap can be attathced in the middle and then the USB lead connection which is covered with a plastic cover on the left and the memory card slot on the right which is again covered by a plastic cover.
There is nothing on the right side.
The camera takes two AA batteries and has a reasonable battery life if you use good quality batteries. Nikon claims that you can take 1000 shots before you need to change the batteries, however, I think this is a little optomistic with the average camera user who wants to review their shots, delete, upload etc.
Their are a number of different photo functions on the camera including; Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party / Indoor, Beach / Snow, Sunset, Dusk / Dawn, Night Landscape, Close up, Museum, Fireworks show, Backlight and Panorama assist.
I have found the Nikon Coolpix L14 to be a good camera that has met my needs as a mum wanting to take lots of pictures of her little girl growing up. If taking pictures in daylight where the flash is not required it can take photos in quick succession, which is great if you want to capture children as it is rather difficult to get them to pose. The quality of these images is good, I have images of my daughter in mid air when she has been jumping around which are crystal clear.
It is also good on nights out with my friends, however, it does take the flash a long time - approximately ten seconds to reload meaning a fairly long wait between shots which can be inconvenient. The different functions are good here as they allow you to take clearer pictures in dark environments such as clubs and bars.
My partner uses the camera when he fishes for taking shots of any catches and finds the camera is good for this also. It is easy to see the LCD screen in bright light and is easy to use so that he can ask passers by to take his photos for him.
All in all I think it is a good camera and would recommend it to anybody who wants a straightforward camera.
The Nikon Coolpix L14 is a good quality 7.1 megapixel camera. It has a 2.4inch LCD screen, and 3x zoom. I have been extremely please with the performance of this camera with both photographs and video recording, it is very clear and precise and can film lengthy videos when used with a memory card. The battery life is amazing when used with AA energiser lithium batteries, it can take up to 1000 shots. Included in the box with camera comes accesorys that i must say have come in very use for someone like myself who uploads photos to the computer. Supplied accessories are: Strap, usb cable, audio video cable, AA lithium battery x2, Software Cd-Rom, Quick start guide, User manual and Warrenty.
The usb cable and software makes it extremely easy to upload photos and videos on to the computer.
The features of the camera are very sleek and sophisticated. It is of very simple design which makes it easy to use. It has many features such as zoom, timer, flash options etc, as well have having a large range of scenes, a few for example are portrait, landscape, close up, indoors.
The Nikon Coolpix L14 has an incredible 7.1 megapixels. These pixels are put to fine use when capturing your images in true colour and very fine detail. Then you can easily crop and produce enlagerged images. The camera has a 3x zoom NIKKOR lens which covers a range of 38-114mm, equivalent to 35mm.
The Nikon Coolpix L14 has a excellent battery life running on lithium AA Energizer batteries. This simply mean you dont need to worry about recharging and running out of power. The camera is so energy effecient Nikon state that it can take 1,000 images running on pair of the lithium AA Energizer batteries.
The controls on the Coolpix L14 are very user friendly and are located on the top f the camera which makes it easy to switch between playback and shooting. The camera has a large 2.4inch LCD screen which can be veiwed out doors easily as it is bright.
The Coolpix L14 has some new exciting features such as:
- 3 NII (Nikon Image Innovations)
- SM (Stop Motion) Animation for fun & creativity
- ISO 1000 for clearer pictures in low light
The Coolpix L14 also comes in 3 diffrent colours.
The camera comes with 2 batteries as mentioned before, USB cable, Audio video cable, A strap & CD.