Users can start the camera in Easy Auto mode and start taking pictures immediately without having to worry about settings. For more advanced photographers, the Nikon CoolPix L14 has fifteen scene and five movie modes to work with. There is a setting for every situation. And with a maximum ISO of 1000, the Nikon CoolPix L14 accurately measures ambient light levels and adjusts itself accordingly.
The Nikon CoolPix L14 also features a selection of new functions that users are sure to rave about. First is the Face-priority AF. This feature automatically finds, then focuses on people's faces, resulting in crisp, clear pictures with life-like facial details. Gone are the days of blurry faces. Face-priority AF ensures that you can actually recognize the people you just photographed.
Another useful feature is the ability to remove the dreaded “red eye” from photos using just the camera. This onboard red-eye removal is handy for folks who don’t have photo editing software nearby, or who just want to fix the pictures without it. Additionally, the Nikon CoolPix L14 comes with D-Lighting. This special photo correction feature can be used to improve the color and contrast in underexposed photos. If you took a shot with too much backlighting, this feature can also help to correct the picture. It works by adding detail to areas where they are needed, but leaving well-exposed areas alone.
For the young at heart, the Nikon CoolPix L14 also comes with stop motion animation capability. Users can take a series of pictures of the same subject in slightly different positions, then string the pictures together to make a fun animated film.
Beyond its outstanding picture-taking ability, the Nikon CoolPix L14 also shines in the area of battery conservation. Nikon boasts that users can take up to 1,000 photos before draining the batteries. Users have been able to get 600-1,000 shots using lithium batteries. With alkaline batteries, the camera will take about 440 pictures. Still, that’s very good for a digital camera in the affordable price range.
This is also a stylish little camera with a sleek body that comes in silver, black, blue, and metallic pink. It can be used for everyday photography without cramping your style. It comes with a 3x optical zoom and a generous 23MB of onboard memory.
If you take lots of people pictures, this is the digital camera for you. The Nikon CoolPix L14 has everything you need to take life-like photos of family and friends. It retails for about $150 US.