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Nikon Coolpix S3000

Strikingly colorful 12 megapixel camera encased in a super-slim metal body and available in a range of eye-catching colors. Its combination of advance...

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Review of "Nikon Coolpix S3000"

published 25/01/2011 | bogunribido
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Pro Compact, totally loaded with gadgets. GPS and stunning pictures, can't fault it
Cons really none except as usual would have preferred maybe a few pounds off the price
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"A really cool gadget and mile ahead of my former cameras in every"

The camera is really amazing for its size. I have always bought relatively cheaper cameras and this one was well above the usual price I was willing to pay. But having checked all its features I can say its worth every penny and perhaps a bit more.

one of the most interesting bits in my reckoning is its ability to recognize when people have shut their eyes. I have had several pictures ruined cos my daughter just keeps blinking during her 3rd birthday party. The picture clarity is also something else even at high zoom (up 10x optical zoom), its so clear.

Video recording really makes it totally unnecessary to bother with a dedicated video camera as it produces stunning videos with HD quality.

The most important point here is the fact that the camera is quite easy to use. You can change the mode operation using the dial on top of it.

In conclusion I do recommend it without any doubt.

Oh lest I forget it has a GPS which I have not really used yet but its so totally cool, a seriously super hand shake correcting device - even my daughter can take totally clear pictures with it even though she rarely keeps still when taking pictures,

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Product Information : Nikon Coolpix S3000

Manufacturer's product description

Strikingly colorful 12 megapixel camera encased in a super-slim metal body and available in a range of eye-catching colors. Its combination of advanced automatic features with vibrant take-anywhere style makes it perfect for capturing stunning images with ease wherever you go. Whether you shoot pictures or movie-clips, consistently sharp results are assured thanks to the precision Nikkor wideangle 4x zoom lens and four advanced anti-blur technologies that automatically minimize the effects of camera shake, subject movement or low light. No matter what the occasion, Nikon's Smart Portrait System guarantees picture-perfect portraits where everyone has smiling faces and open eyes. The Coolpix S3000 - a stunning performer you can color to taste.

Product Details

Long Name: Coolpix S3000

Product type: Digital Compact Camera, Digital camera - compact

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 12

Optical Sensor / Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Flash Memory / Form Factor: SD/SDHC Memory Card

Lens System / Optical Zoom: 4x

Digital Zoom: 4x, 4 x

LCD Display Size: 2.70000244140625

Memory Type: Internal and external

Lens System / Min Focal Length: 0.0032

Manufacturer: Nikon

Product Description: Nikon Coolpix S3000 - digital camera

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Sensor Resolution: 12.0 Megapixel

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Microsoft Certification: Compatible with Windows 7

Lens System: 4 x zoom lens - 4.9 - 19.6 mm - f/3.2-5.9

Weight: 116 g

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.4 cm x 1.9 cm x 5.6 cm

Colour: Green, Black, Orange, Magenta, Champagne silver, Blue, Red, Plum

Display: LCD display - 2.7"

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Image Stabiliser: Electronic

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Exposure & White Balance

White Balance: Automatic, presets

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia, Vivid, Cyanotype, normal

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO auto (80-400), ISO auto (80-800), ISO auto (80-1600)

Dimensions & Weight

Weight: 116 g

Height: 5.6 cm

Depth: 1.9 cm

Width: 9.4 cm


Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Battery Type: Nikon EN-EL10


Compatible with Windows 7: "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.

Included Accessories: Carrying strap, power adapter, USB cable, audio / video cable

Body Material: Metal

System Requirements for PC Connection

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Video Capture: 640 x 480 - 30 fps

Supported Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Image Storage: JPEG 4000 x 3000 ¦ JPEG 3264 x 2448 ¦ JPEG 2592 x 1944 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 1024 x 768 ¦ JPEG 640 x 480 ¦ JPEG 3968 x 2232

RAM Installed: 47 MB

Included Memory Card: 2 GB SD

Lens System

Features: Built-in lens shield

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Type: 4 x zoom lens - 4.9 - 19.6 mm - f/3.2-5.9

Macro Focus Range: 8cm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 27 - 108mm

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Additional Features

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Additional Features: Audio recording, digital image stabilization, Intelligent Scene Selector, in-camera red-eye fix, face-priority AF function, D-Lighting technology, Best Shot Selector (BSS), USB charging, Blink Detection technology, Motion Detection Technology, Smile Detection technology


Display Features: Built-in

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Type: 2.7" LCD display


Microphone Operation Mode: Mono


Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output

Memory Card Slot: SD card


Software: Drivers & Utilities

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C


Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Image Stabiliser: Electronic

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Optical Zoom: 4 x

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Image Recording Format: JPEG

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

MPN: 26208, S3000BLACK, VMA545E1, VMA542E1, VMA543E1, VMA541E1, VMA540E1, VMA544E1, VMA546E1, S3000BLUE, 26206, 26210, 26207, COOLPIXS3000BL, S3000PLUM, 999S3000B1

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.3"

Effective Sensor Resolution: 12,000,000 pixels

Total Pixels: 12,390,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Sensor Resolution: 12.0 Megapixel

Enclosure Colour: Green, Black, Orange, Magenta, Champagne silver, Blue, Red, Plum

Camera Flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Camera Flash: Built-in flash


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