Nikon Coolpix S3000 (Silver)
Manufacturer: Nikon Inc. Part number: 26206
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CNET editors' review
price range: $149.99
- Reviewed by: Joshua Goldman
- Reviewed on: 09/02/2010
The good: Very small, lightweight; easy to operate; inexpensive.
The bad: Inconsistent autofocus; poor low-light photos.
The bottom line: The Nikon Coolpix S3000 is an attractive inexpensive ultracompact that's a step above your average camera phone.
Nikon Coolpix S3000 My Review!
by RandyBridges on March 13, 2011
Pros: + Pictures are really sharp
+ Very easy to use, easy to set up
+ Micro mode was pretty cool
+ Pics in low-light or darkness are excellent
+ Video quality was great, sound quality was also excellent inside the video too.
Cons: - Difficulty in auto focus in some scenarios
- Shorter battery life
- Lack of a regular viewfinder
- No real constant showing of remaining battery, although it lasts quite well.
Summary: Before I bought this camera I did a lot of research on digital cameras. I narrowed it down to three brands. Canon, Nikon, and Sony. It took a very long ...
Summary: Before I bought this camera I did a lot of research on digital cameras. I narrowed it down to three brands. Canon, Nikon, and Sony. It took a very long time to make a decision since I didn't want to buy crap. I eventually settled in the Nikon brand because I am very familiar with its features and camera functions. I was replacing a cheaper older model of a Nikon Coolpix L10. So, I was definitely going spend a little over $100 for this camera, but then again cameras have come a long way since the 2007. Even if I didnt buy the S3000 I knew I would get something better than my older camera due to the advancement of the compact camera technology.
This camera is great for everyday/events picture taking. After having the camera for a few days, I tested it out when I went to a family reunion. I got many compliments and inquiries about where i got the camera from. I believe I took about 100 pics in the two days spanning the family reunion.
I took pics using a wide variety of the camera's features. The micro mode was pretty cool, the camera was able to focus on the subject and the picture did not come out blurry.
It was pretty easy to take a pic in panorama mode. At first when I took the pics that would make up the panorama pic, I wasnt sure how the whole pic would come out, but the panorama maker software that comes with the did wonders. Once you out the pieces of the panorama pic in the correct order the software makes the panorama picture for you. Now that I know that I made a great panorama photo I will be using this feature very much in the future.
This camera definitely tells you if someone blinked in the photo after the photo has been taken and you can always opt to take another pic. Continuous shot selecter is also a nice feature. You can choose to take 3 continuous shots or 16 continuous. Pics in low-light or darkness are excellent and always give light exposure buy the flash and orange light on the front of the camera. I took a picture in my room with the only source of light in the room being light from a television and the picture came out as if a ceiling light was on.
Other features that are nice are skin-softening, smart portrait(recognizes faces), 17 scene modes including panorama, subject tracking
For a compact camera, the video quality was great. The sound quality was also excellent inside the video too. Playback on my laptop was seamless. You could hear words and sentences very well in the background of the video. It's NOT HD, but I could make out everyone in the video and nothing at all was blurry.
Battery is a plus since you can charge it, as oppose to change AA batteries all the time. The charge is very short as well.
Definitely get a case for this camera, it is very compact, slim, and small. I have a case logic compact digital camera case. I bought my case at Walmart for $7 and cents. I feel like my camera is very well protected.
Overall I am very happy with my purchase of the Nikon Coolpix s3000. Its a great everyday camera for the busy college student or for someone who just wants to capture life's moments.
Definitely buy this camera, it well worth your money and you will not be disappointed.
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by twinston28 on July 1, 2011
Pros: Nice, clear pictures. Easy to use.
Cons: Don't know how to turn flash off.
This camera sucks!
by mamawalk on June 14, 2011
Pros: It takes good pics during the day.
Cons: I bought this camera with hopes that it would be a good camera to take pics of my kids. Well it wasn't. I had to replace the battery after about 2 weeks because the one it came with wouldn't charge. I thought no big deal. It'll be worth it. 6 months later
Summary: Don't buy this unless you have the money to buy another one 6 months later!
Summary: Don't buy this unless you have the money to buy another one 6 months later!
Good value for the price!!!
by Yanipr85 on December 14, 2010
Pros: Size, portability, lots of functions
Cons: None found
Summary: I been using this little camera for more than two months. The quality of the pictures is really good for the price. I went to a family reunion to took ...
Summary: I been using this little camera for more than two months. The quality of the pictures is really good for the price. I went to a family reunion to took pictures of my family. Some relative took pictures too, when we uploading the pictures to pick up the ones to use in the "Family Reunion Album" almost all of my pictures got pick. I got so much complements of my pictures, I highly recommend this camera!!!
You get what you pay for with one of these.
by howdyisneill on October 6, 2010
Pros: Size and weight are the only real plusses.
Cons: Poor picture quality, slow shutter, see below for more "issues" with this camera.
Summary: I wanted a light weight, small pocket camera to use on hikes or just to keep in the car for emergencies. That's about all this camera is good for. ...
Summary: I wanted a light weight, small pocket camera to use on hikes or just to keep in the car for emergencies. That's about all this camera is good for. You can't charge the battery out of the camera, the memory card is next to impossible to get out, if you crop more than a minor amount the picture quality goes to pot, and even when not zoomed the focus is iffy. It does do a good job of being able to see the display in sunlight-hey it's got to have something good about it. Don't get one of these for any serious photography. Unless like me the size and weight are a major reason to buy this camera look elsewhere.
- Manufacturer: Nikon Inc.
- Part number: 26206
- 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.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Digital camera - Compact
- Resolution 12 megapixels
- Optical Sensor Type CCD
- Total Pixels 12,390,000 pixels
- Effective Sensor Resolution 12,000,000 pixels
- Optical Sensor Size 1/2.3"
- Optical Zoom 4 x
- Digital Zoom 4 x
- Image Stabilizer Electronic
- Auto Focus TTL contrast detection
- Image Recording Format JPEG
- AV Interfaces Composite video/audio
Exposure & White Balance
- Light Sensitivity ISO 3200,
ISO auto (80-800),
ISO auto (80-1600),
ISO auto (80-400),
- Exposure Modes Program,
- Special Effects Black & White,
- White Balance Automatic,
- Type 4 x x Zoom lens - 4.9 mm - 19.6 mm - F/3.2-5.9
- Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 27 - 108 mm
- Focus Adjustment Automatic
- Min Focus Range 19.7 in
- Macro Focus Range 3 in
- Zoom Adjustment Motorized drive
- Features Built-in lens shield
- Camera Flash Built-in flash
- Flash Modes Slow synchro,
Flash OFF mode,
- Self Timer Delay 2 sec,
- Additional Features D-Lighting technology,
In-camera red-eye fix,
Best Shot Selector (BSS),
Motion Detection Technology,
Intelligent Scene Selector,
Blink Detection technology,
Smile Detection technology,
Face-priority AF function,
Digital image stabilization
- Viewfinder Type None
- Type 2.7 in LCD display
- Display Features Built-in
- Microphone Operation Mode Mono
- Connector Type 1 x USB,
1 x Composite video/audio output
- Software Drivers & Utilities
System Requirements for PC Connection
- Peripheral Devices USB port,
- Microsoft Certifications Compatible with Windows 7
- Included Accessories Carrying strap,
Audio / video cable
- Body Material Metal
- Supported Battery Nikon EN-EL10
- Supported Battery 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( Included )
Memory / Storage
- RAM Installed 47 MB
- Memory Card Slot SD card
- Supported Memory Cards SDHC Memory Card,
SD Memory Card
- Internal Storage None
- 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
- Video Capture 640 x 480
Dimensions & Weight
- Width 3.7 in
- Depth 0.7 in
- Height 2.2 in
- Weight 4.1 oz
- Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
- Max Operating Temperature 104 °F