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Nikon Coolpix S3000


$150.00 Released March, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Menus are very intuitive, no instruction manual required. Design has visual appeal, small, solid and shiny. Simple operation, basic point-and-shoot with scene modes.

The Cons:No paper manual included other than a "quick start guide". No direct control over camera settings, scene modes only. Shutter button is a little loose.

The Coolpix S3000 is the new generation S series announced by Nikon on February 3rd 2010 along with the Coolpix S4000. This is the successor to the S220, offering enhanced shooting functions, 12 mega-pixel resolution and a choice of seven colors.

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Product Shot 2 The monitor on the back is a 2.7" 230k-dot TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and the internal memory is 47MB via the included SD card. Along with the S4000, it shares the same wide-angle 4x optical zoom NIKKOR lens, as well as an optimized image processing system based on Nikon's EXPEED technology for capturing highly detailed images. Other advanced digital features common to both are subject tracking, where the camera detects and follows the subject even if it moves, keeping it in focus at all times, and, smart portrait mode with smile timer, blink proofing, red-eye fix, skin softening etc. Other features have been implemented to reduce blur caused by camera or subject movement such as Nikon’s original BSS (Best Shot Selector) function which automatically shoots up to 10 frames and saves the one with the sharpest focus. Scene auto-selector mode makes switching between shooting conditions fast and simple. Available in black, champagne silver, red, blue, orange, magenta and purple.

Features

  • Effective pixels: 12.0 million
  • Lens: 4x zoom NIKKOR; 4.9-19.6mm (35mm [135] format picture angle: 27-108mm); f/3.2-5.9; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm [135] format picture angle: 432mm)
  • Focus range (from lens): Approx. 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to infinity (∞), Macro close-up mode: Approx. 8 cm (3.2 in.) to infinity (∞)
  • Monitor: 2.7-in., approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
  • Storage media: Internal memory (approx. 47 MB), SD memory cards
  • ISO sensitivity: ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto (auto gain ISO 80-1600), Fixed range auto (ISO 80-400, 80-800)
  • Interface: Hi-Speed USB
  • Power sources: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 (supplied), Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR) (supplied), AC Adapter EH-62D (optional), Battery Charger MH-63 (optional)
  • Battery life: Approx. 220 shots with EN-EL10 battery
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): Approx. 94.3 x 55.9 x 19.0 mm (3.8 x 2.2 x 0.8 in.) excluding projections
  • Weight: Approx. 116 g (4.1 oz.) with battery and SD memory card
  • Supplied accessories: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10, Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR), USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, Strap AN-CP19, Software Suite CD-ROM

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  • 2

    menus are very intuitive, no instruction manual required

  • 2

    design has visual appeal, small, solid and shiny

  • 1

    simple operation, basic point-and-shoot with scene modes

  • 1

    indoor shots with flash are sharp and clear

  • 1

    gathers both shadow and hilight details in sunny environments

  • 1

    images stabilization works very effectively

  • 1

    affordable price

Cons
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    no paper manual included other than a "quick start guide"

  • 1

    no direct control over camera settings, scene modes only

  • 1

    shutter button is a little loose

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    inconsistent autofocus

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    poor low-light photos

  • 1

    no battery status indicator, suddenly off/blank

  • 1

    no battery craddle charger

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Anonymous: #nikon_coolpix_s3000 i am very UNsatisfied with this camera, i have had it since december, i bought it to take pictuyres of my sons wedding...when i take a picture it takes TOO long for the flash...i have tried several settings....i miss a lot of smiles of my granddaughter because the flash takes soo long!! i'm thinking of going back to my kodak easy share camera Jun 17, 11
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