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Nikon Coolpix S3000: Review

The Nikon COOLPIX S3000 is a compact digital camera and available in many different colors, all modern and trendy. The ultra-thin metal body, ensures maximum portability. With regard to the technical specifications, the camera features a 2.7-inch LCD display with anti-reflective coating and a resolution of 230,000 dots, an image sensor of 12 megapixels of resolution, a wide-angle NIKKOR lens with 4x optical zoom, 4 functions the elimination of the rough, including the electronic stabilizer, BSS, for the best shot, the automatic scene selection, Smart Portrait function and 16 scene modes.

Nikon Coolpix S3000: Design

The Nikon COOLPIX S3000 is a compact digital camera and stylish and available in seven colors, black, champagne silver, magenta, green, blue, orange and red. It has a large 2.7-inch TFT LCD display with 230,000 pixels exceptional. The size of the camera, finally, is 94.3 mm wide, 55.9 mm in height and 19 mm in thickness. The weight is 116 grams with battery and memory card.

Nikon Coolpix S3000: Features and Functionality

The manufacturer Nikon has made several compact digital cameras, belonging to various families, including the Nikon COOLPIX S3000. Compared with a Nikon COOLPIX S4000 and Nikon Coolpix S8000, is definitely on a lower level, but it remains a very good camera, practical and ideal for everyone. Starting with those that are the technical specifications, the camera features a CCD image sensor, 1/2, 3 inches in size and with an effective resolution of 12 megapixels.

This is a high resolution that allows you to capture outstandingly detailed images that are suitable for printing complete or just from selected areas, even in the large format. The maximum resolution is 4,000×3,000 pixels reachable from the photos.

As for the optics, the Nikon COOLPIX S3000 has a Nikkor lens with a focal length equal to 4.9-19,6, equivalent to 27-108 mm on a traditional 35 mm, focal length and aperture equal to F3.2-f5.9. As regards the possibility to shoot subjects, in the distance, the camera has a 4x optical zoom, so not particularly high, and a digital zoom up to 4x, for a total capacity of 16 magnifications.

After the list of technical data, it is time to analyze the functions of your camera. And now standard on compact camera that also is present in the image stabilizer, while until recently was the preserve of more expensive machines. Although the S300 has a stabilizer, but sin that it is the electronic type and not mechanical. Despite succeed in its attempt to reduce the effect of camera moments, it is of lower quality than the optical one.

Nikon Coolpix S3000
Nikon Coolpix S3000

Continuing with the features found on the Nikon COOLPIX S3000, it must be said that the digital image stabilizer is just one of four methods that allow the elimination of the move. The other three include a high sensitivity up to ISO 3200, Motion Detection and BSS, which automatically selects the sharpest of up to ten sequential shots.

The camera has, then, many other features, such as Smart Portrait System, which includes Smile Timer, which takes the photo when the subject smiles, the blink proof, which alerts you if someone had their eyes closed and Advanced Face Priority AF with red-eye correction, which detects and focuses on up to 12 faces in a frame and corrects the red-eye defect.

The Nikon COOLPIX S3000 is equipped also with automatic scene selection, which automatically selects the optimum scene mode according to the situation, EXPEED image processing engine, which provides outstanding performance, macro mode and AF subject tracking, which allows you to keep the focus of the camera on a selected subject, even if you move the frame.

The S3000 is still a complete camera from all points of view, not only allows you to take high-quality photographs but also create video clips, although unfortunately not in high definition as they can reach a maximum resolution of 640×480 pixels. It not sends Finally, the built-in flash when shooting in low-light conditions. Interesting, then, the ability to recharge the camera by simply connecting it to the USB port of a computer.

As for the ability to save photos and video, the Nikon COOLPIX S3000 has an internal memory of about 47 MB, so quite poor, expandable via Secure Digital cards. The purchase package includes, finally, a rechargeable lithium battery, charger, USB cable, the audio / video cable, strap and CD-ROM with the software.


The Nikon COOLPIX S3000 is a compact digital camera very elegant and refined, available in many fashionable colors. To underline the resolution of the sensor, the various features anti-shake and high sensitivity.

Where to Buy Nikon Coolpix S3000

Nikon Coolpix S3000 12.0 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Electronic Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Plum)
  • 12.0 megapixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches
  • 4x wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens; bright 2.7-inch LCD
  • 4-way VR Image Stabilization System
  • Capture 640 x 480 movies with sound at 30fps
  • EXPEED Image Processing; Smart Portrait System
Easy of Use
Value of Money

PROS : 4 anti-shake functions; Charging via USB, Smart Portrait function, automatic scene selection.

CONS : Memory; Electronic Stability; Optical Zoom good but not outstanding.

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