Nikon Coolpix S3000

Nikon Coolpix S3000 is a good looking camera.Nikon Coolpix S3000 is just 19mm thick and so much pretty as compact.Nikon Coolpix S3000 available in seven sifferent colors and Nikon Coolpix S3000 is with 12 megapixel sensor, 4x optical wide-angle zoom lens,2.7-Inch LCD and many more…

Nikon’s style setting, image making¬†Coolpix S3000 combines 12.0 effective megapixels with a 4x optical Zoom-Nikkor glass lens for stunning prints as large as 16×20 inches. The sleek, all-metal design slips right in your pocket or purse, and the incredible, bright 2.7-inch LCD makes it easy to compose and share pictures even in bright sunlight. The Coolpix S3000, with Nikon’s EXPEED image processing concept and 4-way Image Stabilization System enables you to take incredible pictures, incredibly easy. Nikon’s Smart Portrait System enables users to get great portraits of smiling faces with smooth skin tones and without red-eye and blink.

The Coolpix S3000 is one such camera, a compact and highly affordable camera offering a wide range of colour choices, designed to appeal to those wanting a simple point and shootIt measures 94.3 x 55.9 x 19.0mm, so really is small enough to slip into just about any pocket on any occasion, and at 116g, is certainly light enough too. Despite its position at the foot of the Coolpix table, it demonstrates the sort of good build quality that you’d expect from a company like Nikon and has a metal body, rather than the plastic you’ll find elsewhere.

In the hand we found it a little small, so would probably suit ladies by nature of its smaller dimensions. The small dimensions mean grip can be a problem and we found that we covered the screen in fingerprints whilst using the camera. The front-mounted flash also suffers from its location as there is always a chance you will put your finger over it.The controls are relatively conventional, with the top plate offering the zoom toggle encircling the shutter button and an on/off button which neatly contains an LED, so you know you’ve turned it on. The recessed position of the on/off switch might make it tricky for those with fat fingers.

The remainder of the controls lie to the right-hand side of the 2.7-inch display which features an anti-glare coating so performs reasonably in bright conditions. Centred around a four-way controller with central ok button and flanked by four more buttons, finding your way in to the menus and changing the shooting settings is easy enough.The shortcuts on the four-way controller are the standard flash, exposure compensation, macro focus, and self timer. Thankfully you can access all these settings in any shooting mode (except video capture) meaning it is easy to tweak the exposure without having to fiddle around, something that will benefit this camera’s performance

Shooting mode is access via its own button which opens up and on-screen menu with five options: auto, scene (including scene auto selector), smart portrait, subject tracking and finally movie capture mode. Using the four-way controller you can easily move through the list, select what you want and get back to snapping with minimal fuss.Other controls offer playback and delete and finally the main menu. Within the main menu there are two areas, the first is the context-sensitive shooting menu, the second are the main camera settings, that once you’ve set the camera up you’ll probably not need to tinker with.

By context-sensitive we mean the content of the menu changes based on the options that are available to you. As with other compacts, the auto scene selector mode knocks out all your options (except those on the shortcut buttons) so you can only change the photo resolution.Out of the auto scene mode you get more choices, with the standard Auto mode offering a good range of shooting tweaks, notably you can opt for continuous shooting or Best Shot Selector, or select the ISO setting from 80 to 3200. You can also limit the auto ISO range, a feature we always like, meaning you can restrict it to the cleaner 80-400, or 80-800, rather than the standard 80-1600.

The 19mm slim Coolpix S3000 features quality materials and construction that are instantly recognizable when taken into the hand. And with the Coolpix S3000 available in a diverse selection of attractive colors, it’s the perfect tool to express personal style. Plus simple operation of advanced functions in its slim design makes it a pleasure to carry around anywhere. Outstanding imaging ability begins with 12.0 effective megapixels of sharp resolution with an optimized processing system to faithfully reproduce fine details and subtle tones, deliver quick response, and maintain image quality and clarity when taking advantage of extended light sensitivity settings as high as ISO 3200. The Coolpix S3000 is also equipped with a precision 4x zoom, Nikkor lens that employs six aspherical surfaces ably covers focal lengths from 27-108mm (35mm format equivalent) allowing flexibility in shooting subjects near or far.

Nikon’s smarter approach to digital imaging technology. From image capture to processing, Nikon’s comprehensive EXPEED digital imaging concept encompasses the entire picture-taking operation. EXPEED is much more than a processing engine; it is a revolution in digital photography. Nikon’s Electronic VR image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake. Motion Detection automatically controls shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for subject movement as well as camera shake. ISO 3200 capability allows faster shutter speeds when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects. And, Nikon’s original BSS (Best Shot Selector) function automatically shoots a series of sequential frames and saves the one with the sharpest focus.

Nikon’s Scene Auto Selector eliminates the need to manually select a scene mode to match the shot, and this makes it faster and easier to capture the moment in beautiful fashion. The Coolpix S3000 uses this intelligent function to analyze the subject and its surrounding settings and automatically selects the most appropriate of the following six scene modes to achieve optimal results–Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Close-up, or Backlight. Automatically detecting as many as 12 faces in the shot, Face-priority AF helps produce satisfying portraits by adjusting focus and exposure. Smile Timer automatically releases the shutter when the priority subject smiles and offers the Blink Proof function, which automatically shoots two sequential frames and saves the one in which the subject’s eyes are open-wide. Now featuring faster processing speed, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically corrects perceived red-eye effect before saving the image to memory.

The camera lacks some of the neat technologies that offer a wider dynamic range in some cameras. As a result, tricky skies often over-expose, or the foreground under-exposes giving you your lovely sky. Some cameras offer a flat middle ground, so at least you get some interesting shots out of the Nikon, often at the expense of shadow detail. But there is a tendency of over-expose in bright conditions, so using the exposure compensation to wrangle this under control is a must.There is evidence of fringing in high contrast shots, and shots don’t hold up under close scrutiny where there is a general lack of detail, but that’s not uncommon in point and shoot cameras at the affordable end of the scale and neither is the noise that starts to encroach on shots from about ISO 400 upwards. The lens shows some distortion at the wide angle, but it isn’t too dramatic.


  • 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

Other Features:

  • 16 scene modes for optimized shooting in various settings
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • D-Lighting
  • Auto Sort function
  • Up to 1.6 hours* of movie shooting at 640 x 480 (30 fps)
  • Quick Retouch
  • Approx. 47 MB of internal memory
  • USB charging via Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR) or PC

What’s in the Box:

  • EN-EL10 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • EH-68P AC Adapter/Charger
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable
  • AN-CP19 Strap
  • Coolpix Software Suite CD-ROM


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