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Nikon Coolpix S3000 12.0MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)
Product Description
When discussing cameras, Nikon represents distinctive optics and pace setting technology. The Nikon Coolpix S3000 is an affordable point-&-shoot digital camera that offers an edge on user friendliness with optimal results. Sleek design, attractive colors and innovative technology truly set the new Nikon COOLPIX S3000 digital camera apart from the competition. The COOLPIX S3000 comfortably places advanced shooting controls in the hand for great fun and optimal results. User-friendly advanced features and ease-of-use, along with the camera's compact size make it a pleasure to carry around anywhere from the family reunion to a night on the town. With the stylish looks and the vivid color choices of the S3000, the camera is the perfect tool to express one's personal style. The COOLPIX S3000 also includes a bright 2.7-inch 230,000-dot LCD screen designed to make it easy to compose, review and share pictures. The 12-megapixel COOLPIX S3000 features a 4x wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR lens; ISO 3200; 4-way VR Image stabilization System; Subject Tracking; Scene Auto Selector Mode; Nikon's Smart Portrait System and a colorful and compact design. EXPEED Image Processing; Smart Portrait System Smile Timer and Blink Proof makes sure you'll always catch the decisive moment when your subject smiles and Blink Proof function shoots two pictures and automatically saves the one in which the subject's eyes remain open. Subject Tracking will automatically track a moving subject to ensure sharp focus Quick Retouch optimizes contrast and color vividness for beautiful images Scene Auto Selector automatically recognizes the scene in your picture and adjusts camera setting D-Lighting rescues dark or backlit images by improving brightness and detail during playback 16 Scene Modes for optimized shooting in various settings Macro shooting mode as close as 3.1 5 Color Options for special filter effects. Choose from - standard color,
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #15160 in Camera & Photo
  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Nikon
  • Model: S3000 Black
  • Dimensions: 3.70" h x .70" w x 2.20" l, .26 pounds
  • Battery type: Lithium Ion
  • Display size: 2.7
  • Product Features
  • 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
  • Customer Reviews

    Most helpful customer reviews

    440 of 449 people found the following review helpful.
    5Great little Point-and-shooter
    By John Cesarone
    I was initially hesitant to buy this camera since there were ZERO reviews to be found, either here at Amazon, or elsewhere on the internet. But, since I've owned two previous Nikon Coolpix cameras (an old 4 MP camera, and a really old 2 MP camera) and both were great, I wasn't too worried. And I was right to buy it: it is working great and taking great photos, after several days of playing around with it.

    First of all, it is very user-friendly. The menus and controls are completely intuitive, and make sense even if you have not cracked open the manual. ("cracked open" being a bit of a misnomer, since the manual is electronic only; the paper manual that comes with it is just a "quick start guide")

    Second of all, it is a gorgeous piece of machinery; cute and cuddly and shiny and impressive. I'm afraid my girlfriend is going to try to steal it, it is so cute. I may have to buy her one to preemptively stop that from happening.

    But, most of all, it takes great pictures. I walked all over town the first day, putting it through its paces, and scrutinized the photos on my computer when I got back home. If I was going to have to return it, I wanted to do so quickly, but I don't need to. The photos are great.

    It is a point-and-shoot, which means that you don't have direct control over shutter speed, aperture, etc. But, you do have a dozen or so "scene modes" including Beach, Museum, Sunset, Panorama, Action, etc. These are very handy. I haven't tried them all yet, but they seem to be well designed.

    The second day, I put the camera through its paces inside the house. No problems; it takes great indoor shots, providing excellent exposures both with natural light and with the flash. The wide-angle 4.9 mm lens (equivalent angle of view to a 27 mm lens in a 35mm format camera) was especially nice: you can stand in a corner of a room, and get the entire room into the photo! Nothing left out. That is pretty unusual in an inexpensive fixed-lens camera.

    My third day test was to take the camera to the beach on a bright, contrasty day. It performed admirably, maintaining both shadow and highlight details, and rendering the deep blues of the sky and water, as well as the bright sand, equally well. This one's a keeper, folks!

    Another nice plus: there is a "16x9" mode available in the "shooting mode" options. This doesn't quite use all 4000x3000 pixels; it only uses 3968x2232 of them. But the images are perfect "HD" format, and completely fill up a typical wide-screen monitor without any stretching. Somehow, they look all the more impressive on a computer screen than the typical 4x3 ratio.

    Final tidbit: I bought the camera from Amazon, which was $10 cheaper than the local big-box store, had no sales tax, AND allowed me a 30 day return period with no restocking fee (which would have been 14 days AND a restocking fee at the local store; they need to get a clue).

    Anyway, as an overall impression, five stars easily for the Nikon Coolpix S3000........JC

    176 of 180 people found the following review helpful.
    5Nikon Coolpix
    By jenny
    What a GREAT camera. I had been cursed with the kodak easy share (older model) for years now and no matter what, I could only take about 10 pics before the battery died. I love the Nikon its small- light weight and perfect fit for me! Im not a professional photographer but I can take some great pics with this camera. The options that the menue gives you for photos is amazing! I would highley recomend this camera above kodak! They made everything VERY easy for inital set up also! Once I opend the package, did the camera set up, I was ready to take pictures within 3 minutes (once I charged the battery fully which only took about 30 minutes). I bought this camera because I was going on vacation and was tired of going places with an unreliable heavy camera and now feel so lucky to have this one! Ive never taken so many pictures before that its like a whole new world for me. This camera will also give you and option for "blink protection", "auto correct", and so MANY other options. Great camera, great price compaired to Walmart, Target, and other store/web-sites. Also Amazon was the only place I could get this cool green color. Stores werent carrying this color yet (only the purple, black, and some of them had the orange). One last thing I want to mention is the speed of taking the pictures. What I was used to was press the button wait about3-4 seconds then wait about 8 more seconds before you could shoot your next one-not so with the Nikon. I can practically take pic after pic with it - its great!

    41 of 41 people found the following review helpful.
    5Great Point and Shoot Camera
    By Nicoelle L. Barnett
    This is a great low price camera. I was going to take a trip to Chicago and wanted an affordable camera with high resolution and that would take pictures very quickly. Some digital cameras flash 13 times before actually taking the picture, this one is so quick and accurately determines if a flash is needed. I had read some reviews on this camera from other sites and some of the compliants were that the pictures were blurry. If you just read the manuel and use the flash when appropriate....no fuzzy pictures. I took pictures while I was walking and the pictures still turned out crystal clear. Great camera at a great price point. Would definitely recommend. Although, I do now wish I had sprung for the extra $70 and got the S4000 - that is the touchscreen version of this camera which would have been cool. But this camera is great as is!!

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    Editorial Reviews

    From the Manufacturer

    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 16x20 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.

    Ultra-slim styling and fine quality that brings greater satisfaction to photography and to carrying a camera

    Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights
    Combining the precision optics of a Nikkor lens with the image quality and performance benefits of Nikon's innovative EXPEED digital image-processing concept, the Coolpix S3000 places advanced shooting functions comfortably in the hand for greater fun with photography.

    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 Coolpix S3000 Feature Highlights

    EXPEED digital imaging technology
    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 Coolpix Digital Camera highlights
    VR image stabilization in action.
    Four advanced image stabilizing features* help ensure sharper results
    Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights
    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.
    * The camera selects and uses only the features required to optimize each image.

    Intelligent automation contributes to carefree shooting
    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.

    Nikon's exclusive Smart Portrait System
    Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights
    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.



    Subject Tracking
    Subject tracking automatically detects a human face and then continues to track and focus on that subject. Particularly useful when capturing children as they move naturally, Subject Tracking even functions if the subject moves out of the frame and returns within three seconds.

    Nikon Coolpix S3000 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
    * Recording stops automatically after 29 minutes, or after the file size reaches 2 GB. This figure is based on in-house testing standards and stated for recording at 25°C (77°F) with a fully charged EN-EL10 battery. Actual results may vary greatly depending on factors that include differences in ambient temperature, and the amount of zoom and autofocus operations used.

    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