Nikon COOLPIX S3000 12.0 MP Digital Camera - Plum
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Nikon COOLPIX S3000 12.0 MP Digital Camera - Plum

  • Optical Zoom: 4x
  • Type: Point & Shoot
  • Megapixels: 12.0 MP
  • Digital Zoom: 4x
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Nikon COOLPIX S3000 12.0 MP Digital Camera - Plum

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.

Product Review Summary

Based on 12 user reviews
67% recommend this product
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  • Compact (3)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Easy to Use (3)
  • Excellent Picture Quality (2)
  • Quality Construction (1)
  • Great Design (1)
  • Nice Screen (1)
  • Good Value (1)
  • Energy Efficient (1)
  • Simple Setup (1)
  • none (1)
  • Short Battery Life (1)
  • Slower in continuous shooting (1)
  • Poor in low light (1)
Good For
  • Travel (3)
  • Outdoors (3)
  • Everyday Use (2)
  • Home (2)
  • Gifts (2)
  • Office (2)
  • Business (2)
  • Beach (2)
  • geat for online pictures (1)
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Consumer Reviews


My review of the Nikon Coolpix S3000 Digital Camera

bysweetcash Sep 25, 2012
12 Helpfuls 13 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros The Nikon Coolpix S3000 is easy to use. 
Cons  The Nikon Coolpix S3000 camera is a little boring.
Recommended it? Yes

I really enjoyed using the Nikon Coolpix S3000 Digital camera. Whenever I want to take a picture or shoot a small YouTube video, this camera comes in handy. The camera has not given me any major issues since I bought it 2 years ago; it is still going strong. It still looks new and still works very... Read full review »


Worst Camera ever

bydoegurl Jul 15, 2012
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros There are none.
Cons Cheap and NIKON doesn't stand behind it.
Recommended it? No

I bought this camera for convenience.  I recently replaced the battery (with a real NIKON version) because my camera was dead.  The new battery worked and I put the camera in a drawer for the next 3 months.  Took out the camera yesterday and the Brand new battery from NIKON is... Read full review »


This camera does everything!!

bytinker900 Mar 26, 2011
12 Helpfuls 13 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros User Friendly<br>Tons of options<br>Video recording...
Cons Non I can think of
Recommended it? Yes

I am so glad I purchased this camera. I must start by saying I am not camera savvy. So I wanted something very user friendly, but still had all the bells and whistles. This little camera delivered.

Some of the key features:

-12.0 Mega pixels
-4x Wide angle Zoom
-2.7 inch LCD... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Special Effects Normal • Sepia • Cyanotype • Vivid • Black & White
Video Capture 640 x 480 - 30 fps

Other Features

Shooting Modes Frame Movie Mode
Additional Features Motion Detection • Blink Detection • Intelligent Scene Selector • Smile Capture • Audio Recording • USB Charging • Automatic Face Tracking • D-Lighting Technology • Digital Image Stabilization • Red eye Fix • Best Shot Selector (BSS)
Face Detection Yes

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C


Max Video Resolution 640 x 480

File Format

Still Image Format JPEG


Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific


Connector Types 1 x composite video/audio output
Expansion Slot 1 x SD Memory Card


Microphone Type Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - mono
Microphone Operation Mode Mono


Display Rotation Built-in
Screen Details LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color
Screen Size 2.7"
Display Type LCD


Depth 0.8 in.
Width 3.71 in.
Height 2.2 in.
Weight 4.1 Oz.


Viewfinder Type None

Memory / Storage

Integrated Memory size 47 MB

Camera Flash

Flash Type Built-in flash
Red Eye Reduction Yes


Light Sensitivity ISO auto (80-800)
Light Sensitivity Max 3200
Exposure Modes Automatic • Program

Lens System

Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 27 - 108mm
Macro Focus Range 8cm
Focus Adjustment Automatic

Optical Sensor

Sensor Size 1/2.3"

Key Features

Optical Zoom 4x
Type Point & Shoot
Megapixels 12.0 MP
Digital Zoom 4x

Product Identifiers

Model S3000
Brand Nikon

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