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Kyocera Finecam S3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Kyocera Finecam S3. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and image quality. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Views about the low light performance and focus are different. The zoom and price get critical comments.

size, usability, performance, image quality, portability

battery, flash, reliability, price, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Kyocera Finecam S3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kyocera Finecam S3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Kyocera Finecam S3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the exposure and portability. There are mixed opinions on the zoom and battery.

size, performance, usability, image quality, price

durability, reliability, flash, portability, exposure

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Kyocera - Finecam S3

 

Digital cameras have the potential to get really small. The only part which takes up any real room is the lens mechanism, but Kyocera, which bought Yashica some years back, has even condensed that down in ...

The Kyocera Finecam S3 is a very compact 3.3 megapixel camera with 4x zoom and a 16MB memory card for storage. The Yashica-built device is easy to use, pocketable and takes a well-balanced picture. At the price, it beats Canon's Digital Ixus cameras on...

Feb, 2002

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Kyocera Mita Finecam S3 Camera Review - PCWorld

 
Nov, 2001

Expert review by : Jay Munro (cnet.com)

Kyocera Finecam S3 review

 

Billed as the world's smallest 3.34-megapixel camera, the 5.8-ounce Kyocera Finecam S3 is a credit-card-sized digicam that you can easily pocket. With a sharp, 2X zoom lens and easy navigation, it can handle family and student photo needs--if you shoot...

Supercompact and lightweight; good design; easy operation.

Performance and exposure glitches; lackluster image quality; limited feature set.

This little digicam is strong on design but has a hard time standing up to the big boys when it comes to features and performance.

Nov, 2001

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Kyocera Finecam S3 Review

 

Kyocera (Yashica) are quite proud of the S3, it's the smallest (yes, it's very small) three megapixel digital camera, indeed it's quite a bit smaller than most ultra-compact 2 megapixel digital cameras. It's kitted out with a 2x optical zoom lens (with...

Good tonal balance, good colour (generally) Lens exhibited hardly any chromatic aberrations Excellent white balance, good pre-programmed settings and manual preset Low noise at higher sensitivities Ultra-compact size, light weight Sleek stainless steel...

Lens quality / softness near edges Overall image softness (can't decide if this is lack of in-camera sharpening or lens) Doesn't produce resolution expected of a three megapixel digital camera Noisy auto focus system Rear LCD monitor doesn't have a...

Here's my rating of the Kyocera Finecam S3: (3 megapixel ultra-compact)

Jul, 2001

Expert review by : PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Kyocera Finecam S3

 

First and foremost, the Kyocera Finecam S3 is small. Though twice as thick as a PDA, it's smaller and lighter, fitting right in a shirt pocket. The S3 is a prime choice if you want a camera you can carry without a second thought—an alternative camera...

Jul, 2001

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Kyocera Finecam S3

 

Continue on to Page Two Finecam S3 Specifications Type: Digital still camera with record, playback, and erase modes. Imaging Device: 1/1.8" square-pixel interlace readout system CCD with 3,340,000 pixels gross, 3,240,000 effective. Recording media: SD...

May, 2001

Expert review by : Jay Munro (cnet.com.au)

Kyocera Finecam S3 review: Kyocera Finecam S3

 

Kyocera Finecam S3

Supercompact and lightweight; good design; easy operation.

Performance and exposure glitches; lackluster image quality; limited feature set.

This little digicam is strong on design but has a hard time standing up to the big boys when it comes to features and performance.

Oct, 2002

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Kyocera FineCam S3 Zoom Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

Though the Kyocera name is not a household word for most consumers (it's actually best known for its semiconductor development), both serious amateur and professional photographers will immediately recognize the names Contax, Yashica, and Carl Zeiss --...

The Finecam S3 did surprisingly well in our low-light tests, producing usable images all the way down to the limit of our test of 1/16 foot-candle, or 0.63 lux, although there was a fair bit of noise in the photos shot that dark. In the past, we've...

Jul, 2001

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Tiny and cute, but that's about it

 

This was the first digital camera I've ever owned; at the time, 3 megapixels was "top end." I also wanted a small but sturdy camera that could fit into a pocket or purse. The Kyocera S3 Finecam has a rectangular metallic body that feels indestructable....

Petite ; comes with USB card reader and AC power adaptor

Non-existant battery life

Mar, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

The camera you won't mind lugging around

 

very compact ; easy to use ; good 3MP images ; excellent battery life ; 3x zoom

pricey ; uses expensive SD cards ; images somewhat "soft

Apr, 2003
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