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Nikon Coolpix S3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews of Nikon Coolpix S3. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The size and portability also get good opinions. Opinions about the focus and flash are different. The exposure and shutter get critical opinions.

usability, portability, size, image quality, design

performance, shutter, exposure

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix S3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the portability and zoom are on the whole positive. The screen and size also get good comments.

usability, size, screen, zoom, portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix S3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and size are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability, and the price and performance get less positive opinions.

image quality, usability, portability, size, design

performance, price

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Nikon Coolpix S3

 

Nikon Coolpix S3 Review. This is a standard pocket sized digital camera. It has six megapixels and a three times zoom lens.

Menu help available ; General ease of use

Some images could be sharper ; Small flash range

The Nikon Coolpix S3 is a standard ultra compact digital camera. Very little stands out as being very good or very bad. One point in its favour is it is one of the few six megapixel slimline cameras.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by (dcmag.co.uk)

Nikon CoolPix S3

 

Very few dispute the high quality of cameras that Nikon produces and the CoolPix S3 is no exception. The 6-megapixel sensor coupled with the legendary ED glass helps ensure a sharp and bright photo. However one of its only downfalls is camera shake, which

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Review of the Nikon Coolpix S3 - Digital SLR Reviews

 

It must be said that the Coolpix does not have the thickest manual in the WDC library...

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

An average camera for the average user. The S3 isn't a bad choice, it takes some fairly good snaps, has most of the basic functions...but so do most of its competitors.

Sharp shots

Buggy autofocus, equally buggy blur detection

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Nikon Coolpix S3

 

After you've seen forty or fifty digital cameras, it becomes increasingly difficult to find something new and exciting to talk about. There are plent...

Sharp shots

Buggy autofocus, equally buggy blur detection

An average camera for the average user. The S3 isn't a bad choice, it takes some fairly good snaps, has most of the basic functions...but so do most of its competitors.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix S3 (Black)

 

Nikon Coolpix S3 (Black)

Sep, 2005

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

Nikon Coolpix S3

 

Physical Views The Coolpix S3 compared to a standard CD disc. The Coolpix S4 and the Coolpix S3. The Coolpix S3 and the Casio EX-Z57 Zoom . Continue on to the Features & Controls Coolpix S3 Specifications CCD 1/2.5-in. high-density CCD 6.0 million...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon CoolPix S3

 

The Coolpix S3 is a 6-megapixel camera that delivers high performance shooting power and image quality in a sleek and ultra-portable package. Like the Coolpix S1 and S2 before it, the Matte Black Metal-body Coolpix S3 boasts a 2.5" LCD screen and Nikon's

The Coolpix S3 has a lot of appeal to those wanting ease of use and good image quality in a very small package. It offers several unique features that distinguish it from the competition, including D-lighting, Red Eye Fix and Best Shot Selector. At a stre

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : LetsGoDigital (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon Coolpix S3 Review

 

Nikon Coolpix S3 dijital fotoğraf makinesi yanlarında sürekli bir kamera taşımak ve çevresindeki her güzelliği ve anı kolaylıkla fotoğraflamak isteyen kullanıcılara hitap eden bir model. Akıllı yazılımı ile birlikte 6 megapiksellik yüksek çözünürlüğü...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Kevin Wu Li (cnet.com.au)

Nikon Coolpix S3

 

For users looking for a sleek, lightweight and fashionable camera, the Nikon Coolpix S3 fits the bill.

Stylish design available in different hues ; Optical zooming during movie recording

Indispensable docking station ; No optical image stabilisation

During our video tests, the shooter managed to record relatively clear footages with sound. Noise was evident, sadly, but it's nothing to worry about as it's typical for most cameras of this class. Expect more noise in your still images especially at...

Mar, 2006

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