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Nikon COOLPIX S3600 Digital Camera (Black)

Price: $136.95
Instant Savings: $50.00
You Pay: $86.95
Product Highlights
  • 20.1 Mp 1/2.3" CCD Image Sensor
  • NIKKOR Zoom Lens (35mm Equiv: 25-200mm)
  • 2.7" 230k-Dot Anti-Reflective LCD Screen
  • Target-Finding Autofocus, Smart Portrait
  • HD 720/30/25p Video Recording
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • ISO 80-3200, 18 Scene Modes
  • Face Priority AF, Skin Softening
  • Accepts SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards
  • ViewNX 2 Software Supplied

The black COOLPIX S3600 Digital Camera from Nikon is a compact point-and-shoot featuring a 20.1 Mp 1/2.3" CCD image sensor for sharp, high-resolution shots. When the light gets too low, the built-in flash takes care of business. The camera also provides ISO sensitivity of 80-3200 to aid you in low-light environments. In addition to stills, capture HD 720/30/25p video. The NIKKOR 8x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-200mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives. Lens-shift and electronic vibration reduction counteract camera shake for clear, blur-free shots.

The camera is also equipped with a large, 2.7", 230k-dot TFT LCD monitor with an anti-reflective coating and 5-level brightness adjustment. The autofocus system is capable of face priority, quick subject-tracking and target-finding, and offers up to 99 focus areas. Take advantage of in-camera image editing, including D-Lighting to optimize high-contrast images in order to restore shadow and highlight details that have been lost. Save your images to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.

Bundled ViewNX 2 Software is an all-in-one image browsing, editing and sharing suite with a range of easy-to-use features. In addition to basic data importing and browsing, it incorporates various frequently used adjustment menus and tools for photo and video editing.

20.1 Mp CCD Sensor
The 20.1 Mp 1/2.3" CCD image sensor delivers high-resolution shots and ISO sensitivity of 80-3200 to aid you in low-light environments. When the light gets too low, the built-in flash is there to help. The sensor also enables you to capture HD 720p widescreen video at 30 or 25 fps via the dedicated movie button, and you can view your creations on a compatible TV using an optional audio/video cable. The built-in microphone captures accompanying sound.
NIKKOR Glass 8x Optical Zoom Lens
Provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-200mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives. Take advantage of 8x optical zoom and 16x Dynamic Fine Zoom, an enhanced digital zoom function that effectively doubles your reach. Lens-shift and electronic vibration reduction counteract camera shake for clear, blur-free shots.
2.7" LCD Monitor
Equipped with a large, 2.7", 230k-dot TFT LCD screen with an anti-reflective coating and 5-level brightness adjustment.
Advanced Autofocus
Contrast-detect autofocus system is capable of face priority and quick subject-tracking, in addition to a target-finding function that instantly and accurately determines your intended subject to ensure that focus stays where you want it. Additionally, the camera offers up to 99 focus areas in manual AF mode, or you can simply select "center" as the priority area. Focus lock is also available.
Continuous Shooting
At full resolution, capture up to 6 shots at approx. 1.1 fps. You can also choose Multi-shot 16 or the Best Shot Selector option, which allows the camera to take a quick sequence of photos with a single press of the shutter and automatically save the best ones.
Creative Shooting Modes
Benefit from creative shooting modes, including 18 Scene Modes tailored to specific shooting scenarios, including back light, beach, black and white copy, close-up, dusk/dawn, fireworks show, food, museum, night landscape, night portrait, panorama assist, party/indoor, pet portrait, portrait, snow, sports and sunset. Scene Auto Selector allows the camera to choose the best mode for you, leaving you to focus on getting the shot you want. The Smart Portrait System helps you easily capture flattering portrait shots without having to think about them. Face Priority AF finds and focuses on faces, while Skin Softening applies an attractive soft focus effect. The camera can even automatically take a photo the instant someone smiles.
Quick Effects
Easily preview a selection of fun Quick Effects on photos you've already taken, then save your favorites alongside the original. If you've been wondering how that photo would look in black and white or as an artistic illustration, this is the way to find out.
In-Camera Image Editing
D-Lighting helps optimize high-contrast images in order to restore shadow and highlight details that have been lost. Additional options include copy, crop, filter effects, glamour retouch, quick retouch, print order, protect, red-eye correction, rotate, slide show, small picture and voice memo.
Memory
Save your images to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.
Bundled ViewNX 2 Software
All-in-one image browsing, editing and sharing suite with a range of easy-to-use features. In addition to basic data importing and browsing, it incorporates various frequently used adjustment menus and tools, such as resize, brightness control, crop and straighten, as well as many processing functions and movie-editing features. Smoother cooperation with Nikon's exclusive image storage and sharing site, my Picturetown, is also made possible.
Interface
Configured with a USB 2.0 port (MTP and PTP data transfer protocols) and an A/V output.
Power
When using the included charging AC Adapter EH-70P, you can charge your supplied EN-EL19 li-ion battery from empty to full capacity in about 2 hr 50 min. There is also another AC adapter, EH-62G, which is available separately.
Storage File System
DCF, EXIF 2.3 and DPOF compliant.
Mounting
Standard ISO 1222 1/4" tripod mount.
Supported Languages
Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 20.5 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CCD
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: AVI, MJPEG
Audio: WAV
Max Resolution 20MP: 5152 x 3864
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical & Digital
Optics
Lens NIKKOR, 8 elements in 7 groups
EFL: 4.5-36 mm (35 mm equivalent: 25-200 mm)
Aperture: f/3.7 (W) - 6.6 (T)
Zoom Optical: 8x
Digital: 4x
Dynamic: 16x
Focus Range Wide: 1.64' (0.5 m) - Infinity
Telephoto: 4.92' (1.5 m) - Infinity
Macro: 0.79" (2.0 cm) - Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-1600 (High Sensitivity Mode: Auto, 1600-3200)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 1.0 - 1/1500 sec
4.0 sec in Fireworks Mode
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Matrix, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Auto, Programmed Auto, Scene Auto Selector, Scene Modes
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Shooting Modes Back Light
Beach
Black and White Copy
Close Up
Dusk/Dawn
Fireworks
Food
Museum
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Panorama
Party/Indoor
Pet Portrait
Portrait
Snow
Sports
Sunset
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual
Burst Rate Up to 1.1 fps at 20.1 MP for up to 6 frames
Self Timer 10 Sec, 2 Sec
Flash
Flash Modes TTL Auto
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.64 - 11.48' (0.5 - 3.5 m)
Telephoto: 4.92 - 6.56' (1.5 - 2.0 m)
Memory
Built-in Memory 25MB
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution 1280 x 720: 30 fps, 25 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps
320 x 240: 30 fps
Video
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video + Voice Memo
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 2.7" LCD (230,000 pixels)
Screen Coverage 97%
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output, USB 2.0
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
Power
Battery EN-EL19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7VDC, 700mAh
AC Power Adapter EH-70P (Included)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.8 x 2.3 x 0.8" / 9.7 x 5.8 x 2.0 cm
Weight 4.41 oz / 125 g
Nikon COOLPIX S3600 Digital Camera (Black)
  • AN-CP19 Strap
  • EN-EL19 Lithium-Ion Battery (700mAh)
  • EH-70P Charging AC Adapter for EN-EL19 Battery
  • UC-E6 USB Cable (4.5')
  • ViewNX 2 Editing and Sharing Software
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    NikonCOOLPIX S3600 Digital Camera (Silver)
     
    4.2

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (9)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Good image quality (7)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (6)
    • Nice body color (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family photos (5)
      • Travel (4)
      • Low light (3)
      • Wildlife (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Pleasantly surprised

      A good quality shirt pocket sized camera that will allow me to carry it conveniently.
      Sharp enough with enough pixels to be able to crop and frame the subject well and still have enough...Read complete review

      A good quality shirt pocket sized camera that will allow me to carry it conveniently.
      Sharp enough with enough pixels to be able to crop and frame the subject well and still have enough pixels to look good in the size that I'm interested in using.
      There are some "artsy" features that I don't want to use and hope I don't shoot what I hoped to be, pure photos and find special effects got used. I haven't used it in real bright sun so I don't know if I would clearly see what effect got used accidently.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Expected a bit better from Nikon

      Purchased the camera to take on vacation. Wanted something small and easy to carry. Liked the fact that it is easily rechargeable and can fit in a pocket. With a 20mp chip it...Read complete review

      Purchased the camera to take on vacation. Wanted something small and easy to carry. Liked the fact that it is easily rechargeable and can fit in a pocket. With a 20mp chip it should be capable of sharp, clear images. Compared photos from the S3600 with images taken with two different cellphones. The results of the Nikon Coolpix S3600 were not satisfactory at all. Have been a Nikon user for 12 years and was disappointed in the product. Left the Coolpix S3600 at home and took my ancient Coolpix instead. Will be returning the S3600 in exchange for something small but better results.

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      4.0

      Great camera at reasonable cost

      By Pink lover

      from Arlington, VA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Image Quality
      • Great Zoom
      • Nice Body Color
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Online Shop Sale Items

        Comments about COOLPIX S3600 Digital Camera (Pink):

        I wanted this to have a higher-quality phone than my iPhone. :-) It has so many features built into it and I haven't had time to explore them all. I am pleased with the shots I've taken but need a manual (not included with the product, but available online) to really understand how best to use it. I plan to use it to photograph items for my online shop and like the macro function for closeup shots. All in all, a great camera for the price and it's PINK. :-)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        COOLPIX S3600 Digital Camera

        By Darnell

        from New Jersey

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about COOLPIX S3600 Digital Camera (Silver):

          Right price and enough features to meet my needs.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Perfect gift for your "pink" girl!

          By Mek

          from Wyckoff, NJ

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Body Color
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about COOLPIX S3600 Digital Camera (Pink):

              For the granddaughter or daughter who wants a real camera but it must be "pink"! Great little camera, easy to use, good for young kids (mine is 7yrs).

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Great small camera.

              By Jim

              from Maine

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good in Low Light
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Lag / Shutter Delay

              Best Uses

                Comments about COOLPIX S3600 Digital Camera (Blue):

                This would have been my second choice. My first choice was to replace my failed camera with the same, but it's no longer made.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                nikon cool I'd

                By Weewee

                from New York

                Comments about COOLPIX S3600 Digital Camera (Blue):

                Excellent! Glad I purchased the kit

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Expected a bit better from Nikon

                By TrailLens

                from Bozeman, Montana

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Large Clear LCD
                • Rechargable
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • No Viewfinder
                • Poor Image Quality

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Quick snapshots

                Comments about COOLPIX S3600 Digital Camera (Black):

                Purchased the camera to take on vacation. Wanted something small and easy to carry. Liked the fact that it is easily rechargeable and can fit in a pocket. With a 20mp chip it should be capable of sharp, clear images. Compared photos from the S3600 with images taken with two different cellphones. The results of the Nikon Coolpix S3600 were not satisfactory at all. Have been a Nikon user for 12 years and was disappointed in the product. Left the Coolpix S3600 at home and took my ancient Coolpix instead. Will be returning the S3600 in exchange for something small but better results.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Good camera

                By Gigi

                from New jersey

                Comments about COOLPIX S3600 Digital Camera (Black):

                Excellents videos, the zoom is awesooomeeee, The onley problem is when focusing

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                4.0

                Pleasantly surprised

                By Bob

                from San Antonio, TX

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Nice Body Color
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about COOLPIX S3600 Digital Camera (Black):

                  A good quality shirt pocket sized camera that will allow me to carry it conveniently.
                  Sharp enough with enough pixels to be able to crop and frame the subject well and still have enough pixels to look good in the size that I'm interested in using.
                  There are some "artsy" features that I don't want to use and hope I don't shoot what I hoped to be, pure photos and find special effects got used. I haven't used it in real bright sun so I don't know if I would clearly see what effect got used accidently.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Very impressed with image quality

                  By jayfroggy

                  from Ashseville, NC

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about COOLPIX S3600 Digital Camera (Black):

                    It seems a bit flimsy build to me, but for under $, it is a truly amazing camera. Easy to use, and so very easy to pocket and take everywhere. I don't think you can do better at this price range.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    AWESOME!

                    By FunGuy

                    from Lowell, MA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about COOLPIX S3600 Digital Camera (Silver):

                        I have been using this camera to take real estate photos and videos and the quality is awesome. This camera is about the size of a deck of cards and has all the features I would use with a larger more expensice camera.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Simple and Easy

                        By Mommy on the Go

                        from Salem, Ohio

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Battery Life
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Nice Body Color
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about COOLPIX S3600 Digital Camera (Black):

                          This was a GREAT purchase for our family! Small enough to fit in a back pocket without the bulk. Very simple settings with out missing a great shot. Perfect for the family on the go.
                          B&H had the best price hands down....and believe me, I shopped around.
                          The battery life lasted all day, with over 200 picstures taken and several reviews of all.

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Love it

                          By Jackie

                          from Ashburn, VA

                          Comments about COOLPIX S3600 Digital Camera (Black):

                          I'm still playing around with the camera, but so far I love it. Would and have recommended it. A very nice pocket camera.

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                          Nikon -  EN-EL19 Lithium-Ion Battery (700mAh)
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                          Bags & Cases

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                          Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or a strap.

                          Ruggard -  NP-210 Neoprene Pouch
                          • You Pay: $8.99
                           

                          Slings & Straps

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                          Carry or wear your camera in comfort & style.

                          OP/TECH USA -  Cam Strap-QD (Black)
                          • You Pay: $8.95
                           

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                          Download your pictures faster and save battery life.

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