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Nikon COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Purple)

B&H # NICPS3500P Mfr # 26380
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Product Highlights
  • 20.1MP Image Sensor
  • EXPEED C2 Image-Processing Engine
  • 26-182mm NIKKOR Zoom Lens (35mm Equiv)
  • 2.7" 230k-Dot AR-Coated LCD Monitor
  • HD 720p Video
  • Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction
  • Special/Quick Effects, Glamour Retouch
  • Eye-Fi Memory Card Support

The purple Nikon COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera is a point-and-shoot equipped with a 20.1MP image sensor and the EXPEED C2 image-processing engine. It also has a 7x optical zoom NIKKOR ED lens with a focal length of 4.7-32.9 (35mm equivalent: 26-182mm). The lens has a maximum aperture of f/3.4 at the wide-angle end and f/6.4 at telephoto. Frame shots and view playback on the 2.7" LCD monitor, which has a resolution of 230k pixels and anti-reflection coating. The S3500 records HD 720p videos with sound and offers a dedicated one-touch button to immediately start your recording. The optional EG-CP14 A/V cable allows you to connect your camera to an HDTV for clear large screen viewing of your videos.

Lens-shift Vibration Reduction compensates for camera shake and helps minimize blur in photos taken in low light or at longer focal lengths. When you don't want to worry about camera settings, the S3500 provides numerous assistive features. Scene Auto Selector automatically picks the optimal camera settings based on the scene the camera reads or, if you prefer, choose from 20 distinct scenes the one that closest matches what you are shooting and the camera will select the best settings. Subject Tracking locks on to moving subjects and keeps focus right where you want it and Motion Detection recognizes a moving subject and adjusts the camera's settings to freeze the action. Smart Portrait System activates several features to take the ideal portrait. In addition, Special Effects are available during shooting to add an artistic touch, Quick Effects can be applied after shooting and an enhanced Glamour retouch function will add dynamism and a touch of beauty to your portraits. The S3500 also supports the optional Eye-Fi wireless memory cards for wireless transfer to smart devices.

20.1MP Sensor and EXPEED C2 Processor
The camera's image sensor has a high resolution of 20.1MP and works with the EXPEED C2 image processing engine to produce clear, detailed photos and videos
26-182mm NIKKOR Lens
The S3500 features a 7x optical zoom NIKKOR ED lens with a focal length of 4.7-32.9 (35mm equivalent: 26-182mm). The lens features a maximum aperture range of f/3.4-6.4. The lens features ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass, which allows for superior sharpness and color correction by minimizing chromatic aberration. ED glass offers all the benefits of calcium fluorite-based glass--with none of the drawbacks.
2.7" LCD Monitor
The 2.7" TFT LCD screen features a 230k-pixel resolution and an anti-reflection coating for improved visibility in bright sunlight.
Video
Capture HD 720p video and, thanks to the built-in microphone, accompanying audio.
Image Stabilization
Lens-shift Vibration Reduction helps minimize the blur caused by camera shake, especially in dim light and at telephoto focal lengths.
Motion Blur Reduction
The camera automatically selects faster shutter speeds to compensate for subject movement when it's picked up via the Motion Detection function. Motion Blur Reduction, like Vibration Reduction in the lens, also helps the camera compensate for movement caused by unsteady hands, in order to prevent blurry shots.
80-1600 ISO Sensitivity
High ISO sensitivity permits the maximum use of available natural light, avoiding the need for flash or long exposure times. By enabling the selection of faster shutter speeds, it also makes it easier to capture fast-moving subjects with greater clarity. Low ISO provides rich, saturated colors.
Smart Portrait System
Each of the advanced functions of the Smart Portrait System is designed to help produce consistently great portraits.
Scene Auto Selector/Easy Auto Mode
These functions provide quick, carefree picture-taking in a variety of situations by determining the subject and surrounding conditions, then automatically selecting the appropriate scene mode for the shot.
Subject Tracking
Follows the movement of your subject as you shoot. The focus will remain on the subject no matter where or how fast it goes.
Effects
Special effects can be added to your image before shooting, while quick effects can be applied after shooting and during playback. Also benefit from an enhanced Glamour retouch function.
Memory
Supports Eye-Fi wireless memory cards for wireless image transfer.
Languages Supported
Arabic, Bengali, 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, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 20.48 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CCD
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: AVI, MJPEG
Audio: Linear PCM, WAV
Max Resolution 20MP: 5152 x 3864
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Optics
Lens NIKKOR, 8 elements in 8 groups
0 Aspherical, 1 ED
EFL: 4.7-32.9 mm (35 mm equivalent: 26-182 mm)
Aperture: f/3.4 (W) - 6.4 (T)
Filter Thread None
Zoom Optical: 7x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Wide: 19.69" (50 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 3.28' (1 m) - Infinity
Macro: 1.97" (5 cm) - Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-1600
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 1 - 1/2000 seconds
4 - 1/2000 seconds in Fireworks Mode
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Matrix, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Programmed Auto
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
Landscape
Museum
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Panorama
Party/Indoor
Pet Portrait
Portrait
Scene Auto Selector
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 2 Seconds, 10 Seconds
Interval Recording No
Flash
Flash Modes TTL Auto
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.64 - 13.12' (0.5 - 4.0 m)
Telephoto: 3.28 - 6.89' (1.0 - 2.1 m)
External Flash Connection None
Memory
Built-in Memory 25MB
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution 1280 x 720: 30 fps
640 x 480
320 x 240
Video
Audio Recording With Video + Voice Memo, Mono
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type None
Screen 2.7" LCD Rear Screen (230,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi None
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
Waterproofing None
Certifications CE
FCC
ROHS
Power
Battery 1x EN-EL19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter EH-70P (Included)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.8 x 2.3 x 0.8" / 96.8 x 57.8 x 20.5 mm
Weight 4.6 oz / 130 g
Nikon COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Purple)
  • EN-EL19 Lithium-Ion Battery (700mAh)
  • EH-70P AC Adapter/Charger
  • UC-E6 USB Cable (4.5')
  • AN-CP19 Strap
  • NikonView NX 2 CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    NikonCOOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Red)
     
    4.3

    (based on 33 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Good image quality (9)
    • Compact (8)
    • Color variety (7)
    • Easy to open/close (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family photos (6)
      • Travel (5)
      • Low light (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (11), Casual photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (14)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Pocket Camera

      I got this for my wife and she loves it. It's compact, light weight and fits easily in her purse. But, it's also a very capable camera, easy to use and takes...Read complete review

      I got this for my wife and she loves it. It's compact, light weight and fits easily in her purse. But, it's also a very capable camera, easy to use and takes excellent pictures. We have both been delighted with the quality of the pictures and the features the camera provides.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      You will have to tweak to make it faster

      It is pretty slow right when you take out of the box because all the features are on. i.e.: effects options, automatic preview and in max resolution.
      The speed between pictures is...Read complete review

      It is pretty slow right when you take out of the box because all the features are on. i.e.: effects options, automatic preview and in max resolution.
      The speed between pictures is quite slow when all the features are on, and if you are taking pictures of your kids or something that requires more agility you will be disappointed. However, if you turn some of those off (i.e. the option to apply effects right after you took a picture), the camera will function a little faster in between pictures.
      I am using a very fast SD card, so I know this is not slowing down the camera.
      Even with all the features off, the camera still takes a while to record the pictures and allow you to point and shoot again (even using lower resolutions). I am a Nikon fan and proud owner of a D3100 (which is outstanding!); they could have done a better job here...but for the price, I believe it says everything.

      Reviewed by 33 customers

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      1.0

      S3500 Nikon

      By User

      from NJ

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • None

      Cons

      • Blurry Images
      • Broken Zoom
      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

      • None

      Comments about COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Purple):

      Product is just out of B&H's return warranty and it now needs to be returned to the manufacturer for a broken zoom. This camera has been used on less than 5 occasions and has never been dropped or mishandled.

      It takes incredibly blurry images (even in shaky hand mode) and has not impressed me in any of the many settings the camera has. All light settings (except outdoors in bright light) are poorly captured.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      great pointnshoot camera, worth the $$

      By pss, love value

      from Ames, IA

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable Construction
      • Easy To Open/Close
      • Manual Easily Helps To Le

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Personal Photos
        • Videos

        Comments about COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Purple):

        compact size, features easy to use

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Great camera at a great price.

        By Stilled

        from Cape Coral Florida

        Comments about COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Purple):

        I bought this camera for my daughter and she loves it. It takes beautiful high resolution pictures and even captures action with amazing clarity. I might have to buy one for myself just not in purple.

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        5.0

        s3500

        By A.S.

        from North Carolina

        Comments about COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Purple):

        Excellent camera. Shirt pocket camera. Amazing camera and picture quality for the size and price.

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        5.0

        Nice camera

        By Ellie

        from Texas

        Comments about COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Red):

        Nice small camera and the price is great

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        4.0

        Great picture taking camera!

        By Elsie

        from Minnesota

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Hd Pictures
        • Color Variety
        • Easy To Customize
        • Easy To Open/Close
        • Takes Great Pictures

        Cons

        • A Little Slow
        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

        • Photography

        Comments about COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Purple):

        I first opened it up, charged it for 2 hours and started to explore :) the pictures that this camera takes are really quite clear and hd. You do have the option to edit pictures right on the camera which is pretty neat. When you do pick a filter for one of the pictures, it takes probably about 30 seconds for the camera to add the filter or effect, which is kind of slow, you just have to give it time. Outdoor pictures are very clear, indoor pictures with yellowish lighting come out very bright, like there was natural sunlight in the room. The feel of this camera is kind of poor, as it could be easily dropped, and maybe broke. It doesn't feel like it's very durable But so far, this camera is a bang for it's buck and i would buy it again.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Great Small Camera

        By Rayrayled

        from Mendham NJ

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Silver):

              So far this camera has been great. Fits in the back pocket and takes great pictures. For days I don't want to lug around the big Nikon its perfect.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              A great camera

              By Carol in Mesquite

              from Mesquite, NV

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Silver):

                    My husband is a realtor and takes lots of photos of his listings. Our old digital camera gave out on us and this Coolpix is the replacement. Large viewing area, easy to use, small and lightweight. Very flexible settings for any situation. Comes with a reference manual that is very comprehensive (i.e. long and detailed) but once you find your topic, easy to use. I was a little annoyed that the memory card was not included in the price but it was available to order at the same time.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    2.0

                    Nice camera but won't focus sharply

                    By Nabuquduriuzhur

                    from Bend, OR

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use Controls

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Silver):

                        For still photos, this camera doesn't bring any part of an image into sharp focus. Even in daylight outside it produced images from slightly out of focus to very badly blurred. Indoors was no better.

                        When I looked at the images using Jasc Paintshop Pro, each image had a great deal of visual noise.

                        Oddly enough, the video mode was in better focus than the still photographs, which suggests that it's a software problem, rather than a hardware problem.

                        The camera has an amazing array of bells and whistles for the price, but it can't do the basic job of taking a photo in focus.

                        This is the third digital camera I've purchased that simply couldn't bring objects into clear focus.

                        I'm not asking for too much, am I? Seems like the most basic job of a camera is for the lens to focus on the subject.

                        The 35mm film images I've taken with a variety of cameras, both automatic and manual, do not have this problem. Their images are usually very crisp. (I tend to cheat with the manual ones by stopping it to as small an f-stop diameter as I can get away with for the conditions.) I shouldn't have to buy a DSLR just to bring a photo into the focus that the cheap film cameras could produce even ten years ago.

                        I've done a lot of image processing of my own 35mm film photos via computer and never had poor results like the ones from these new cameras, but it's almost impossible to find a developer. Fred Meyers scratched the snot out of the negatives, for example, and they are the last film developer in the area, despite more than 250,000+ population.

                        The quality is just not there in these cameras today. Why is it so hard to find a digital camera that can produce sharp images?

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                        • Personal

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                        4.0

                        Great little camera for the $$$

                        By Bob

                        from NW Ohio

                        Comments about COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Red):

                        Was looking for a small point & shoot camera for my daughter in the Smokies. Wanted better megapixel and ease of use so she could send pics back to dear old dad...lol. Very happy with the size, weight, options and pic quality for a very reasonably priced unit.

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                        5.0

                        Great point and shoot!

                        By Cupeles

                        from Puerto Rico

                        Comments about COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Purple):

                        Bought this camera for my mother since she loves taking pictures of her grandchildren and it has performed greatly. Simple to use and great quality images.

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                        4.0

                        good camera especially for the price

                        By BY

                        from Brooklyn, New York

                        Comments about COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Orange):

                        Seems good so far only used a couple times though.

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                        4.0

                        Nice compact low zoom camera

                        By Michelle

                        from Farmington, MN

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Color Variety
                        • Durable Construction
                        • Easy To Open/Close

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Orange):

                            Very good for close up shoots and enlargements of photos

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Great for the Price

                            By Nick

                            from WA State

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

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                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Purple):

                                  This was a gift for my parents, as their old kodak had just went dead on them. This camera works great for their needs, fits into small spots, and was a great buy for the price.
                                  B&H delivered faster than expected and got it out hours after an online purchase was made.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  2.0

                                  You will have to tweak to make it faster

                                  By Rico Castro

                                  from Dallas, TX

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Color Variety
                                  • Durable Construction
                                  • Easy To Customize
                                  • Easy To Open/Close
                                  • Nice Effects
                                  • Rings Close Evenly

                                  Cons

                                  • Very Slow In Between Pics

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Purple):

                                    It is pretty slow right when you take out of the box because all the features are on. i.e.: effects options, automatic preview and in max resolution.
                                    The speed between pictures is quite slow when all the features are on, and if you are taking pictures of your kids or something that requires more agility you will be disappointed. However, if you turn some of those off (i.e. the option to apply effects right after you took a picture), the camera will function a little faster in between pictures.
                                    I am using a very fast SD card, so I know this is not slowing down the camera.
                                    Even with all the features off, the camera still takes a while to record the pictures and allow you to point and shoot again (even using lower resolutions). I am a Nikon fan and proud owner of a D3100 (which is outstanding!); they could have done a better job here...but for the price, I believe it says everything.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    4.0

                                    wondwrful

                                    By Marisol

                                    from Lima, Perù

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Customize
                                    • Easy To Open/Close

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Decorative Pink):

                                        i like how my photos looks now

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        Perfect Gift!

                                        By amanda the shopper

                                        from worcester, ma

                                        About Me Quality Oriented

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Color Variety
                                        • Easy to use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Personal

                                          Comments about COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Red):

                                          I gave this camera to my 11 year old sister for her birthday. She loves it, it is easy for her to use and great quality!

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                                          • Personal

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Picture Quality

                                          By Joseph

                                          from Northampton, MA

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Comments about COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Silver):

                                          Love it

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                                          5.0

                                          Simple to use

                                          By Paul

                                          from St. Charles, MO

                                          About Me Quality Oriented

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Silver):

                                              I got this for my wife. It's small, simple to use, and it's a very capable camera.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

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                                              5.0

                                              Awesome little camera

                                              By KiwiMarc

                                              from Auckland, NZ

                                              About Me Quality Oriented

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Color Variety
                                              • Picture Quality'
                                              • Zoom Range

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Family Pictures
                                                • Holiday Snaps

                                                Comments about COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera (Decorative Pink):

                                                I bought this camera for my daughter's birthday, and she absolutely loves it.
                                                It's the perfect size for her, and she loves the pink colour.
                                                The camera is very small, which is great for her. But, even with bigger hands, like mine, it's still easy to operate.
                                                The LCD screen is nice and bright, making it easy to take pictures. The zoom range is quite amazing for such a tiny camera.
                                                Picture quality is very good.

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                                                • Personal

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