Nikon Coolpix S3 Digital Camera

Nikon Coolpix S3, 6.0 Megapixel, 3x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera

Nikon Coolpix S3, 6.0 Megapixel, 3x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera

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Nikon Coolpix S3 Digital Camera

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  • 1Description

The Nikon Coolpix S3 has a slim, elegant and ultra-portable design made possible by Nikon superior engineering. It offers high shooting performance of 6.0 effective megapixels and features innovative Nikon functions that enable the user to improve images in-camera. The aluminum exterior makes the Coolpix S3 every bit as comfortable in the hand as it is attractive to the eye.

The Nikon Coolpix S3 manages to pack a powerful 35-105mm 3x Zoom-Nikkor ED lens (35mm equivalent) whilst retaining a surprisingly slim depth of less than 20mm. The lens also makes use of Nikon's "right-angled" optics system, which enables the lens to function throughout its focal range without ever protruding from the camera body. Furthermore, the Coolpix S3 has a large, bright 2.5-inch LCD monitor, which does away with the need for a viewfinder and makes it easy to play back shots on the spot.

Operation is easy thanks to a choice of Graphic User Interfaces (GUI) that gives the user the ability to select functions by either name or icon. A handy HELP button displays easy-to-understand explanations for functions on the main menu, and equally helpful, all information can be displayed in the user's choice of 12 different languages.

6.0 Effective Megapixels
With 6.0 million pixels of image information, the Nikon Coolpix S3 can produce stunning, photo quality prints up to 16" x 20".
High Quality 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor ED Glass Lens
The 3x Zoom-Nikkor ED Glass Lens gives you the power of a 35-105mm (35mm equiv.) lens, while Macro capability lets you get as close as 1.6". This combination is supported by Nikon's world renowned optical technology, with pro-quality ED glass delivering crisp, clear images while minimizing chromatic aberration.
Incredibly Bright 2.5" LCD Dispaly
With the oversized 2.5" LCD display, images are easier to review and share than on most consumer digital cameras. Furthermore the interface has been designed such that it can be viewed as icons or as a list. If you get confused just hit the Help Button. It will explain the function in the main menu.
Ultra-Slim & Lightweight Aluminum-Alloy Body
At less than 1" thick and incredibly lightweight (4.2 oz. without battery), the Nikon Coolpix S3 camera is small enough to carry in any pocket - and the Durable Aluminum-alloy body makes the camera not only slim but sturdy.
Exclusive Nikon In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting Features
The in-camera red-eye fix automatically fixes most instances of red-eye in the camera so you may never see red eyes again, and the D-Lighting Feature automatically brightens the dark areas in the picture when in playback mode. Add to that the in-camera cropping feature and Direct printing Capability and you may never need to edit pictures on a computer again!
Exclusive Face Priority AF
Imagine a camera smart enough to find a face in a portrait shot. Nikon's Face Priority AF function can do just that when selected through the Portrait Scene Mode. As its name suggests, Face Priority AF ensures that faces remain in focus when shooting portraits by automatically sensing the presence of a human face within the frame and setting accurate focus accordingly.
Advanced Image Processing
The exclusive image processing technology found in the Nikon Coolpix S3 takes true-to-life images a step closer to reality with a 256-segment Matrix Metering system for optimal exposures in even the most challenging lighting situations.
17 Scene Modes
The Coolpix S3 features 17 specially programmed modes to automatically handle focus, exposure, white balance and other adjustments that help you take great pictures at the press of a button. 4 of the 17 scene modes come with Scene Assist which offer a selection of easy framing assist options, to help you compose your pictures with the assistance of framing guides displayed in the monitor.
Face Priority AF
A great function available in the Portrait Mode is Face Priority AF which automatically finds the subject's face and focuses on it.
Adjustable GUI (Graphic User Interface) with Help Button
Adjustable Graphic User Interface allows you to change the interface to view either the icon view or the traditional menu item view. Press the help (?) button and it will instantly display an explanation for all main menu functions on the LCD.
5 Color Shooting Options
Creative Shooting Color Options allow you to select from standard color, vivid color, black & white, sepia and cool modes.
Take Great Close-Up Pictures
the Nikon Coolpix S3 provides an extremely tight macro capability with the ability to focus as close as 1.6 inches from your subject.
Movie and Voice recording
Shoot QuickTime movies with sound at 15 frames per second at a length that is only limited by the available space on the internal memory or your SD memory card. The voice recording mode saves up to 30 minutes of audio with the internal memory, or up to 5 hours with a 256 MB SD card.
Long Battery Life
Shoot up to 200 images on single charge of the included Nikon EN-EL8 lithium-ion rechargeable battery.
Cool-Station MV-11 Cradle
Delivering true plug-and-play convenience, the Cool-Station MV-11 is more than just a charging cradle. Besides enabling the battery to be charged without removing it from the camera body. The Cool-Station MV-11 also connects the Coolpix S3 to a TV and provides One Touch Upload to your computer - just touch the TRANSFER button once to upload images to your computer using the supplied PictureProject software and a USB connection.
Print Directly From Your Camera
You can send images directly from the camera and cradle to print, without the need of a PC, when using PictBridge compatible printers.
Includes PictureProject software
Nikon's Exclusive PictureProject software is designed to extend the enjoyment of taking pictures by making it simple to transferring images from camera to computer, organizing images so they're easy to find, editing them to add an extra sparkle, designing ways to show off the pictures and sharing them with friends and family. The latest version of PictureProject is available for complimentary download to any owner of a Nikon Coolpix or Digital Nikon SLR (www.nikonusa.com). From camera to computer to print to e-mail - it's all about fun when you choose Nikon Coolpix with PictureProject!
In the Box
Nikon Coolpix S3, 6.0 Megapixel, 3x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera
  • EN-EL8 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • EH-63 AC Adapter
  • Cool-Station MV-11 Cradle
  • USB Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • User Guide
  • 90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Camera Type Ultra Compact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
    Image Quality
    Image Sensor 1/2.5" 6.4 Megapixel CCD
    Effective Resolution 6.0 million pixels
    Color Depth 24-Bit RGB
    Color Modes Standard color, Vivid color, Black & White, Sepia, Cool
    Image File Formats JPEG (High, Normal)
    Exif, DCF & DPOF compliant
    Recorded Resolution High (2816) - 2816 x 2112
    Normal (2816) - 2816 x 2112
    Normal (2048) - 2048 x 1536
    PC (1024) - 1024 x 768
    TV (640) - 640 x 480
    Video Recording MOV (QuickTime Motion JPEG) with sound
    TV movie (640 x 480 @ 15 fps)
    Small size (320 x 240 @ 15 fps)
    Smaller size 160 x 120 @ 15 fps)
    Clip length limited only by available memory
    Audio Recording WAV format (monaural)
    Records time up to 20 seconds with image, limited only by available memory in voice memo
    Optics
    Lens Type Zoom-Nikkor ED Glass Lens (12 elements in 10 groups)
    Optical Zoom 3x
    Lens Focal Length 5.8mm - 17.4mm (35mm - 105mm equivalent)
    Digital Zoom 4x
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.6" (4cm)
    Maximum Aperture f/3.0-5.4
    Optical Image Stabilization No (Blur Warning available)
    Accessory Lens/Filter Mount No
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Contrast-detect TTL AF with AF-assist illuminator
    Focus Modes Center, Auto multi-AF
    Focus Range Normal: 12" (30cm) - infinity
    Macro: 1.6" (4cm) - infinity
    Exposure Control
    Sensitivity Auto ISO
    Selectable ISO (50, 100, 200, 400)
    Shutter Type Not Specified
    Shutter Speed 2-1/350 second
    Aperture Range Two-step (Open, ND filter (-3.0AV))
    Exposure Metering 256-segment matrix metering (Spot, Center-weighted, Spot AF)
    Exposure Modes Auto Exposure, Exposure compensation (+/- 2 EV in 1/3 EV steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash
    Scene Modes Auto, Scene Assist (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait), Scene (Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night landscape, Close up, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Back light, Panorama assist, Voice Recording, Underwater), BSS (Best Shot Selector)
    Flash
    Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, Red-eye Reduction Auto (In-Camera Red-Eye Fix), Anytime Flash, Flash Cancel, Slow sync)
    Effective Flash Range 1.0' (0.3m) - 8.2' (2.5m) wide
    External Flash Connection No
    External Flash Control Not Applicable
    Performance
    Start-Up Time 1 second
    Shutter Lag Not Specified
    Time Between Shots Less than 1 second (flash of)
    Burst Capability Continuous: 1.8fps
    Multi-shot 16: 16 frames @ 1/16 in size (2816 x 2112 image size only)
    Self Timer 10 seconds
    Interval Recording Yes (Time-lapse Movie)
    Date & Time Stamp Yes
    Memory & Power
    Built-in Memory 12MB
    Compatible Memory Cards Secure Digital (SD) card
    Recording Capacity Includes 12MB Built-in Memory

    Still Image Capacity

    Image Mode Capacity (images)
    High (2816) 4
    Normal (2816) 9
    Normal (2048) 16
    PC (1024) 60
    TV (640) 155
    Battery Type EN-EL8 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
    Power Adapter EH-63 AC Adapter (included)
    Cool-Station MV-11 Cradle (included)
    Input/Output
    Computer Interface USB 2.0 (Full-speed) via Cool-Station MV-11 Cradle
    Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge) via Cool-Station MV-11 Cradle
    Remote Control No
    Video Output Yes (NTSC & PAL) via Cool-Station MV-11 Cradle
    Web-Cam Capable No
    System & Software Requirements Windows System
    • Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP
    • 64MB RAM or more (128MB with muvee option)
    • 60MB Hard Disk Space required for installation
    • 800 x 600 pixel display or more with 16-bit color (full color recommended)
    • CD-ROM drive required for installation
    • Built-in USB port

    Macintosh System

    • Mac OS X (10.1.5 or later)
    • 64MB RAM or more
    • 60MB Hard Disk Space required for installation
    • 800 x 600 pixel display or more with 16-bit color (full color recommended)
    • CD-ROM drive required for installation
    • Built-in USB port
    Display
    Viewfinder No
    LCD Display 2.5" TFT color LCD monitor (110,000 pixels) with brightness adjustment
    Language Options German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian
    Playback Options 1 frame, Thumbnail (4 or 9 up), Slide show, Zoom playback, Shooting information display, Delete Function (Delete all frames, delete selected frames, protect function available, card format), Image adjustment (Image sharpening, Saturation control, In-camera crop)
    Physical
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 2.3" x 3.5" x 0.8" (58 x 90 x 20mm)
    Weight 4.2 oz. (118g) without battery
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 5.3 x 3.4"
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