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Nikon Coolpix 3700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 769 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the image quality and value for money. The battery and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the color. There are some critical comments about the low light performance and storage.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix 3700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon Coolpix 3700 Digital Camera Review


The Nikon Coolpix 3700 is a compact, lightweight digital camera with a 3.2 megapixel imager and a 5.4-16.2mm 3x optical zoom lens. The dual brushed and matte metal finish adds to the streamlined design, and the reflective metal accents not only add to...

The Nikon Coolpix 3700 is a great starter camera. With 3.2 megapixels under the hood, and the 3x optical zoom, it's kind of like a digital camera with training wheels. As bad as that might sound, it's really just designed for a specific crowd:...

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Nikon Coolpix 3700


Solid photo quality; autofocus-assist lamp; voice-activated self-timer; simple operation; great macro capabilities; accepts lithium-ion rechargeables and disposable batteries.

Few manual controls; no filter thread; no diopter adjustment; no selectable ISO speeds; slow low-light autofocus.

The stylish and easy-to-use Coolpix 3700 delivers good photo quality for a pocket camera but lacks the image controls that more advanced snapshooters expect.

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Nikon Coolpix 3700


Swiveling LCD panel with orientation sensor ; excellent scene modes and easily adjustable manual controls ; good overall image quality

Zoom control isn't fine enough, and zoom starts at 38 mm, which doesn't give you a very wide angle. The design is boxy, and some buttons are not well placed. Edges of dark images appear purple against white backgrounds (purple fringing) with auto...


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Nikon Coolpix 3700 Digital Camera Camera


There's nothing especially innovative about Nikon's Coolpix 3700, but for a simple, well-designed point-and-shoot, it's a nice package. With a long, narrow shape, the camera fits easily into a shirt pocket, and its silver-metallic case has a solid,...

One unusual feature found in the 3700 is a time-lapse movie mode. It lets you film movie clips, frame by frame, at set time intervals (up to 60 minutes between frames). We're not sure what you'd use it for, but it's there if you need it. Also unusual,...

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Nikon Coolpix 3700 Camera Review - PCWorld


VGA movie mode

Images can be noisy if ISO boost is used

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Nikon Coolpix 3700


The Nikon Coolpix 3700 is a sub-compact digital camera with a precision 3x Optical-Zoom Nikkor lens and 3.2-megapixel resolution that delivers up to 2048 x 1536-pixel images. It incorporates a host of new and exciting Coolpix features designed to make...

Additional features include eight movie modes, and the Coolpix 3700 is the first Coolpix digital camera to allow for TV-resolution (640 x 480 pixels) movies at 30 frames per second (fps), with sound. Besides capturing stunning images, the Coolpix 3700...

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Digital Cameras - Nikon Coolpix 3700 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications


Bearing the well-respected Nikon Coolpix name and a svelte, rugged, stylish all-metal body, the Coolpix 3700 is one of the most compact Coolpix models available. Its compact size and sleek body style suit pockets well, making it a ready travel...

Representing a sleek new look for the Coolpix line, the Nikon Coolpix 3700 is compact, trim, and sophisticated. A retractable lens leaves the front panel smooth when retracted, perfect for shirt pockets. The metal body is light weight and durable, and...

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Review: This Month in Digital Cameras


Pros: Compact metal body; robust performance; AF illuminator; VGA movie mode; voice-activated self-timer; impressive macro performance; ...

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Nikon Coolpix 3700


What's in the Box

Stylish, compact, all-metal body ; Great photo quality in most situations ; Robust performance ; AF illuminator ; Excellent LCD display ; Impressive macro ability ; Voice-activated self-timer ; Superb movie mode (but note issues below) ; Can use CP1...

Images can be noisy if ISO boost is used ; Some redeye ; Aside from white balance, no manual controls ; No exposure information in playback mode ; Some issues with A/V sync in movie mode; annoying AF sounds in movies when camera is in C-AF mode ; I...

All-in-all, the Coolpix 3700 is a good camera for those who don't mind the lack of manual controls, and want something compact that they can take anywhere. Take a look at it!

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Nikon Coolpix 3700


I have used this camera for 4 years (since 2004). It is my first digital camera and I have been nothing but pleased with it. The battery always lasts longer than I need it to and the pictures are clear and sharp (I use the auto mode 95% of the time and...

The only problem I have is a small scratch on the LCD screen - caused from placing the camera in my purse with my keys many times. It was my error and I do not feel the screen scratches "easily".

Product Specifications

Small in size, yet built to the same demanding Nikon standards, the COOLPIX 3700 continues the tradition of high image quality, operating ease and reliability that distinguishes Nikon's COOLPIX series. A high-resolution CCD, new image-processing engine and other advanced Nikon technologies assure vivid colors and image clarity. Create images that make you proud, whether sharing them with friends or printing them at your leisure. The true quality of the 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens reveals itself once you experience its sharp, clear focus. So you can delight in discovering that your new eye on the world is blessed with perfect vision. The COOLPIX 3700 is ready to shoot immediately after you turn it on. Its precision multi-area autofocus locks onto your subject in no time. The shutter is fast, and is ready for the next shot in a blink. All so you can enjoy shooting when you please and as you please. Extreme close-ups never looked this good. The macro function allows you to get as close as 4 cm (1.6 inches) to your subject and capture the finest details. The COOLPIX 3700 invites you to explore the exciting world of macro photography.

Audio Input


Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card/SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Beach/snow / Close-up / Copy / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Landscape / Museum / Night landscape / Night portrait / Panorama assist / Party/indoor / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Sundown

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:16MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.9
Max Focal Length:16.2mm
Min Focal Length:5.4mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):9.4 mm ( 1/2.7 ) / 9.4 mm ( 1/2.7" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:3.2Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 200 / ISO 50
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical