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Nikon Coolpix S3500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 630 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and image quality are generally positive. The portability and value for money are also appreciated. There are mixed reviews on the reliability and energy efficiency, while the sensor and exposure get critical views.

usability, value for money, portability, image quality, size

features, focus, exposure, sensor

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S3500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Nikon Coolpix S3500 Preview


Nikon has announced a new budget-friendly Coolpix S-series digital camera, the S3500. While the press release was unclear as to whether or not it houses a CCD or CMOS image sensor (CMOS sensors typically shoot better quality video, faster still images,...

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Amazon review summary for Nikon Coolpix S3500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 308 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S3500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

usability, portability, value for money, performance, color

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81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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No bad price


it takes great pictures, but but it does not give you an actual colors on bright object such as silver color or other bright objects. Always bright object color turned to greenish dirt. just white background can turn much darker than the actual white...


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Do not buy


I bought this Nikon S3500 Coolpix camera to replace my old camera. What a mistake. I wasted my money. After using it for a short time I put it back in the box and got out my old camera to use again. The pictures were not what I thought a Nikon Camera...

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Super mini- camera that has amazed us


I never thought I'd find a low priced mini-camera that while it's completely point and shoot takes much better pictures that many larger, expensive cameras we've owned. The video features are HD 720p even though I have a tendency for my hands to spasm...

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Best small camera excellet price


I purchased this camera for my real estate business. The battery last a very long time between charges. Zoom is excellent. Photos are great. Cons - I am still learning, however, there is a delay between shots, I probably need to read the instructions...

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Love my camera!!


Love how small and compact the camera is. The battery life is also great! I\'m so happy with this camera and you can\'t beat the price.

Easy To Use","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Quality","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Nice Body Color","Short Lag Time","Small \/ Compact

Poor Flash

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Great Gift


Cannot wait to use this on our next vacation

Easy To Use","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Nice Body Color","Small \/ Compact

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LOVE LOVE LOVE This Camera !


Love Love Love this camera !!!! Thanks a million... Your service was superb !!!

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

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point and shoot easy!


loving this little point and shoot because it is so easy to use. the zoom feature is amazing. and the photos are so clear. plus, it's a bonus to shoot video too. what could be better.About me... Photo enthusiast

clarity of photos is amazing and it zooms

not easy to review photos

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / WiFi Ready

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CCD
Sensor Size:1/2.3''


Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Nikon EN-EL19


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection / Face Detection
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No