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Nikon Coolpix P3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Nikon Coolpix P3. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the design and durability are generally positive. The usability and image quality also get good reviews, but many are negative about the exposure and shutter.

portability, image quality, usability, durability, design

performance, battery, low-light, shutter, exposure

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix P3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix P3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the usability.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (

Nikon Coolpix P3 Concise Review


Announced just before PMA in February 2006, the 8 megapixel Coolpix P3 replaces the P2 at the top of Nikon's compact Coolpix range, adding a few features (the headline change being the introduction of optical image stabilization) and sleeker, simpler...

Good resolution Comprehensive feature set Vibration Reduction system Superb build quality and good handling Excellent macro mode Subtle, 'unprocessed' results Excellent flash performance Unique features such as D-Lighting, Face Priority AF, Red-eye...

Some exposure and white balance errors Focus not very reliable in low light Some aspects of user-interface are a bit fiddly Shutter lag longer than most competitors VR not as effective as some competitors Noisy at ISO 400 Some focus errors (only in the...

The Coolpix P3 offers a reviewer something of a dilemma; am I to judge it based on its potential to produce superb images in the right hands? Or do I rate it on the fact that not only do the default settings result in images that are way too soft and...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Shams Tarek (

Nikon Coolpix P3 - digital camera review


Intro Wi-Fi is the word for the 8-megapixel Nikon Coolpix P3. Like its predecessors, the Coolpix P1 and the P2 , as well as its compact contemporary, the Coolpix S6 , this compact point-and-shoot incorporates an internal transmitter for uploading...

Wi-Fi file transfer and printing; excellent image quality; many photo options.

No Wi-Fi e-mail or Web posting; no remote camera operation using Wi-Fi; no manual exposure control.

Like its older siblings, the P1 and P2, the Nikon Coolpix P3 has a limited Wi-Fi capability and excellent image quality. Better value and quicker performance can be found in the company's nonwireless offerings.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Nikon Coolpix P3


Physical Views The Coolpix P3 compared to a standard CD disc. The Coolpix P3 and the Coolpix P4 which is identical but lacks WiFi capability. Continue to the Features & Controls Page Coolpix P3 Specifications Effective pixels: 8.1 million CCD:...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by (

Nikon Coolpix P3 Digital Camera - Review


While it's a little bigger than the increasingly popular stylecams, the Nikon Coolpix P3 is rich with the features discerning shooters want. The real attraction of the Nikon Coolpix P3 is you can go a bit beyond its automatic control, creating rather...

Well built, attractive design ; WiFi image transfer and printing, including Shoot & Transfer option ; Vibration Reduction ; Quality lens ; Programmed Auto and Aperture Priority modes ; Excellent Macro mode ; Scene modes with effects ; Face Priority...

No optical viewfinder, No Manual or Shutter Priority exposure mode, Short battery life with WiFi, WiFi configuration takes some expertise, Limited flash range

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : (

8.1 megapixel camera with wireless network


Overall, the Nikon Coolpix P3 is a competent compact that takes excellent pictures. It is an unobtrusive camera that is easy to use and like. It doesn't look fancy like some of today's ultra-slims or prior "swivel-body" Nikons. Instead, the P3 counts...

802.11b/g wireless image transfer and printing, Solid, no-nonsense design and construction, Very effective vibration reduction mode, Good balance of automatic and scene modes with manual adjustment

Relatively large and heavy, No voice recording mode, Fairly basic design and feature set

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Nikon Coolpix P3


Ready to learn more about this stylish, wireless camera? Our review starts right now

Very good image quality ; Compact, well put together body (for the most part) ; Optical image stabilization ; Built-in 802.11b/g for wireless photo transfer (though see issues below) ; Large, high resolution LCD display; screen is visible in low light...

Images a bit soft for my taste ; Redeye ; Sound cuts out prematurely in movie mode ; Poor low light focusing despite having an AF-assist lamp ; No optical viewfinder ; Can't e-mail or upload files wirelessly; camera can't be controller wirelessly ;...

Overall I liked, but didn't love, the Coolpix P3. Still, if you want a portable, high resolution camera with image stabilization and Wi-Fi then definitely check it out. If you like what the P3 has to offer but don't care about Wi-Fi then you can save a...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (

Nikon Coolpix P3 Digital Camera Review


The Coolpix P3 is a compact (not tiny, still small enough for most pockets) rather very solid camera, easy to hold and operate with one hand, made mostly of metal. With Nikon PictureProject, the software that comes with the camera, you can adjust...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : dollop (

Nikon Coolpix P3 Pro Review


Out of the box, the Nikon Coolpix P3 is a snap to use. Turning on the camera and taking pictures is very easy and the menu system is straightforward and easy to understand. The fully automatic mode allows for easy, successful picture capture, and the...

Good image quality at low ISO, Compact body, Vibration Reduction, Built-in 802.11b/g for wireless photo transfer, Large, high resolution LCD display, Nice, 30-fps movie mode, Time-lapse photo and movie modes

Images a bit noisy above ISO 100, Sound cuts out prematurely in movie mode, Poor low-light focusing, WiFi abilities limited and too difficult to setup, No shutter priority mode, No USB 2.0 High Speed support, Plastic tripod mount, Flimsy battery/memory...

Nikon's Coolpix P3 is a proficient compact digital camera that produces pleasing 8-megapixel images at low ISO's and good quality movies. Beginning digital photographers will enjoy the P3's Auto and Scene modes. More advanced users will likely be...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Rob Williams (

Nikon Coolpix P3 8.1MP Digital Camera


If you are looking to spend a little extra money for a camera that provides many features and great image quality, you will want to take a look at the P3. It's capable of 8.1 megapixel images that are actually quite clear at full resolution. In the...

Great picture quality at 8MP ; VGA video quality ; Many options at your disposal ; Great battery life (Approx 150 images at 3624*2448 resolution and three 1 minute videos) ; WiFi capable if you can use it

Slow turn-on speed ; Only a 3.5x Optical Zoom

Here are a couple select shots from previous reviews taken with the P3.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Daniel Lim (



The NIKON COOLPIX P3 is Nikon compact camera to receive the "VR" treatment. The big question in our mind now is how it would fare against other compact cameras with "anti-handshake" technology.

Jul, 2006

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