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Nikon Coolpix S3000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1184 reviews of Nikon Coolpix S3000. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the size and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good reviews. The contrast and energy efficiency get negative reviews, while there are mixed opinions on the storage and memory.

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focus, viewfinder, energy, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S3000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Nikon Coolpix S3000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S3000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the performance and price. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, but the energy efficiency and focus get negative comments.

portability, usability, image quality, price, performance

focus, energy

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Nikon Coolpix S3000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 571 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S3000 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Views about the performance and price are generally positive. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. There are mixed reviews on the sensor and memory, while some have doubts about the energy efficiency and contrast.

usability, image quality, portability, price, performance

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73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (

Nikon Coolpix S3000


The Nikon Coolpix S3000 is a 12 megapixel point-and-shoot with a 27 millimeter, 4x zoom wide-angle lens and 2.7-inch LCD screen that comes in six colors.

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Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Nikon Coolpix S3000 review


Editors' note: Many of the design, features, and shooting options are identical between the Nikon Coolpix S3000 and the Coolpix S4000 we reviewed earlier, so readers of the earlier review may experience some déjà vu when reading the same sections below.

Very small, lightweight; easy to operate; inexpensive.

Inconsistent autofocus; poor low-light photos.

The Nikon Coolpix S3000 is an attractive inexpensive ultracompact that's a step above your average camera phone.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Nikon Coolpix S3000 Review


The Nikon Coolpix S3000 is a super-slim, stylish and affordable digital compact camera aimed at the point-and-shoot user. With an aluminium body that's just 19mm thick, the Nikon S3000 is available in a wide-range of eye-catching colours. The S3000...

The Nikon Coolpix S3000 is a stylish but ultimately basic point-and shoot camera aimed primarily at snapshooters. It might lack the clever touchscreen interface or HD video of its bigger brother, the S4000, but it does crucially cost half the price....

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Art (

Nikon Coolpix S3000 review


Not everyone's a camera geek. Unless you're cavorting around with a DSLR, most people simply want a camera that can take decent photos (translation: it doesn't look like it came from a cellphone) without bulking up their bags or purses.

Fast, slim and light ; Very reasonably priced ; Mom-friendly

Only the basics – photo geeks should look elsewhere ; Nothing particularly compelling vs the competition ; Image quality suffers in the high ISO range

In the end, I’d say that the Coolpix S3000 is an excellent all-arounder. If you want a camera that you can keep in your bag 24/7 and which you can whip out in a flash, without it looking like a cheap plastic contraption, then this is a terrific choice....

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Coolpix S3000


For many years now, the trend on this website has been to review the more expensive, cutting-edge cameras. Not only do those cameras capture my interest -- they are what the majority of DCRP readers are curious about, as well. Recently, I was reminded...

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Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Camera Labs (

Nikon COOLPIX S3000


The Nikon COOLPIX S3000 is a 12 Megapixel compact with a 4x optical zoom and 2.7in screen. It supercedes the COOLPIX S220, with a larger LCD panel, an additional 2 Megapixels on the earlier model's resolution and extending the zoom range, gratifyingly...

4x zoom with good wide angle coverage., Excellent image quality., Small, light, eye-catching design

No optical image stabilisation., Poor quality at high ISO settings., Narrow viewing angle on-screen., Modest closest focusing distance

May, 2010

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Nikon CoolPix S3000


Nikon's latest ultra-compact is very, er...well, compact.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Rachael D'Cruze (

Nikon S3000 review


Affordable and stylish, a great beginners compact

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Nikon Coolpix S3000


Nikon's Coolpix cameras have been in the limelight with high-profile advertising sandwiching Hollyoaks on the TV. The Coolpix S3000 is one such camera, a compact and highly affordable camera offering a wide range of colour choices, designed to appeal...

Affordable, compact, ease of use

Might be too small for some users, image quality average, no HD video

The price is right and the build quality is surprisingly good for a camera you can collect for under £100, but the performance doesn't step up much to make it really attractive. A few more pounds and some bargains can be had for some features you might...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (

Nikon Coolpix S3000 review


A great little compact camera with 5x zoom and HD video

Stylish, slim and pocket-sized ; Easy to use point-and-shoot

Closest focus 10cm in macro, LCD has limited viewing angle, limited control for enthusiasts

Announced in February 2011, the Coolpix S3100 is aimed at users who want a shirt-pocket-sized camera that makes life simple. So simple, that while there are 18 scene modes to choose from, the S3100 has an Auto Scene Selector mode, so even this decision...

Nov, 2011

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