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Nikon Coolpix S3000 12.0MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)

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  • 12.0 megapixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches
  • 4x wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens; bright 2.7-inch LCD
  • 4-way VR Image Stabilization System
  • Capture 640 x 480 movies with sound at 30fps
  • EXPEED Image Processing; Smart Portrait System
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Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Brand Name: Nikon
  • Model: S3000 Black
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 12 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 4 x
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 0.7 x 3.7 inches ; 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0034XKDN4
  • Item model number: S3000 Black
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (385 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,736 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 2, 2010

Product Description

Color: Black

From the Manufacturer

Nikon's style setting, image making Coolpix S3000 combines 12.0 effective megapixels with a 4x optical Zoom-Nikkor glass lens for stunning prints as large as 16x20 inches. The sleek, all-metal design slips right in your pocket or purse, and the incredible, bright 2.7-inch LCD makes it easy to compose and share pictures even in bright sunlight. The Coolpix S3000, with Nikon's EXPEED image processing concept and 4-way Image Stabilization System enables you to take incredible pictures, incredibly easy. Nikon's Smart Portrait System enables users to get great portraits of smiling faces with smooth skin tones and without red-eye and blink.

Ultra-slim styling and fine quality that brings greater satisfaction to photography and to carrying a camera

Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights
Combining the precision optics of a Nikkor lens with the image quality and performance benefits of Nikon's innovative EXPEED digital image-processing concept, the Coolpix S3000 places advanced shooting functions comfortably in the hand for greater fun with photography.

The 19mm slim Coolpix S3000 features quality materials and construction that are instantly recognizable when taken into the hand. And with the Coolpix S3000 available in a diverse selection of attractive colors, it's the perfect tool to express personal style. Plus simple operation of advanced functions in its slim design makes it a pleasure to carry around anywhere.

Outstanding imaging ability begins with 12.0 effective megapixels of sharp resolution with an optimized processing system to faithfully reproduce fine details and subtle tones, deliver quick response, and maintain image quality and clarity when taking advantage of extended light sensitivity settings as high as ISO 3200. The Coolpix S3000 is also equipped with a precision 4x zoom, Nikkor lens that employs six aspherical surfaces ably covers focal lengths from 27-108mm (35mm format equivalent) allowing flexibility in shooting subjects near or far.

Nikon Coolpix S3000 Feature Highlights

EXPEED digital imaging technology
Nikon's smarter approach to digital imaging technology. From image capture to processing, Nikon's comprehensive EXPEED digital imaging concept encompasses the entire picture-taking operation. EXPEED is much more than a processing engine; it is a revolution in digital photography.

Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights
VR image stabilization in action.
Four advanced image stabilizing features* help ensure sharper results
Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights
Nikon's Electronic VR image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake. Motion Detection automatically controls shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for subject movement as well as camera shake. ISO 3200 capability allows faster shutter speeds when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects. And, Nikon's original BSS (Best Shot Selector) function automatically shoots a series of sequential frames and saves the one with the sharpest focus.
* The camera selects and uses only the features required to optimize each image.

Intelligent automation contributes to carefree shooting
Nikon's Scene Auto Selector eliminates the need to manually select a scene mode to match the shot, and this makes it faster and easier to capture the moment in beautiful fashion. The Coolpix S3000 uses this intelligent function to analyze the subject and its surrounding settings and automatically selects the most appropriate of the following six scene modes to achieve optimal results--Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Close-up, or Backlight.

Nikon's exclusive Smart Portrait System
Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights
Automatically detecting as many as 12 faces in the shot, Face-priority AF helps produce satisfying portraits by adjusting focus and exposure. Smile Timer automatically releases the shutter when the priority subject smiles and offers the Blink Proof function, which automatically shoots two sequential frames and saves the one in which the subject's eyes are open-wide. Now featuring faster processing speed, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically corrects perceived red-eye effect before saving the image to memory.



Subject Tracking
Subject tracking automatically detects a human face and then continues to track and focus on that subject. Particularly useful when capturing children as they move naturally, Subject Tracking even functions if the subject moves out of the frame and returns within three seconds.

Nikon Coolpix S3000 Other Features
  • 16 scene modes for optimized shooting in various settings
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • D-Lighting
  • Auto Sort function
  • Up to 1.6 hours* of movie shooting at 640 x 480 (30 fps)
  • Quick Retouch
  • Approx. 47 MB of internal memory
  • USB charging via Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR) or PC
* Recording stops automatically after 29 minutes, or after the file size reaches 2 GB. This figure is based on in-house testing standards and stated for recording at 25°C (77°F) with a fully charged EN-EL10 battery. Actual results may vary greatly depending on factors that include differences in ambient temperature, and the amount of zoom and autofocus operations used.

What's in the Box
  • EN-EL10 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • EH-68P AC Adapter/Charger
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable
  • AN-CP19 Strap
  • Coolpix Software Suite CD-ROM

Product Description

CAMERA, COOLPIX S3000, BLACK, 12 MP

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Mine lasted about a year before…As it's a <$100 camera, and since the photo quality is no great shakes, I won't be attempting to get this fixed/purchase a new battery. Read more ›
Haven't tried out the video feature yet, so I cant comment on it. Picture quality is good. Not so good - sometimes the picture comes out blurry, its not very obvious on the… Read more ›
I bought a Nikon Coolpix S3000 in November. It took nice pictures and was fairly easy to use, albeit extremely slow to open and close. However, it is now March and my… Read more ›
I like it because it is very slim and light. Also the pictures are wonderful with those 12.0 MP. I highly recommend it. Read more ›
Even at 12 MP, I felt Olympus was better at 8-10 MP! The quality was not crisp. I always have to adjust saturation levels when I edit my photos. Read more ›
It is easy to navigate and to handle. The pictures are very crispy and well-lit even taken under a dim light. I used to have a Canon 4mp. Read more ›
Well...Its a camera...it takes good pictures...easy to use...what more can you ask for? That's what it is suppose to do. Read more ›
This camera is so easy to use and takes fabulous pictures. I wholeheartedy recommend it to anyone looking for a great little camera. Read more ›
The camera is good, I am borrowing it from a friend right now. Some pics came out blurry but most were clear and the camera is so easy to use. I didn't think the delay was… Read more ›
I charged it once i got it and its help the charge very very well! Easy to use! Id definately recommend this camera to anyone looking for an affordable point and shoot! Read more ›
I loved it so much I went looking for the exact same one. It is super easy to use, very small and portable and has a great battery life. I ordered a "used" one off of… Read more ›
I am really satisfied with this camera. Very simple and easy to use and upload pics to computer. BEST PART is that it survived being dropped in a four foot deep river,… Read more ›
I got this for my first camera and it's wonderful. It's settings are easy to adjust and the camera takes pictures reasonably quick. Read more ›
I bought this as a replacement point & shoot due to my monster... (mother) in…The menus and settings are very intuitive, and there seems to be a setting for every occasion. Read more ›
This camera has been perfect for that. The video and picture quality is great for the price and the functionality is easy and simple. Read more ›
I recently took a vacation and I brought my new camera and it fit in my…The features are easy to use to catch my kids on the go and I got some great sunsets on vacation. Read more ›
Pictures come out beautifully. All the settings are fun to play with. Good camera for beginners and those who want an excellent camera to take pictures with when walking… Read more ›
The quality of pictures is good and it doesnt take a degree to learn how to use it. The features are good and easy to use. If you are looking for a great everyday camera… Read more ›
good and fast shot for this price is well Read more ›
He literaly loved it. The price was great too! It's easy to use, easy to carry and fast opening. Read more ›
I needed a camera that was light weight and wouldn't be complicated to use but, would take…The price is right, great pics even at night or when taken from the tour van. L… Read more ›
The price is attractive, easy to operate, lightweight and has a lot of options you can choose from to take good pictures. Read more ›
I also got a recharger that keeps me up to date on my batteries. The price was good, in fact I thought the camera would be flawed for that price. Well worth the price. Read more ›
It is easy to use and very small. The price was great with the free shipping at Amazon and it came right away! Read more ›
This was my first digital camera in about ten years, so I chose very…Although the color (purple) was a nice bonus, I was sold on the small size and multiple features. I… Read more ›
I am very pleased with this camera and would not hesitate to recommend it. The color is cool as well. It is easy to operate even for someone like me who is not technically… Read more ›
I would recommend this camera and glad that I purchased it. The green color is great and fun as well. Read more ›
This camera is small and makes it easy to stick in a pocket or your purse. The color is great too! Overall, best camera I've owned yet! Read more ›
we have had this camera for a few months now, and I really like it. the color is awesome! and it works really nice. Read more ›
This is an AWESOME camera for the money - I bought it for our…It is easy to use, easy to carry around, has many wonderful features, and the green color is pretty fun. A… Read more ›
Bought this camera right before our 1st trip to Mexico- loved it. Batteries never went dead for the whole 9 day trip-in fact the battery is still good! Very easy to use… Read more ›
Battery life is great so I don't have to keep looking for wall plugs during long trips, i can just charge overnight and it is ready to go. overall, I recommend it to anyone… Read more ›
Well I got more than I expected. The battery life IS AMAZING, the quality of the photos is 100x better than the new SONY cameras with that panoramic feature. I use it for… Read more ›
It has some nice features like smile detector and skin smoothing, etc. and video. Battery life is great so far. Very light and compact. Read more ›
The camera is small, light-weight and super portable. The battery life is amazingly long. I love this camera so much, I bought one for my mom for Christmas. Read more ›
It is easy to use with great resolution. The included lithium battery is wonderful and last a long time and is always ready to go like me. I love taking pictures of… Read more ›
Other than that, I can't complain at all. The quality of the photos comes out great, and the video is pretty nice considering it's a point and shoot camera. Read more ›
Very nice pictures and easy to use. Images and videos are very clear and easy to download on the computer. I recommended completly! Read more ›
I received this camera today and soon after charging starting shooting. The quality of pictures and videos are very good. Still going through the manual, so will get back… Read more ›
Video: For a compact camera, the video quality was great. The sound quality was also excellent inside the video too. Read more ›
I love that he represents this brand and makes it extraordinary. I can produce good quality pictures, videos, etc. Read more ›
The only issue is with charging the camera, moving the cover off the slot is…All in all a great camera that is easy to use and delivers great picture and video quality. Read more ›
I bought my husband this camera 2 years ago and it's…We do a lot of traveling and the size is great: Canon - PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black. Read more ›
This is a REALLY good little camera! I like the colors it comes in and the size is great; you can just slip it into your pocket. There are lots of cool settings and you… Read more ›
I consulted with friends who do photography and they said that, unless I'm blowing up pictures to a huge size, 10 megapixels is plenty, so I feel good about this purchase… Read more ›
The Nikon coolpix s3000 is the perfect camera for all the occasions, with great picture quality excelent LCD resolution and the perfect size and weight to carry it… Read more ›
So, needing a new Camera, it was recommended I buy a Nikon/Canon since all they do is cameras. I purchased this Nikon in blue and it is cute & pocket sized, great for travel. Read more ›
We already had a Nikon SLR but wanted a smaller point-and-shoot…The image quality of this camera is excellent and the size makes it easy and convenient to keep it on hand. Read more ›
Metal finish and handy size: quite a bonus. LCD was clear, bright and full of info . . . while it was readable. LCD failed, six months into warranty, gradually became… Read more ›
The power to on/off is quick, buttons in good locations and very easy to…The large 2.7" LCD is bright and not much different from a 3" (which is what I'm used to). Read more ›
Just make sure you use the wrist strap that comes with it! The display window is huge, too. The resolution is amazing, so that I can take pictures with my friends or… Read more ›
The display is bright in the direct sun (I'm on Maui), everything on the screen is easy to read and the controls are easy to use even inside the enclosure. Read more ›
Touch screen doesn't react well to fingers, best to use the stylist it came with. What I did like is that it was affordable and had very neat touch screen features. Overall… Read more ›
i love this little camera. it's very small, lightweight, with a huge screen. my only disappointment is i cannot edit/but out portions of the videos. Read more ›
This (and other Coolpix) has to be one of the best camertas for the money. Small, easy to carry, easy to use, excellent results. Read more ›
However, she really loves this camera! Takes great pictures and very easy to carry. I waited about 6 months to find it in the blue color, which seems to be hard to find. Read more ›
I bought a Nikon s3000. It worked fine it was good to carry it around because its small, and I carried in in a proper camera bag. I have had 3 other cameras that I have… Read more ›
I got this camera last year and liked it so much I bought one for my adult daughter this Xmas. It is easy to use and so convenient to carry in a purse. The picture quality… Read more ›
This product is light easy to carry you can even put it in your shirt pocket very nice color and easy to use. i use 8GB sdhc memory card Im happy i can take more than 2200… Read more ›
The greatest advantage of this unit is that it is compact,easy to carry in a purse or pocket and thus convenient at all times. There is no need to carry around a large… Read more ›
There are many settings to choose from and I like that as well. The 4x zoom is nice to have. But the different settings dont always work. Read more ›
Some photos are blurry despite keeping my hands stable, the auto focus is bad, the zooming in&out is not smooth but rather difficult to handle, the flash takes far too… Read more ›
It is a very good camera for people that take good pictures. It has a goodish zoom but I had this given to me so i did not complain. It is ok but not good at night it has… Read more ›
I bought this camera as a gift for myself to…While this camera takes excellent close-up and outdoor pics, I haven't been able to get a decent zoomed or low-light pic yet. Read more ›
I was replacing an older CoolPix and have been happy with the photos so far! I wish I went for an upgrade, though, with greater zoom capabilities. Read more ›
The pictures are insanely sharp. The auto focusing works very well, even when zoomed. I am still amazed at how compact and light the camera is. Read more ›
Takes decent quality pictures for the price. It's really easy to fit in your pocket and take anywhere. Video also functions well and produces movies more than acceptable… Read more ›
I keep my cameras for my purse wrapped in a micro cloth..keeps it from…I wear a fanny back all the time and my phone and camera keep nice tight fit with no sliding around. Read more ›
Fast, easy to use, fits easily in pocket or purse, great quality shots and nice zoom features. I am a layman and love it. Read more ›
I grew up using Canon products but this camera might have changed my…Takes great pictures and it's slim and compact shape make it very easy to fit just about anywhere. T… Read more ›
When i brought it to my job everyone loved it. They said it was cute and fit-able, also very clear pictures. When the veiw was shaking whether in a car or in your hands it… Read more ›
I had been cursed with the kodak easy share (older model) for years now and no matter what, I could only…I love the Nikon its small- light weight and perfect fit for me! Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

433 of 440 people found the following review helpful By John Cesarone on April 1, 2010
Color Name: Plum Verified Purchase
I was initially hesitant to buy this camera since there were ZERO reviews to be found, either here at Amazon, or elsewhere on the internet. But, since I've owned two previous Nikon Coolpix cameras (an old 4 MP camera, and a really old 2 MP camera) and both were great, I wasn't too worried. And I was right to buy it: it is working great and taking great photos, after several days of playing around with it.

First of all, it is very user-friendly. The menus and controls are completely intuitive, and make sense even if you have not cracked open the manual. ("cracked open" being a bit of a misnomer, since the manual is electronic only; the paper manual that comes with it is just a "quick start guide")

Second of all, it is a gorgeous piece of machinery; cute and cuddly and shiny and impressive. I'm afraid my girlfriend is going to try to steal it, it is so cute. I may have to buy her one to preemptively stop that from happening.

But, most of all, it takes great pictures. I walked all over town the first day, putting it through its paces, and scrutinized the photos on my computer when I got back home. If I was going to have to return it, I wanted to do so quickly, but I don't need to. The photos are great.

It is a point-and-shoot, which means that you don't have direct control over shutter speed, aperture, etc. But, you do have a dozen or so "scene modes" including Beach, Museum, Sunset, Panorama, Action, etc. These are very handy. I haven't tried them all yet, but they seem to be well designed.

The second day, I put the camera through its paces inside the house. No problems; it takes great indoor shots, providing excellent exposures both with natural light and with the flash. The wide-angle 4.
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175 of 178 people found the following review helpful By jenny on July 27, 2010
Color Name: Green Verified Purchase
What a GREAT camera. I had been cursed with the kodak easy share (older model) for years now and no matter what, I could only take about 10 pics before the battery died. I love the Nikon its small- light weight and perfect fit for me! Im not a professional photographer but I can take some great pics with this camera. The options that the menue gives you for photos is amazing! I would highley recomend this camera above kodak! They made everything VERY easy for inital set up also! Once I opend the package, did the camera set up, I was ready to take pictures within 3 minutes (once I charged the battery fully which only took about 30 minutes). I bought this camera because I was going on vacation and was tired of going places with an unreliable heavy camera and now feel so lucky to have this one! Ive never taken so many pictures before that its like a whole new world for me. This camera will also give you and option for "blink protection", "auto correct", and so MANY other options. Great camera, great price compaired to Walmart, Target, and other store/web-sites. Also Amazon was the only place I could get this cool green color. Stores werent carrying this color yet (only the purple, black, and some of them had the orange). One last thing I want to mention is the speed of taking the pictures. What I was used to was press the button wait about3-4 seconds then wait about 8 more seconds before you could shoot your next one-not so with the Nikon. I can practically take pic after pic with it - its great!
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120 of 121 people found the following review helpful By Angela on August 16, 2010
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Before I bought this camera I did a lot of research on digital cameras. I narrowed it down to three brands. Canon, Nikon, and Sony. It took a very long time to make a decision since I didn't want to buy crap. I eventually settled in the Nikon brand because I am very familiar with its features and camera functions. I was replacing a cheaper older model of a Nikon Coolpix L10. So, I was definitely going spend a little over $100 for this camera, but then again cameras have come a long way since the 2007. Even if I didnt buy the S3000 I knew I would get something better than my older camera due to the advancement of the compact camera technology.

This camera is great for everyday/events picture taking. After having the camera for a few days, I tested it out when I went to a family reunion. I got many compliments and inquiries about where i got the camera from. I believe I took about 100 pics in the two days spanning the family reunion.

Camera Features:

I took pics using a wide variety of the camera's features. The micro mode was pretty cool, the camera was able to focus on the subject and the picture did not come out blurry.

It was pretty easy to take a pic in panorama mode. At first when I took the pics that would make up the panorama pic, I wasnt sure how the whole pic would come out, but the panorama maker software that comes with the did wonders. Once you out the pieces of the panorama pic in the correct order the software makes the panorama picture for you. Now that I know that I made a great panorama photo I will be using this feature very much in the future.

This camera definitely tells you if someone blinked in the photo after the photo has been taken and you can always opt to take another pic.
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61 of 61 people found the following review helpful By McWriter356 on May 18, 2010
Color Name: Blue
I own the silver Nikon s3000. The camera take really great pictures and is very fast in doing so. One of the best parts of the camera is that the battery lasts for a long period of time. I have charged mine once when I bought it, and I have not charged it again since. That was three weeks ago. I use my camera almost all the time and it still says I have a full battery. This camera is defiantly worth the price. It works almost as good as my Nikon DSLR camera.
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