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

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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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Color Plum Black Plum Silver
Optical Zoom 4 x 6 x 6 x 8 x
Viewfinder None None None None
Optical Sensor Resolution 12 MP 16 MP 16 MP 20.1 MP
Display Size 2.7 inches 2.7 inches 3 inches 2.7 inches
Image Stabilization Y Y Y Y
Includes External Memory Y Y Y N
Dimensions 3.7 inches x 2.2 inches x 0.7 inches 2.28 inches x 3.74 inches x 0.75 inches 2.32 inches x 3.78 inches x 0.83 inches 2.28 inches x 3.82 inches x 0.78 inches
Item Weight 0.26 pounds 0.28 pounds 0.31 pounds 0.28 pounds
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Color: Plum

Product Description

CAMERA, COOLPIX S3000, PLUM, 12 MP

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 Information

Color:Plum
Product Dimensions 2.2 x 0.7 x 3.7 inches
Item Weight 4.2 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B0034XDT0S
Item model number S3000 Plum
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
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4.1 out of 5 stars 413 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #8,400 in Camera & Photo
#838 in Camera & Photo > Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Date first available at Amazon.com February 2, 2010

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By John Cesarone on April 1, 2010
Color: 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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Color: 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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Color: 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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Color: 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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