Nikon Coolpix S3000 Review

Overall Score

27

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 27-108 mm (4x) F3.2-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • 640 x 480 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 94 x 56 x 19 mm, 116g.
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Nikon Coolpix S3000 Overview


First introduced in February, 2010, Nikon Coolpix S3000 is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Nikon S3000 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Nikon Coolpix S3000

Sensor resolution of Nikon S3000 ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Nikon S3000 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 11,996,985 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Nikon S3000


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Coolpix S3000 with competitors in ultracompact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
116g Light Body
±2 AE Bracketing Range
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
5.9 Lens at Tele
27 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.2
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.9
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Type Scores

Nikon Coolpix S3000 has an Overall Score of 27/100 and ranked #753 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1170 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon S3000 Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
19
Value for money score
46
Portability score
99
Overall score
27
Average Scores in Ultracompact
Imaging Score
19
Features Score
29
Value For Money Score
47
Portability Score
88
Overall score
31

Physical Dimensions of Nikon S3000


Nikon Coolpix S3000 weighs 116g and has external dimensions of 94 x 56 x 19mm (3.7 x 2.2 x 0.75"). Considering that the average weight of Ultracompact cameras is 138g, Nikon S3000 is 22 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon S3000 is less by 2mm more than the average length in Ultracompact.

Weight Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Nikon S3000
116g
Average weight
138g
Min weight
87g
Max weight
221g

Thickness Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Nikon S3000
19mm
Average Thickness
20mm
Min Thickness
13mm
Max Thickness
33mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Coolpix S3000 with the dimensions:

Nikon Coolpix S3000

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Coolpix S3000 Dimensions Coolpix S3000
Nikon Coolpix S7000 Nikon S7000 165 g 116 g 99 x 60 x 27 mm 94 x 56 x 19 mm
Nikon Coolpix S2900 Nikon S2900 119 g 116 g 95 x 59 x 20 mm 94 x 56 x 19 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 116 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 94 x 56 x 19 mm
Canon PowerShot S110 Canon S110 198 g 116 g 99 x 59 x 27 mm 94 x 56 x 19 mm
Nikon Coolpix AW130 Nikon AW130 221 g 116 g 110 x 66 x 27 mm 94 x 56 x 19 mm
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Olympus TG-860 224 g 116 g 110 x 64 x 28 mm 94 x 56 x 19 mm
Leica Q Leica Q 640 g 116 g 130 x 80 x 93 mm 94 x 56 x 19 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Sony RX100 IV 298 g 116 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm 94 x 56 x 19 mm

Specifications of Nikon Coolpix S3000


General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix S3000
Announced February, 2010
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 8
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/8 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Syncro
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 640 x 480
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model EN-EL10
Physical
Weight 116 g
Physical Dimensions 94 x 56 x 19 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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