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Nikon CoolPix 3500 Digital Camera

3.2MP 3x CCD 4x Jun 2010
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Take the Nikon Coolpix 3500 out for a spin. No, really, we mean it. This elegant digital camera features a unique inner-swivel designFor free-angle shooting. Hold the camera in any position... More
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Nikon - Coolpix 3500

11 Reasons For

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Nikon has good average ratings for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Quality Pictures

One Nikon CoolPix 3500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Thirteen years ago V3.co.uk said “Good images, shame about the design” in their review of this digital camera.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Nikon CoolPix 3500 supports video recording.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The CoolPix 3500 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the CoolPix 3500.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the CoolPix 3500 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras of a similar age and type to the CoolPix 3500. The white balance mode "manual" is also found on this Nikon camera.

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Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon CoolPix 3500 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the CoolPix 3500.

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Supports Two ISO Speeds

The Nikon CoolPix 3500 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The ISO speeds 200 and 400 are also supported by this camera.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The Nikon CoolPix 3500 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Nikon camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Very Small Minimum RAM Requirement

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to the CoolPix 3500 the minimum RAM requirement range from 64MB to 1.1GB. The CoolPix 3500 has one of the smaller minimum RAM requirement (only 64 megabytes) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement

The minimum hard disk spaces requirement of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the CoolPix 3500 range from 25MB to 2.1GB, and the average minimum hard disk space requirement is 290MB. The Nikon CoolPix 3500 has one of the lowest minimum hard disk spaces requirement (only 25 megabytes) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the CoolPix 3500 is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP. The megapixel count of the CoolPix 3500 of only 3.2 megapixels is one of the lowest amongst compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Screen Size

At only 1.5 inches, the CoolPix 3500 has a very small screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the CoolPix 3500 the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8".

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon CoolPix 3500 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the CoolPix 3500.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the CoolPix 3500 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst digital cameras of this age. Cameras of a similar age and type to the CoolPix 3500 have optical zooms of between 2.7x and 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the CoolPix 3500 do not support Full HD video. The CoolPix 3500 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years, the CoolPix 3500 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The CoolPix 3500 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the CoolPix 3500 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon CoolPix 3500 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the CoolPix 3500, the Nikon CoolPix 3500 is not waterproof.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The lowest JPEG frame rate of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the CoolPix 3500 is 15fps and the highest is 240fps. When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the CoolPix 3500 that we have checked the JPEG frame rate of, the Nikon CoolPix 3500's JPEG frame rate of only 15 frames per second is one of the lowest.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

When compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age, the display resolution of the CoolPix 3500 of only 800 pixels is one of the lowest. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the CoolPix 3500 the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon CoolPix 3500 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The flash modes "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 2048 X 1536 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The CoolPix 3500 has a higher image resolution than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera has a 2048 x 1536 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this type and age have a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras of this age and type the image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The CoolPix 3500 has a greater number of shooting modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly found shooting mode is Lens priority, but this shooting mode is not found on this camera. The shooting modes Fully automatic mode, Single, Continuous and Scene (1 are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 16 megabytes, the CoolPix 3500 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the CoolPix 3500. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the internal memory range from 1MB to 8.2GB.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The maximum battery lives of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 0.83h to 680h, and the average maximum battery life is 25h. At only 1.33 hours, the CoolPix 3500 has a quite short maximum battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the CoolPix 3500.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the CoolPix 3500 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution. The worst video resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the CoolPix 3500 is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon CoolPix 3500

Released Over Six Years Ago

Nikon released the CoolPix 3500 over six years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon CoolPix 3500 has a relatively standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

The CoolPix 3500 has a fairly standard weight (175 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Light Exposure Control
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
System Requirements
Mac Compatible
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Light Exposure Rating
Metering
USB 2.0 Port
Interface
Dimension
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Minimum System Requirement
Lens System
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

28 February 2003

Good images, shame about the design...

4 November 2002

The Coolpix 3500 employs a unique, inner-swiveling 3x Zoom-Nikkor 37-111mm (35mm equivalent) lens that can even be turned around 180° for self-portraits. The ultra-compact body measures a mere... Read more…

11 February 2003

Nikon Coolpix 3500 har 3,2 miljoner effektiva pixlar och 3x optisk zoom. Testarna berömmer de olika funktionerna hos kameran. Passar bra för nybörjarfotografen på semester, typ...

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