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Nikon CoolPix 3500 Digital Camera

3.2MP 3x CCD 4x Jun 2010
Megapixel 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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12 Reasons For

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

Good Quality Pictures

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

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. 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 Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon CoolPix 3500 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the CoolPix 3500 do not support video capability.

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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 digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has Two White Balances

The Nikon CoolPix 3500 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that are a comparable age to the CoolPix 3500. The white balance "manual" is also found on this digital camera.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the CoolPix 3500 is more than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon CoolPix 3500 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 200 and 400 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Nikon CoolPix 3500 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small Minimum RAM

With a minimum RAM of only 64 megabytes, the CoolPix 3500 has one of the smaller minimum RAMs amongst compact cameras of this age. Cameras that are a comparable age to the CoolPix 3500 have minimum RAMs of between 64MB and 1.1GB, and the average minimum RAM is 380MB.

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Quite Low Minimum Hard Disk Space

When compared to other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the CoolPix 3500, the Nikon CoolPix 3500's minimum hard disk space of only 25 megabytes is one of the lowest. Compact cameras that are a comparable age to the CoolPix 3500 have minimum hard disk spaces of between 25MB and 1.1GB, and the average minimum hard disk space is 270MB.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel

The megapixel of the CoolPix 3500 of only 3.2 megapixels is one of the lowest amongst digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the CoolPix 3500. The megapixels of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the CoolPix 3500 is 1" and the largest is 4.8". The CoolPix 3500 has a very small display diagonal (only 1.5 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the CoolPix 3500 range from 0.17x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. With an optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Nikon CoolPix 3500 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The CoolPix 3500 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the CoolPix 3500 do have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The CoolPix 3500 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the CoolPix 3500 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the CoolPix 3500 do not support wi-Fi. The Nikon CoolPix 3500 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The CoolPix 3500 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the CoolPix 3500 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years, the CoolPix 3500 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The CoolPix 3500 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

When compared to other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the CoolPix 3500 that we have assessed, the CoolPix 3500's motion JPEG frame rate of only 15 frames per second is one of the lowest. The motion JPEG frame rates of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the CoolPix 3500 range from 15fps to 240fps.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the CoolPix 3500 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 1 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels. At only 800 pixels, the CoolPix 3500 has a very low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the CoolPix 3500 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the CoolPix 3500. The flash modess "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Only 2048 X 1536 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon CoolPix 3500 has a 2048 x 1536 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras of this age and type the best image resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The CoolPix 3500 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently found shooting modes is Sensitivity priority, but this shooting modes is not found on this digital camera. The shooting modess Fully automatic mode, Single, Continuous and Scene (1 are also found on this camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the CoolPix 3500 is 290MB. With an internal memory of only 16 megabytes, the Nikon CoolPix 3500 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the CoolPix 3500 is 0.83h, the longest is 320h, and the average battery life (max) is 16h. The CoolPix 3500 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 1.33 hours) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The CoolPix 3500 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Cameras that came out around the same time as the CoolPix 3500 maximum video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels to 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

At 4 times zoom factor, the CoolPix 3500 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Average Weight

The CoolPix 3500 has a pretty typical weight (175 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the CoolPix 3500.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Control
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
Light Exposure Rating
Metering
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum System Requirements
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...

User Reviews

(72)
Reviewed 16 April 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera for my daughter to replace her Sony one. She is snap-happy and took it to New York with her for its maiden voyage. All in all, she was very pleased with it. Great size for... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Bought this as a Christmas present for my sister. she still loves it after a year of use and I must say that for the price they quality of pictures and recordings is in fact very good. I would... Read more…

Reviewed 17 November 2014 by MR P E MORGAN
(Verified Purchase)

The Nikon Coolpix S3500 camera is a highly competent point-and-shoot compact, with a very pocketable slim case, and an easy to use interface. The intended audience for this camera is clearly... Read more…

Reviewed 25 September 2014 by GEC

I bought this as a nifty "top pocket" camera that would be easy to carry around. Did everything I would expect --for 7 months-- and then let me down bad on my holiday in South of France.... Read more…

Reviewed 18 August 2014 by Andrew Cook

After my Nikon coolpix just stopped working after 2 years nikon offered me this model for the difference in price. It came and was really slow and kept freezing after each photograph. Stick to... Read more…

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