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Nikon Coolpix S3600

$99.99
Techradar Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A great value for money and multi award winning 20.1 megapixel 8 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 20.1MP 8x Yes Nov 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon Coolpix S3600 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix S3600 number 71 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 66?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 93%, based on 49 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good product quality, that it is reasonably priced and good picture quality.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixel
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Quite small display diagonal
Does not feature bluetooth

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How Big is the Nikon Coolpix S3600?

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 is 97.1mm wide and 57.9mm tall. It is 19.9mm deep and weighs 125g.

Nikon Coolpix S3600 front dimensions

Nikon Coolpix S3600 size in context

Nikon Coolpix S3600 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This Nikon camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both websites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine, both of which decided that this camera was very good.

The author at review website Techradar endorse this Nikon digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on 22 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this Nikon camera is 75%.

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Good Owner Reviews

Coolpix S3600 owners on average rated this digital camera 84 out of 100. 11 reviewers (78% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Nikon Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 31,432 expert and owner reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings. We also found that Nikon has very good ratings specifically for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Nine customers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two owners considered that the Nikon Coolpix S3600 was good value for money.

  • Excellent value…
    Mz/x (Amazon) - April 2015
  • Great on auto, fits in the palm of your hand, for fun, or for learners, or to slip in your handbag, easily charged and simple to upload your shots, good value for money, perfect…

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

16 people who purchased it concluded that it was able to produce good images.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use and two people who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to setup.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Two owners who reviewed it thought it was good for video recording.

  • High image quality, even better videos and competitively priced.
  • The upgraded sensor boosts the camera's shooting detail at both macro and micro distances and the increased video options make the compact c…

Users Report Excellent Battery Life

Two owners who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S3600 thought it had a good battery life.

  • The bonus is the battery and charger supplied with it, which means no more fiddling changing batteries…
  • Good pictures, battery life, quality design…
    Mz/x (Amazon) - April 2015

Users Report Nice Design

Four people who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking.

  • It's harder than ever to differentiate a product when they're all pretty darn decent…
    Reviewed.com July 2013
  • If you're looking for a small, stylish and simple snapper…
  • Construction is elegantly austere with all essential controls accessible from the body…
  • The case design has improved from previous models…
    Mz/x (Amazon) - April 2015
  • It has metal casing, fits in virtually any pocket…
    Mz/x (Amazon) - April 2015
  • It's a gorgeous colour, nice…
    Amanda (Amazon) - August 2016

Users Report it is a Good Size

Four people thought it was compact.

  • It goes to the top of the compact camera rating list…
    Brisbanetimes.com.au September 2013
  • More and more premium compact cameras are emerging into a market which is generally otherwise in decline…
  • Boosted by a range of advanced specifications, these kind of cameras appeal to experienced users, or those looking for a backup compact for everyday…
  • The upgraded sensor boosts the camera's shooting detail at both macro and micro distances and the increased video options make the compact c…
  • Construction is elegantly austere with all essential controls accessible from the body…

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Two people who bought it agreed that it had a good zoom.

  • These cameras out-perform the smartest of phones by offering much better image quality, useful zoom ranges and the a…
  • The servo for the zoom feels quicker, too…
    Mz/x (Amazon) - April 2015
  • It is very slow at focusing…
    Trace (Amazon) - May 2016

Value For Money

Competitively Priced

We checked 417 digital cameras and they range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this Nikon digital camera represents good value compared to other digital cameras.

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Features

Quite High Megapixel

The average megapixel of cameras is 16MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP. The Coolpix S3600 has one of the higher megapixels (20.1 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. Across all cameras the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Very Light

The Coolpix S3600 is one of the lighter cameras (only 125 grams) amongst cameras of this age. Cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a relatively typical optical zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Coolpix S3600 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Coolpix S3600 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the cameras the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 2.1TB. At 64 gigabytes, the Coolpix S3600 has a quite large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Coolpix S3600 has a wrist strap. Most of the other cameras also have a wrist strap.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S3600 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Nikon camera also have still image resolution(s) of 5120 x 2880, 3648 x 2736 and 2272 x 1704 and 1600 x 1200. Across all cameras the worst still image resolution is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a carrying case. Most of the other digital cameras also have a carrying case.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Coolpix S3600 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Coolpix S3600 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras. The smallest digital zoom of cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S3600 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Coolpix S3600 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras do support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix S3600 has a pre-flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Coolpix S3600 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.7, the Coolpix S3600 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the minimum aperture numbers range from -2 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

At only 97 percent, the Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a fairly narrow field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras. The narrowest field of view of cameras is 1.5% and the widest is 170%.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix S3600 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other digital cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Coolpix S3600 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Coolpix S3600 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst cameras of this age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras is 3 pixels and the highest is 16,000,000 pixels.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix S3600 in November 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon coolpxs3600s, info vna553e1
Barcodes 00018208264148, 00018208264513, 00018208939046, 00018208939091, 00845251089820, 04960759143006, 05054230448830, 05054230448854, 08033737554067, 08033737554098

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