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Nikon Coolpix S3400
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Nikon Coolpix S3400 Digital Camera

20.1MP 7x CCD 4x Jun 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
With Close Attention Paid To Design And Detail, The Slender 20-megapixel COOLPIX S3400 Fits In Your Hand Like It Was Made To Be There. Deliciously Easy To Use, This Camera Is The Perfect... More
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17 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.

Easy to Use

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use. Hollie said in her review on Amazon three years ago “Quick and easy to use with good clear pictures great product”.

Reasonably Priced

One Nikon Coolpix S3400 owner concluded that the Nikon Coolpix S3400 was good value for money. Ms H gave it an excellent review and wrote on Amazon “What a wonderful camera, purchased with birthday money, red is my favourite colour” in their Nikon Coolpix S3400 review.

Good Quality Lens

One Nikon Coolpix S3400 reviewer who purchased it considered that it had a good zoom.

Good Quality Pictures

One Nikon Coolpix S3400 owner who purchased the product thought it was able to produce good images.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of a similar age and type to 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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Fairly High Megapixel Count

When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S3400 that we have assessed, the megapixel count of the Nikon Coolpix S3400 of 20.1 megapixels is one of the highest. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S3400 the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the DSC-RX100 (£269.99) (20.2MP and higher rated), the DSC-HX60 (£195.00) (20.4MP and higher rated), or the DSC-HX400V (£282.99) (20.4MP and higher rated) all from Sony.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to look at include the XQ1 (£189.00), or the FinePix X10 both from Fujifilm or the Nikon Coolpix S9400 which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this Nikon digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-WX50 (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S3400 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S3400 also have a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S3400 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera also have still image resolutions of 3648 x 2736, 2272 x 1704 and 1600 x 1200 and 5120 x 2880.

This camera's still image resolution (5152 x 3864) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S3400.

A 384 x 480 still image resolution is the worst still image resolution across similar types of camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The total megapixel counts of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S3400 range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixel count is 16MP. With a total megapixel count of 20.48 megapixels, the Coolpix S3400 has one of the more total megapixel counts amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix S3400 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution across all cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S3400.

The worst image resolution amongst similar types of camera is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The Coolpix S3400 has a greater number of light metering modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Nikon camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The Nikon Coolpix S3400 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The worst display of all cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S3400 is LCD and the best is OLED.

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Very Thin

The depths of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S3400 range from 4mm to 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. The Coolpix S3400 is one of the thinner digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S3400 (only 20.5 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix S3400 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other cameras of this spec and age which have an image stabiliser.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Coolpix S3400 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other cameras of this type and age which support video recording.

Alternative digital cameras which also support video recording that you might want to look at include the FinePix X10, or the FinePix JX500 both from Fujifilm or the Samsung EX2F which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon Coolpix S3400 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S3400 also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36, or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix S3400 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Nikon Coolpix P520 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Coolpix S3400 is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS (£59.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do not have a GPS. The Nikon Coolpix S3400 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

It is worth considering other cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V (£282.99) which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S3400 are not waterproof. The Coolpix S3400 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S3400 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S3400. The average digital zoom of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S3400 is 12x.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Samsung WB350F (£107.99) (5x), or the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix S3400 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S3400. The flash mode "Manual" is also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The Nikon Coolpix S3400 has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S3400. The shooting mode "Scene" is also found on this camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S3400

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Nikon camera was released over three years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 7 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S3400 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 7x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-WX10 (£84.92), or the Nikon Coolpix S6150 which has better reviews.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S5300 (£166.94) (8x and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Nikon Coolpix S3400 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX200 (£149.00).

If this compact camera camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X100 (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 128 grams, the Nikon Coolpix S3400 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S3400.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Other Features
Built-In Flash

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 23 July 2014 by Dave
(Verified Purchase)

I have had two previous Coolpix cameras and this has by far the worst screen although being the highest Mega pixles. The resolution is poor with lines when reviewing pictures.

Reviewed 7 October 2013 by Hollie

Small enough to tuck in my handbag so accessible all the time. Quick and easy to use with good clear pictures great product.

Reviewed 7 October 2013 by MS H

What a wonderful camera, purchased with birthday money, red is my favourite colour and its great to have a zoom lens on this size camera. defo recommend for Xmas gift :).

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