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Nikon Coolpix S3400 Digital Camera

20.1MP 7x CCD 4x Jun 2013
Megapixel 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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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 15,328 user and expert reviews for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras.

Easy to Use

One customer who purchased the product concluded that it was easy to use. Hollie mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “Quick and easy to use with good clear pictures great product”.

Reasonably Priced

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Ms H gave it a very good review score and said four years ago “What a wonderful camera, purchased with birthday money, red is my favourite colour” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

One Nikon Coolpix S3400 owner mentioned that this digital camera had a good zoom.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price].

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Fairly High Megapixel

The average megapixel of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S3400 is 14MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The Coolpix S3400 has one of the highest megapixels (20.1 megapixels) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the DSC-HX60V[pl_2166574_price] (20.4MP), or the DSC-HX400V[pl_2297093_price] (20.4MP) both from Sony or the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price] (20.3MP) which is also higher rated.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S3400 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S3400 also have a built-in flash.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon Coolpix S3400 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of a similar type and age to it. In addition, this Nikon digital camera have still image resolution(s)s 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 across all cameras of this spec and age.

Across comparable types of camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

The Coolpix S3400 has one of the more total megapixelss (20.48 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. The total megapixelss of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S3400 range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix S3400 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This camera's image resolution (5152 x 3864 pixels) is in fact the best image resolution across all digital cameras of this age and type.

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

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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TFT Display

The Nikon Coolpix S3400 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras of this spec and age. 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. Across all cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S3400 the display ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S3400 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S3400.

There are a number of other cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might want to look at including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S3400 do not support video capability. The Nikon Coolpix S3400 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support video capability including the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix S3400 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S3400 also do not support Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price].

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S3400 is 2.8". The Coolpix S3400 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

If this Nikon camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price] (3" and higher rated).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix S3400 do not support wi-Fi. The Coolpix S3400 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S3400, the Nikon Coolpix S3400 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras of this age and spec do not have a GPS (satellite). The Coolpix S3400 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S3400, the Coolpix S3400 is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix S3400 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age. Comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] is also worth considering.

If this Nikon digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (5x), or the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

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

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The Coolpix S3400 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S3400. The shooting modes "Scene" is also found on this Nikon camera.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the Coolpix S3400 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S3400. The slowest camera shutter speeds of comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S3400 range from 0.12s to 250s.

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Only Features Two Light Meterings

The number of light metering modes featured on the Coolpix S3400 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Nikon digital camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most frequently featured light metering featured on cameras of this type and age. The light metering "Centre-weighted" is also featured on this digital camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S3400

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Optical Zoom

The Coolpix S3400 has a relatively standard optical zoom (7 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 7x optical zoom cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S6150[pl_1147112_price], and the 6100[pl_1110079_price] both from Nikon is also worth considering.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon 145[plb_2166060_price] (8x and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix S5300[plb_2272796_price] (8x and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Nikon Coolpix S3400 has a pretty average weight (128 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Canon A4000 IS[plb_408140_price] (130g).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Battery Charger Included
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vna392e1
Barcodes 00018208933242, 00018208933266

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