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Nikon Coolpix S3600

Compact Camera 20.1MP 8x Yes Nov 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Techradar Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended

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Nikon Coolpix S3600 Review

Our Verdict:
A multi award winning 20.1 megapixel 8 times zoom factor camera
With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix S3600 number 413 across all digital cameras.
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49 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Not Currently for Sale
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22 Great Features
60
2 Years Old
Overall Score
61
Average

Why Has it Scored 61?

It has not bad expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 81%. This digital camera has received three awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine and one other site and a "Recommended" award from Techradar.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
The Coolpix S3600 has some good features, but is also missing some features:
Supports video recording
Has a tripod mountable
Only 320 x 240 pixels video resolution
Quite narrow field of view

Nikon Coolpix S3600 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The experts at websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Review site Techradar concluded that concluded that they would endorse this high megapixel digital camera and gave 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 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

Coolpix S3600 owners on average rated this camera 84 out of 100. Over 78% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 28,808 user and expert reviews (including 2,927 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Superior Product Quality

Nine owners who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S3600 thought it was good quality.

Fairly Priced

Two people said in their reviews that the product 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…

Good Quality Pictures

16 owners said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S3600 was able to produce good images.

Easy to Use

Two owners concluded that the product was easy to use and two people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup.

Good Video Capture

Two owners who purchased it concluded that 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…

Excellent Battery Life

Two people who reviewed it agreed that 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

Nice Design

Four people said in their reviews 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

Good Size

Four people who bought this digital camera 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…

Good Quality Lens

Two owners who reviewed it concluded 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

Features

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 supports video recording, as do most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports video resolutions of 320 x 240, 640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 320 x 240, 640 x 480, 1280 x 720|320 x 240, 640 x 480 and 1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on latest digital cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

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

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Has a Self-Timer

The Coolpix S3600 has a self-timer, as do most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Voice Recording

The Coolpix S3600 features voice recording. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Coolpix S3600 has a battery charger included. Most of the other recently released digital cameras also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix S3600 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix S3600 has a batteries included. Most of the other new similar spec digital cameras also have a batteries included.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

When compared to other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera, the Coolpix S3600's field of view of only 97 percent is one of the narrowest. The narrowest field of view of similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera is 97%, the widest is 170%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Coolpix S3600 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other new high megapixel digital cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 125 grams, the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is fairly light compared to most of the other latest high megapixel digital cameras. The average weight of high megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera is 390g.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many high megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera is 100,000 pixels and the highest is 6,300,000 pixels. The Coolpix S3600 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) amongst high megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Only 230 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a camera that takes 230 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Supports 80, 100 and 8 More ISO Sensitivities

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "80,1600,3200,100,200,400,800,Auto", "80", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "Auto" and "80,1600,3200" are also supported by this camera.

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20.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.1 megapixels camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 supports PictBridge. Most of the other new high megapixel digital cameras also support PictBridge.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.7) amongst high megapixel digital cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture number of new digital cameras is 1.3, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.6.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Coolpix S3600 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a pretty standard optical zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Coolpix S3600 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera do support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S3600 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

When compared to other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera that we have checked, the Nikon Coolpix S3600's display diagonal of only 2.7 inches is one of the smallest. The average display diagonal of digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera is 3", and the display diagonals range from 2.5" to 4.8".

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix S3600 has a pre-flash. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a pre-flash.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix S3600 has a hand strap. Most of the other latest digital cameras also have a hand strap.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Coolpix S3600 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera which have an HDMI.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Coolpix S3600 does not feature bluetooth, although this is within the context that most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 features multi-shot function. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also feature multi-shot function.

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Has a Carrying Case

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

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon camera has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 4320 x 2432 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480, 5120 x 2880, 3864 x 3864, 5152 x 3864, 3648 x 2736, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480, 5120 x 2880, 3864 x 3864 and 5152 x 3864, 3648 x 2736, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480, 5120 x 2880, 3864 x 3864, 5152 x 3864, 3648 x 2736, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480 and 5120 x 2. Across all digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Coolpix S3600 has a wrist strap, as do most of the other new high megapixel digital cameras.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was November 2014 when this high megapixel digital camera was released.


Product Identifiers

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

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