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Nikon Coolpix S3600

(44 reviews)
Nikon Coolpix S3600
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An award winning and fully featured compact digital camera
Compact 20.1MP 8x 125g Jan 2014
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Nikon Coolpix S3600 Review

With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix S3600 number 572 across all digital cameras.
90
Reviews
78 Reviews + 3 Awards
88
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Age
4 Years Old
76
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 80%, based on 78 reviews. This digital camera has received three awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus one other site and a "Recommended" award from Techradar. Looking across the entire Sony camera range, the average reviews for all Sony digital cameras are also excellent.
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 2018.
Customers report product quality, it is fairly priced and good picture quality.
The Coolpix S3600 has some great features:
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Average optical zoom
Has an image stabiliser
Slimline styling
8X NIKKOR OPTICAL ZOOM LENS
Greater stability for sharper shots
20 MP CCD IMAGE SENSOR
Retouch menu
CRISP HD (720p) VIDEO RECORDING

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

62
Sports Photography
Good
64
Wildlife Photography
Good
71
Portrait Photography
Very Good
70
Landscape Photography
Very Good
73
Everyday Photography
Very Good

Nikon Coolpix S3600 Video Reviews

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.

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Nikon Coolpix S3600 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Three Industry Awards

Websites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine both concluded that this Nikon digital camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The writer at review site Techradar concluded that they would recommend this Nikon camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

22 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews have rated this camera on average 75%.

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Good User Reviews

Based on 37 user reviews the average user rating of this Nikon digital camera is 85 out of 100. 23 reviewers (81% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 38,480 expert and owner reviews (including 9,838 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its cameras. 95% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

Nine people who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was good quality.

  • A larger sensor than the predecessor which should give improved image quality…
  • Images quality is fine for sharing on the web, with good colour reproduction…
  • These cameras out-perform the smartest of phones by offering much better image quality, useful zoom ranges…
  • If you're looking for a small, stylish and simple snapper and aren't too demanding when it comes to low light image quality or continuous shooting speed…
  • While image quality is fantastic, we can think of several ways that this camera could be improved to make it even better…
  • High image quality, even better videos…
  • The image quality is fine…
    Mz/x - April 2015
  • Good pictures, battery life, quality design…
    Mz/x - April 2015
  • Incredible camera picture quality is fantastic and with 20 million pixels you can't go wrong !
    Emac - March 2015

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money.

  • Excellent value…
    Mz/x - 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…
    Sue Kershaw - August 2015

Users Report Good Picture Quality

17 customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Two people wrote that it was easy to use and two people agreed that the Nikon Coolpix S3600 was easy to setup.

  • It's also designed to be incredibly easy to use…
  • Difficult to use…
    Mr N A ALBONE - February 2015
  • It feels good to hold and use…
    Mz/x - April 2015
  • So found this very easy to use as the instructions are very similar…
    Just2play - April 2016
  • Easy to set up and install…
    Just2play - April 2016
  • Lovely little camera very easy to set up and use…
    Suzann aldus - July 2016

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera 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…

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

Two owners agreed that this digital camera had a good battery life.

  • The bonus is the battery and charger supplied with it, which means no more fiddling changing batteries…
    Kenneth Brassington - December 2014
  • Good pictures, battery life, quality design…
    Mz/x - April 2015

Customers Report Nice Design

Four owners agreed that the product 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 - April 2015
  • It has metal casing, fits in virtually any pocket…
    Mz/x - April 2015
  • It's a gorgeous colour, nice…
    Amanda - August 2016

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Four people who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S3600 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 reckoned that the product 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 - April 2015
  • It is very slow at focusing…
    Trace - May 2016

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2014.

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Features

5152 X 3864 Pixels Image Resolution

The Coolpix S3600 has a maximum image resolution of 5152 x 3864 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Coolpix S3600 of 20.1MP is in the highest 17% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Coolpix S3600 of 8x is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 24% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Coolpix S3600 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has an image stabiliser, as do 71% of cameras.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Coolpix S3600's minimum aperture number of only 1.8 is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 10% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Nikon Coolpix S3600 of 12,800 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 72% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

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Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest camera shutter speed of digital cameras is 0.000016s, the longest is 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.0071s. The camera shutter speed of the Coolpix S3600 of only 0.00025s is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the shortest 28% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Light

The weight of the Coolpix S3600 of only 125g is lighter than 77% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The weights of digital cameras range from 50g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-in Flash

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The Coolpix S3600 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix S3600 has a pre-flash, which is unusual. 95% of digital cameras do not have a pre-flash.

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Bigger Than Average Image Sensor Size

The Coolpix S3600's image sensor size of 0.588" is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 7% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest image sensor size of digital cameras is 0.25", the biggest is 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.46".

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 does not feature bluetooth. 95% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Coolpix S3600 does not have an HDMI, although this is within the context that 59% of cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Coolpix S3600 has a tripod mount. 74% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Coolpix S3600 of 921,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 76% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 600,000 pixels.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 features multi-shot function, unlike 90% of cameras which do not feature multi-shot function.

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Has a GPS

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The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a GPS, unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not have a GPS.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon Coolpix S3600's display diagonal of 3" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 54% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 does not support Wi-Fi. 72% of cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Coolpix S3600 is 5152 x 3864. That's over eight times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1536 x 1536. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from L: (3:2) 4896 x 3264 / (16:9) 4896 x 2760 / (1:1) 3264 x 3264 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Larger Than Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Nikon Coolpix S3600 of 64GB is larger than 82% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 520GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 42GB.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 85% of cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Coolpix S3600 features brightness adjustment. 80% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Nikon Coolpix S3600 of only 24mm is shorter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is shorter than 75% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Coolpix S3600's digital zoom of 4x is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 55% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a self-timer. 83% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Coolpix S3600 has a wrist strap, unlike 92% of cameras which do not have a wrist strap.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon 0018208939046, nikon 018208939121, nikon s3600pk, nikon 720phd, nikon 8xzoom, nikon 201mp, nikon 27lcd, 26455b, 26451b

Barcodes:

00018208264148, 00018208264551, 00018208879663, 00018208939015, 00018208939046, 00018208939091, 00018208939121, 00018208939176, 00018208939206, 04960759142931, 04960759142986, 04960759142993, 04960759143006, 05054230448823, 05054230448830, 05054230448854, 05054230448885, 08033737554067, 08033737554074, 08033737554081, 08033737554098, 08033737554104

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