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Nikon Coolpix S3600 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 20.1MP 8x Nov 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Nikon cameras have good reviews
Supports video recording
Does not support Wi-Fi

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Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 25,424 owner and expert reviews (including 2,903 verified purchases) for Nikon digital 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 high megapixel cameras. 97% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since November 2014.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix S3600 supports video recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago also support video recording.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Coolpix S3600 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera maximum video resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S3600 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of their better review scores, the Lumix DMC-TZ41, or the Lumix DMC-TZ40 both from Panasonic or the Canon IXUS 275 HS.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Coolpix S3600 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago which support Wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the NX1000, or the NX300 both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not feature bluetooth.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Coolpix S3600 does not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX200 which also has a higher rating.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Coolpix S3600 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Coolpix S3600 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, and the Nikon S9400 which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Alpha A5100 (£310) (8x and higher rated), or the Alpha A5100L (8x and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S3600 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 8x optical zoom cameras and we think the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Canon IXUS 170 (£133.09) (12x and higher rated).

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 13, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130. The Coolpix S3600 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 3.7) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 1.3 and the largest is 22. The Coolpix S3600 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.7) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

Cameras of this spec and age have display diagonals of between 2.5" and 4.8". At only 2.7 inches, the Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including the DSC-W800 (£69), or the DSC-WX200 both from Sony or the Nikon Coolpix S3400 which all of have better reviews.

If this Nikon camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Leica M (£3,879) (3" and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 (3" and higher rated).

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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 that are a comparable age to this digital camera. Comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera have field of views of between 1% and 170%.

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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 similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 1 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 810,000 pixels.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix S3600 has a pre-flash. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also have a pre-flash.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Coolpix S3600 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Coolpix S3600 has a battery charger included. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix S3600 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix S3600 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Coolpix S3600 features voice recording, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix S3600 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Coolpix S3600 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

Across all the high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the weights range from 90g to 1.5kg. With a weight of only 125 grams, the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is quite light compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 125g cameras and we think because of its better review score, the Sony DSC-TX30 is also worth considering.

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Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The Coolpix S3600 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Battery

Only 230 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

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

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Picture Quality

5120 X 2880 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a higher still image resolution than most high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to it. This Nikon camera has a 5120 x 2880 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200 and 640 x 480 and 3864 x 3864. High megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 to 6000 x 4000.

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20.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.1 megapixels camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 20.1MP digital cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S3400.

If this Nikon camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the K-S1 (£399) (20.12MP and higher rated), or the K-S2 (£397.97) (20.12MP and higher rated) both from Pentax or the Canon EOS 6D EF (£1,242.99) (20.2MP and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers info vna553e1
Barcodes 00018208264148, 00018208264551, 00018208879663, 00018208939015, 00018208939046, 00018208939091, 00018208939121, 00018208939176, 00018208939206, 05054230448823, 05054230448830, 05054230448854, 05054230448885, 08033737554104

Nikon Coolpix S3600 Review Sources

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