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Nikon S3500 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 20MP 7x CCD Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Nikon digital cameras have good reviews
Supports video recording
Supports video capability
109 Reviews + 1 Award
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Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 25,534 expert and user reviews (including 3,033 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 97% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon S3500 supports video recording. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also support video recording.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon S3500 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at including the Canon EOS 60Da, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 which also has a higher rating.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This high megapixel digital camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon S3500 supports video capability. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also support video capability.

Alternative cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to consider include the Sony DSC-WX200, the Sigma DP2 Merrill, or the Canon EOS 60Da which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon S3500 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Canon IXUS 275 HS, and the Nikon Coolpix S3400 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon S3500 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the Nikon S3500 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera. The smallest display diagonal of cameras of this spec and age is 2.5" and the largest is 4.8".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S3400, or the Sony DSC-WX200.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (£219) (3"), or the Pentax K-S1 (£399) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 820,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 460 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels. When compared to other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera that we have assessed, the display resolution (numeric) of the Nikon S3500 of only 230,000 pixels is one of the lowest.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

At 7 times zoom factor, the Nikon S3500 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 7x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S3400 which has better reviews.

If this Nikon digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Sony ILCE-QX1 (£349.99) (10x).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon S3500 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera. The digital zooms of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera range from 2x to 810x.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the Nikon S9400, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (£219).

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Alpha A5100L (8x), the Alpha A5100 (£389.99) (8x), or the DSC-WX220 (£99.99) (20x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130. At only 3.4, the Nikon S3500 has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

Digital cameras of this type and age have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 4. The Nikon S3500 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (6.4) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Picture Quality

5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon S3500 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480, 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3648 x 2736 and 5120 x 2880. The still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon S3500 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon S3500 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Histogram

The Nikon S3500 features histogram. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon S3500 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon S3500 has a hand strap. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon S3500 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon S3500 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon S3500 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 90g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 400g. The Nikon S3500 is one of the lighter digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera (only 129 grams) amongst cameras of this age.

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Battery

Only 220 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon S3500 is a camera that takes 220 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon S3500 is more than most 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 comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "200", "400", "800", "1600" and "3200" are also supported by this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon coolpixs3500pk, nikon s3500black, nikon s3500pk
Barcodes 00018208263615, 00018208929665, 00018208932979, 00018208933020, 00018208933068, 00018208933112, 00018208933143, 00018208933181, 00018208933211, 00018208988846, 00182091231546, 03609740043536, 04960759138491, 08033737552087, 08033737552094, 08033737552117, 08033737552124, 08033737552131, 08431016435418, 08431016435814, 08431016435913, 08594157008740

Nikon S3500 Review Sources

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