Oct 10, 2005

Nikon Coolpix S3 Digital Camera Preview

has taken digital camera design and shooting power to a new level with the COOLPIX S3 compact camera.

Hot on the heels of the exceptionally popular ‘must have’ COOLPIX S1 and COOLPIX S2, the COOLPIX S3 has a slim, elegant and ultra-portable design made possible by Nikon superior engineering. In addition, it offers the higher shooting performance of 6.0 effective megapixels and features innovative Nikon functions that enable the user to improve images in-camera.
Nikon Coolpix S3 6MP Slim-Design Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Includes Dock)

LetsGoDigital.org have posted their Nikon Coolpix S3 Digital Camera Preview
"The Nikon Coolpix S3 is a logical step from the last model, the Nikon Coolpix S2. Nikon has lifted the resolution to 6 Megapixels and therefore leaves the 5 Megapixels behind and with it the lower resolution class. At this moment, various manufacturers do have a stylish designer camera in their assortment with resolutions ranging from 5 to 8 Megapixels. The concept of the Coolpix S-series seems to have settled in strongly and I may say: the design is very successful. The size is ideal for taking the camera with you in your smallest sized pocket. Personally I find the Nikon S3 the perfect combination of Design and Ease of use, with an excellent size LCD monitor and a beautiful and user-friendly design at the same time. What more do we want...?
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We have had the Nikon Coolpix S3 in our possession for a short time but this was enough to give us a first impression. The beautiful design of the camera is striking and eye-catching. Nikon has paid more and more attention to the software inside the camera lately. Especially this item is offered to play a bigger role at the present time. Functions like auto red eye correction inside the camera and also Face priority AF function, offer a lot of user-friendliness and they do their job pleasantly. It makes you wonder to what extend editing software can be automated and above all how intelligent can software inside the camera become. In a nutshell: it's a beautiful piece of designer software technique that is placed in an even more beautiful designer piece! The minute we receive a production sample we will be back with an extensive Nikon Coolpix S3 digital camera review ..."

Nikon COOLPIX S3 Features
  • Highly portable dimensions of 89.9 x 57.5 x 19.7mm (3.5 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.) (W x H x D)

  • Minimized weight of approximately 118g (4 oz.) (without battery and memory card)BSS

  • (Best Shot Selector) identifies and saves the best exposure automatically from ten sequential shots

  • 4 of the 17 Scene Modes offer Scene Assist (Portrait, Night Portrait, Sports, Landscape)

  • Noise Reduction produces clearer results during use of Dusk/Dawn and Night landscape modes

  • Time zone function makes it easy for users to set the camera to local time, anywhere in the world

  • Voice recording Mode saves up to 30 minutes of audio, or up to 5 hours with a 256 MB SD card

  • All buttons are located on the camera back for convenient, easy access

  • 4x digital zoom offers further compositional freedom

  • Single AF and Continuous AF are available for selection in Movie Mode

  • Choice of White Balance: Auto with TTL control, 5-mode manual (Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy and Flash) and Preset

  • Playback options: Single, 4- and 9-segment thumbnail, Slideshow

  • Built-in flash: features settings for Auto, Auto with Red-eye Reduction (In-Camera Red-Eye Fix), Anytime flash, Flash cancel and Slow sync.