Nikon CoolPix S3000 - Test Shots – Zoom, Contrast and Colour



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”Here are some general test shots to help evaluate the camera’s overall image quality, including dynamic range, colour rendition and the zoom range of the lens. Some pictures may be clicked to download the full size original image. ”

Nikon CoolPix S3000 test photo

The wide angle end is equivalent to 27mm.

Nikon CoolPix S3000 test photo

The telephoto end is equivalent to 108mm.

Nikon CoolPix S3000 test photo

There’s no contrast booster for the S3000, and dynamic range is very limited.

Nikon CoolPix S3000 test photo

Colour rendition is very natural, possibly a bit under-saturated.


Score in detail

  • Value 8
  • Image Quality 7
  • Build Quality 8


Camera type Ultra Compact
Megapixels (Megapixel) 12 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 4x
Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch CCD
Optical focal length 4.9 - 19.6mm
Shutter speed 4 secs to 1/2000
Auto focus Auto, Center, Face Priority, Manual Selection
Manual focus No
Max output resolution 4000x3000
Other resolutions 3968x2232, 3264x2448, 2592x1044, 2048x1536, 1024x768, 640x480
Exposure control Program auto, 16 scene modes
Exposure metering Matrix
Exposure compensation + 2EV in 1/3 EV steps
Image Stabilisation Electronic VR, blur detection
ISO settings Auto, 80 - 3200
LCD Monitor 2.7-inch, 230k dots
Viewfinder N/A
Flash range 0.3 to 5.5m (wide), 0.5-2.2m (tele) (approx, ISO auto)
Flash modes Auto, Red-eye reduction, Night Portrait, Off
White balance modes Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Custom
Image formats JPEG, EXIF 2.2, WAV, AVI
Picture adjustments Standard, Vivid, Monochrome, Sepia, Cyanotype
Video (max res/format) 640x480 at 30fps
Movie length Card capacity/ 25 mins
Self timer 10/2 secs
Memory card slot SD, SDHC
Supplied memory 47MB internal
Batteries supplied 740mAh Li-ion rechargeable
Charger supplied Yes
A/V output PAL, NTSC
Charging/Computer Connection Yes
AV Out Yes

Physical Specifications

Dimensions Width (Millimeter) 94.3mm
Depth (Millimeter) 55.9mm
Weight (body only) (Kilogram) 116g including battery and memory cardkg