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Nikon Coolpix S3


Model Name:

Nikon Coolpix S3 
Model Number: S3 
Camera Format: Ultra Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $429.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2005-09-30
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount:  
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows / Mac OS 
Weight: 4.2 oz (118 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 3.5 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.
(90 x 58 x 20 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2816x, 2048x, 1024x, 640x
Movie Resolution: 640, 320
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 6.00
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.5 inch 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels:  
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 105 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type:  
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum: 0.5000
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus:  
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
12.2 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 4 - 10000 cm
1.6 - 4081.6 in
Min Macro Area: 29 x 22 mm
1.1 x 0.9 in
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/3.0
Aperture Range Description: f/3.0 (wide) / f/5.4 (tele) - ??? 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: No 
Optical VF Type: n/a
Optical VF Accuracy: n/a
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 101%
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 110,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 10.00
ISO Settings:  
ISO Rating Max:  
Number of White Balance Settings:  
White Balance Settings:  
Manual White Balance:  
Longest Shutter Time:  
Shortest Shutter Time:  
Exp Adj Range:  
Exp Adj Step Size:  
Metering Modes: 256-area Matrix 
Spot Metering:  
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Self Timer: 10
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto with Red-eye Reduction (In-Camera Red-Eye Fix), Anytime Flash, Flash Cancel, Slow Sync 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 2.5
Flash Range Description: 0.3 - 2.5m/ 1ft - 8ft 2in (W), 0.3 - 1.4m/ 1ft - 4ft 7in (T) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD/MMC 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 12.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format:  
Compressed Format:  
Movie File Format:  
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable:  
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: Camera cradle (Cool-Station MV-11 or MV-11B) 
Included Software: PictureProject 
OS Compatibility: Windows / Mac OS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 1.600 seconds
Shutdown Time: 1.500 seconds
Play -> Record: 1.000 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 3.000 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.680 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.940 seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.061 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 2.060 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 2.070 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 10
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 1.440
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 680.00
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL8 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL8 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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