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Nikon Coolpix S3000

Mark Peters
PMA 2018 Report
Friday 5th, February 2010
Posted by: Mark Peters

PMA 2010 News - Nikon introduces a slim and ultra stylish compact camera, the Coolpix S3000, as part of its new range of Coolpix cameras launching this Spring. The successor to the best selling S220, itís packed with features making it fun and easy to take pictures anytime, anywhere. The super slim body, with a thickness of just 19mm, packs in 12 megapixels, a wideangle 4x zoom Nikkor lens - perfect for when you want get all of your friends into one shot or to take a closer look - and a 6.7 cm (2.7 inch) monitor so itís easy to view all your great pictures. It also provides an array of advanced shooting features, such as four anti-blur functions including electronic vibration reduction (eVR) to ensure clear pictures.

Nikon Coolpix S3000

Nikon Coolpix S3000 camera modes
And whether youíre on the beach, the slopes or out on the town, the scene auto selector with 16 modes will automatically select the most appropriate one to make it quicker and easier to take beautiful pictures. You donít even need to worry about your subject smiling, the Smile Timer automatically recognises this and takes the picture at the appropriate moment.

Nikon Coolpix S3000

Nikon Coolpix S3000 offers great value for money
Mark Pekelharing, Product Line Manager Consumer Products at Nikon Europe B.V comments: ďThe Nikon Coolpix S3000 is ideal for those looking for a camera thatís fun to use, chic and great value for money. And as youíd expect from a Nikon it delivers fantastic pictures. It inherits it looks from the popular predecessor Coolpix S220 and is bound to be even more popular with our customers, with even more features and a more powerful zoom lens, all packed into an even smaller body. The S3000 is the perfect all-rounder.Ē

Nikon S3000 easy-to-use point-and-shoot camera
This Nikon Coolpix S3000 is all about having fun while taking great pictures, not spending time setting up manual controls or changing the settings only to find that great shot has been missed. The buttons are larger making it quick and easy to get the function you want and the zoom is in easy reach at the top of the camera so you can concentrate on capturing the action. The image-processing system is optimised based on Nikonís original image-processing concept, Expeed. You can also charge the camera from your PC or laptop with the USB charger adapter when a plug socket isnít available.

Nikon Coolpix S3000

Nikon Coolpix S3000 advanced auto functions
The Nikon S3000 camera will make sure nothing stands in your way for taking a great shot. The 6.7 cm (2.7 inch) LCD screen with an anti-reflective coating makes it easy to shoot and share your pictures, even in bright sunlight. And in whatever situation you find yourself in, the Scene Auto Selector will make sure your surroundings are captured perfectly, without having to change any settings. The Nikon Coolpix S3000 has a range of advanced auto functions to make sure your pictures look just how you want them to. As part of Nikon's Smart Portrait System, a series of advanced functions help produce consistently great portraits. The Face-priority AF system automatically recognises up to 12 people in your shot, adjusting the focus and exposure, while the Skin Softening function automatically detects and smoothes your subjects skin tone for the best results. And if youíre subject is on the move, Subject Tracking can lock on to it and continue to track and focus on it until the moment you decide to take your picture.

Nikon S3000 camera offers Smile mode and Blink Proof function
Smile Mode automatically releases the shutter when the main subject smiles while the Blink Proof function automatically shoots two sequential frames and automatically saves the one in which the subject's eyes are open. Thereís even a Blink Warning if someone has their eyes shut when youíve taken the picture, to allow you to re-take the picture, so you donít have to discover this when youíre reviewing your pictures later on. Finally, the anti-red eye function automatically corrects the red-eye effect before saving the image.

Nikon Coolpix S3000

Nikon Coolpix S3000 camera incorporates my Picturetown
You can now back-up your images safely and securely using my Picturetown, the free online digital photo storage and sharing service brought to you by Nikon. Easily share photo memories with friends and organise precious memories into online collections. You get 2GB of space free to use for storing thousands of memories and you can upgrade your membership to Gold Account at any time if you need to store more pictures.

Nikon Coolpix S3000 camera body colour
Even with a wide angle 4x zoom NIKKOR lens, the Nikon S3000 only measures 19mm thick, making it the ideal size for fitting in your pocket or bag, ready to whip out for that perfect moment. And when you do, youíll be showing off a stylish aluminium body available in seven colours: Black, Champagne Silver, Red, Blue, Orange, Magenta and Green.

Nikon Coolpix S3000

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