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$150 is one of the best price ranges for buying a Nikon digital camera. With lesser zooming options, these cameras are best suited for beginners available in variety of cool colors.

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Nikon Coolpix S3700
Nikon Coolpix S32
Nikon Coolpix S3600
Nikon Coolpix S3500
Nikon COOLPIX S9200
Nikon Coolpix S3700
Nikon Coolpix S32
Nikon Coolpix S3600
Nikon Coolpix S3500 Digital Camera
Nikon COOLPIX S9200 3D Digital Camera
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Release Date
Mar 2015
Mar 2014
Feb 2014
Mar 2013
Oct 2012
Camera Type
Ultracompact
Compact
Compact
Compact
3D Digital Camera
Optical Zoom
8.0 x
3.0 x
8.0 x
7.0 x
18.0 x
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
13.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CCD
CCD
CCD
CCD
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
3.16 mm
2.5 mm
7.66 mm
7.66 mm

  • The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a capable camera that performs well in most situations. Well exposed, vibrant images impress right from the off, and noise levels are fairly low up to ISO800. Vibration Reduction is an essential feature when shooting indoors or in low light, so it’s great the S3700 includes it.
    Still welcome, but arguably less important, is the in-built Wi-Fi. This works well, especially if you have an NFC-equipped smart device, and makes image sharing a breeze.


  • The Nikon Coolpix S32 is so easy to use that it's easy to become a little lackadaisical in your attitude to photography while using it. Saying that, it's not really a camera designed for the keen photographer. The S32 is a camera that's intended to be used by a point and shoot family. The happy snappers that wish to go abroad with a camera and not worry if it gets dropped in the pool or if the kids knock it off a table.
    Still, it does have limitations, such as the 3x optical zoom.


  • The Coolpix S32 is a fun camera for the whole family that takes pretty okay pictures. Nikon stepped things up compared to the previous models by adding a 13 Mpx CMOS sensor and Full HD video. A low price is one of its main selling points, and it actually has an advantage over more traditional compacts: it's waterproof!.

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    If you're a typical point and shooter, using a camera on days out, nights on the town and holidays, then the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is great for those situations. Bright light or using with flash is good for the camera because you can use a low ISO and obviate the noise issues. For the price of the camera, the noise performance isn't too bad though. The screen on the back of the camera does the photographs no favours, though.


  • The price of around £100 is perfect for this camera. It means it's easily accessible to many people who may be looking at their first camera but don't want the complications of a normal compact. It would make a great first camera for a younger person with the funky colours and digital filters to attract the "Instagram" generation. If you're looking for a small, light weight digital compact camera and you have around £109 to spend then you need to take a look at the Nikon Coolpix S3500 because it will fit your needs perfectly.


  • If you're looking for a cheap camera you can't go far wrong with the Nikon Coolpix S3500, particularly as most budget cameras have at most 5x optical zoom, here you'll find a 7x optical zoom lens for less than £90. It has a fairly limited set of features, but image quality isn't too bad, particularly for sharing on Facebook etc.


  • When shopping around you can find the S9200 for £245, but retailers such as Curry's are charging £270. This makes it more expensive than the S9300 which you can get from Warehouse Express for £260, which has GPS. Thankfully, the S9200 takes pictures with good detail and colour reproduction and can shoot full resolution images at a fast rate, although noise is a problem from ISO 400 upwards. If the S9200 was cheaper, we'd be happy to recommend it, but for the price, you might as well look at the S9300.


  • The Nikon Coolpix S9200 is a versatile compact that's pleasant and easy to use. However, picture quality isn't always on par with certain similarly priced competitors, such as the Canon SX240 and Panasonic TZ25.


Top 5 nikon digital camera under $150:

  1. Nikon Coolpix S3700
  2. Nikon Coolpix S32
  3. Nikon Coolpix S3600
  4. Nikon Coolpix S3500 Digital Camera
  5. Nikon COOLPIX S9200 3D Digital Camera