Lens quality is very good with sharp images
Nikon's micro compact is smaller than a credit card… but is it too lightweight?
Extremely small camera, Metal body, Plenty of built-in memory
Family-friendly waterproof and shockproof point-and-shoot
Good value for money
Family-friendly waterproof camera
Affordable rugged compact
Dead-on white balance
Decent little camera suitable for the point and shooter
Good colour reproduction
Extra zoom power
'The camera is easy to grip and the menu system is simple to navigate.'
'The S3100 is very slim and light, and it feels balanced in the hand.'
'Styling wise, the Nikon Coolpix S3000 is very attractive. '
'Picture quality better than expected.'
'Shooting performance is overall slow.'
'Streamlined design and comfortable'
'Low price makes this camera beneficial for beginners. '
'the buttons are firm and very responsive.'
'Noise does start to kick in at ISO400 and is much worse at ISO800.'
Good for the beginner
'The extra shooting modes on the A495 are nice, too, but if you don't need them or any of the other things mentioned above, save $20 and get the A490.'
'We also found ourselves staring at an unresponsive camera when we used the flash as the camera waits for the flash to recharge before allowing you to take another shot.
'No image stabilisation, slow autofocus. '
'its screen is almost impossible to view while outdoors on a sunny day, and its body is creaky.'
'It is small enough to slip into most pockets and is available at a relatively low price.'
Lack of an optical zoom is disappointing
'built-in image stabilisation'
'latest generation Venus Engine VI image processor'
A decent compact that's comfortable to use
Small and lightweight, easy to keep in your pocket
'Macro performance is poor, though, getting you no closer to your subject than 10cm.'
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