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Nikon COOLPIX P3
4.8 out of 10

Nikon COOLPIX P3

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8.1 megapixel camera with wireless network

digitalcameraroundup.com
30 November 2011
  • Summary: Overall, the Nikon Coolpix P3 is a competent compact that takes excellent pictures. It is an unobtrusive camera that is easy to use and like. It doesn't look fancy like some of today's ultra-slims or prior "swivel-body" Nikons.
  • Pros: 802.11b/g wireless image transfer and printing, Solid, no-nonsense design and construction, Very effective vibration reduction mode, Good balance of automatic and scene modes with manual adjustment
  • Cons: Relatively large and heavy, No voice recording mode, Fairly basic design and feature set
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Overall 7
6.9
Design 8
8.0
Features 7
7.0
Ease of use 7
7.0
Performance 5
5.0
Photo quality 8
8.0

Nikon Coolpix P3

Digital Photography Interface
7 September 2009
  • Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix P3 has 8 megapixels, a 3.5X optically image stabilized lens, a 2.5 inch LCD, aperture control and WiFi as well. If you've seen the P4, then you've seen the P3 - these twin cameras have everything except WiFi in common.
  • Pros: 3.5x zoom lens with optical image stabilization, 2.5 inch LCD with average resolution and visibility, Good build quality, Aperture control and some other changeable settings, User-friendly; many scene modes and built-in help, Interval shooting feature can be useful, Built-in WiFi; same price as P...
  • Cons: Below average battery life, Not for low-light; fairly weak flash, poor AF in the dark, no ISO 800, Slow performance in almost all aspects, small buffer, No control over shutter speed, no live histogram either, Plastic compartment door and tripod mount, No remote shooting and camera-to-camera tran...
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Nikon Coolpix P3 Digital Camera Review

PhotoAxe
15 February 2008
  • Excerpt: The Coolpix P3 is a compact (not tiny, still small enough for most pockets) rather very solid camera, easy to hold and operate with one hand, made mostly of metal. With Nikon PictureProject, the software that comes with the camera, you can adjust things like brightness, color, and sharpness, or,...
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Overall 7
7.4
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 7
7.0
Performance 7
7.0
Picture quality 7
7.0
Ergonomics 7
7.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Expert Review

DP Review
2 February 2008
  • Conclusion: The Coolpix P3 offers a reviewer something of a dilemma; am I to judge it based on its potential to produce superb images in the right hands? Or do I rate it on the fact that not only do the default settings result in images that are way too soft and 'flat' for what we presume to be the target...
  • Pros: Good resolution, Comprehensive feature set, Vibration Reduction system, Superb build quality and good handling, Excellent macro mode, Subtle, 'unprocessed' results, Excellent flash performance, Unique features such as D-Lighting, Face Priority AF, Red-eye removal, Best Shot Selector, Aperture pri...
  • Cons: Some exposure and white balance errors, Focus not very reliable in low light, Some aspects of user-interface are a bit fiddly, Shutter lag longer than most competitors, VR not as effective as some competitors, Noisy at ISO 400, Some focus errors (only in the default auto area AF mode), Soft resul...
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
17 May 2006
  • Excerpt: The Nikon Coolpix P3 ($449) is a midrange digital camera offering an 8 Megapixel CCD, 3.5X optical zoom lens, optical image stabilization, an 2.5" LCD display, limited manual controls, and Wi-Fi functionality.
  • Pros: Very good image quality, Compact, well put together body (for the most part), Optical image stabilization, Built-in 802.11b/g for wireless photo transfer (though see issues below), Large, high resolution LCD display; screen is visible in low light, Limited manual controls, Tons of scene modes, In...
  • Cons: Images a bit soft for my taste, Redeye, Sound cuts out prematurely in movie mode, Poor low light focusing despite having an AF-assist lamp, No optical viewfinder, Can't e-mail or upload files wirelessly; camera can't be controller wirelessly, Really could've used a shutter priority mode, Not much...
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Overall 7
7.0

Nikon Coolpix P3

CNET
9 May 2006
  • Summary: Like its older siblings, the P1 and P2, the Nikon Coolpix P3 has a limited Wi-Fi capability and excellent image quality. Better value and quicker performance can be found in the company's nonwireless offerings.
  • Pros: Wi-Fi file transfer and printing; excellent image quality; many photo options.
  • Cons: No Wi-Fi e-mail or Web posting; no remote camera operation using Wi-Fi; no manual exposure control.
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Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
1 April 2006
  • Summary: Introduction The Nikon Coolpix P3 was introduced at the end of February of this year. The P3, and it’s non-wireless-enabled (wireless-less?) twin, the Coolpix P4 are the latest additions to Nikon’s Performance Coolpix line, designated with a “P”.
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Overall 7
6.9

Nikon Coolpix P3

Photoxels
22 March 2006
  • Summary: The Nikon Coolpix P3 is quite a camera, with a very effective Vibration Reduction (VR) technology (Nikon speak for Image Stabilization) and no-hassle Wi-Fi wireless transfer of your images from camera to PC.
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
21 February 2006
  • Summary: The COOLPIX P3 features 8.1 effective megapixels of image resolution and delivers professional-quality imaging power to the average consumer. The high-quality 3.5x Zoom- Nikkor lens has a focal range equivalent to that of a 36-126mm lens in 35mm format and the large and bright 2.5-inch LCD makes for...
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Overall 8
8.1
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Photo quality 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Color and saturation 9
9.0

Nikon Coolpix P3

Cameras
8 August 2014
  • Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix P3 is a good, solid offering. It takes a decent picture and in terms of megapixels has a plenty of power for making large prints. WiFi can come in useful, but it is not necessarily a feature that everyone will want to take advantage of.
  • Pros: WiFi, Colours, No red eye in test shot
  • Cons: Shutter lag
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