Summary: Purchased this camera to take on a backpacking trip through Europe. PROs: lightweight, portable, easy to fit into a small purse or pocket CONs: compared to a DSLR or larger lens compact camera - picture quality is not the best, lens got a tiny amount of sand in it towards the middle of the trip causing the camera to consistently malfunction until it eventually stopped working altogether
Summary: I know it's not a expensive camera but i was hoping it would work better than it does. I think you can buy another one at the same price and could work better, doesn't take outstanding pictures.
after owning for a year the battery has repeatedly caused problems
13 December 2012
Summary: The functionality of this camera is fine. The pictures are nice. It has some great features, but having owned a Sony,a Cannon, an Olympus and this Nikon this would be my least favorite. My Sony is a larger camera but the batteries are easily charged and exchangeable. My Nikon battery is always dead. Now after less than a year, the battery won't recharge and when I try the camera gets extremely hot very quickly.
Summary: I bought this because it had the widest angle for a mini camera and a large LCD screen. I have found it to be very complicated and always have trouble getting to the correct menu to change various settings or pre-sets. Often get blurry pictures, but not always and am not sure why. Maybe more practice will help, but I use it only a few times a month. The wide angle is very nice to have, tho.
Issues with Nikon S3000 & 3100 original batteries.
Phillip Villaruel, Amazon
27 December 2011
Summary: Hi, I have had problems with 5 of the Camera batteries (including a previous purchase - original Nikon batteries). They charged fully a few times (no more than 4), then went dead and refuse to re-charge. The spare batteries I bought also had the same problem. The camera is good, but the batteries suck.
Summary: Nice compact camera with almost all the features and works satisfactory but sometimes has problems in focusing. The pictures tend to come out blurry unless and until proper scene has been selected. Also it gives you an option of taking panoramic pics but it can not stitch the images within the camera itself/ You have to use an external software which comes with the package. My 4 yrs old Kodak camera could do that.