Summary: Love the 20 mp photos. Even w/ lots of cropping, you still have a decent sized photo. But it is not good in low light. Nice for outdoors on sunny or at least bright days. However it does have one of the few flash units on a point and shoot that is quite good. It doesn't blow out photos and gives great color rendering in indoor conditions. I keep it in my purse and have gotten some lovely shots.
Summary: Great little camera, but you MUST buy a DS card along with it and I had no idea until I used my CoolPix. I was only able to take 5 pictures before the memory was used up, which came as a shock to me. Not everybody who buys a cool camera knows about this stuff. If I didn't have a camera-savvy son I'd have been totally at sea about why this camera only gave me 5 pictures, so be warned.
Summary: I was very excited about getting a new camera and all the features on his one looked great. I will say that the 16shot, shake resistance and automatic light adjustment are not as great as I was expecting but for the price and compared to my last camera it is really really top quality and a great al around camera for the average person. It does have a habit of sometimes freezing up and I have to take the battery out and put it back in for it to properly close then reopen.
takes good pictures but i preferred my older coolpix
7 May 2014
Summary: The pictures come out well and my husband was impressed with it's stability when zoomed in but I found the time between photos a bit slow and it doesn't seem as user friendly as my old coolpix. Overall, for the price it wasn't a bad buy and I like how small and compact it is and the color choice was nice as well.
perfect for someone who wants an easy to use pocket optical zoom camera with "features" for "fun" situations
Beltway Rider, Amazon
3 May 2014
Summary: The Nikon CoolPix S3500 camera is a very good inexpensive camera designed for casual picture taking and vacation and party snapshots, using the zoom lens and all the image manipulation features and controls included. It is perfect for someone who wants an easy to use pocket optical zoom camera with "features" for "fun" situations. Learn how to use it and you will be pleased. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Why 4 stars?
Summary: Well, I don't know what to say. I like the camera, but I don't love it. Sometimes I get great photos, but, other times, the camera falls short. At one point in time I had a Kodak 10mp, which took better pictures. Sure, the image is 'larger', but the quality, not so much. I do plan on keeping the camera, because it is very useful. For the price, it is a pretty good deal.
Summary: I have not had the camera long enough to say I love it. I love how easy it is to navigate and all of the options but I have not had the chance to use it for what it was bought for. It is small and fits well into a pocket and the lens is well protected. If the pictures come out well it will be perfect.