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Nikon S3 review at Steves Digicams
Dennis Hissink : January 21th 2006 - 03:10 CET
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Steve's DigicamsNikon S3 at Steves Digicams : Our good friends at Steves Digicams have published their review of the Nikon Coolpix S3 digital camera. The Nikon S3 offers the higher shooting performance of 6.0 effective Megapixels and has a large, bright 2.5-inch LCD monitor, which does away with the need for a viewfinder and makes it easy to play back shots on the spot. Like the Nikon S1 and S2, the Nikon Coolpix S3 manages to pack a powerful 35-105mm 3x Zoom-Nikkor ED lens (35mm equivalent) whilst retaining a surprisingly slim depth of just 19.7mm. The lens also makes use of Nikon’s “right-angled” optics system, which enables the lens to function throughout its focal range without ever protruding from the camera body.
Nikon S3 review at Steves DigicamsNikon Coolpix S3 - LCD display
According to Steve Digicams: "Despite its small size and large 2 1/2-inch LCD, the S3's controls are well-placed, being easy to use while not subject to accidental activation. Despite its small size and large 2 1/2-inch LCD, the S3's controls are well-placed, being easy to use while not subject to accidental activation. The internal Zoom-Nikkor 3x optical zoom lens produced sharp results throughout its range, with moderate amounts of barrel distortion at wide angle and pin cushioning at the telephoto end."

Nikon S3 camera - Steves Digicams review conclusion
Steve continues: "The lens moves smoothly and quietly, but not continuously; I counted 7 steps between wide angle and telephoto, adequate for most shots but you may need to zoom a bit with your feet when you need precise composition. I was pleased with the overall image quality when using 6-Megapixel Fine mode. Outdoor images showed good overall exposure, with colors being nicely saturated. Noise levels were very low at sensitivity settings of ISO 50 and 100. Shadow noise is present at ISO 200, and noise is evident throughout the image at ISO 400. You want to learn more about the Nikon Coolpix digital camera? Continue to read the Nikon S3 review at Steve's Digicams!

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Steve's Digicams was founded in the year 1997, by, indeed, Steve. Steve Sanders is well experienced in photography, 30 years, and wants to share this experience with everyone on the Internet. Steve's motto is: simplicity. The way the website is build makes it also possible for those who haven't got a fast connection to download the website very quickly. In the same way the reviews are being written. According to Steve, it should not be necessary to follow a course in photography to be able to understand a review. For this approach Steve is well known world wide and he is welcome to it by his many readers. Beside test reports Steve's site has various other items, like a forum, camera specifications, daily "breaking" news.





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