Great, easy-to-use camera!!!
This camera is great for general photo taking. The image quality is great when not in low-light settings. I love the small, streamlined body. It fits easily in my pocket. The battery life is really long, too.
Pros: Long battery life, small, stylish body, speed
Cons: Sports setting, low-light shots
Overall, I love this camera. I would recommend it to people who just want a basic, fun-to-use camera, nothing professional, though.
July 31, 2011
Did the same thing as Jenny and got same result at San Diego beach not with 1 but 2 identical cameras. Both were fine then both pulled up LENS ERROR Nikon better stand behind there products or else....
July 29, 2011
love it then....what happened?
well my aunt and uncle got me this nice camera as a Christmas present in December and ive been using that camera ever since i got it. i love that camera i loved taking pictures , the picture was clear and never blurry the video was great. ive taking good care of that camera ive never dropped it never got it wet never got sand in it nothing i tooking good care of that camera ive charged it everything cleaned the lens everything for a good 8 months till recently i went to the beach and it wouldn't take pictures anymore it kept saying lens error and the pictures where all blurry after i charged it thinking the battery was probably low and even then it just didn't want to take pictures. so im still like what happened?
July 18, 2011
It is a good camera, although it did stop working after a little while. Takes great pictures.
July 15, 2011
I have had this camera since christmas, I haven't dropped it at all. In fact it has been sitting in my purse the whole time I have owned its except for when it is in use. I used it about 2 weeks ago and it was working fine, with the exception of there being a lens error that happens whenever I zoom in too far that it has had for months. I used it 2 weeks ago it worked and everything was great, then I put it in my purse and didn't take it out for a week or so and when I took it out the whole camera would not work. When I attempted to turn it on the screen told me there was a lens error and it would shut off completly. I don't know what happened but I now have no use of the camera and I have only had it for about 6 months. I see this is a continuing problem judging from the reviews, but I also see that Nikon doesn't really do much about it. So my question is what do I do? Because I will not buy another one when I didn't do anything to it in the first place.
July 14, 2011
This product is alright
So my parents had bought my sister and I this camera so that we could do short films for our classes and to take pictures of our trips. It worked perfectly but now about 4 months into having the camera and now it wont even turn on. I have tried multiple things to tried and get it to turn on. Of course I have tried turning on the on and off button that is no the problem. I have put it on the charger for over 3 days, didn't turn on after that. I have been reading the reviews seeing if this is a popular problem and it is. This is a great camera but it doesn't last in the long run.
July 13, 2011
This was a great camera until it also had a LENS ERROR, like most everyone else who wrote a review. I did nothing to damage it, and now i can turn it on, but cant do anything else....NOT EVEN LOOK AT MY PICTURES! :( Since this seems to be a common problem, I think this type of camera was manufactured with a glitch.
July 11, 2011
I got this camera for Christmas and at first it was great then i plugged it into my comuter to upload pictures and the screen just went black and the lense was still sticking out and it wouldn't let me do anything
July 11, 2011
I have read many comments, many seem to be the same problem. My camera also had a lens error ! I have no idea what i did to it for it to do that. The camera still turns on but the lens wont pop out. I have had my camera four about 4 months and it has had no signs of damage. I sent it back to the company wishing for my camera to be as good as new.
June 28, 2011
I am having problems with my CoolPix S3000....When I try to use the zoom option, there is a "lense error" on the screen and a "!". In reading the reviews, it sounds as though others are having the same problem. I have owned the camera for around 18 months and overall have been pleased with my experience.
HOWEVER, I am now very concerned in reading the problems that others are experiencing with their cameras and the support (not received) from Nikon. I've read several of the reviews and most mention problems with the product and the manner in which the company resolves their concerns. I hope I have not been mislead by the product and the resolution by Nikon....
June 23, 2011
THIS IS THE WORST CAMERA I HAVE EVER OWNED
I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS CAMERA TO ANYONE...ALWAYS HAVING TO ADJUST SETTING
June 11, 2011
This is the second camera with lens error. Bought one for christmas and had to return it once it was open cause it had lens error. Was given another on and now it has lens error and they will not replace it after 5 months.. Will not buy again..
June 3, 2011
This product was awful
I got this product for christmas complete with a warranty and everything, while on a class trip, the camera was in a case in my backpack and the screen was scratched. No where in the contract did it say that if you damaged it you couldnt get the refund, so now i have no camera. I had that camera for less than 5 months, and with a mini scratch on the screen and the whole screen went crazy. Nikon then told me that i dropped the camera, even though I DID NOT! nikon, it was in a case in my backpack and somehow it got a tiny scratch on the screen and broke. My friend has dropped her Nikon Coolpix s30000 millions of times and it has never broken and mine get the tinyest of scratches and dies. Thanks for giving me a awful quantity product for christmas. This is my 2nd camera supposedly nicer than my first, but at least my 1st lasted 4 years. Never buy this product!
June 2, 2011
For the longest time, I have wanted a Nikon Coolpix camera and I finally got one for Christmas last year! It takes GREAT photos when the flash goes off but lately, for the past month or so, it has been taking blurring photos OUTSIDE when the flash is rarely needed. I went to Disneyland and the sun was out and I have my camera on an auto mode so I could take those quick "Kodak Moments" (or should I say "Nikon" moments? Haha) and over half of them came out BLURRY! I don't understand why. My mom's camera is an older version of mine and her's come out better than mine do. My best friend has the same one and the same thing happens. Her photos come out crystal clear and mine are coming out blurry. I've tried to clean the lens and trying different settings. I don't understand what's going on but it's making me very upset and I am very disappointed with my very first Nikon camera.
On the bright side, I love the videos it takes. Clear and audio is good!
June 1, 2011
I love this camera
I received this camera as a gift about a year ago. I loved the color and quality of the pictures, and out of all the pictures I have ever owned this is the only camera that the pictures have never once come out blurry. One downside to it, which isn't a big deal, is their blink warning light, it seems to be a bit too long. When I hit the button to snap a picture the actual flash doesn't go off for atleast 4 whole seconds, so it's hard to catch a spur of the moment picture like a child blowing bubbles or silly things you want to keep. But other than that I have no complaints. Even in the dark or the brightest of light, my pictures come out flawless. i have lost my charger, which is why I am on this site, and it seems impossible to find a replacement. But if you are good at keeping your belongings in the same space, and aren't into spontaneous photography this camera is excellent.
May 28, 2011
Great features, takes good pictures and very handy
My husband bought this camera.... I like it. Very handy.. but the only problem is it freezes when you erase the pictures after uploading them in the computer. I don't know how to fix it but I hope somebody would tell me what to do.
May 24, 2011
Lens Error a problem
I have owned 2 Nikon Coolpix s300 cameras. The first had a "lens error", so I returned it to the large bulk discounter where it was purchased, within 1 year of purchase. I loved the camera so much, for its size and quality of picture, despite the problem I bought another. I am extremely disappointed, the "lens error" has become a problem again. Please fix this problem as everything else is perfect, but if the camera does not work....everything else doesn't matter.
May 21, 2011
Nikon did not honor warranty
I received this COOLPIX S3000 as a Christmas gift gift 5 months ago. It never took good low light photos or candid photos of my kids.Then I noticed a goo on the lens. When I tried to clean it, I realized the goo was under the shutter and I could not clean it. The Tech support guy where I bought my camera thought that it was a liquid inside my camera that had gotten on the lens and under the shutter. I sent it in for repairs with all the proper paper work but Nikon refused to honor my warranty because they said there was liquid damage on the camera.
I kept the camera in my purse in it's own pocket so I could take photos as needed. I never split anything on the camera. I even had the extended warranty.
Bottom line, this camera never took good pictures of my kids playing or anything in low light and when it broke Nikon blamed me instead of standing by their product.
May 8, 2011
I loved this camera. It had great zoom, and had awesome pictures that showed color and were not blurry. However, I dropped it from about 3 feet, and now it won't turn on.
May 3, 2011
I posted this review on Amazon:
I bought this camera to use with an Ikelite enclosure to shoot pictures of junior sailing classes on the water. Previously, I used a Land/Sea DC500 dive camera. What a difference!
The display is bright in the direct sun (I'm on Maui), everything on the screen is easy to read and the controls are easy to use even inside the enclosure.
Picture quality is outstanding. The color is great and needs very little correction.
Other reviews complain about blurred pictures. I was standing in about four feet of water inside the reef today with waves bouncing me around and the kids blowing past at a pretty good clip. Out of 85 pictures I shot only one was blurred. I'd say that was a pretty good average. I shot in Sports mode which freezes the action and takes multiple shots when the shutter button is held down.
I highly recommend this camera.
April 22, 2011
Had Trouble Keeping it Charged
The instructions weren't clear enough for me & I didn't charge it properly. Then I used it one day & went to use it the 2nd day & it was DEAD again !!! Missed all my pictures of the Cherry Blossoms.
April 10, 2011
i like this camera it takes amazing pictures and is small and portable. takes just as good photos (in some instances) as my Nikon D3000
April 8, 2011
LOVE THIS CAMERA
IT IS SMALL AND I CARRY IT EVERYWHERE. I NEVER MISS A PHOTO OP.
April 1, 2011
Recieved as part of birthday gift, Love its size, clarity and my kids love the face recognition feature
March 22, 2011
I bought this camera 2 weeks ago and like it. My other digital camera broke so I bought the S3000. It is small enough to fit in a pocket yet does what I want.
March 20, 2011
one of the best cameras out there
I have had the best time taking pictures with this camera. there is no doubt that this is the best camera... for me and hopefully you too!! XD :)
March 16, 2011
I Love it!!!
This camera is awsome!!! Im still learning everything there is to know about it, but so far, im in love with it :-)
March 14, 2011
I LOVE this camera! its AWESOME! its so easy to use and it comes with a VERY helpful User's Manual. It was broken and i looked in the manual and now its all good. it takes great photos, and its small so it fits any where. I would recommend this product.
March 14, 2011
I bought this camera a year ago and have loved every minute of it until the day of my son's 3rd birthday party when I took it off the charger to start shooting and it said "Battery Exhausted"!! I had it on the charger for 12 hours...how could it be dead?? Apparently the charging cable went bad and now I need to purchase another. What a HORRIBLE time for that to happen!
March 8, 2011
is a sensational product
I like this product because has a good resolution and high quality image, easy handling, useful in their various option and has a good performance.
March 8, 2011