Nikon Coolpix S3700: Featuring a 20MP Sensor and 8X Optical Zoom
Nikon unveils its beautifully crafted Coolpix S3700 which boasts of several enviable specs to rely upon. This camera offers a lot in terms of visual clarity besides packing in substantial connectivity schemes. The specs sheet associated with this gadget is detailed as follows:
Sensor and Lens
The Coolpix S3700 sports a 20MP CCD sensor with an effective size of 6.17x4.55mm. This gadget boasts of the Expeed C2 image processor which works in unison with the offered sensor. Maximum image resolution of 5152x3864 pixels is offered by this camera in addition to some other denominations. Multiple aspect ratios are featured in 1:1, 3:2 and the standard 16:9.
Optical image stabilization is another exciting feature which makes up for the lack of uncompressed RAW format. Fine and Normal JPEG quality levels are also exhibited by this camera. The camera lens offers a focal length range of 25-200mm in addition the 8X camera zoom. Maximum lens aperture range is F3.7-F6.6. Other exciting features include the Dynamic Fine Zoom which readily enhances the lens zooming prowess to 16X. Besides these, digital zoom is also existent at 4X in addition to the manual focus range of 50cm and macro focus range of 2cm.
Scene Modes and Video
The Coolpix S3700 offers multiple autofocus modes in contrast detect, tracking, center and face detection. Live View is also an option with several metering modes up for grabs. These include Spot, Center-weighted and Multi. This camera offers a lot in terms of subject or scene modes but the manual exposure mode seems to be missing. Minimum shutter speed of 4 seconds is featured besides the maximum limit of 1/1500 seconds. The Coolpix S3700 is equipped with several advanced functions in Smart portrait mode and the Glamour retouch. These modes allow the user to add in several effects both prior to and after shooting. External flash isn’t supported but the camera features the built-in flashlight with a range of 2.80mm. Self timer is also supported with a 2 or 10 second limit.
In terms of video capturing, the Coolpix S3700 is capable of HD or 720p shoots at 30 frames per second. Supported video format for this gadget is Motion JPEG.
This camera houses a fixed TFT LCD panel. This 2.7 inch screen offers 230K dots in terms of screen resolution besides the Live Viewing option. Touch based interface is not included and the viewfinder is also given a miss.
The Coolpix S3700 features USB 2.0 supporting transfers speeds up to 480Mbit/sec. Built-In wireless is another included spec with Wi-Fi support and NFC. These features allow seamless file transfers across multiple consoles. Varied storage modes in SD and SDXC are supported with a built-in limit of 25MB.
Design and Battery
In terms of physicality, the Coolpix S3700 weighs a mere 118g. The dimensions in 96mmx58mmx20mm look pretty decent for an ultra-compact. The Coolpix S3700 houses an EN-EL19 Li-Ion battery supporting up to 240 shots on a single charge.
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