Nikon Coolpix 3500 review

Started May 20, 2003 | User reviews thread
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Jonathon Glew
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Nikon Coolpix 3500 review
May 20, 2003

-> Excellent Camera

-> The Coolpix 3500 is a replacement for my trusty old Nikon Collpix 700 which died after many years of use and thounsands of photos. My impressions are that this camera does what it is supposed to do.

-> it's size and shape is a tad larger than my mobile phone. No problems fitting into a pocket. It is a simple to use, low feature compact camera that the wife is happy to keep in her handbag.

->Photo quality is first rate (minor barrel distortion at wider angles) and it is dead simple to use. Shutter lag is insignificant and the LCD crisp and clear, even in bright sunlight.

->Apart from a few minor issues (below) I am satisfied with this camera.

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Problems:

-> The battery compartment is a bit flimsy and with a bit of careful use will stand the test of time (this was what finally went on the CP700). Unfortunately to change the battery, or change cards, the compartment has to be accessed.
-> No optical viewfinder or manual focus.
-> It is difficult not to touch the lense when opening the camera.
-> No sport/fast shutter setting.

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