Nikon Coolpix 3500 review

Started Mar 15, 2003 | User reviews
Nick Holmes
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Nikon Coolpix 3500 review
Mar 15, 2003

This is my first digicam and fit my needs well. I take digital pictures mostly for record-keeping rather than art/aesthetic reasons, so minor problems with image quality don't bother me. The 3500 provides me with what I need at my present state of knowledge.

Since buying the camera I've discovered a use that I never dreamed of - taking pictures of documents (papers in scientific journals, mostly) instead of photocopying them. I download them to PC and shove them into Adobe Acrobat, whence I get a nice convenient .pdf file. Saves much money and shelf space, can annoy librarians though. It's also a good way of coverting those old happy snaps to an easily-storable format. 3Mp is fine: even 1600 x 1200 is good enough for most A4 pages of print.

The 3500 is excellent for such purposes. When it comes to the scientific stuff, though, it's an SLR and emulsion for me, every time.

Problems:

None yet, though I'm hardly pushing the camera to its limits, am I?

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