Simplicity. Reach. Style.
Get more from a photo op with a versatile 7x optical zoom NIKKOR glass lens, 20.1-megapixels of resolution and smart features that make shooting attractive, clearer photos and 720p HD videos a breeze.
Everything you need to make the moment last.
Photo of a smiling blonde woman in the park holding the S3500
Be ready for success at every photo op with the stylish, easy to use COOLPIX S3500. Whether you're shooting a close-up portrait of your favorite pet or a wide group shot of your closest friends, the COOLPIX S3500's 7x optical zoom NIKKOR glass lens will capture beautiful, clearer 20.1-megapixel photos and 720p HD videos. Lens-shift Vibration Reduction helps minimize the blur caused by camera shake, while Subject Tracking locks on to moving subjects and keeps focus right where you want it. When you don't want to fuss with camera settings, Scene Auto Selector automatically picks the best settings for your shot. Let your camera do the work while you enjoy living in the moment.
Don't sweat a little camera shake
Vibration Reduction helps keep the shot steady, even if your hands are not
Have you ever caught a great moment with your camera but then discovered your shot is blurry because of camera shake? The COOLPIX S3500's lens-shift Vibration Reduction helps keep the shot steady, even if your hands are not. Say goodbye to blurry photos, shaky videos and tripods.
Capture the sights and sounds
720p HD videos with sound bring your memories to life
When a photo alone won't do, press the dedicated movie button and instantly start recording 720p HD video in widescreen format while the built-in microphone captures the sounds of the moment in high fidelity. When you're ready to share your creations, use an optional audio video cable (EG-CP14) to connect to your compatible TV. Your friends and family will see your movies come to life on the big screen.
Point, shoot and amaze
20.1-MP CCD sensor for bright, sharp photos and HD videos
Create beautiful high-resolution photos and videos with ease. The COOLPIX S3500's high-performance NIKKOR glass lens is paired with a 20.1-megapixel CCD image sensor that captures bright, vibrant images you'll love sharing.
Sharper photos of moving subjects
When your subject is moving fast, Motion Detection automatically kicks in and selects a faster shutter speed and higher ISO (light sensitivity) to help you get sharper, clearer photos.
Focus where you want it
Kids and pets are always on the go. Fortunately, the COOLPIX S3500 includes Subject Tracking, which automatically locks onto a moving subject and helps keep it in focus until you're ready to take the shot.
Let the camera call the shots
Easily match your situation to one of 20 Scene Modes like Beach, Snow, Night Portrait, Sunset and more, and enjoy effortless great shots. Or, choose Scene Auto Selector and let the camera choose for you.
Flatter your friends and family
Create beautiful photos of the people you care about. Smart Portrait System activates several features ideal for portraits, like Face Priority AF, Skin Softening, Blink Warning and more.
- Compact Digital Camera
- 20.1 million
- 1/2.3 in.
- 20.48 million (approx.)
- 7x optical Zoom, NIKKOR ED glass lens
Lens Focal Length
- 4.7-32.9mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 26-182mm lens in 35mm  format)
- 8 elements in 8 groups (1 ED lens element)
- Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of 728mm lens in 35mm  format)
- Lens-shift VR
Motion Blur Reduction
- Motion Detection (still pictures)
- Contrast-detect TTL AF
Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection
- Auto (9-area automatic selection)
- Face priority
- Manual with 99 focus areas
- Subject tracking
- [W]: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity
- [T]: Approx. 3 ft. 4 in. (1 m.) to infinity
- Macro close-up mode: [W]: Approx. 2.0 in. (5 cm.) to infinity
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
- 9 area automatic selection, 99 area manual selection
- 2.7 in. diagonal
- TFT-LCD with 5-level brightness adjustment
Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode)
- 98% horizontal (Approx.)
- 98% vertical (Approx.)
Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode)
- 98% horizontal (Approx.)
- 98% vertical (Approx.)
- SD memory card
- SDHC memory card
- SDXC memory card
- Approx. 25MB
Storage File formats
- Still pictures: JPEG
- Audio files: WAV
- Movies: AVI (Motion-JPEG compliant)
- AVI (video: Motion-JPEG, audio: monaural PCM (22.050 kHz, 16 bits)
- HD: 1280x720p / 30fps
- VGA: 640x480
- QVGA (320?240)
Voice Memo Function
Image Size (pixels)
- 5152 x 3864
- ISO 80-1600
- Fixed range auto (ISO 80-400, 80-800)
Lowest ISO Sensitivity
Highest ISO Sensitivity
- Center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x)
- Spot (digital zoom 2X or more)
- Programmed auto exposure (shutter speed, ND filter selection and ISO sensitivity)
- Programmed Auto
- Back Light, Beach, Black and White Copy, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Museum, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Panorama Assist, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Scene Auto Selector, Snow, Sports, Sunset
In-Camera Image Editing
- Crop, D-Lighting, Glamour Retouch, Quick Effects, Small Picture
- ? 2 EV in steps of 1/3
- Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual
- Mechanical and CCD electronic shutter
- 1/2000-1 sec.
- 4 sec. (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution
- Up to 6 shots at approx. 1.1 frames per second
Continuous Shooting Options
- Best Shot Selector, Continuous, Multi-shot 16, Single
- Electronically controlled ND filter (-3.3 AV) insertion
- Can be selected from 10 or 2 seconds duration
Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)
- [W]: 0.5 to 4.0m (1ft. 8in. to 13ft.)
- [T]: 1.0 to 2.1m (3 ft 4 in. to 7 ft 1 in.)
Built-in Flash Control
- TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
- Audio/video (A/V) output; Digital I/O (USB)
- Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portugese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian
- One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (supplied)
- Charging AC Adapter EH-70P and plug adapter (supplied)
- 2 hours and 40 minutes (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-70P and when no charge remains) (Approx.)
Battery / Batteries
- Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19
Battery Life (shots per charge)
- Still pictures: Approx. 220 shots
- Movies (actual battery life for recording): Approx. 50 min
- Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries. Measured at 23(-/+2)?C (73(-/+4)?F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image quality set to Normal, image size set to 5152 ? 3864 (20.1MP). Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.
- 1/4 in.
- Height: 2.3in. (57.8mm)
- Width: 3.9in. (96.8mm)
- Depth: 0.9in. (20.5mm)
- 4.6 oz. (129g)
- Temperature: 0 to 40?C (32 to 104?F)
- Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)