Strikingly colorful 12 megapixel camera encased in a super-slim metal body and available in a range of eye-catching colors. Its combination of advanced automatic features with vibrant take-anywhere style makes it perfect for capturing stunning images with ease wherever you go. Whether you shoot pictures or movie-clips, consistently sharp results are assured thanks to the precision NIKKOR wideangle 4x zoom lens and four advanced anti-blur technologies that automatically minimize the effects of camera shake, subject movement or low light. No matter what the occasion, Nikon’s Smart Portrait System guarantees picture-perfect portraits where everyone has smiling faces and open eyes. The COOLPIX S3000 – a stunning performer you can color to taste.

This camera is available in black, champagne silver, magenta, green, blue, orange and red.


NIKKOR wideangle 4x zoom lens

Super-slim metal body in a range of snazzy colors

4x anti-blur technologies

Smart Portrait System

Key features

NIKKOR wideangle 4x zoom lens offers outstanding precision and sharp resolution. (35mm equivalent: 27 – 108mm).

Super-slim metal body for superior portability: approx. 17.5 mm.

4x anti-blur automatically counter blurred images in four different ways. Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) reduces the effect of camera shake. High ISO (up to 3200 at full size) light sensitivity reduces the risk of blurred images with fast-moving subjects or in low-light. Motion detection compensates for camera and subject movement. Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically selects the sharpest of up to 10 sequential shots.

Smart portrait system: advanced automatic features for perfect portraits. Smile Timer takes the shot when your chosen subject smiles. Blink Proof alerts you when someone had their eyes closed. Skin Mode smoothens skin colour for better portraits. Advanced Face Priority AF with in-camera Red-eye Fix lets you quickly detect and focus accurately on up to 12 faces in the frame, and corrects false eye color due to flash the instant you take the shot.

12.0 megapixel resolution lets you capture outstandingly detailed images, crop creatively and produce stunningly-sharp poster-size enlargements.

EXPEED image processing system for optimum performance and maximum image quality.

6.7 cm (2.7-inch) LCD monitor with durable acrylic panel to protect the screen from scratches and an anti-reflection coating to enhance visibility in bright sunlight.

Scene Auto Selector selects the optimum Scene mode for popular photographic situations.

Movie recording with sound

Subject Tracking AF will keep the camera focused on a selected subject, even if it is moving around.

16 scene modes offer optimized settings for popular photographic styles, effects and locations.

Elegant design: boasts moderately curved, finely detailed body that sits comfortably in your hand.

USB and AC compatible: can be charged using the USB socket on your computer or via a regular power outlet using the included AC adapter.


Technical Specifications

Effective pixels12.0 million
Image sensor1/2.3 type CCD; total pixels: approx. 12.39 million
Lens4x zoom NIKKOR; 4.9-19.6mm (35mm [135] format picture angle: 27-108mm); f/3.2-5.9; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm [135] format picture angle: 432mm)
Focus range (from lens)50cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to infinity (∞), Macro close-up mode: 8 cm (3.2 in.) to infinity (∞)
Monitor6.7 cm (2.7-in.), approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
Storage mediaInternal memory (approx. 47 MB), SD memory cards1
Image size (pixels)4000 x 3000 (12M), 4000 x 3000 (12M), 3264 x 2448 (8M), 2592 x 1944 (5M), 2048 x 1536 (3M), 1024 x 768 (PC:), 640 x 480 (VGA), 3968 x 2232 (16:9) 
Vibration ReductionElectronic VR
ISO sensitivityISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto (auto gain ISO 80-1600), Fixed range auto (ISO 80-400, 80-800)
InterfaceHi-Speed USB
Power sourcesRechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 (supplied), Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR) (supplied), AC Adapter EH-62D (optional), Battery Charger MH-63 (optional)
Battery life2Approx. 220 shots with EN-EL10 battery
Dimensions (WxHxD)Approx. 94.3 x 55.9 x 19.0 mm (3.8 x 2.2 x 0.8 in.) excluding projections3
WeightApprox. 116 g (4.1 oz.) with battery and SD memory card3
Supplied accessories4Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10, Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR), USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, Strap AN-CP19, Software Suite CD-ROM
Optional accessoriesAC Adapter EH-62D, Battery Charger MH-63
  1. Not compatible with Multi Media Cards (MMC).
  2. Based on CIPA industry standard for measuring life of camera batteries. Measured at 23°C (73°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, built-in flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to Normal.
  3. Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.
  4. Supplied accessories may differ by country or area.