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Nikon Coolpix 3500
Nikon Coolpix 3500

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Nikon Coolpix 3500

Editor's Review

The Nikon CoolPix 3500 earns consistent complaints about its poor performance, making it one of Digital Camera HQ's lowest-scoring cameras. Recurrent complaints about the camera's low-light performance, lack of an optical viewfinder, and inability to record sound in movie mode should make potential buyers think twice. Bottom line: There are better options available.


  • 3.2 megapixels (effective)
  • 3x optical zoom/3.2x digital zoom
  • autofocus only
  • program exposure
  • JPEG file format
  • ISO range 100-400
  • proprietary Lithium-Ion battery
  • movie mode (no sound)
  • UPC: 00018208255085
  • Release Date: Mar 05, 2003

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Nikon Coolpix 3500 Reviews

Nikon Coolpix 3500 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 1.0 out of 5
Terrible Battery Life (Ronald Cameron — 10/04/2006)

Worked okay for the first 1.5 years I've owned it, albeit with poor battery life. Now, for some reason, I can't even take 2 pictures with fresh batteries. Will not be purchasing another Nikon Coolpix product." -from 3100 Users' Comments.

I am having _exactly_ the same problem as many users have had with the Coolpix 3100, although the two models use different batteries. In the case of the 3100, the problem was likely not from the batteries, but that the cameras shipped with defective firmware, according to the discussion thread's consensus, for the 3100.

I am now waiting for a response from the Nikon Customer Support forum and will gladly change my review to "five star" if they offer a reasonable fix for the camera. The camera used to take great pictures, but right now I consider it unrepairable and it's headed for the trash bin.
Any ideas from other 3500-users??

- from a formerly happy Nikon user.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Not bad (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Not bad but the coolpix 3500 don't have a mpeg4, too bad

  • 5.0 out of 5
Incredible Deal (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I bought this camera for a very small price brand new and have loved the quality! It was a great buy and I enjoy always having a camera to capture life's little moments! The compact design makes it easy to carry along.