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Nikon Coolpix 3700
Nikon Coolpix 3700
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Nikon Coolpix 3700

C
We've given the 3700 a grade of C.

Editor's Review

Ancient camera, great for its time but really, really old. Try a more recent Coolpix model. Here's what we had to say about the 3700 when it was released in December 2003:

The 3-megapixel Nikon Coolpix 3700 was designed with both form and function in mind. A compact silver body makes the 3700 a fashionable accessory for any occasion, while its 15 preset scene modes (including museum, fireworks, and sunset) take the guesswork out of taking pictures in almost any situation. A unique sound-activated shutter gives you the option of using a loud noise to trigger the camera.

Specifications

  • 3.2 megapixels (effective)
  • 3x optical/4x digital zoom
  • autofocus only
  • program exposure only
  • JPEG file format
  • ISO range 50-200
  • proprietary Lithium-Ion battery
  • movie mode with sound
  • Part Number: Coolpix 3700
  • UPC: 00018208255146
  • Release Date: Dec 11, 2003

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Nikon Coolpix 3700 Reviews

Nikon Coolpix 3700 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 5.0 out of 5
great camera, good photos and good all-around (ethan — 09/20/2007)

i have had my camera for 3 years and find it very good. it's not as 'sexy' as friends' thinner cameras with larger screens, but it takes better pictures in a variety of settings and the battery lasts pretty well. i had a slight issue once with the lens cover getting jammed but it fixed itself with a little jolting around.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Unexpected Problems! (Sinan Kosak — 01/22/2007)

When I bought this camera, I thought it is the best of all at that price. I adviced two of my friends, they also bought one. But after some time, each one we have had technical problems, first there was a background noise during video recording. Then now SD card reading problem! It doesn't read SD cards, I tried with different cards but the same. Since it doesn't have any internal memory, I can't use it. My friend paid the same amount of mone he bought to repair his camera. Too BAD to be Nikon! I am disappointed.

  • 4.0 out of 5
nikon 3700 (john quinn — 10/22/2006)

i like the camera but find the instruction book difficult to understand.hi from ireland.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent Product (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I bought this camera 2 years back & still I am more than satisfied, this is something excellent and one answer to my digicam needs. GREAT PRODUCT !!!

  • 2.0 out of 5
a crapy camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I used this camera for about 2 years now, and I rue the day when I bought it. After about eight months of usage, its optical lens stopped to move out. It sort of got stuck. It was still under warranty so I took it to the Nikon repair center in los angeles. And they fixed it. It worked for about six more months, and then the lens motor again started to mis-behave.i.e. Just after the warranty expired. The picture quality is acceptable, provided you can put up with the almost 5 seconds delay it takes to come to power up position. The only good thing with this camera is the re-chargable battery.

I am ready to throw away my cam. If anyone is interested to relieve me of this eye-sore, kindly email me.

  • 1.0 out of 5
more problems with nikon 3200 (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I had a nikon 3200 for exactly 1 year and loved it. Took great pictures, and was used extensively. After exactly 1 year of use, the camera stopped working the day before my sister's wedding. I turned it on, and it would not recognize my SD card, and reformatted it, deleting all the images saved. After that, the camera refuses to snap the shutter. It will autofocus but not actually snap a picture. Camera service store did not recommend to send to Nikon for service, as service would cost as much as a new camera. Would not recommend Nikon as a brand as I have heard similar problems from others.

  • 1.0 out of 5
I got a lemon (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Camera seemed to work ok for a few months, gets used some, but not a lot. Then lens got stuck and would not open. Sent in for repair under warranty. Shop said "Never seen that happen before." Few months later, camera wont read media cards, out of warranty, haven't heard back yet from Nikon. Shop said again "Never seen that happen. Camera appears to be fragile or poorly designed inside. Would not recommend

  • 5.0 out of 5
Best Value, Easy to Use (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I bought this camera for my girlfriend, who is not the most gadget-savvy consumer. I researched quite a bit and found this little gem. She loves it, as do I. I was extremely impressed with how great of pitures it takes. The price is by far the best for what you are getting.

Some pictures come out with a sort of haze on them, but that is easily correctable using Picasa2's "I'm feeling lucky" button.

We use it mainly in the automatic mode, it's where she is comfortable, and it works wonderfully.

Night pictures, set the timer. I think it takes good night shots while on a tiny travel tripod using the timer, so that the movement of your hand doesn't blur the image.

I would buy this camera again in heartbeat. What you get for the money (ease of use combined with great pictures) makes it the best value Point and Shoot out there.

  • 3.0 out of 5
takes good snapshots (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

takes good sharp pictures in almost all light conditions, not good in an auditorium, but the worst thing is it will not take a clear picture of my christmas tree. I have tried all settings and tricks and over 300 attempts the past 2 christmas seasons. something about the sparkly lights on the tree confuses the electronics or auto focus in the camera, no matter how it is done including a timed release on a tripod and the whole picture gets blurry. if I had it to do over again I would not buy the 3700.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Good for beginner (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

It's really good value, and user-friendly especially for beginners.

  • 3.0 out of 5
problems with nikon 3200 (anonymous — 07/18/2006)
I have in the past 10 months owned 2 nikon 3200's. Each one has developed the same problem. It takes a great picture as long as its left in the basic camera mode. If you switch it to any other setting the blur warning will flash even if its resting on a solid surface. The picture will be blurry. Once again the camera is going back to the shop.
  • 4.0 out of 5
In general, a very good camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)
Great camera, though not terribly simple to use. Doesn't take great pictures at night. Very small, great battery, and decent options. Setup menu could have more options. The video is amazing, and the voice recording is pretty good, thought the microphone is a little week. In general, a very good camera.
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