With close attention paid to design and detail, the slender 20-megapixel COOLPIX S3500 fits in your hand like it was made to be there.
Deliciously colorful and easy to use, this camera is the perfect companion for lives lived to the full and on the go.
The 7x NIKKOR optical zoom lens with vibration reduction technology delivers clear photos and crisp video clips, which you can view with ease on the large LCD screen. Smart auto functions offer perfect results in any situation and you can enhance photos on the spot using fun in-camera filter effects.
COOLPIX S3500 — The stylish way to keep your memories alive.
Boasts a slender 20.5 mm body with extra focus on design detail and available in eight vivid colors, some featuring line art.
From group shots to close-ups, this lens offers superb precision and sharp resolution, so you can capture quality moments with ease.
Enjoy steady photos and movies every time with Nikon’s automatic vibration reduction technology, which counters the effects of camera shake in real time.
Retouch menu: enhance your photos on the spot with a wide range of filter effects, including quick effect mode in playback. Examples include Selective Color, which converts your image to monochrome and then adds a splash of color to the area of your choice, while Cross Screen adds a starry effect to bright objects.
20 MP CCD image sensor: enables you to capture outstandingly detailed images, creatively crop photos, and produce superb poster-size enlargements.
Crisp HD (720p) video recording: record moments in motion instantly and in high definition, thanks to a dedicated movie-record button.
6.7-cm (2.7-in.) LCD screen: whether you shoot in bright sunlight or low light, the large LCD screen with brightness adjustment offers clear shooting and playback.
Smart portrait system: snap perfect portraits every time. Smile timer takes the shot when your subject smiles; Blink proof alerts you when someone’s eyes were closed; Skin softening adjusts uneven skin tones for smoother-looking skin; Red-eye Fix corrects false eye color due to the flash; and Glamour retouch options help you make portraits look more flattering.
18 scene modes: automatically optimize the camera settings for popular photographic styles, effects and locations. Achieve great shots just by selecting the mode that matches your situation.
Subject Tracking AF: capture sharp shots of subjects that can’t or won’t stay still. Subject Tracking AF keeps the camera focused on a selected subject even if it is moving around.
Wireless transfer: compatible with Eye-Fi X2 (or later) cards. Transmit your digital photos (in JPEG format) directly to your smart device or personal computer and take advantage of Nikon’s online photo sharing service.
EXPEED C2 image processing system: delivers enhanced movie recording, high-sensitivity performance and maximum image quality.
Compact digital camera
1/2.3-in. type CCD; total pixels: approx. 20.48 million
NIKKOR lens with 7x optical zoom
4.7-32.9mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 26-182 mm lens in 35mm  format)
8 elements in 8 groups (1 ED lens element)
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 728 mm lens in 35mm  format)
Motion blur reduction
Motion detection (still pictures)
[W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 1m (3 ft 4 in.) to infinity Macro mode: Approx. 5 cm (2 in.) to infinity (wide-angle position) (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center, manual with 99 focus areas, subject tracking
6.7 cm (2.7-in.), approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating, and 5-level brightness adjustment
Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical (compared to actual image)
Frame coverage (playback mode)
Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical (compared to actual image)
Internal memory (approx. 25 MB) SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
Storage file formats
Still pictures: JPEG Sound files (Voice Memo): WAV Movies: AVI (Motion-JPEG compliant)
Image size (pixels)
20M (High) [5152 x 3864(fine)] 20M [5152 x 3864] 10M [3648 x 2736] 4M [2272 x 1704] 2M [1600 x 1200] VGA [640 x 480] 16:9 (14M) [5120 x 2880]
Auto, Scene (Scene auto selector, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Panorama assist, Pet portrait), Special effects, Smart portrait
Single (default setting), Continuous (up to 6 images are taken at a rate of about 1.1 fps), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
Movie - file format
720/30p (default setting): 1280 x 720/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 480/30p: 640 x 480/4:3/approx. 30 fps, 240/30p: 320 x 240/4:3/approx. 30 fps
ISO 80-1600 ISO 3200 (available when using Auto mode)
Matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 - +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Mechanical and CCD electronic shutter
1/2000-1 s 4 s (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
Electronically-controlled ND filter (-3.3 AV) selection
2 steps (f/3.4 and f/11 [W])
Can be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Flash range (approx.)
[W]: 0.5 - 4.1 m (1 ft 8 in. - 13 ft) [T]: 1.0 - 2.1 m (3 ft 4 in. - 7 ft 1 in.)
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Data Transfer Protocol
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
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, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (included) AC Adapter EH-62G (available separately)
Approx. 2 h 40 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-70P and when no charge remains)
Approx. 220 shots when using EN-EL19
Actual battery life for movie recording2
Approx. 50 min when using EN-EL19
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 96.8 x 57.8 x 20.5 mm (3.9 x 2.3 x 0.9 in.) (excluding projections)
Approx. 129 g (4.6 oz) (with battery and SD memory card)
Operating environment - temperature
Operating environment - humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
Camera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (with battery case), Charging AC Adapter EH-70P, USB Cable UC-E6, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM, Reference Manual (CD-ROM)
Battery Charger MH-66, AC Adapter EH-62G, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
1. Based on CIPA Standards for measuring life of batteries.
2. When recording a single movie.