Become a stylishly sharp shooter with the 20-megapixel COOLPIX S3600. Its slim body is packed full of features, making it the carry-anywhere camera that always gives you stunning shots.
An 8x optical zoom with up to 16x Dynamic Fine Zoom¹ gets you close to the action and an extensive retouch menu means you can add fun effects or use Glamour Retouch to make sure everyone looks great. Scene Auto Selector optimizes settings for you, so you can focus on framing fabulous photos, while Lens Shift VR counters the effect of camera shake for sharper images.
Pick the perfect camera color to suit your lifestyle and take superb shots with ease with the COOLPIX S3600 – where style meets substance.
¹Dynamic Fine Zoom can zoom 2x further than the longest optical telephoto range, while maintaining maximum image resolution.
A slender body enhanced by a high-quality finish comes in a selection of fashionable colors, while the rounded design fits your hand like a glove.
Get closer to the fun and take in all the details with the wide-angle 8x optical zoom (25-200mm), extendable to 16x Dynamic Fine Zoom¹.
Hybrid VR (vibration reduction) combines Lens Shift VR and Electronic VR to enhance stability and reduce camera shake.
The sensor’s high megapixel count gives you sharp images with clear details – perfect for photo and poster enlargements.
Have fun editing your photos by trying out up to 32 different types of quick effects straight after you shoot, in a simple three-step process.
A dedicated movie-record button lets you record friends and family in action with one touch, so you’ll never miss a special moment.
Smart Portrait System: Make sure everyone looks at their best with a little help from your camera: Smile Timer takes the shot when your subject smiles, Blink Proof alerts you if someone’s eyes were closed and Red-Eye Fix corrects false eye color due to flash.
Advanced Glamour Retouch: Choose from 12 different effects for great-looking portraits: soften skin tones, whiten eyes or teeth, hide eye bags and even add make-up effects like mascara and lipstick.
Scene Auto Selector: Let your camera do the work for you, as it chooses from a range of typical scenes to automatically optimize settings for your shooting situation.
6.7-cm/2.7-in LCD screen: You’ll enjoy clear shooting and playback in bright sunlight and low light with the large LCD screen’s brightness adjustment.
18 scene modes: Choose from 18 scene modes that automatically optimize your camera’s settings for popular photographic styles, effects and locations. Great shots are made simple by choosing the mode that matches your situation.
Target Finding AF: Fast and precise autofocus captures your subjects perfectly, leaving you free to concentrate on the creative part – composing your shot.
EXPEED C2: High-speed operation is guaranteed with Nikon’s fast and powerful processing system, with high sensitivity performance and outstanding image quality.
Nikon Image Space: All Nikon users can enjoy 20 GB of free online cloud storage with our dedicated Nikon image storage and sharing site, Nikon Image Space. Find out more at NIKON IMAGE SPACE.
Compact digital camera
1/2.3-in. type CCD; total pixels: approx. 20.48 million
NIKKOR lens with 8x optical zoom
4.5-36.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-200 mm lens in 35mm  format)
8 elements in 7 groups
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 800 mm lens in 35mm  format)
Lens shift (still pictures). Lens shift and electronic VR (movies)
Motion blur reduction
Motion detection (still pictures)
[W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 1.5 m (5 ft) to infinity. Macro mode: Approx. 2 cm (0.8 in.) to infinity (wide-angle position). (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Face priority, center, manual with 99 focus areas, subject tracking, target finding AF
6.7 cm (2.7-in.), approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical (compared to actual image)
Frame coverage (playback mode)
Approx. 99% horizontal and 99% 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]. 1:1 [3864 x 3864]
Scene auto selector, Scene (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, Auto
Single (default setting), Continuous (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 1.1 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is about 6), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
Movie - file format
720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9, 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9, 480/30p: 640 x 480/4:3, 480/25p: 640 x 480/4:3, 40/30p: 320 x 240/4:3, 240/25p: 320 x 240/4:3
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
1/1500-1 s. 4 s (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
Electronically-controlled ND filter (-3 AV) selection
2 steps (f/3.7 and f/10.5 [W])
Can be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Flash range (approx.)
[W]: 0.5-3.5 m (1 ft 8 in.-11 ft). [T]: 1.5-2.0 m (5 ft-6 ft 6 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, Bulgarian, 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, Serbian, 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 50 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-70P and when no charge remains)
Approx. 230 shots when using EN-EL19
Actual battery life for movie recording2
Approx. 45 min (720/30p) when using EN-EL19. Approx. 50 min (720/25p) when using EN-EL19
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 97.1 x 57.9 x 19.9 mm (3.9 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.) (excluding projections)
Approx. 125 g (4.5 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, Charging AC Adapter EH-70P, USB Cable UC-E6, ViewNX 2 CD
1. Based on CIPA Standards for measuring life of batteries.
2. When recording a single movie.