The COOLPIX S3600 is your new best friend


20.1 Megapixels
8x zoom
720p HD video recording

The COOLPIX S3600 lets you capture all of life’s special moments from adventures in the wild, to family fun close to home. Its incredible 8x optical zoom puts every shot within easy reach, while its intuitive features and image editing functions let you add your own creative touches. Add 20.1 Megapixel clarity for truly superb results. Effortlessly chic and stylish, you can slip it in your pocket and take it everywhere.

Simply point and shoot

From the dedicated movie button that instantly starts recording, to a range of built-in photographic features, the COOLPIX S3600 is designed to make everything easy. Let your camera do the work while you create beautiful images you love to share.

Creativity at your fingertips

Set the mood, get the distinctive looks you want. The COOLPIX S3600 comes with a choice of Special effects and Quick effects so you can add your individual style to all your photos and videos.

Style meets substance

Don’t be fooled by its slim elegance. The COOLPIX S3600 packs exceptional functionality into its smoothly rounded curves and striking good looks, in contemporary designer colours.

Features List

20.1 Megapixels for crystal clear results

Capture high-resolution images in outstanding detail with the 20.1 Megapixel CCD image sensor. Powerful shooting support functions such as Scene auto selector and Target finding AF optimize each shot based on subject and scene conditions.

20.1 Megapixels for crystal clear results

8x optical zoom and 16x Dynamic Fine Zoom

The perfect package of NIKKOR lens power. The 8x optical zoom (wide-angle 25-200 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format) combines with 16x Dynamic Fine Zoom for the ultimate in sharp, beautiful pictures. All held rock steady with Nikon’s built-in lens-shift Vibration Reduction.

8x optical zoom and 16x Dynamic Fine Zoom

Anti-reflective 6.7 cm (2.7 inch) LCD monitor

The large 6.7 cm (2.7 inch), approx. 230k-dot TFT LCD on the COOLPIX S3600 has an anti-reflective coating and 5-level brightness adjustment to reduce glare as you shoot and view your images.

Anti-reflective 6.7 cm (2.7 inch) LCD monitor

12x Special effects and 32x Quick effects

Get creative with a choice of twelve Special effects. Exposures or colour effects can be set before you take photos or movies to get the results you want.

Choose from a menu of thirty-two different Quick effects to add after shooting and during playback.

12x Special effects

Slim, stylish design

Love the stunning features? You’ll fall in love with its stylish looks. The slender COOLPIX S3600 fits comfortably in your hand and weighs just 125 g (4.5 oz), so you can take it everywhere you go.

Slim, stylish design

720p HD video recording

At the touch of a button, you’ll start recording beautiful, widescreen 720p HD video. It’s that easy to capture the action along with high-fidelity sound, thanks to the built-in microphone. When it comes to movie night, just connect an optional AV cable (EG-CP14) to your compatible TV and let the fun begin.

Easy to shoot

With the COOLPIX S3600, it’s easy to achieve beautiful results. Motion Detection automatically kicks in when you’re shooting moving objects while Subject Tracking keeps them in focus. You won’t need to worry about shaky or blurry shots either. The lens-shift Vibration Reduction keeps the shot steady, so your images are consistently sharp.

Tech Specs

Type Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels 20.1 million
Image sensor 1/2.3-in. type CCD; total pixels: approx. 20.48 million
Lens NIKKOR lens with 8x optical zoom
Focal length 4.5-36.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-200 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/-number f/3.7-6.6
Construction 8 elements in 7 groups
Digital zoom magnification Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 800 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction Lens shift (still pictures); Lens shift and electronic VR (movies)
Motion blur reduction Motion detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF
Focus range (measured from center of front surface of lens) [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)
Focus-area selection Face priority, center, manual with 99 focus areas, subject tracking, target finding AF
Monitor 6.7 cm (2.7-in.), approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting) Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback) Approx. 99% horizontal and 99% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 25 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
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]
Shooting Modes 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
Continuous Shooting 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 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, 240/30p: 320 x 240/4:3, 240/25p: 320 x 240/4:3
ISO sensitivity (standard output sensitivity) ISO 80-1600; ISO 3200 (available when using Auto mode)
Exposure metering mode Matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Exposure control Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 – +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter Mechanical and CCD electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/1500-1 s; 4 s (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
Aperture Electronically-controlled ND filter (-3 AV) selection
Range 2 steps (f/3.7 and f/10.5 [W])
Self-timer Can be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Flash range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.5-3.5 m (1 ft 8 in.-11 ft); [T]: 1.5-2.0 m (5 ft-6 ft 6 in.)
Flash control TTL auto with monitor preflashes
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Protocol MTP, PTP
Video output Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
I/O terminal Audio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O (USB)
Supported languages 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
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (included); AC Adapter EH-62G (available separately)
Charging time Approx. 2 h 50 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-70P and when no charge remains)
Battery life (Still pictures) *1 Approx. 230 shots when using EN-EL19
Movie recording (actual battery life for recording) *2 Approx. 45 min (720/30p) when using EN-EL19; Approx. 50 min (720/25p) when using EN-EL19
Tripod socket 1/4 (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)
Weight Approx. 125 g (4.5 oz) (with battery and SD memory card)
Temperature 0°C-40°C (32°F-104°F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Camera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19, Charging AC Adapter EH-70P, USB Cable UC-E6, ViewNX 2 CD
Optional accessories Battery Charger MH-66, AC Adapter EH-62G, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
note Unless otherwise stated, all figures assume a fully-charged battery and an ambient temperature of 23 ±3°C (73.4 ±5.4°F) as specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA). *1 Battery life may vary depending on conditions of use, such as the interval between shots or the length of time that menus and images are displayed. *2 Individual movie files cannot exceed 2 GB in size or 29 minutes in length. Recording may end before this limit is reached if camera temperature becomes elevated.

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The COOLPIX S3600 is available in stores with a 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty.