A camera you can count on
The shots we want don't always happen right in front of us; they're often out on the sports field, up on the stage, across the room or just too far away for many smartphone cameras - but not too far away for the stylish COOLPIX S3600. Its NIKKOR glass zoom lens makes it easy to catch those shots. Zoom in with the power of 8x optical zoom and 16x Dynamic Fine Zoom for detailed close-ups from the sidelines. Add convenient features like Scene Modes for difficult shooting situations, Smart Portrait System for flattering no-fuss portraits, Target Finding Autofocus for keeping focus where you want it, fun Image Effects and so much more, and you've got a camera you can count on in nearly any situation.
Get even closer to what matters - Zoom in close with Dynamic Fine Zoom
Every COOLPIX is designed around a genuine NIKKOR glass lens, the legendary optics that have helped make Nikon famous. The COOLPIX S3600's 8x optical zoom lens goes from wide-angle - great for portraits and landscapes - all the way up to telephoto - great for closeups of sports, concerts, nature and more. When you need even more reach, zoom up to 8x with optical zoom and 16x with Dynamic Fine Zoom, an enhanced digital zoom function that effectively doubles your reach.
Flatter your friends and family - Smart Portrait System makes everyone look their best
Smart Portrait System makes it easy to create beautiful photos of the people you care about. Turn it on, and several portrait-optimizing features activate. Face Priority AF finds and focuses on faces. Skin Softening applies an attractive soft focus effect. The camera can even automatically take a photo the instant someone smiles! Your loved ones will always look their best.
Focus where you want it - Target Finding AF for accurate, intelligent autofocus
It's frustrating when a smartphone camera focuses on the wrong thing. With COOLPIX S3600, Target Finding AF instantly and accurately determines your intended subject and focuses on it - not on just whatever is closest to the camera. Catch the shot you want on the first try. No more out of focus shots or the frustration of trying to get the camera to focus on the right thing.
Change it up
Wondering how that photo would look in black & white? As an artistic illustration? Easily preview a selection of fun Quick Effects on photos you've already taken, then save your favorites alongside the original.
Let the camera call the shots - 18 Scene Modes for effortless photos
Experienced photographers optimize their camera settings to match the situation. The COOLPIX S3600 does that work for you. With 18 Scene Modes, including Beach, Snow, Night Portrait, Sunset and more, it's easy to match the moment to a Scene Mode. You can even get creative and use Scene Modes to alter ordinary shots. Or, select Scene Auto Selector and let the camera choose the best mode for your situation.
Capture the sights and sounds - HD 720p videos with sound bring your memories to life
When a photo alone won't do, press the dedicated movie button and instantly start recording HD 720p video in widescreen format while the built-in microphone captures the sounds of the moment in high fidelity. When you're ready to share your creations, use an optional audio video cable to connect to your compatible TV. Your friends and family will see your movies come to life on the big screen.
Get the best of what's seen
Turn on Best Shot Selector and get the best of what's seen. With a single press of the shutter button, the camera takes a quick sequence of photos and automatically saves the best ones for you.
- Effective Pixels (Megapixels): 20.1 million
- Image Sensor: CCD
- Sensor Size: 1 / 2.3 in.
- Total Pixels: 20.48 million (approx.)
- Image Size (pixels): 5152 x 3864
- Lens: 8x Zoom-NIKKOR lens
- Lens Focal Length: 4.5-36.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25?200mm lens in 35mm  format)
- Lens f/-number: f/3.7-6.6
- Lens Construction: 8 elements in 7 groups
- Lens Zoom: 8 x
- Digital Zoom: Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 800mm lens in 35mm  format)
- Monitor Size: 2.7 in. diagonal
- Monitor Type: TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating, 5-level brightness adjustment
- Monitor Resolution: 230,000 -dots
- Storage Media: SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
- Internal Memory: Approx. 25 MB
- Storage File System: DCF, EXIF 2.3, DPOF compliant
- Storage File formats: Still pictures: JPEG; Sound files (Voice Memo): WAV; Movies: AVI (Motion-JPEG compliant)
- ISO Sensitivity: ISO 80 - 1600 ISO 3200 (available when using Auto mode)
- Lowest ISO Sensitivity: 80
- Highest ISO Sensitivity: 3200
- Power Sources: One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (supplied), AC Adapter EH-62G (available separately)
- Charging Time: 2 hours and 50 minutes (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-70P and when no charge remains) (Approx.)
- Battery / Batteries: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19
- Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth): 3.9 in. (97.1 mm) x 2.3 in. (57.9 mm) x 0.8 in. (19.9 mm)
- Approx. Weight: 4.5 oz. (125 g)