Nikon S3700 summary
Nikon S3700 is Nikon's Ultracompact camera initially released on January of 2015. It has a 20 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 5152 x 3864.
The S3700 stands at #16 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and over all #692 out of 1453 for digital cameras in our database. You should look at our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your personalized criteria.
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Nikon S3700 family
The Nikon S3700 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can view all past and current models alongside main features.
Nikon S3700 Gallery
You can see the S3700 from various angles in the gallery below.
Nikon S3700 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of upsides and downsides of the Nikon S3700 based on criterias which are oftentimes considered necessary in a camera.
Nikon S3700 Sensor details
The Nikon S3700 is run by the Expeed C2 processor. The dimension of the sensor on the Nikon S3700 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 5152 x 3864 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter can easily produce cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor boasts 20 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 80 to 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not saved which means that the user has less margin for error.
The graphic underneath illustrates the S3700's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The S3700 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Nikon S3700 dimensions
Nikon S3700 weighs about 0.26 lb (118 gr / 4.16 oz) and the over all size of the camera is 96mm x 58mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.8"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121 gr and the Nikon S3700 is very much the same as compared to its rivals.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Here is a picture of the Nikon S3700 with a soda to help you have a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will provide the button layout on the S3700.
Nikon S3700 Lens specs
The S3700 provides a fixed lens and a focal range of 25-200mm making it a 8.0 x zoom which is not great but it may be valuable in a few conditions.
At the widest 25mm, it offers an aperture of f3.7 which is fairly slow and not very good in low light conditions and you may find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You could also need to boost the ISO which causes noisy files. On the tele end, 200mm comes at f6.6 which is very slow and you may need to use slow shutter speeds.
Nikon S3700 Connectivity
The S3700 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can send pictures and in some cases change camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.
Several applications even give a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Nikon S3700 Video specs
The max video resolution on the Nikon S3700 is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in Motion JPEG format. 720p is terrible by today's requirements. You should aim for at least 1080p resolution for decent video. The camera does not have a mic and headphone port which means you have got no control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to look at an alternative model should you want better audio in your video clips.
Nikon S3700 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing on the Nikon S3700 so you need to be careful in wet and dusty situations.
Nikon S3700 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon S3700 has a 2.7 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please note that the screen offers no touch support.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder details regarding Nikon S3700 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are very handy in sunny outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Nikon S3700 Shutter specs
The highest shutter speed is 1/1500 seconds.
Nikon S3700 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Nikon S3700 includes only inbuilt flash lacking external flash support.
Nikon S3700 Autofocus specs
Nikon S3700 includes just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster & precise compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has Face detect which is useful for people photography.
It also has Tracking Auto Focus for subjects that move. Nikon S3700 doesn't have manual focus. Manual focus option can be useful in low light scenarios or you need more precise focusing control.
Nikon S3700 Battery life
The battery pack (EN-EL19) on the Nikon S3700 is made to last for 240 photos as per the CIPA requirements which is higher than average when compared to its class. The usual Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has the maximum (320) battery life in this type of cameras.
Below is a number of Ultracompact cameras which have the highest battery life:
Nikon S3700 for specific forms of photography
The following illustration gives a outline of the Nikon S3700 for specific forms of photography. To read more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Nikon S3700 Portrait photography factors
The Nikon S3700 has a score of 39 which is bad, and means the camera is not really acceptable to use for portrait photos. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support along with the option to utilize off-camera flash.
Nikon S3700 Street photography details
With a average rating of 59, the Nikon S3700 is somewhat acceptable to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Nikon S3700 Sports photography highlights
A modest sports photography rating of 51 means the Nikon S3700 is reasonably adequate for taking photos of sports. A camera needs very good autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon S3700 Travel photography info
Weight is really critical in buying a camera for travel. In general, the Nikon S3700 gets a nice 70 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine pick for your vacations.
Nikon S3700 Landscape photography details
In case you're looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most significant factor is going to be image quality. The Nikon S3700 and it's bad rating of 44 as a landscape camera is not really acceptable in the current marketplace.
Nikon S3700 Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging really should posses a articulating display, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Nikon S3700 is not really acceptable for vlogging as it delivers a bad score of 32.
Nikon S3700 Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the S3700, below is a selection of the top scored cameras which fall within the family of Ultracompact.
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