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Nikon Inc. COOLPIX S3500

The Nikon COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera offers 20.1 megapixels in resolution, a 7x zoom NIKKOR glass lens, HD video and more in a sleek body, available in a variety of colors.
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Is there a way to make the camera save the picture faster?

I just bought my camera today (COOLPIX S3500). I feel like it takes a while (at least 5 seconds) from the time I take a picture until the time I can take another picture because its saving the picture. Is this normal? I already turned off the feature to view the picture after taking it but it still takes a few more seconds for it to save. I currently own the COOLPIX S550 and it definitely doesn't take as long to save.
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I agree about the slowness of saving the images. It is the worst digital camera from that perspective that I have owned. I bought the camera for a life long desired trip to South America. I was so disappointed with both the image recordation speed and the color quality of the images, that I ended up, about a third of the way on a three week trip, using my iPhone 4S for pictures for the balance of the trip. I would not recommend this particular Nikon camera to anyone.
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Just press the button again - there is no delay at all, recently made picture stays for about 5 sec, but if you press the button again, you can make another picture almost instantly.

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MENU, SETTINGS(SPANNER ON LEFT) IMAGE REVIEW, TURN OFF. DONE
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Surely getting a faster SD card would help ?
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1 year ago
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This is one of the downsides in using a point and shoot, the write speed is not that fast so images being transferred to the card will take a while longer, there really is not anything you can do about it
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USB device not recognized/malfunctioning when plugged into Windows XP

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Thank you... I've downloaded NX2 and all is well.... :)
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Please see the article on COOLPIX cameras not being recognized on Windows XP: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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The software disc included with the camera has the required drivers (View NX2).It can be downloaded here:
http://nikonimglib.com/nvnx/index_en_nsa.html#os-windows
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I have just bought one and followed the steps in the manual to charge it but it will not charge. How can I get it to charge?

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Make sure the small clip is back in place holding the battery down. Charge the camera and then put the memory card in place. I had the same problem the first time I attempted to charge the battery.
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If your S3500 is plugged into an electrical outlet using the EH-70P charger that was included with the camera, and the green light on the top of the camera is not slowly flashing green, please contact Nikon Technical Support for assistance.
Nikon contacts are at support.nikonusa.com
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Does this camera have a "cropping" feature?

With my Kodak camera, I was able to crop a picture before downloading it to print. Does this camera have a feature like that?
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Don't know how you want it answered. Yes crop is one of the in camera editing tools on the S3500
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Yes.
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Transferring images to computer

buying this for 11 yr. old. Is it easy to transfer photos to a pc or Mac?
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The COOLPIX S3500 is easy to transfer images when using VIew NX 2: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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Yes, very easy.
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Night shots

Iv been sruggling to take decent night shots hand geld. Do you have any advice?
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The S3500 does not have a fast enough lens for handheld night photography, as Keith said you will need a tripod.
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Start by using a tripod.
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How do I view a video/movie I've taken without downloading it to my computer?

I've taken a few videos of my foster dogs, but I cannot find the right buttons to view these videos before I download them on to my computer. How can I review these videos before down;;poading?
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Press the playback button to put the camera into playback mode. Use the multi selector to scroll through movies and pictures. Press the OK button to play the movie.

The S3500 PDF reference manual can be downloaded from the link below.
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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Does the 3500 coolpix have the ability to display jpeg number

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Yes. Coolpix S3500 has the ability to display Jpeg number.
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When I order the camera

What all does the camera come with when I order it? Does it at least come with a rechargeable battery and USB adapter thing to charge it?
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The following accessories are included with the S3500.
AN-CP19 Strap
UC-E6 USB Cable
EG-CP16 Audio Video Cable
EN-EL19 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
EH-70P AC Adapter/Charger
NikonView NX 2 CD-ROM
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Scene selection for normal pictures?

What scene selection do I use for normal inside and outside photos?
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The COOLPIX S3500 has a Scene Auto Selector mode in which the camera automatically selects the optimimum Scene Mode and adjusts the settings for you. This is a good choice if you want to just set the camera to a single setting and let the camera take care of the decision making.

If you want to choose the scene modes on your own, the proper mode is going to depend on what you are shooting as well as whether you are indoors or outdoors. For example, you may use Portrait Mode, Sports Mode or Landscape Mode outdoors depending on your subject. Party/Indoor mode is a good standard for indoor pictures, but Museum Mode and Backlighting are also suitable for shooting indoors.

You can find descriptions of each scene mode starting on page 41 of the S3500 manual. A copy of the manual can be downloaded from this address:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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Can I record more than 8m 11s of video at a time

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A longer recording time can be achieved at the expense of video quality.
Press the menu button, select the movie icon, select movie options, and chose 480/30p or 240/30p.
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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Does this camera do date and time stamping?

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Yes, S3500 does date and time stamping.
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What is the largest SD card the coolpix S3500 can use?

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128 gb SDXC.
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video on mp4?

is there any way to record a movie in mp4 so the size of archive be small size? or when you update the firmware, it would be include this feature?
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No. If you need a small file size, select a lower quality format from the movie options.
It's like asking to have the firmaware in a cd player updated so that it plays DVD. IT cannot be done. Get a new memory card with more space on it.
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I just purchased my S3500 from Best Buy. I did not get an audio/video cable.

i noticed on this forum that some people mentioned getting an audio/video cable with the camera. I did not get one. Also, the quick start guide did not mention that one should have been included. Is this something you only receive if you purchase it online?
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This is what should be in he box:
AN-CP19 Strap
UC-E6 USB Cable
EG-CP16 Audio Video Cable
EN-EL19 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
EH-70P AC Adapter/Charger
NikonView NX 2 CD-ROM
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how to record a video longer than 8 minutes? (stupid question, I admit)

When I record a video, it records for exactly 8 minutes and 10 seconds. I've got a large (16 GB) memory card; I assume I need to adjust some settings, somewhere, so that I can record for at least 20+ minutes? Thanks!
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The maximum file size for a single movie is 2 GB or the maximum movie length for a single
movie is 29 minutes, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card for
longer recording.The higher the movie quality, the larger the file size.
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Whats a good setting for indoor, low light concerts with the Coolpix S3500

My wife does not want to mess with fine settings, she just wants to point and shoot without a flash and get a good photo... any suggestions would be great, so far not having much luck with this camera.
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Using one setting to shoot in low light is challenging no matter the camera, especially when your subjects are moving, and the person holding the camera has no experience. You can try sport scene mode, or auto mode with single, continuous, or best shot selector. You will need to take many pictures, alot of them will be blurry and you might get a few good ones. You can only get away without making any adjustment when you are shooting outside in broad daylight.
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Can the S3500 record audio without video? I have a Coolpix L3 which can record audio for more than an hour which I find very handy.

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The S3500 and the L3 voice recording features are not the same. The S3500 has voice memo, which allows you to record voice recordings of up to 20 seconds directly to an image.
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Will my new Nikom Coolpix S4200 work with Windows 8

Getting ready to install Coolpix S-4200 in my Windows 8 computer BUT manual says Windows 7 no Windows 8 listed, Will this camera work on my Windows 8? Thank You
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Try this :
http://nikonimglib.com/nvnx/index_en_eur.html#show-all
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Is there a way to turn off the sound that it makes when you turn it on?

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1.Press the menu button.
2. Press the multi selector ↻, then scroll down with ⚘ and select the wrench with the OK button(setup menu)
3.Scroll down and select "Sound Settings" and press OK
4.Highlight "Button Sound" and press OK
5.Highlight "Off" and press OK.
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