LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon S3700 has a Fixed Type 2.7″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.7″, the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
S3700 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare) or Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Digital IXUS 100 IS) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon S3700 can shoot continuously at max speed of and has max shutter speed of 1/1500 sec.
Unfortunately S3700 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon S3700 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Nikon S3700 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon S3700, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30p fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
S3700 has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon S3700 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon S3700 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC feature, S3700 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our S3700. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
Nikon S3700 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Nikon S3700 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 240 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Ultracompact Cameras
Nikon L32 with its 320shots is the model with longest battery life among Ultracompact cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon S3700 vs Nikon L32 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon S3700 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon S3700 is $136.46