Dennis Hissink of LetsGoDigital reviews the Nikon Coolpix S3 and writes -- "The Nikon Coolpix S3 is a logical step from the last model, the Nikon Coolpix S2. Nikon has lifted the resolution to 6 Megapixels and therefore leaves the 5 Megapixels behind and with it the lower resolution class. At this moment, various manufacturers do have a stylish designer camera in their assortment with resolutions ranging from 5 to 8 Megapixels. The concept of the coolpix S-series seems to have settled in strongly and I may say: the design is very successful. The size is ideal for taking he camera with you in your smallest sized pocket. Personally I find the Nikon S3 the perfect combination of Design and Ease of use, with an excellent size LCD monitor and a beautiful and user-friendly design at the same time. What more do we want...?"
Steves Digicams reviews the Nikon Coolpix S3 and writes - 'The Coolpix S3 shares with its Coolpix S1 sibling the honor of being the most compact point-n-shoot digicam that Nikon has to offer.... The Coolpix S3 has a lot of appeal to those wanting ease of use and good image quality in a very small package. It offers several unique features that distinguish it from the competition, including D-lighting, Red Eye Fix and Best Shot Selector. At a street price of around $300, it's a fairly good value for families who can live with the S3's limited flash range and sub-par movie quality.'