Nikon Coolpix L31 vs Nikon Coolpix S3700

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Nikon Coolpix L31
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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
16% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.5 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (3.7).
One more supported battery Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a two supported battery digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S3700 only has one supported battery.
$55 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix L31 costs $54.77 less than the Nikon Coolpix S3700.
User reviews are slightly better
Based on 124 reviews, the Nikon Coolpix L31 has an average user review score of 84%, however the Nikon Coolpix S3700 has an average rating of 83% (based on 330 reviews).
15 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has a megapixel count of 20.1MPMP, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 16.1MPMP digital camera (4MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

20% more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has a total megapixel count of 20.48MPMP, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 16.44MPMP digital camera (4.04MP less).
3x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has an optical zoom of 8xx, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 5xx optical zoom digital camera (3x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

0.1 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has a maximum aperture of 6.6, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 bigger).
35% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 200mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 70mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (200mmmm).
1mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has a minimum focal length of 25mmmm, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 26mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
2 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (2 lower).
8MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has an internal memory of 25MBMB, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 17MBMB internal memory digital camera (8MB smaller).
36% lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 118gg digital camera. That's 42g lighter than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (118gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A little shorter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has a height of 58mmmm, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 59.4mmmm tall digital camera (1.4mm taller).
A lot thinner Edit
Nikon Coolpix S3700 is 20.1mmmm deep, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 28.9mmmm deep digital camera (8.8mm thicker).
0.5mm narrower Edit
Nikon Coolpix S3700 is 95.9mmmm wide, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 96.4mmmm wide digital camera (0.5mm wider).
Fourty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 takes 240 shots shots per battery charge, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 only takes 200 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Available from 9 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 7 expert reviews, the Nikon Coolpix S3700 has an average review score of 68%, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 has an average rating of 60% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

15 Reasons Against
4MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a megapixel count of 16.1MPMP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 20.1MPMP digital camera (4MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a total megapixel count of 16.44MPMP, but the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 20.48MPMP digital camera (4.04MP more).
3x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has an optical zoom of 5xx, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is an 8xx optical zoom digital camera (3x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

0.1 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a maximum aperture of 6.5, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 6.6 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
54% shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 130mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 70mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (200mmmm).
1mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a minimum focal length of 26mmmm, however the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 25mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
2x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a maximum ISO speed of 1,600, however the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (2 higher).
8MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has an internal memory of 17MBMB, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 25MBMB internal memory digital camera (8MB bigger).
27% heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 160gg digital camera. That's 42g heavier than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (118gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Marginally taller Edit
Nikon Coolpix L31 is 59.4mmmm tall, but the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 58mmmm tall digital camera (1.4mm shorter).
A lot thicker Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 28.9mmmm deep digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 20.1mmmm deep digital camera (8.8mm thinner).
0.5mm wider Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 96.4mmmm wide digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 95.9mmmm wide digital camera (0.5mm narrower).
Fourty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon Coolpix L31 is 200 shots, but the Nikon Coolpix S3700 only takes 240 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Less retailers
Only 3 stores sells the Nikon Coolpix L31, whereas 12 sellers sell the Nikon Coolpix S3700. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Lower expert review Score
The Nikon Coolpix L31's average expert rating is only 60%, however the Nikon Coolpix S3700's is 68% (based on 7 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
0.5 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 3.7 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.5 larger than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (3.7).
One less supported battery Edit
The number of supported batteries on the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is one, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 only has two supported batteries.
$55 more expensive
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L31 by $54.77.
Two months older
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is older than the Nikon Coolpix L31 by two months.
A bit Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is 83%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix L31 is 84% (based on 124 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.44MP 20.48MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 1:1
 16:9
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Violet
 Violet

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 8x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6.5 6.6
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.2
BEST
3.7
Maximum Focal Length
130mm 200mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
26mm 25mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.6 - 23 4.5 - 36
Lens Structure
6/5 8/7

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
BEST
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ 0.5 - ∞ / 1.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.1 - ∞ 0.02 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 80
 160
 800
 1600
 200
 320
 3200
 80
 160
 800
 1600
 200
 320
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 3,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80 80
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s 4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Pre-flash
Tele Flash Range
0.8 - 1.7 0 - 1.5
Flash Range
0.5 - 3.6 0.5 - 2.8

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Video Format
 AVI
 AVI
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1280x720@30fps
 320×240@30fps
 320x240@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 320×240@30fps
 320x240@25fps
BEST

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
17MB 25MB
BEST
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 230,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
4x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Self-Timer
10 2,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Scene Mode
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
160g 118g
BEST
Height
59.4mm 58mm
BEST
Depth
28.9mm 20.1mm
BEST
Width
96.4mm 95.9mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
160g 118g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Alkaline
 Alkaline
Supported Battery
2
BEST
1
Battery Size
AA EN-EL19
Shot Per Battery Charge
200 shots 240 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED C2
 EXPEED C2
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