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Nikon Coolpix L31 Digital Camera

16.1MP 5x CCD 4x Mar 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
5x zoom with 26 mm capability 16.1 effective megapixels Scene auto selector Special effects and Quick effects Uses readily available R6/AA-size batteries Other Features- High-performance NIKKOR... More
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Nikon Coolpix L31 Review

24 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this camera 84 out of 100 on average.

Good Product Quality

A number of customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Abid Mussa rated it 5 stars and said in their review last year “Good quality and easy to use”. In October Helen mentioned in her review of the Nikon Coolpix L31 “Very neat size and good picture quality”. Inglewoody said “Perfect quality pics”.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Nikon Coolpix L31 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was able to produce good images. A. Coop said in their review in October last year “Lovely clear images and prints”. A. V. Calvert wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L31 on Amazon “Takes lovely pictures”. Last year Anon wrote “Unfortunately the lens broke (my fault) the new one was bought to replace it and malfunctioned right from the start, lost precious photos of special holiday” in their Nikon Coolpix L31 review but in spite of that they scored it 1 stars.

Some customers who reviewed it thought it had a good picture resolution. Keris Nine mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “OK, 16 Megapixels is probably much more detail than you're ever likely to need for casual use.”.

One person who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L31 reckoned that it was good in low light. Karma gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and she wrote “The flash itself is often too bright for low light conditions, though ironically without flash there is also a marked tendency for over-exposure of any light source that there is”.

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Good Size

Some Nikon Coolpix L31 owners reckoned that it was compact. A. V. Calvert scored the Nikon Coolpix L31 very highly and said in their review of this digital camera in October last year “Nikon COOLPIX Compact Digital Camera”. A. V. Calvert also said “It is compact”. Brindley said on Amazon in October “Great compact camera for someone who just wants to point” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Some Nikon Coolpix L31 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was lightweight. Alexa said “It is lightweight and fairly small so is perfect pocket size” in her Nikon Coolpix L31 review. Tiger Wolf gave the Nikon Coolpix L31 a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Nikon Coolpix L31 review on Amazon “I needed a simple, lightweight pocket camera”. Vivsi rated the Nikon Coolpix L31 as excellent and mentioned last year “This is a great camera - Lightweight and easy to handle” in their review.

A few Nikon Coolpix L31 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was a good size. This year Laura wrote “Work I do not mind how it got there it arrived safely and good size package so thank you”. Michael Rowlinson said on Amazon “Nice size, bit disappointed withthe zoom visibility” and rated the product as excellent.

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around. In October last year Martin Miles said on Amazon “Camera purchased as a present for late teen who is going travelling so small, light and easy battery swap really important” in his review of this digital camera.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was tight.

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Easy to Use

Several Nikon Coolpix L31 owners said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L31 was easy to use. A. V. Calvert mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L31 on Amazon last year “Very easy to use”. Amber said in her Nikon Coolpix L31 review “Its a very basic and easy to use camera” yet she gave the product a rating of 3 stars. In October Doug said on Amazon “I bought this for its handy size - easy to slip in a pocket or bag” in his review however despite that he only gave it a score of 40 out of 100.

One customer concluded that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Photographyblog.com said “Comfy to hold”.

One Nikon Coolpix L31 owner who reviewed the product said that it was easy to use the menus. L. W. Newton gave it a very good review score and said in their review on Amazon “Nikon have aimed this camera at the novice and simple menus and shooting modes reflect that”.

One customer who purchased the product concluded that it had a good experience.

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Nice Design

Several people who purchased the Nikon Coolpix L31 mentioned that it was good looking. Ian Russell mentioned “Seems pretty good” . Jomalvern mentioned “Embossed thumb rest ensure the camera stays secure in the hand, yet the curvy design still slips easily into a relatively tight jeans pocket” in their Nikon Coolpix L31 review and scored the product 4 stars. Mr Baz said on Amazon in October last year “1 as most compacts are in this price range.+ Pretty consistent metering”.

A few people who purchased the product thought it was neat. K.fulton rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Nifty wee camera that fits neatly in a pocket”. Keris Nine scored it 5 stars and said “The camera is compact, small and very neat, solidly constructed” in their Nikon Coolpix L31 review.

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Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 19,074 expert and owner reviews for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Robust

Some customers said in their reviews that it was reliable. Random_article said in their review “It's probably a good reliable camera haven't tried it yet as it's for” . Several people mentioned that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Last year Mr. R.j Griffiths said in their review of this digital camera “V good service in replaceing damaged camrea new one”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix L31 owners who purchased it concluded that it was well made. Amber said in her Nikon Coolpix L31 review on Amazon “Also the built in memory is very low” however despite that she only gave it a rating of 3 stars. In October last year L. W. Newton wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The build quality looks fine and buttons operate with a positive click”.

One Nikon Coolpix L31 owner reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix L31 was strong and durable.

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Good Video Capture

A number of people who reviewed it said that it was good for video recording. Mr Baz mentioned on Amazon “Exposure compensation (use this to lighten/darken any pictures)Operation is very simple with a video record button”. Ravenchild wrote “It takes great photos and great HD videos” and scored it 5 stars. Shoeburymike wrote “It has a movie function which has eliminated the need for a camcorder as well” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Flash

Several people wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L31 had a good flash. In October this year Christine Dodd said “Really wish I had not chosen this camera as it is does not cope well with close ups, I cannot seem to turn the flash off”. Mr Baz said in his review “+ Pretty consistent metering and ok flash exposures, colours are quite punchy overall Cons” however despite that he gave it a score of 3 stars. Tiger Wolf wrote on Amazon “Good flash too, for those who plan on using theirs indoors”.

Good Support

Several Nikon Coolpix L31 owners who reviewed it thought it had good technical guidance. Jean Hurst said “The only problem is the instructions are in quite a lot of different languages”. L. W. Newton wrote on Amazon “Being a keen photographer I can understand the functions without the need for instructions which unfortunately are just a single fold out sheet of paper” in their Nikon Coolpix L31 review. Ross Hendry said in his review “Whistles spoils the fun in my view! The quick start guide that comes with the camera is in French” .

Good Battery Life

A few customers thought the Nikon Coolpix L31 had a good battery life. Alexa wrote in her Nikon Coolpix L31 review on Amazon “It is battery operated”. Jomalvern wrote on Amazon “The battery life is entirely dependent on the quality of fuel with which it’ s loaded” in their review and scored the product 80 out of 100. Martin Miles rated this digital camera 4 stars and he mentioned on Amazon last year “Simple to use camera, good battery life”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Nikon Coolpix L31 owners who purchased it agreed that it had a good screen. K.fulton rated it as very good and mentioned in their review on Amazon “The grid on the screen makes it easy to line up a shot, although like most screens it is susceptible to glare”. Mr. C. Cruickshank wrote in their Nikon Coolpix L31 review on Amazon “Great camera with a good sized screen”. Mr. D. Brown wrote on Amazon “At 2000m it was fine, at 4321m the screen LCD had burst” in their Nikon Coolpix L31 review but in spite of that they gave the Nikon Coolpix L31 a rating of 20 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. L. W. Newton wrote “This little camera has all the features some of it's bigger bothers have.” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on similar spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Medion Life E44050[plb_3010757_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L31 which do not have a built-in flash, the Coolpix L31 has a built-in flash.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this compact camera digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Medion Life E44050[plb_3010757_price] (SD|SDHC) which also has a higher rating.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Two Supported Batteries

The Coolpix L31 is a two supported battery digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix L31 have between one and three supported batteries.

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Very High Lens Magnification Ratio

When compared to other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix L31 that we have checked, the Coolpix L31's lens magnification ratio of 4 times zoom factor is one of the highest. The lens magnification ratios of digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix L31 range from 0.58x to 4x, and the average lens magnification ratio is 2.1x.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Coolpix L31 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix L31. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon Coolpix L31 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix L31.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Narrow

At only 96.4 millimeters, the Coolpix L31 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released one year ago the widths range from 54mm to 140mm.

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20 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this camera is 60 out of 100. That puts this digital camera in the bottom 12% of all the cameras of a comparable type and age.

Poor Connectivity

One Nikon Coolpix L31 owner reckoned that it was not wifi compatible. This year Mr. H. J. Lisgo mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Think it has no WiFi nnot that it's a priority” nonetheless they still rated this digital camera 4 stars.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix L31 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year do have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix L31 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Coolpix L31 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix L31 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than a year ago also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Coolpix L31 does not support video recording, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix L31 also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L31, the Coolpix L31 does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L31, the Coolpix L31 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Nikon Coolpix L31 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix L31 are also not 3D compatible.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago have optical zooms of between 2.8x and 40x, and the average optical zoom is 15x. The Coolpix L31 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 5 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The maximum camera shutter speeds of cameras of this type and age range from 0.12s to 60s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 1 second, the Coolpix L31 has one of the shorter maximum camera shutter speeds amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon Coolpix L31 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix L31. The flash mode "Pre-flash" is also featured on this camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

Compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L31 have maximum ISO speeds of between 1,600 and 13,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,800. The Coolpix L31 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds (only 1,600) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L31 is 67MB, and the internal memory range from 8MB to 480MB. With an internal memory of only 17 megabytes, the Coolpix L31 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix L31.

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Only 200 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Coolpix L31 is a digital camera that takes 200 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than a year take between 150 and 399 shots per battery charge.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Coolpix L31 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The worst video resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L31 is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L31 the display resolutions range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The Coolpix L31 has one of the lower display resolutions (only 230,000 pixels) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix L31 is 6.2mm, the longest is 960mm, and the average maximum focal length is 360mm. At only 130 millimeters, the Coolpix L31 has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix L31.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year have minimum focal lengths of between 3.1mm and 38mm, and the average minimum focal length is 24mm. The Coolpix L31 has a quite long minimum focal length (26 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L31.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than a year ago the total megapixel counts range from 12MP to 22MP, and the average total megapixel count is 18MP. With a total megapixel count of only 16.44 megapixels, the Coolpix L31 has one of the less total megapixel counts amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L31

Released Over a Year Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix L31 over a year ago.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the Coolpix L31 has a pretty typical megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix L31.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L31 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L31.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Medion Life E44050[plb_3010757_price] (5x and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Nikon Coolpix L31 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix L31.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 160 grams, the Coolpix L31 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
GPS
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Other Features
Technical Details
Image Processor

Expert Reviews

(2)
5 November 2015

Photographers often overlook the usefulness of a small, easy to use compact camera and instead prioritise the larger DSLRs. However, a pocket sized camera can be a very useful tool for many... Read more…

Comfy to hold
Easy to use
Decent optical quality
Accessible price
No image stabilisation
Mediocre image quality
Poor LCD screen
Slow
27 February 2015

The L31 is a reasonably competent camera that's easy to use, but don't expect to be blown away by its image quality or processing speed. Images taken in good light are passable - albeit with...

User Reviews

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 by Madalena Vilela
(Verified Purchase)

Great...

Reviewed 25 July 2016 by Christopher Machin
(Verified Purchase)

Ideal for what I need. Bought it to replace one that I had broken.

Reviewed 14 July 2016 by Christine Brown
(Verified Purchase)

Fabulous buy for my 10 year old...

Reviewed 14 July 2016 by Anthonybroadhurst
(Verified Purchase)

Brill.

Reviewed 29 June 2016 by David blackwell
(Verified Purchase)

Super camera and service...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon l31, nikon l31c, nikon l31cr, nikon 26500, nikon vna872e1, nikon vna870e1, nikon crtnkcpl31, nikon crtnkcpl31s, nikon crtnkcpl31sr, nikon crtnkcpl31srb
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