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Nikon Coolpix S31
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Nikon Coolpix S31 Digital Camera

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended besteproduct.nl 3.5 Star
10.1MP 3x Dec 2013
Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
Sturdy, simple and fun, the 10-megapixel COOLPIX S31 is a camera for all the family. Packed with exciting features and designed to fit comfortably in any pair of hands, it is so simple to... More
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24 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The writer at PhotographyBlog.com thought that concluded that they would endorse this Nikon camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The writer at one additional expert review site concluded that this camera was good. Besteproduct.nl gave this Nikon camera a "3.5 Star" award.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Coolpix S31 owners on average rated this digital camera 80 out of 100.

Robust

Some Nikon Coolpix S31 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S31 was strong and durable. Digitaltrends.com gave the Nikon Coolpix S31 a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “When taken for what it is – an extremely durable and easy-to-use camera – the S31 is a success”.

Several people reckoned that the product was good at resisting water ingress. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned “The Nikon Coolpix S31 is a family friendly waterproof camera”. Photographyblog.com said on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon Coolpix S31 is a simple, easy to use digital compact camera featuring a waterproof casing that's also shockproof”.

One Nikon Coolpix S31 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Ephotozine wrote “Good build quality, solid feel” .

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Easy to Use

Some people considered that the Nikon Coolpix S31 was easy to use. Expert website Ephotozine.com said ten years ago “These type of cameras are aimed at a growing market of people new to digital photography who want an easy to use camera which is r”. Ephotozine.com also wrote “It's easy to use and image quality is fairly decent, with good colour reproduction meaning they'll look great”.

One Nikon Coolpix S31 reviewer who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S31 wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Ephotozine mentioned “Very easy to use, simple menus and straightforward features” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S31.

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Good Brand

Nikon is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Nikon also has good ratings for its waterproof cameras.

Good Size

A number of Nikon Coolpix S31 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was compact. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “Aimed at the budget end of the family market, Nikon's Coolpix S31 is the successor to its 2012 Coolpix S30 compact camera” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they only gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

One Nikon Coolpix S31 reviewer thought the product was a good body shape.

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Good Product Quality

Three Nikon Coolpix S31 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was good quality.

Nice Design

One Nikon Coolpix S31 owner reckoned that the product was well designed. Ephotozine said “Small well designed body with ergonomic control layout” in their review of this digital camera. One Nikon Coolpix S31 reviewer said in their reviews that it was a good design.

Good Technical Features

One Nikon Coolpix S31 owner wrote in their reviews that the product had good features.

Good Battery Life

One Nikon Coolpix S31 owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good battery life. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “It's now equipped with a rechargeable battery” yet they only gave the product a rating of 2 stars.

Good Quality Pictures

Some Nikon Coolpix S31 reviewers concluded that the Nikon Coolpix S31 was able to produce good images.

Good Quality Lens

One Nikon Coolpix S31 owner who bought the product concluded that it had a good zoom. Ephotozine wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S31 “Large number of zoom steps allows very fine adjustment”.

CCD Sensor Type

The Coolpix S31 has a CCD sensor type which is better than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a MOS sensor type. 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.

A CCD sensor type is actually the best sensor type amongst all waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago.

A MOS sensor type is the worst sensor type across similar types of camera.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix S31 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S31 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

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Waterproof

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Coolpix S31 is waterproof.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Coolpix S31 has a greater number of white balance modes than most waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Supports Three ISO Speeds

The Coolpix S31 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 80, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S31 is 2.7, the smallest is 38, and the average maximum aperture is 7.2. At 5.9, the Coolpix S31 has a quite small maximum aperture compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S31.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Coolpix S31 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S31. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this camera.

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TFT Display

The Nikon Coolpix S31 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras of this age and type. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all digital cameras of this type and age the worst display is LCD and the best is OLED.

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Supports One Power Source

The Coolpix S31 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of only 80, the Coolpix S31 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The average minimum ISO speed of cameras of this spec and age is 99.

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20 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Based on eleven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar this camera has an average expert rating of 65 out of 100.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix S31 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this type and age which support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Coolpix S31 does not support video recording. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S31 also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon Coolpix S31 does not have a GPS. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S31 also do not have a GPS.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S31 are not 3D compatible. The Coolpix S31 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Coolpix S31 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

When compared to other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S31 that we have checked, the optical zoom of the Coolpix S31 of only 3 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. The optical zooms of cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S31 range from 3x to 10x.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 10.1 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix S31 has a quite low megapixel count compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S31. Digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S31 have megapixel counts of between 5MP and 23MP.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S31 is 1.8" and the largest is 3.3". At only 2.7 inches, the Nikon Coolpix S31 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

The Coolpix S31 has a fairly few total megapixel count (only 10.34 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S31. Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S31 the total megapixel counts range from 5MP to 24MP.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The Coolpix S31 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S31.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S31 has a 1600 x 1200 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most cameras of this spec and age. In addition, this Nikon digital camera have a still image resolution of 3648 x 2736 and 2272 x 1704. Across all comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S31 the still image resolution ranges from 480 x 480 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Coolpix S31 is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S31. The shooting modes "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 87 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix S31 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length of cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S31 is 4.7mm, the longest is 270mm, and the average maximum focal length is 120mm.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of only 1,600, the Coolpix S31 has a fairly low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S31. Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the maximum ISO speeds range from 200 to 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 7,900.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S31 has a higher image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras of a similar age and type to it have a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S31 ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Very Low Display Resolution

At only 230,000 pixels, the Coolpix S31 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S31. The lowest display resolution of waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S31 is 150,000 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Nikon Coolpix S31 is more than most waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio format is PCM, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats WAV are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Thick

Digital cameras of this age and spec have depths of between 1mm and 83mm. At 41.5 millimeters, the Coolpix S31 is fairly thick compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of cameras that have been available for more than two years is 26mm. With a minimum focal length of 29 millimeters, the Coolpix S31 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths amongst digital cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S31

Released Over Three Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix S31 over three years ago.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S31 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S31.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 185 grams, the Coolpix S31 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Maximum Waterproof Depth

At 5 meters, the Coolpix S31 has a fairly average maximum waterproof depth compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S31.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
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
External Flash Connector
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Adjustment Mode
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
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features

2 Awards

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended besteproduct.nl 3.5 Star

Expert Reviews

(13)
30 October 2013

Its performance isn't the best, and its image quality won't give you museum-quality enlargements, but when taken for what it is ? an extremely durable and easy-to-use camera ? the S31 is a...

27 September 2013

PhotographyBlog.com

The Nikon Coolpix S31 is a simple, easy to use digital compact camera featuring a waterproof casing that's also shockproof. Inside resides a 10 megapixel CCD sensor, 3x optical zoom, digital... Read more…

5 August 2013

The Nikon Coolpix S31 is available in five body colours?blue, pink, yellow, white and brown. The camera is priced at an MRP of Rs 5,950 but it can be purchased for Rs 5,500 on certain online...

15 July 2013

Aimed at the budget end of the family market, Nikon's Coolpix S31 is the successor to its 2012 Coolpix S30 compact camera. The sensor is still the same size, at 10.1 megapixels, and the 3x optical... Read more…

15 July 2013

Aimed at the budget end of the family market, Nikon's Coolpix S31 is the successor to its 2012 Coolpix S30 compact camera. The sensor is still the same size, at 10.1 megapixels, and the 3x optical... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 11 July 2013 by Flyfisher76
Flyfisher76 would recommend the Nikon Coolpix S31 (Verified Purchase)

This camera is a great underwater camera. had it at the beach for 3 days and never had a problem. very good underwater pictures and good regular pictures also...

Reviewed 19 August 2015 by Rorie

I purchased this camera in August 2013 for my 8 year old. It was the perfect choice for him in terms of ease of use and durability. He used it exactly twice under water. The first time was 1 year... Read more…

Reviewed 28 November 2014 by Lyndsey

You get what you pay for. Poor quality images, even underwater. Would not recommend. Expected more from a Nikon product for the price...

Reviewed 2 May 2014 by CoolPixFan
CoolPixFan would recommend the Nikon Coolpix S31

I've been wanting an underwater camera forever, but everyone kept saying the quality was poor and for the cost it wasn't worth it. The kids received this one for Xmas and its great! We should of... Read more…

Reviewed 19 April 2014 by MainerCRShopper
MainerCRShopper would recommend the Nikon Coolpix S31

I searched for a simple to operate, durable, reliable camera for my son who is developmentally disabled. I am thrilled that he is able to use it independently...

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Barcodes 00018208264063, 00018208264070, 00018208934409, 00018208934447, 00018208934485, 00018208934522, 00018208934546, 00018208995974, 00018208996001, 03662362034931, 05053086339880, 08033737552148, 08033737552155, 08033737552162, 08033737552858, 08033737552865
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