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Nikon Coolpix L31 vs Nikon Coolpix S3700

Nikon Coolpix L31 vs Nikon Coolpix S3700

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Nikon Coolpix L31
Nikon Coolpix S3700

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
16% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a minimum aperture number of 3.2. That's 0.5 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (3.7).
$24 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix L31 costs $23.99 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).
12 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 16.1MP 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

3x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has an optical zoom of 8x, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 5x 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 number Edit
Nikon Coolpix S3700 is 6.6 maximum aperture, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 bigger).
35% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 200mm. That's 70mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (200mm).
1mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
8MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has an internal memory of 25MB, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 17MB internal memory digital camera (8MB smaller).
36% lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 118g digital camera. That's 42g lighter than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (118g). 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.

Fourty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 takes 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Nikon Coolpix L31 only takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 supports Wi-Fi, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 does not. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Available from 11 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

12 Reasons Against
4MP lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a megapixel of 16.1MP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 20.1MP 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.

3x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has an optical zoom of 5x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is an 8x 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 number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 6.6 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
54% shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix L31 is only 130mm maximum focal length. That's 70mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (200mm).
1mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 26mm, however the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
8MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has an internal memory of 17MB, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 25MB internal memory digital camera (8MB bigger).
27% heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 160g digital camera. That's 42g heavier than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (118g). 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.

Fourty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Nikon Coolpix L31 is 200.00, but the Nikon Coolpix S3700 only takes 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Does not support Wi-Fi Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 does not support Wi-Fi, but the Nikon Coolpix S3700 supports Wi-Fi. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Less retailers
Only 2 shops sells the Nikon Coolpix L31, whereas 13 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.
One month older
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is older than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 by one month.
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).
3 Reasons Against
0.5 larger minimum aperture number 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).
$24 more expensive
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L31 by $23.99.
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
16.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.44MP 20.48MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 1:1
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Violet
 Violet

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 8x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5 6.6
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.2
BEST
3.7
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
130mm 200mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26mm 25mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.6 - 23 4.5 - 36
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
6/5 8/7

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞ / 1.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.1 - ∞ 0.02 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
0.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 80
 160
 800
 1600
 200
 320
 3200
 80
 160
 800
 1600
 200
 320
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 3,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 80
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
4s 4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Pre-flash
Flash Range (tele)
0.8 - 1.7 0 - 1.5
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 3.6 0.5 - 2.8
Pre-Flash
 Pre-flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 AVI
 M-JPEG
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1280x720@30fps
 320×240@30fps
 320x240@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 320×240@30fps
 320x240@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
17MB 25MB
BEST
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 230,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Magnification
4x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Self-Timer Delay
10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Twilight
 Food
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Twilight
 Food
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

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

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Alkaline
 Alkaline
Battery Supported
2
BEST
1
Battery Type
AA EN-EL19
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
200 shots 240 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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