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Nikon 31 Digital Camera

10.1MP 3x CCD Feb 2013
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Sensor Type 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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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 15,565 expert and user reviews for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically for its waterproof cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

The Nikon 31 has a better sensor type than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a CCD sensor type, whereas most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it 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 in fact the best sensor type amongst all waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst sensor type across similar types of digital camera is MOS.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Nikon 31 has a built-in flash.

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Waterproof

The Nikon 31 is waterproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the 31 also are waterproof.

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Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon 31 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Nikon camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the 31.

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Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon 31 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 5.9, the Nikon 31 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The maximum aperture numbers of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 31 range from 2.7 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.3.

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TFT Display

The Nikon 31 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of this type and age. 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. The display of all waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years ranges from LCD to OLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Nikon 31 has a greater number of power sources than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Nikon 31 has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds WAV are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 80, the Nikon 31 has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 31. The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 31 is 50, the biggest is 130, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 100.

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20 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 31 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon 31 does not support video capability. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the 31 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Nikon 31 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon 31 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the 31 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the 31, the Nikon 31 does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The Nikon 31 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the 31 are also not 3D.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 3 times zoom factor, the Nikon 31 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the 31. Across all the waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the 31 the optical zooms range from 3x to 10x, and the average optical zoom is 4.7x.

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Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 10.1 megapixels, the Nikon 31 has one of the lower megapixels amongst cameras of this age. The megapixels of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the 31 range from 5MP to 21MP.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 31 have display diagonals of between 1.8" and 7.7". At only 2.7 inches, the Nikon 31 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the 31.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

The least total megapixels of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the 31 is 5MP, the most is 21MP, and the average total megapixels is 15MP. The Nikon 31 has a fairly few total megapixels (only 10.34 megapixels) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The Nikon 31 has a greater number of flash modes than most waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the 31.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Nikon 31 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the 31. The shooting modess "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 87 millimeters, the Nikon 31 has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 31 have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 4mm and 270mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 120mm.

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Very Narrow Field of View

Across all the waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 31 the field of views range from 96% to 170%. The Nikon 31 has a quite narrow field of view (only 97 percent) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras that were released around the same time as the 31 is 7,300, and the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 200 to 52,000. At only 1,600, the Nikon 31 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 31.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon 31 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the 31 the worst image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Nikon 31 has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The display resolution (numeric)s of digital cameras of this type and age range from 150,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 520,000 pixels.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon 31 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Nikon digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 31. The image formats supported "EXIF" is also supported by this camera.

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The lowest motion JPEG frame rate of waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the 31 is 25fps and the highest is 240fps. With a motion JPEG frame rate of only 30 frames per second, the Nikon 31 has one of the lower motion JPEG frame rates amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 4.5mm, the longest is 35mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 25mm. The Nikon 31 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (29 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the 31.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 31

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Nikon released the 31.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. 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 Nikon 31 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

The Nikon 31 has a relatively typical weight (185 grams) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 31.

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Average Waterproof Up to

At 5 meters, the Nikon 31 has a fairly average waterproof up to compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 31.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
External Flash Connector
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
AV Output
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Image Quality Adjustment
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Shock Proof

Expert Reviews

1 June 2006

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Small well designed body with ergonomic control layout
Very easy to use, simple menus and straightforward features
Large number of zoom steps allows very fine adjustment
Unique Framing Assist live view overlays
Good build quality, solid feel
Lens soft near corners edges at maximum aperture
No AF Assist lamp (although still a good performance without it)
Sometimes slow AF in low light
Over saturation of magenta
Halo sharpening artifacts visible around black detail
3 July 2014

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Simple operation
Durable
Inexpensive
Waterproof
Durable and solid feel
Laggy performance
Soso image quality
Limited shooting options
Power button can be fiddly
Underexposed in some situations

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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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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