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Nikon Coolpix L31

A highly talked about and fully featured 16.1 megapixel 5 times zoom factor camera
Compact 16.1MP 5x No Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon Coolpix L31 Review

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246 Reviews
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Good Features
Overall Score
33
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 33?

It has very good user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 68%, based on 246 reviews.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, excellent design and it is a good size.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Quite small display diagonal
Does not have a GPS (satellite)
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34
Mediocre
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How Big is the Nikon Coolpix L31?

The Nikon Coolpix L31 is 96.4mm wide and 59.4mm tall. It is 28.9mm deep and weighs 160g.

Nikon Coolpix L31 front dimensions

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Nikon Coolpix L31 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 60 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine. This means that camera experts really don't rate this digital camera very highly.

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Good Owner Reviews

Users have rated this camera on average 84 out of 100. 74 reviewers (79% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report it is Easy to Use

19 owners considered that this digital camera was easy to use.

Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 31,432 user and expert reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has very good ratings specifically for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Design

Three customers who reviewed the product thought it was neat and two customers concluded that it was good looking.

  • + Pretty consistent metering and ok flash exposures, colours are quite punchy overall Cons…
    Mr Baz (Amazon) - July 2015
  • The camera is compact, small and very neat, solidly constructed…
    Keris Nine (Amazon) - February 2015
  • Its pronounced finger grip and embossed thumb rest ensure the camera stays secure in the hand, yet the curvy design still slips easily into a relatively tight jeans pocket…
  • Nifty wee camera that fits neatly in a pocket…
    K.Fulton (Amazon) - August 2015
  • Very neat size and good picture quality…
    Helen (Amazon) - January 2016
  • Seems pretty good…

Customers Report it is a Good Size

11 people mentioned in their reviews that it was compact and two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight.

  • Great compact camera for someone who just wants to point…
    Brindley (Amazon) - January 2016
  • Not bad for a budget compact…
    Mr Baz (Amazon) - July 2015
  • Easy to use, compact, takes a great photo…
  • The camera is compact, small and very neat, solidly constructed…
    Keris Nine (Amazon) - February 2015
  • Its pronounced finger grip and embossed thumb rest ensure the camera stays secure in the hand, yet the curvy design still slips easily into a relatively tight jeans pocket…
  • It is compact…
    A. V. Calvert (Amazon) - February 2015
  • It is lightweight and fairly small so is perfect pocket size…
    Alexa (Amazon) - March 2015
  • Camera purchased as a present for late teen who is going travelling so small, light and easy battery swap really important…
  • This is a great camera - Lightweight and easy to handle…
    VivSi (Amazon) - September 2015
  • Nifty, compact and very easy to use…
    K.Fulton (Amazon) - August 2015

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

10 owners reckoned that the product was good quality.

Customers Report Excellent Battery Life

Four owners thought it had a good battery life.

  • The battery life is entirely dependent on the quality of fuel with which it’s loaded…
  • It is battery operated…
    Alexa (Amazon) - March 2015
  • Simple to use camera, good battery life…
  • Camera purchased as a present for late teen who is going travelling so small, light and easy battery swap really important…

Customers Report a Good Flash

Two owners concluded that this digital camera had a good flash.

  • + Pretty consistent metering and ok flash exposures, colours are quite punchy overall Cons…
    Mr Baz (Amazon) - July 2015
  • Good flash too, for those who plan on using theirs indoors…

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

19 people wrote that this digital camera was good value for money.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good screen.

Customers Report it is Robust

Three people who bought the Nikon Coolpix L31 concluded that it was well made and two customers wrote in their reviews that it was reliable.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

20 customers said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images.

  • 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…
    Anon (Amazon) - September 2015
  • Easy to navigate, not so impressed with the pictures of me…
    Michala (Amazon) - January 2016
  • Not the cameras fault ! Good clear pictures and video filming…
    Michala (Amazon) - January 2016
  • Does the job and takes good photos…
    RichT3 (Amazon) - March 2016
  • Actually take some great photos…
    Brindley (Amazon) - January 2016
  • Takes good photos…
  • Under the right conditions it can take impressive pictures.
    Karma (Amazon) - November 2015
  • It can take surprisingly good photographs under the right conditions…
    Karma (Amazon) - November 2015
  • The main problem is that in low light without flash, using anything other than a tripod…
    Karma (Amazon) - November 2015
  • It is very easy to get blurred images…
    Karma (Amazon) - November 2015

Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the Coolpix L31 has a relatively average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most frequently found image sensor size on digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The Coolpix L31 has a fairly typical weight (160 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L31 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Coolpix L31 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Coolpix L31 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras, the Coolpix L31 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Carrying Case

The Coolpix L31 has a carrying case. Most of the other digital cameras also have a carrying case.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Cameras have internal memory of between 1MB and 32GB. At only 17 megabytes, the Coolpix L31 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Coolpix L31 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Coolpix L31 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras which have an HDMI.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Nikon Coolpix L31 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Coolpix L31 which takes 200 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Coolpix L31 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L31 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix L31 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Coolpix L31 has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix L31 has a pre-flash. Most of the other cameras also have a pre-flash.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448 and 2272 x 1704 and 1600 x 1200. The best still image resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Fairly High Magnification

Cameras have magnifications of between 0.15x and 100x, and the average magnification is 2.6x. The Coolpix L31 has one of the higher magnifications (4 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Age

Released 19 Months Ago

This camera has been on the market since December 2015.


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