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Nikon L31 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x Sep 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are good
Quite large display diagonal
Supports Full HD video

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera received a rating of 80 out of 100 from expert review site computertotaal.nl.

Good Brand

We checked 25,534 owner and expert reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of cameras of this type and age range from 2" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". When compared to other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera that we have assessed, the Nikon L31's display diagonal of 3.5 inches is one of the largest.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3.5" screen cameras currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR which has better reviews.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Leica T ($1,115.77) (3.7"), or the Samsung Camera ($45.99) (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon L31 has a touchscreen. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras of a similar age and type to this camera is 230 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels. The Nikon L31 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) (820,000 pixels) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon L31 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type which do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung WB250, or the Leica X Vario ($89.95).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon L31 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Nikon camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon L31 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon L31 supports video capability, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including the A3300 IS, or the A3200 IS both from Canon or the Panasonic DMC-FT2 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon L31 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Canon A3300 IS, and the Panasonic DMC-FT2 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Nikon L31 features date imprinting, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon L31 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon L31 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon L31 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon A3300 IS, and the Pentax K-01 ($511.92) is also worth considering.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon L31 has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on cameras of a comparable type and age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon L31 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon L31 features calendar. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also feature calendar.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Nikon L31 features connection to PC, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon L31 supports PictBridge. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon L31 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon L31 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon L31 has a hand strap. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon L31 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon L31 features voice recording. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon L31 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

At 71 megabytes, the Nikon L31 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The smallest internal memory of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 8MB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average internal memory is 220MB.

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Light Exposure

Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon L31 is more than most cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this camera.

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Battery

Only 150 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon L31 is a digital camera that takes 150 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Lens System

Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras that were released around the same time as this camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4. The Nikon L31 has a quite big maximum aperture number (only 4.8) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm. At 28 millimeters, the Nikon L31 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The Nikon L31 has a fairly large minimum aperture number (3.9) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The smallest minimum aperture number of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera is 1.7 and the largest is 22.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon L31 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the Canon A3300 IS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F (5x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon L31 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon A3300 IS is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (5.8x), or the Sony DSC-WX10 (7x).

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the L31.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 138 grams, the Nikon L31 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon coolpixs100pk, nikon vna872e1, nikon s100rose, nikon cps100pk, nikon vna870e1, ncs417
Barcodes 00018208923977, 00018208924011, 00018208924066, 00018208942985, 00018208943005, 00018208943012, 00616641730017, 08033737552711, 08033737552728, 08033737554500

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