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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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22 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The writer at one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this waterproof camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

Besteproduct.nl gave this camera a "3.5 Star" award.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 80%.

Good Brand

Waterproof cameras produced by Nikon have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just waterproof cameras) and found that Nikon also has good ratings across its entire range.

Robust

Several Nikon Coolpix S31 owners agreed that it was good at resisting water ingress. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon Coolpix S31 is a family friendly waterproof camera” . Three years ago Photographyblog.com said on PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon Coolpix S31 is a simple, easy to use digital compact camera featuring a waterproof casing that's also shockproof”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix S31 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com said “When taken for what it is – an extremely durable and easy-to-use camera – the S31 is a success” and scored it 4 stars.

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Reasonably Priced

Three Nikon Coolpix S31 reviewers said that the product was good value for money. Three years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Expert Reviews “The rugged design and low price are perfect for children”. Expert website Firstpost.com said in their Nikon Coolpix S31 review “It's the most affordable digital camera that can take a lot of beating”. Firstpost.com also said “The camera is priced at an MRP of Rs 5,950”.

One Nikon Coolpix S31 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was cheap. Digitaltrends.com wrote “The major appeal is that it's super inexpensive and very easy to use” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Nikon Coolpix S31 a score of 75 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

A number of customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S31 said that it was easy to use. Ephotozine.com gave the Nikon Coolpix S31 a score of 4 stars and wrote “It's easy to use and image quality is fairly decent, with good colour reproduction meaning they'll look great”.

Good Size

A number of Nikon Coolpix S31 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was compact. Three years ago expert review site Techradar.com wrote “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 Nikon Coolpix S31 review nonetheless they gave this digital camera a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

One Nikon Coolpix S31 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images.

Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Three years ago expert review site Digitalversus.com said “It's now equipped with a rechargeable battery” in their review but they scored the product 40 out of 100.

Nice Design

One customer considered that it was a good design.

CCD Sensor Type

The Coolpix S31 has a CCD sensor type which is better than the MOS sensor type found on most waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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.

This digital camera's sensor type (CCD) is in fact the best sensor type across all cameras of this type and age.

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

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix S31 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S31.

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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 similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S31 also have a built-in flash.

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Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix S31 is waterproof, as are most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S31.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix S31 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S31.

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Supports Three ISO Speeds

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

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S31 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Nikon digital camera also have a still image resolution of 1600 x 1200 and 2272 x 1704. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S31 is 640 x 480 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Coolpix S31 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S31. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Supports One Power Source

The Coolpix S31 has a greater number of power sources than most waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Nikon digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S31.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S31 range from 50 to 200, and the average minimum ISO speed is 100. With a minimum ISO speed of only 80, the Nikon Coolpix S31 has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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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 Nikon Coolpix S31 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S31 which support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Coolpix S31 does not support video recording, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to 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 have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix S31 also do not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon Coolpix S31 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S31 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix S31 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix S31 are also not 3D compatible.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix S31 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 3 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The optical zooms of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 3x to 14x.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras of this age and spec is 5MP, the highest is 23MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. The Coolpix S31 has a quite low megapixel count (only 10.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix S31.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S31 is 2.8", and the screen sizes range from 1.8" to 3.3". At only 2.7 inches, the Coolpix S31 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S31.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S31 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Across all the waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S31 the digital zooms range from 2x to 20x, and the average digital zoom is 5.8x.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years is 15MP. The Coolpix S31 has one of the less total megapixel counts (only 10.34 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The Nikon Coolpix S31 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S31.

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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 this age and spec. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The shooting modes "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

The maximum focal lengths of similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S31 range from 4mm to 140mm. The Coolpix S31 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 87 millimeters) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 200, the highest is 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 7,900. With a maximum ISO speed of only 1,600, the Coolpix S31 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S31 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S31 the worst image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The average display resolution of digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 540,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix S31 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon Coolpix S31 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Nikon camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Thick

With a depth of 41.5 millimeters, the Coolpix S31 is quite thick compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S31. Comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S31 have depths of between 1mm and 83mm, and the average depth is 34mm.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

At 29 millimeters, the Coolpix S31 has a quite long minimum focal length compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S31. Comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum focal lengths of between 4.5mm and 35mm, and the average minimum focal length is 25mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S31

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix S31.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on waterproof cameras that are a similar 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 Weight

The Coolpix S31 has a relatively average weight (185 grams) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Maximum Waterproof Depth

At 5 meters, the Coolpix S31 has a relatively standard maximum waterproof depth compared to most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
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
Auto Focus Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Smile Detection
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
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Noise Reduction
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
AV Output
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Adjustment Mode
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Brightness Adjustment
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
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Shock Proof

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

(11)
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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