Nikon Coolpix L31 vs Nikon Coolpix S33

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Nikon Coolpix L31
Nikon Coolpix S33

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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a megapixel of 16.1MP, but the Nikon Coolpix S33 is only a 13.2MP digital camera (2.9MP 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.

14% more total megapixels Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a total megapixels of 16.44MP, however the Nikon Coolpix S33 is only a 14.17MP digital camera (2.27MP less).
2x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has an optical zoom of 5x, but the Nikon Coolpix S33 is only a 3x optical zoom digital camera (2x 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.

0.6 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix L31 is 6.5 maximum aperture, but the Nikon Coolpix S33 is only a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S33 (3.3).
31% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 130mm. That's 40mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S33 (90mm).
4mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S33 is a 30mm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm longer).
Bigger normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 0.5m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera. That's 0.45m bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S33 (0.05m).
A lot bigger normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a normal focusing range (tele) of 0.8m, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S33 is only a 0.5m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera (0.3m smaller).
25% smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 80, however the Nikon Coolpix S33 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
One more number of batteries supported Edit
The number of number of batteries supporteds on the Nikon Coolpix L31 is two, but the Nikon Coolpix S33 only has one number of batteries supported.
6 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S33 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 does not. 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.

Bigger internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S33 is a 25MB internal memory digital camera. That's 8MB bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (25MB).
HDMI Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S33 has an HDMI, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 does not have an HDMI. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

220.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S33 takes 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 only takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Nikon Coolpix S33 is 65% based on 5 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L31 is 60% (based on 2 reviews).
Marginally better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon Coolpix S33 is 87% based on 258 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L31 is 84% (based on 124 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 does not have an image stabilizer, however the Nikon Coolpix S33 has 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.

8MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has an internal memory of 17MB, but the Nikon Coolpix S33 is a 25MB internal memory digital camera (8MB bigger).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 does not have an HDMI, but the Nikon Coolpix S33 has an HDMI. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Twenty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Nikon Coolpix S33 only takes 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

One month older
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is older than the Nikon Coolpix S33 by one month.
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only 60%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix S33 is 65% (based on 5 reviews).
A little Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix L31 is 84%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix S33 is 87% (based on 258 reviews).
12 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S33 is a 13.2MP digital camera. That's 2.9MP lower than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (13.2MP). 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.

17% less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S33 is a 14.17MP digital camera. That's 2.27MP less than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (14.17MP).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S33 is a 3x optical zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (3x). 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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix S33 is only 5.9 maximum aperture. That's 0.6 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (5.9).
A little larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S33 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
40mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S33 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 90mm, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 130mm maximum focal length digital camera (40mm longer).
4mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S33 is a 30mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 4mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (30mm).
Vastly smaller normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S33 has a normal focusing range (wide) of 0.05m, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 0.5m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera (0.45m bigger).
61% smaller normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S33 is a 0.5m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera. That's 0.3m smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (0.5m).
20% bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S33 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100. That's 20 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (100).
Only one number of batteries supported Edit
The number of number of batteries supporteds on the Nikon Coolpix S33 is one, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 only has two number of batteries supporteds.
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Awards

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16.1MP
BEST
13.2MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.44MP
BEST
14.17MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver
Waterproof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data 10m
Shock Resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock resistant
Freezeproof
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x
BEST
3x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5
BEST
5.9
Minimum Aperture Number
3.2
BEST
3.3
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
130mm
BEST
90mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26mm
BEST
30mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.6 - 23 4.1 - 12.3
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
6/5 6/5

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.1 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.5 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
0.8 - ∞ 0.5 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.5m
BEST
0.05m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
0.8m
BEST
0.5m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 80
 160
 1600
 125
 25
 80
 160
 1600
 125
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 1,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
100
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
 Auto
Flash Range (tele)
0.8 - 1.7 0.6 - 1.7
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 3.6 0.3 - 3.1
Pre-Flash
 Pre-flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 640 x 480
 640 x 480
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@15fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@15fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 WAV
 WAV
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

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
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 96%
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
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Self-Timer Delay
10 10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Night
 Underwater
 Food
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Night
 Underwater
 Food
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
160g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
59.4mm 67mm
Depth
28.9mm 37.6mm
Width
96.4mm 109.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
160g
BEST
180g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Alkaline
 Alkaline
Number of Batteries Supported
2
BEST
1
Battery Type
AA EN-EL19
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
200 shots 220 shots
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6h

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 -10 - 40

Packaging Content

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

Networking

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED C2
 EXPEED C2
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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