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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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21 Reasons For

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

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

Easy to Use

Two Nikon 31 owners reckoned that it was easy to use. Ephotozine.com wrote in their Nikon 31 review on expert review site Ephotozine “These type of cameras are aimed at a growing market of people new to digital photography who want an easy to use camera which is r”.

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use the menus.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers who bought it considered that it was good quality.

Nice Design

One Nikon 31 reviewer considered that the product was well designed. Eleven years ago Ephotozine mentioned “Small well designed body with ergonomic control layout”.

Good Size

One person concluded that it was a good body shape.

Good Technical Features

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Ephotozine wrote eleven years ago “Very easy to use, simple menus and straightforward features” in their review of the Nikon 31.

Good Quality Lens

One Nikon 31 owner who purchased it considered that it had a good zoom. Ephotozine wrote “Large number of zoom steps allows very fine adjustment” in their Nikon 31 review.

Robust

One Nikon 31 owner wrote that it was well made. Ephotozine mentioned “Good build quality, solid feel”.

Good Quality Pictures

One Nikon 31 owner thought it was able to produce good images.

CCD Sensor Type

The Nikon 31 has a better sensor type than most waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a CCD sensor type, whereas most waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago 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.

This camera's sensor type (CCD) is actually the best sensor type across all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the 31.

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

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 31 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Waterproof

The Nikon 31 is waterproof. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to 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 cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon 31 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most frequently 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 digital camera.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

Cameras of a comparable type and age to the 31 have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.7 and 38. The Nikon 31 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (5.9) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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TFT Display

The Nikon 31 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. 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 best display of all waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 31 is OLED and the worst is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Nikon 31 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Nikon 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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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

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

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

Across all the waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 31 the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 50 to 130. The Nikon 31 has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) (only 80) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the 31.

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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 are a comparable age to the 31 which have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon 31 does not support video capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 31 also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the 31, the Nikon 31 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon 31 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the 31 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the 31, the Nikon 31 does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

The Nikon 31 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age are also not 3D.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the 31 is 3x, the biggest is 10x, and the average optical zoom is 4.7x. When compared to other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 31 that we have checked, the Nikon 31's optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor is one of the smallest.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the 31 is 5MP and the highest is 21MP. The Nikon 31 has a fairly low megapixel (only 10.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the 31.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Cameras that have been around for a similar time to the 31 have display diagonals of between 1.8" and 7.7". At only 2.7 inches, the Nikon 31 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 31 is 5.9x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 20x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon 31 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 31.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

The total megapixelss of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the 31 range from 5MP to 21MP. The Nikon 31 has one of the less total megapixelss (only 10.34 megapixels) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon 31 is more than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time 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 waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on digital cameras of this age and type. 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 a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 4.7mm to 270mm.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

Waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 31 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 200 and 52,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 7,000. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600, the Nikon 31 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 31.

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Only Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon 31 is more than most waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly found photo effects is Black&White, but this photo effects is not found on this camera. The photo effectss Vivid are also found on this digital camera.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon 31 has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Across all similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the 31 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 (numeric)

Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the 31 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 150,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The Nikon 31 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the 31.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Nikon 31 has a greater number of supported image formats than most waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Nikon camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the 31. The image formats supported "EXIF" is also supported by this camera.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this type and age is 25mm, and the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 4.5mm to 35mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 29 millimeters, the Nikon 31 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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4 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 camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards 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

With a weight of 185 grams, the Nikon 31 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 31.

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Average Waterproof Up to

The Nikon 31 has a pretty typical waterproof up to (5 meters) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to 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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ncs123
Barcodes 00018208264063, 00018208264070, 00018208934409, 00018208934447, 00018208934485, 00018208934522, 00018208934546, 00018208995974, 00018208996001, 03662362034931, 05053086339880, 08033737552148, 08033737552155, 08033737552162, 08033737552858, 08033737552865

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