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Nikon Coolpix L31

£99.98
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A highly talked about and 2 year old compact digital 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

With good reviews and at nearly 2 years old, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix L31 number 352 across all digital cameras.
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 44?

It has great user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 68%, based on 246 reviews. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, design and is a good size.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Features brightness adjustment
Has a built-in flash
Very low ISO sensitivity (max)
Very low display resolution

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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

Nikon Coolpix L31 size in context

Nikon Coolpix L31 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Two experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine have rated this digital camera on average 60%. Camera experts aren't convinced by this Nikon digital camera.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 244 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Nikon camera is 84 out of 100. Over 79% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report it is Easy to Use

19 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use.

Nikon Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 30,771 owner and expert reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases), Nikon has very good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has very good reviews specifically for its digital cameras compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Nice Design

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the product was neat and two people who bought the product considered 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…

Users Report it is a Good Size

11 owners mentioned that it was compact and two customers who reviewed it reckoned 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

Users Report Good Product Quality

10 customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L31 thought it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Battery Life

Four people who purchased it considered that 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 who bought it reckoned that it 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 customers said in their reviews that the product was good value for money.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two owners considered that it had a good screen.

Customers Report it is Robust

Three people said that it was well made and two customers who purchased the product wrote that it was reliable.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

20 customers who bought it thought 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 Megapixels

The megapixels of the Coolpix L31 of 16.1MP is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Coolpix L31's optical zoom of 5x is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Nikon Coolpix L31 of 3.2 is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The Coolpix L31's ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600 is in the lowest 9% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Nikon Coolpix L31 of 160g is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Coolpix L31 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon Coolpix L31 features brightness adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The Coolpix L31's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 8% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a pre-flash. 95% of cameras do not have a pre-flash.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Coolpix L31's display diagonal of only 2.7" is quite small compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 15% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Coolpix L31 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This digital camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 2592|3264 x 2448|2272 x 1704|1600 x 1200|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Coolpix L31 of 0.435" is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 200 Battery Life

The Coolpix L31 is a camera that takes 200 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Coolpix L31 has a carrying case. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the digital cameras the internal memory range from 1MB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 390MB. The Coolpix L31's internal memory of only 17MB is fairly small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 21% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Coolpix L31 does not feature bluetooth. 96% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Coolpix L31 does not have an HDMI, although keep in mind that 55% of cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Coolpix L31 does not support Wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that 72% of cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Coolpix L31's digital zoom of 4x is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix L31 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Self-Timer

The Coolpix L31 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Age

Released 20 Months Ago

This camera has been on the market since December 2015.


Value for Money

Price Has Gone Down by £55 (55%)

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