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Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
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A positively reviewed but 2 year old compact camera, with good features
Compact 16.1MP 5x No Dec 2015
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Nikon Coolpix L31 Review

With excellent reviews but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix L31 number 727 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
471 Reviews
73
Features
Good Features
80
Age
2 Years Old
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has great user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 67%, based on 471 reviews. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, it is a good size and good battery life.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Average minimum aperture number
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Only 640 x 480 pixels video resolution
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

65
Portrait Photography
Good
38
Landscape Photography
Mediocre
38
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
1
Sports Photography
Mediocre
17
Wildlife Photography
Mediocre

Nikon Coolpix L31 Video Reviews

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 Summary

Poor Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine have rated this Nikon digital camera on average 60%. If all the cameras are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the bottom 6%.

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Good Owner Reviews

Coolpix L31 owners on average rated this digital camera 81 out of 100. Over 75% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is Easy to Use

35 people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use, two people concluded that it was easy to setup and two owners agreed that the product was easy to use the menus.

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 41,156 expert and user reviews (including 10,852 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings. 95% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

11 people wrote that the product was compact, six customers who reviewed it said that it was lightweight and two owners said in their reviews that it was easy to carry around.

Customers Report Excellent Battery Life

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life.

  • Camera purchased as a present for late teen who is going travelling so small, light and easy battery swap really important…
  • Simple to use camera, good battery life…
  • It is battery operated…
    Alexa (Amazon) - March 2015
  • The battery life is entirely dependent on the quality of fuel with which it’s loaded…

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording.

Users Report Excellent Design

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it was neat and two owners who purchased the Nikon Coolpix L31 mentioned that it was good looking.

  • Then you consider the mediocre focus performance, difficult ergonomics…
  • Seems pretty good…
  • Nifty wee camera that fits neatly in a pocket…
    K.Fulton (Amazon) - August 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…
  • The camera is compact, small and very neat, solidly constructed…
    Keris Nine (Amazon) - February 2015
  • Very neat size and good picture quality…
    Helen (Amazon) - January 2016
  • + Pretty consistent metering and ok flash exposures, colours are quite punchy overall Cons…
    Mr Baz (Amazon) - July 2015

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three people concluded that this digital camera had a good screen.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L31 had a good flash.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

38 people reckoned that it was good value for money.

Users Report That it is Robust

Three owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L31 agreed that it was well made and two customers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was reliable.

Users Report Good Product Quality

16 owners who reviewed it considered that it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

43 customers concluded that the product was able to produce good images.

Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix L31 in December 2015.

Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The Coolpix L31's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 54% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Nikon Coolpix L31 of 5x is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 36% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix L31 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 3840 pixels (best). A video resolution of 640 x 480 is known as VGA.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Coolpix L31's minimum aperture number of 3.2 is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 39% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Nikon Coolpix L31 of only 1,600 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 14% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all digital cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000.

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Very Light

The Nikon Coolpix L31's weight of only 160g is lighter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is lighter than 67% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The lightest digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Coolpix L31 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Coolpix L31 of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is lower than 79% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Nikon Coolpix L31 of 26mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the longest 32% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The Coolpix L31's maximum aperture number of only 6.5 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 86% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon Coolpix L31 does not have an HDMI, although it is worth noting that 55% of cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Only 200 Battery Life

The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a digital camera that takes 200 shots battery life.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 1" and the largest being 7.7". The Coolpix L31's display diagonal of only 2.7" is smaller than 80% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Nikon Coolpix L31 of 4x is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 61% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix L31 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix L31 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that 76% of cameras also do not support Full HD video.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Coolpix L31 is 4608 x 3456. That's over five times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon Coolpix L31 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 78% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Coolpix L31 does not support Wi-Fi, although keep in mind that 69% of digital cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 73% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Coolpix L31 does not feature bluetooth. 95% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Coolpix L31's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 76% 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, unlike 95% of cameras which do not have a pre-flash.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a self-timer. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the cameras the internal memory range from 1MB to 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB. The internal memory of the Nikon Coolpix L31 of only 17MB is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 23% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon crtnkcpl31srb, nikon vna870e1, nikon l31cr

Barcodes:

00018208123452, 00018208265008, 00018208942992, 00018208943005, 00018208943012, 00018208998968, 00018208998975, 00018208998982, 00018208998999, 00841434122551, 03662362044756, 08033737554494, 08033737554517, 08033737554524, 08033737555255, 08033737555262, 08033737555279, 08431016231416, 08431016231515

Nikon Coolpix L31

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