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Nikon Coolpix S31

£73.99
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended besteproduct.nl 3.5 Star
A good value for money and multi award winning compact camera
Compact 10.1MP 3x Yes Feb 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon Coolpix S31 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very good reviews, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix S31 number 265 across all digital cameras.
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34 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Very Good
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Missing Some Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
57
Average

Why Has it Scored 58?

It has not bad user reviews but ok expert reviews. 74% of buyers recommended this camera to others. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com and an industry award from Besteproduct.nl. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, it is fairly priced and is robust.
This Nikon digital camera is missing some features:
Only 3648 x 2736 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixels sensor
Quite small optical zoom
Quite low ISO sensitivity (max)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the Coolpix S31 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for sports photography, ranking number 160 in sports photography cameras. It is also mediocre for portrait photography, ranking number 198 in portrait photography cameras as well being mediocre for wildlife photography, ranking number 254 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Nikon Coolpix S31 Video Reviews


How Big is the Nikon Coolpix S31?

The Nikon Coolpix S31 is 105.4mm wide and 64.8mm tall. It is 41.5mm deep and weighs g.

Nikon Coolpix S31 front dimensions

Nikon Coolpix S31 size in context

Nikon Coolpix S31 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The expert at review website PhotographyBlog.com endorse this Nikon camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This digital camera received a "3.5 Star" award from Besteproduct.nl.

Average Expert Reviews

This Nikon digital camera has an average expert rating of 66% based on 12 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar.

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Owner Reviews Are Average

This Nikon camera has an average owner rating of 76% based on 22 owner reviews. 74% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Nikon Has Very Good Camera Reviews

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

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Six customers wrote that the Nikon Coolpix S31 was easy to use.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three owners agreed that it was good value for money.

Customers Report it is Robust

Three people reckoned that the product was good at resisting water ingress and two customers concluded that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Seven owners said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £73.99 it is cheaper than 92% of cameras.


Features

Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Coolpix S31 has a maximum image resolution of 3648 x 2736 pixels. That's 37% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The Nikon Coolpix S31's sensor megapixels of only 10.1MP is in the lowest 10% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Coolpix S31 of only 3x is in the smallest 4% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix S31 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Coolpix S31 of only 1,600 is very low compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 3% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of all digital cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Nikon Coolpix S31's minimum aperture number of 3.3 is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S31 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of cameras.

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Shock Proof

The Coolpix S31 is shock proof, unlike 97% of digital cameras which are not shock proof.

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Quite Small Image Sensor Size

The Coolpix S31's image sensor size of only 0.345" is in the smallest 3% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The smallest image sensor size of digital cameras is 0.25", the biggest is 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5".

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Coolpix S31 features brightness adjustment, unlike 79% of digital cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Coolpix S31 of only 87mm is in the shortest 9% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Waterproof Up to

The Coolpix S31's waterproof up to of 5m is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Coolpix S31 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most other cameras, the Coolpix S31 does not support Full HD video. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Features Smile Detection

The Nikon Coolpix S31 features smile detection, unlike 89% of cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Coolpix S31 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Nikon Coolpix S31 of only 2.7" is fairly small compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 16% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Very Low Display Resolution

The Coolpix S31's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is quite low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 17% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. 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.

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Does Not Have an External Flash Connector

The Coolpix S31 does not have an external flash connector, although keep in mind that 87% of cameras also do not have an external flash connector.

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Waterproof

The Coolpix S31 is waterproof, unlike 92% of digital cameras which are not waterproof.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Coolpix S31's digital zoom of 4x is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix S31 in February 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon nikcpaw130yw31, info vna323e1, ncs123
Barcodes 00018208264063, 00018208264070, 00018208934409, 00018208934447, 00018208934485, 00018208934522, 00018208934546, 00018208995974, 00018208996001, 00636983468553, 03662362034931, 05053086339880, 08033737552148, 08033737552155, 08033737552162, 08033737552858, 08033737552865

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