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Nikon Coolpix S31

alaTest has collected and analyzed 224 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the water proof and battery. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the memory. There are some less positive views about the energy efficiency and design.

value for money, usability, image quality, battery, water proof

responsiveness, design, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S31 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 224 reviews)

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Nikon Coolpix S31 Review


The Nikon Coolpix S31 sticks out oddly in the entry-level point-and-shoot segment. Priced below Rs 6,000, it's the most affordable digital camera that can take a lot of beating and shoot underwater. This means, be it shooting in a swimming pool or...

The scene mode includes the usual bunch of scene presets like close-up, food, underwater, interval shooting (good for time lapse), burst and fireworks as well as effect filters like mirror, soft picture and diorama (similar to miniature). The ISO speed...

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Nikon Coolpix S31 review


The Nikon Coolpix S31 is an interesting point-and-shoot camera. Performance wise, it's not the greatest – some of the newer photo-centric smartphones will blow it out of the water. But the major appeal is that it's super inexpensive and very easy to...

Simple operation ; Durable ; Inexpensive

Laggy performance ; So-so image quality

The Nikon Coolpix S31 is a durable and easy-to use-camera. It doesn’t offer the best performance or image quality, but it fills a place in the market for an inexpensive yet hardy point-and-shoot camera.

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Nikon Coolpix S31 Preview


Nikon has introduced an extremely affordable "life-proof" rugged point-and-shoot digicam, the Nikon Coolpix S31. While there is no "Freezeproof" rating found on more expensive models, the capable S31 can swim down to 16.4 feet, survive 3.9 foot falls,...


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Nikon Coolpix S31


Nikon's S31 could be the perfect companion for the rambunctious kid in your life

Incredibly inexpensive; Dead simple to operate; Lifeproof enough for anyone under the age of 12

Will underwhelm anyone over the age of 12

Nikon has a great idea here, and we’re pretty sure it’ll sell like hotcakes.

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Amazon review summary for Nikon Coolpix S31


alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S31 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

value for money, usability, water proof, lens, design

performance, responsiveness, sensor

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Standard camera with ruggedness


Price and ruggedness. Gave it an extra egg for the rugged features otherwise it would have been 3 eggs

The shots sometimes can be very blurry compared to other point and shoots I have used. Settings menus can at times be sluggish

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Great camera for kids


Bought at nikon dot com for 89.00 brand new! okay camera but loved the old style s30 better. camera is okay.. but has a really tacky gold trim on the lens and around the camera. Shop around before making purchases or you will pay 4 times as much! If...

shock proof and waterproof

has a gold trim thats actually tacky

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Great Underwater Camera at an Affordable Price


I bought this camera mainly for my snorkelling trip to capture underwater photos. I tested it out clicking some photos in the pool before my trip and boy!!! Was I surprised! It takes amazing photos not just under water but normally too. I already have...

Nice picture quality, value for money, good build quality

Isn't easy to delete photos from memory card using the camera

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Great Camera


I bought this for a trip and it worked fantastic in and out of the water. Love the quality and ease of use. I would recommend this camera to others!



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Camera seems like it is for children


I would not buy this camera again. All the reviews said it was a pretty good camera. I would mostly use it for point and shoot in and out of water. The out of waster pictures were pretty fuzzy, hard to focus, and only okay picture quality.About me......

The only really great part is that it takes good underwater pictures

Everything else about the camera does not function well or quickly

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CCD
Sensor Size:1/2.9''


Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Nikon EN-EL12


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No