Nikon Coolpix S31 Review

4.0
September 27, 2013 | Matt Grayson |

Specifications

Product name COOLPIX S31
Type Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels 10.1 million
Image sensor 1/2.9-in. type CCD; approx. 10.34 million total pixels
Lens NIKKOR lens with 3x optical zoom
Focal length 4.1-12.3 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 29-87 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/-number f/3.3-5.9
Construction 6 elements in 5 groups
Digital zoom magnification Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 348 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Motion blur reduction Electronic VR (still pictures), motion detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF
Focus range [W]: Approx. 30 cm (1 ft) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity Shoot close-ups, Photograph food, Shoot under water, Mirror, Take soft pictures, Create a diorama effect, Highlight colors: Approx. 5 cm (2 in.) (wide-angle position) to infinity (All distances measured from center of front surface of the protective glass)
Focus-area selection Center, face detection
Monitor 6.7 cm (2.7-in.), approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Storage - Media Internal memory (approx. 26 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
File formats Still pictures: JPEG Voice messages: WAV Movies: AVI (Motion-JPEG compliant)
Image size (photo size) 10 megapixels [3648 x 2736] 4 megapixels [2272 x 1704] 2 megapixels [1600 x 1200]
Shooting Modes Point and Shoot, Choose a Style (Shoot close-ups, Photograph food, Shoot at intervals, Shoot under water, Take a series of pictures, Photograph fireworks, Mirror, Take soft pictures, Create a diorama effect)
Take a series of pictures Four images at a rate of about 1.5fps
Movie Large (720p) (default setting): 1280 x 720/16:9/approx. 30 fps, Small (640): 640 x 480/4:3/approx. 30 fps
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO 80-1600
Exposure - Metering mode Matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Exposure control Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 - +2.0 EV in steps of 1 EV)
Shutter Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
Speed 1/2000-1 s 4 s (Choose a style is set to Photograph fireworks)
Aperture Electronically-controlled ND filter (-3 AV) selection
Range 2 steps (f/3.3 and f/9.3 [W])
Self-timer Approx. 10 s, smile timer
Flash - Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.5-3.5 m (1 ft 8 in.-11 ft) [T]: 0.5-2.0 m (1 ft 8 in.-6 ft 6 in.)
Flash control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Protocol MTP, PTP
Video output Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
I/O terminal Audio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O (USB)
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included) AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Battery life *1 - Still pictures Approx. 260 shots when using EN-EL12
Movies (actual battery life for recording) *2 Approx. 2 h when using EN-EL12
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 105.4 x 64.8 x 41.5 mm (4.2 x 2.6 x 1.7 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 185 g (6.6 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Operating environment - Temperature -10°C - +40°C (14°F-104°F) (for land use) 0°C-40°C (32°F-104°F) (for underwater use)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Camera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (with terminal cover), Battery Charger MH-65 (with power cable), USB Cable UC-E16, Brush, ViewNX 2 CD, Reference Manual CD
Optional accessories AC Adapter EH-62F, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
Waterproof JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent (under our testing conditions) Capacity to shoot pictures underwater up to a depth of 5 m (16.4 ft) and for 60 minutes
Dustproof JIS/IEC protection class 6 (IP6X) equivalent (under our testing conditions)
Shockproof Cleared our testing conditions *3 compliant with MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock

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