Nikon Coolpix L31 Review

November 5, 2015 | Matt Grayson |
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Specifications

    • Type

    • Compact digital camera

    • Effective pixels

    • 16.1 million (Image processing may reduce the number of effective pixels)

    • Image sensor

    • 1/2.3-in.type CCD, total pixels: approx.16.44 million

    • Lens

    • NIKKOR lens with 5x optical zoom

    • Focal length

    • 4.6 – 23.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 26-130 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format)

    • F-number

    • f/3.2 – 6.5

    • Lens construction

    • 6 elements in 5 groups

    • Magnification

    • Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 520 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format)

    • Vibration reduction

    • Electronic VR (movies)

    • Motion blur reduction

    • Electronic VR (still pictures)

    • Autofocus

    • Contrast-detect AF

    • Focus range

    • [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity. [T]: Approx. 80 cm (2 ft 8 in.) to infinity. Macro mode: Approx. 10 cm (4 in.) (at a wide-angle zoom position) to infinity, (all distances measured from center of front surface of lens)

    • AF-area mode

    • Center, face detection

    • Monitor

    • 6.7 cm (2.7 in.) diagonal. Approx.230k-dot, TFT LCD with 5-level brightness adjustment

    • Frame coverage

    • Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical (compared to actual picture)

    • Frame coverage (playback mode)

    • Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)

    • Storage media

    • SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal memory (approx. 17 MB)

    • File system

    • DCF and Exif 2.3 compliant

    • Storage file formats

    • Still pictures: JPEG. Movies: AVI (Video: Motion-JPEG compliant, Audio: PCM monaural)

    • Image size (pixels)

    • 16M (High) [4608 x 3456 (Fine)]. 16M [4608 x 3456]. 8M [3264 x 2448]. 4M [2272 x 1704]. 2M [1600 x 1200]. VGA [640 x 480]. 16:9 [4608 x 2592]

    • ISO sensitivity

    • ISO 80 – 1600

    • Exposure metering

    • 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 1/3 EV)

    • Shutter type

    • Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter

    • Shutter speed

    • 1/2000 – 1 s, 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)

    • Self-timer

    • Approx. 10 s

    • Aperture

    • Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2.7 AV) selection

    • Aperture range

    • 2 steps (f/3.2 and f/8 [W])

    • Built-in flash

    • Yes

    • Flash range (approx.)

    • [W]: 0.5 – 3.6 m (1 ft 8 in. – 11 ft). [T]: 0.8 – 1.7 m (2 ft 8 in. – 5 ft 6 in.)

    • Flash control

    • TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes

    • USB

    • Hi-Speed USB. Supports Direct Print (PictBridge). Also used as audio/video output connector (NTSC or PAL can be selected for video output.)

    • Supported languages

    • Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, 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, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

    • Power sources

    • Two LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries. Two FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries. Two EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately). AC Adapter EH-65A (available separately)

    • Battery life 1

    • Approx. 200 shots when using alkaline batteries. Approx. 750 shots when using lithium batteries. Approx. 500 shots when using EN-MH2 batteries

    • Actual battery life for movie recording 2

    • Approx. 1 h 30 min when using alkaline batteries. Approx. 4 h 30 min when using lithium batteries. Approx. 2 h 50 min when using EN-MH2 batteries

    • Tripod socket

    • 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)

    • Dimensions (W x H x D)

    • Approx. 96.4 x 59.4 x 28.9 mm (3.8 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.), excluding projections

    • Weight

    • Approx. 160 g (5.7 oz), including batteries and SD memory card

    • Operating environment - temperature

    • 0°C – 40°C (32°F – 104°F)

    • Operating environment - humidity

    • 85% or less (no condensation)

    • Supplied accessories

    • LR6/L40 (AA-size) Alkaline Batteries (x2), USB Cable UC-E16, Camera Strap