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Sturdy, simple and fun, the 10-megapixel COOLPIX S31 is a camera for all the family.

Packed with exciting features and designed to fit comfortably in any pair of hands, it is so simple to operate that everyone from grandparents to kids will enjoy using it. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, the COOLPIX S31 it can be used practically anywhere.

The function menu uses bold, colourful icons for easy navigation and large, dedicated one-touch buttons make it simple to take a photo or start filming a video clip. Automatic anti-blur technology ensures sharp shots of even the fastest-moving friends or relatives.

Fun in-camera filters can keep everyone entertained for hours as they add their own special touches to the photos they’ve taken.

The COOLPIX S31 – Welcome to the family.

Experience the product: Sample Gallery

Key features

The family camera

Made to fit comfortably in hands of any size, the COOLPIX S31 makes it easy for all the family to shoot images and movies to make anyone proud.

The family camera

Sturdy design

Waterproof down to 5 meters depth, shockproof from up to 1.2 meters and dustproof, this camera is built to withstand active use at home and on vacation.

Sturdy design

One button-one function: large, dedicated one-touch buttons make it easy to switch between taking a photo or filming a movie.

Clear menus: bold, colorful icons make it simple even for children to navigate through functions.

Fun filters: add a unique touch to photos using in-camera filters, such as Fisheye and Selective Color, which converts your image to monochrome ready to add a splash of color to the area of your choice.

NIKKOR 3x optical zoom lens (29–87mm): ideal for close-ups of everyday curiosities, portraits of friends and family group photos, this precise lens captures sharp shots with ease.

Clear 6.7-cm (2.7-in) 230k-dot LCD screen: this high-resolution screen provides a clear view for easy shooting and it’s big enough to show friends or family the results.

10 MP: the 10-megapixel resolution captures detailed images that stay sharp even when significantly enlarged.

Motion Blur Reduction: compensates for camera and subject movement to deliver sharp shots of even fast-moving subjects.

Easy to handle: the symmetric body design makes the camera easy to hold and prevents people snapping a photo that would have looked great if their finger wasn’t in front of the lens or flash.

Crisp 720p video recording: record life in motion at the touch of a button. Movie clips look just as good when played on the camera’s LCD screen as they do on a TV or computer screen.

Li-Ion battery: for longer use and eco-friendliness.

Built-in flash: an automatic flash helps capture clear photos when the light is low. The flash is carefully positioned so there’s no risk of accidentally covering it up.

Compatible with SD cards (not supplied): high-capacity SD cards enable you to store everything you could possibly capture in a day and more. Simply insert the card into the camera’s SD card slot to store thousands of photos or hours of movies.

Automatic power-off: the camera powers off after three minutes of inactivity in order to conserve power.


Technical Specifications

Product nameCOOLPIX S31
TypeCompact digital camera
Effective pixels10.1 million
Image sensor1/2.9-in. type CCD; approx. 10.34 million total pixels
LensNIKKOR lens with 3x optical zoom
Focal length4.1-12.3 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 29-87 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Lens construction6 elements in 5 groups
MagnificationUp to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 348 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Motion blur reductionElectronic VR (still pictures), motion detection (still pictures)
AutofocusContrast-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)
AF-area modeCenter, face detection
Monitor6.7 cm (2.7-in.), approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverageApprox. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode)Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Storage mediaInternal memory (approx. 26 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File systemDCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
Storage file formatsStill 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 modesPoint 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 picturesFour images at a rate of about 1.5fps
Movie - file formatLarge (720p) (default setting): 1280 x 720/16:9/approx. 30 fps, Small (640): 640 x 480/4:3/approx. 30 fps
ISO sensitivityISO 80-1600
Exposure meteringMatrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Exposure controlProgrammed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 - +2.0 EV in steps of 1 EV)
Shutter typeMechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
Speed1/2000-1 s 4 s (Choose a style is set to Photograph fireworks)
ApertureElectronically-controlled ND filter (-3 AV) selection
Range2 steps (f/3.3 and f/9.3 [W])
Self-timerApprox. 10 s, smile timer
Flash range (approx.)[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 controlTTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Data Transfer ProtocolMTP, PTP
Video outputCan be selected from NTSC and PAL
I/O terminalAudio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O (USB)
Supported languagesArabic, 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 sourcesOne Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included) AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Battery life1Approx. 260 shots when using EN-EL12
Actual battery life for movie recording2Approx. 2 h when using EN-EL12
Tripod socket1/4 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)
WeightApprox. 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)
Operating environment - humidity85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessoriesCamera 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 accessoriesAC Adapter EH-62F, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
WaterproofJIS/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
DustproofJIS/IEC protection class 6 (IP6X) equivalent (under our testing conditions)
ShockproofCleared our testing conditions 3 compliant with MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock
  1. Based on CIPA Standards for measuring life of batteries.
  2. When recording a single movie.