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Bring the camera, leave the worry.

Finally, a family-friendly camera you can take everywhere! The COOLPIX S31 is waterproof, shockproof and dustproof, so even the roughest conditions won't stop you from recording precious memories. Shoot beautiful 10-megapixel photos and 720p HD videos in the rain, at the beach, in the pool or sandbox—places you wouldn't dare bring your old camera. Plus, with oversized buttons, super simple operation and a bright 2.7-inch LCD, every member of the family can have a turn.
Motion Detection
ISO 1600
Smart Portrait System
Scene Auto Selector
HD Movie Mode
Rugged Reliability

Master the camera in no time

Simple, convenient operation for stress-free shooting

The COOLPIX S31 is so easy to use, anyone can take great photos and videos with it. Just turn the camera on, point, shoot and marvel at the results. For maximum point-and-shoot convenience, select Easy Auto Mode. It automatically optimizes the camera settings for each shot, no matter how challenging the situation. You'll be free to enjoy the moment while you capture it.

Capture the sights and sounds

720p HD videos with sound bring your memories to life

When a photo alone won't do, press the dedicated movie button and instantly start recording 720p HD video in widescreen format while the built-in microphone captures the sounds of the moment in high fidelity. When you're ready to share your creations, use an optional audio video cable (EG-CP14) to connect to your compatible TV. Your friends and family will see your movies come to life on the big screen.

Share the magic

In-camera slideshows with music

Instantly review and laugh over the pictures and movies of the day with the easy slideshow mode. Select playback effects and built-in music to accompany your show—fun to share with friends and family. Connects easily to a TV (optional EG-CP14 audio video cable required). Share the sights and sounds of your adventure.

Frame the perfect shot

With 3x optical zoom power, the COOLPIX S31's genuine NIKKOR glass lens is great for everything from wide-angle group shots to close-up candid portraits.

Let the camera call the shots

Not sure which Scene Mode to choose? No problem! Select Scene Auto Selector and let the camera make the call. From Night Portrait to Backlighting, the COOLPIX S31 will use the best Scene Mode for your situation.

Turn the ordinary into extraordinary

Easily apply fun and creative Image Effects like Highlight colors, add a diorama effect, soften pictures and more right from the camera—no need for additional photo or video-editing software.

Don't sweat a little camera shake

Electronic Vibration Reduction helps keep the shot steady, even if your hands are not. Say goodbye to blurry photos, shaky videos and tripods.
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Its great! I've been wanting an underwater camera forever, but everyone kept saying the quality was poor and for the cost it wasn't worth it. The kids received this one for Xmas and its great! We should of purchased one a long time ago! Its light, it takes great photos and we love it. May 1, 2014
COOLPIX S31 Just my little adventurer. Wherever we go, whatever we see, we may easily share. When someone sees this coolpix, they pick it up to see where it's been. January 29, 2014
Exactly what I needed! I already have a DSLR and my wife and oldest daughter have nice point and shoots, so what I really wanted was an inexpensive but good quality waterproof camera for an upcoming trip to the Florida Keys. I saw this little Nikon advertised and it looked like it would fit the bill perfectly. Now that I've had it for a few days, I have to say that I am really pleased! Picture and Video quality are very nice! Sure it's a basic camera with less optical zoom, fewer megapixels, and 720p video vs. 1080p. But, the photos and video look very good so far, and I've found that 720p video is just fine for most purposes, including clips I want to share with family and friends online. This camera feels very solidly built for the price. It has hardly any manual control settings, but that's actually part of the reason I bought it. I want it simple because I don't want to be fumbling around with settings while I'm snorkeling or playing in the water. I want something quick and easy. I LOVE the two big dedicated buttons on top for pictures and video - so convenient. This is also simple enough that my 7 year old daughter can use it with no trouble at all, and I'm kind of looking forward to "being in" some family pictures and video clips instead of just "taking" them - LOL. If I want the picture or video of a lifetime, I'll get out my DSLR, but for spontaneous fun pictures and video clips on the beach and playing in the water, I think this little camera is going to be perfect. The S31 camera fills a perfect niche for me in that I now have a "waterproof" camera, and it's going to allow for some new fun pictures and videos that I couldn't get before - and, at a really great price! In my experience so far, this camera is truly a bargain, and is perfect for kids to use as well. Can't wait to take it to the Florida Keys and make some new family memories! If you need a quality, yet inexpensive camera for the water, your kids, or just for someone who wants a simple, incredibly easy to use camera and who doesn't care about manual controls, this is a great camera. Based on my experience so far, it's absolutely worth the amazing bargain price and I highly recommend it. Nice job Nikon, in filling a specific niche so well! January 12, 2014
Great for the elderly The auto settings do it all and the different buttons for video or fotographs make it very easy to use. The only drawback is the battery life I think is lacking. The camera did not last a full days use of picture and video. May 19, 2013
Great camera for all ages I bought the Nikon Coolpix S31 a few days ago. I couldn't decide which camera to buy... different styles, functions, prices.... I chose that camera because it is waterproof and you can use your creative side taking photos. I don't regret it. I have just taken a few pictures Inside the house to test it and I don't regret my choice. Great camera! It is for all ages and not just for kids like I read in different reviews. I recommend it for sure. May 15, 2013
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The only sizes available are 3648x2736, 2272x1704 and 1600x1200, to have an image at any other size you would have to resize them afterwards in something like View NX2, which is very easy to do.
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How many GB can the camera hold for the SD card I buy>?

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Here is a list of approved memory cards:
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Is there an auto-off feature?

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Yes, camera turns off after three minutes if not used.
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Does this camera have manual options for taking pictures? Does it have flash for night or little light pix?

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The COOLPIX S31 does not have manual settings. The camera has selected scene modes that adjust the shutter and aperture according to the scene mode that is selected. The COOLPIX S31 has three flash modes: Auto, Flash Off and Always Fire Flash. For more information on flash modes please see page 35 of the Reference Manual: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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When I turn the camera on the message "lens error" appears and the camera does not work. What happened and how do I correct it?

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In the past if I took the battery out and put it back in the camera would work again, but now I am only getting the "Lens error" message when it is turned on! I have had this camera for 2 years and it has been unreliable for the past 6 months. Help
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Can this camera take shots while under water?

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Yes, the COOLPIX S31 enables shooting underwater at depths of up to 5m (16.4 ft) for up to 60 minutes.

For further information on underwater capabilities please refer to the S31 manual and the "Important Waterproof Notice" for the S31. Both documents can be downloaded from this address: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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The S31 comes with :
.AN-CP 19 Strap
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.MH-65 Battery Charger
.NikonView NX 2
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The highest capacity approved memory cards for the COOLPIX S31 are the Sandisk and Lexar 126GB SDXC memory cards. Memory cards with a class 6 rating or higher are recommended for recording movies.

For a complete listing of approved memory cards for the S31 please see page 22 of the Technical Notes and Index section of the S31 manual. A copy of the S31 manual can be downloaded from this address: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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