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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.
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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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mi sonrisa lo mejor que tengo...y es una camara muy buena.. mi sonrisa y mis fotos son lo mejor..que tengo.**me apasiona hacerlo.. y soy fanatica de mis fotos.. March 24, 2014
Appareil photo pour toute la famille J'ai acheté le Nikon S31 il y a quelques jours et j'ai eu de la difficulté à choisir parmi tous les modèles, marques, prix, fonctions...et j'ai choisi celui-ci parce qu'il est a l'épreuve de l'eau, chocs et poussières et aussi on peut faire de la photo créative. Et j'aime le look de l'appareil. Je ne regrette pas mon choix. Les images sont de qualités, l'appareil est facile à utiliser. May 15, 2013
Excelente Maquina Excelente maquina, além de garantir qualidade em imagens subaquáticas, também filma em 720p. sensacional. Ja trabalhei com modelos como a D3100 e a D5000... para uma maquina amadora, é realmente boa. April 21, 2013
Good camera; not so good battery life I bought this camera a few weeks before this Christmas and first used it seriously, after a few test shots, at Christmas parties and gatherings over three days, then stored it away not developing or printing the pictures right away. Today, Jan. 4, I pulled it off my desk to take a few shots, and the battery was discharged already. That's awfully short life for a battery that's new and lithium. My old Kodak digital compact camere had rechargeables and went half a year between uses and the battery was still charged. I'm disappointed at the battery life. Did I just get a lemon battery? (The pictures are good quality.) January 4, 2014
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Is this a good camera for the beach.

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I am going to Turks and want a good under water camera and good land camera too. Would this be the camera for me?
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It is true that this camera is for kids and I got it for my 14 year-old. She loved it and would not let it go, in the pool in particular.

I also agree that the image quality underwater is pretty good (at this price) but outside, it is a little disappointing. Then again, I personally use and SLR and my daughter is pretty happy as she will, in any case use some apps on the iPad to edit/alter the images she took and share with her friends.

So really, the quality outside water is not that relevant for her at least.

Sharing a few example photos she took with the S31 for your reference... Hopefully, this is helpful.
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I was looking a camera for take some photos snorkeling on my last vacations in the caribean, underwater takes good photos, but out of the water in the city or landscape... not happy at alll. I´m agree it´s a camera fopr kids.
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Its a good camera but it is really for kids, its has a toy interface and makes animal sounds like Woof or Meow. I bought one but had to gave it to my daughter and got the AW110 for myself.
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Is there a hand mount that will screw into the bottom

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Nikon does not make any accessory mounts or grips for the S31. However, the camera has a standard 1/4" (ISO 1222) tripod socket to which third-party accessories could be attached.
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No mounts or grips available.
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How To Focus Coolpix S31

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To set focus and exposure (shutter speed and aperture value), press the shutter-release button halfway, stopping when you feel resistance. Focus and exposure remain locked while the shutter- release button is pressed halfway. The camera focuses on the face framed by the yellow double border (focus area). When the subject is in focus, the double border turns green. For information on focusing please see pages 24, 25, and page 60 in the User's Manual: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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Press and hole the shutter button half way down.
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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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What accessories do come with the camera?

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The S31 comes with :
.AN-CP 19 Strap
.UC-E16 USB Cable
.EN-EL12 Rechergeable Li-on Battery
.MH-65 Battery Charger
.NikonView NX 2
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can photos made download to windows 8?

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Yes, Photos taken with coolpix S31 can be transferred a windows 8 computer.
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What memory chip works best with this camera?

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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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Would this film a screen in good quality?

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I am gonna do a walkthough on 3ds. I want to know if the video and audio settings are good?
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The S31 can record 1289 x 720/30p Movies: AVI (Motion-JPEG compliant)
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option of change color where you can make everything black and white and the camera only pick up one color. I was wondering is there anything I can do to reset the camera or fix it without having to send it back!?
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Please download reference manual and read page 49.
http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/coolpix/S31RM_EN.pdf
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You can but you will need to be away from the speakers. You cannot adjust the mic sensitivity. Digital cameras are not really design for loud environments.
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