Nikon Coolpix S31 review

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The Nikon S31 produces well exposed images.

Nikon Coolpix S31 review

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There are some lens flare issues when shooting in direct sunlight.

Nikon Coolpix S31 review

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When shooting during the day colours are well represented.

Nikon Coolpix S31 review

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However, some images are not as bright as expected, especially when shooting during cloudy weather.

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There is some noise on light shots.

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Taken at the wide angle zoom.

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This shot was taken using the optical zoom.

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Here we used the digital zoom - there is a large loss of detail.

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Underwater shots are crisp and clear.

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Macro mode does a good job of capturing fine details.

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The Nikon S31 sometimes underexposes when shooting landscape scenes.

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An example of the Diorama tilt-shift feature.

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Underwater shots work best when focused on something fairly close - this sea shot has lost far away details.

Nikon Coolpix S31 review

Image quality and resolution test - full ISO 200 image. See the cropped (100%) version below.

Nikon Coolpix S31 review

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Nikon Coolpix S31 review

Sensitivity and noise image - full ISO 400 image. See the cropped (100%) version below.

Nikon Coolpix S31 review

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