The Nikon S31 produces well exposed images.
There are some lens flare issues when shooting in direct sunlight.
When shooting during the day colours are well represented.
However, some images are not as bright as expected, especially when shooting during cloudy weather.
There is some noise on light shots.
Taken at the wide angle zoom.
This shot was taken using the optical zoom.
Here we used the digital zoom - there is a large loss of detail.
Underwater shots are crisp and clear.
Macro mode does a good job of capturing fine details.
The Nikon S31 sometimes underexposes when shooting landscape scenes.
An example of the Diorama tilt-shift feature.
Underwater shots work best when focused on something fairly close - this sea shot has lost far away details.
Image quality and resolution test - full ISO 200 image. See the cropped (100%) version below.
ISO 200, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)
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Sensitivity and noise image - full ISO 400 image. See the cropped (100%) version below.