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Nikon COOLPIX S31 10.1 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 720p HD Video (Yellow) (OLD MODEL) by Review Summary ,  Aug 3, 2015

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Nikon COOLPIX S31 10.1 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 720p HD Video (Yellow) (OLD MODEL)
Report Date: 10/29/2015
Based on 167 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.9
Returned or considering to return: 3.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Video4.8   above average
Price4.7   average
Underwater4.3   average
Image4.0   average
Photo3.9   below average
Quality3.9   below average
Battery2.7   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"The worst experience, the battery attached with the camera was the wrong one."
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"Works great during the day and in the water but not so great at night battery life is decent too well worth the money"
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"I sort of broke the latch button that opens to the SD and battery, but it remained closed when I went into the ocean."
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"As for the body of the camera, its sealed pretty well, but the area where the battery and sd card go, the cover seems flimsy and not really sealed, i worry that if its submerged in water, the sd card and battery could be damaged, i havent submerged it yet, but this is just my observation."
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"My negatives:Fogs up the lens at various timesEats batteries even when you are not using it!"
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"Had to buy the correct battery from best buy."
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"I had no experience of a faulty battery pack door, and the camera itself is very rugged, resisting blows when underwater currents knock you about in the sea."
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"As for the body of the camera, its sealed pretty well, but the area where the battery and sd card go, the cover seems flimsy and not really sealed, i worry that if its submerged in water, the sd card and battery could be damaged, i havent submerged it yet, but this is just my observation."
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"easy to use and great battery life."
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"I first started with the S30 and liked it but the camera ate the batteries."
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Image

Image:
"Now, I am unable to load pics from the camera to my computer, as the plug in on the camera is too loose."
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"The instruction booklet could be better - I was confused when first testing all the features of altering colours, angles, etc, that you couldn't alter mirrored images (I worried that my new camera was already faulty! )"
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"The only complain I have is that if you are shooting a video or pic underwater you can't see the screen."
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"It's not user friendly as far as choosing settings, reviewing pics, and it takes time to get where you want to be."
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"With a recent hailstorm, I decided to take 50-60 pictures of damage in bright outside light to see if the photo quality was better."
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"Takes Great Pics & Videos !"
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"I was pleasantly surprised of the good quality pics when they were uploaded."
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"A few blurry pictures because I couldn't stay still for a split second but great pics if you take a second to take the pic."
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"The videos and pics are decent quality."
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Photo

Photo:
"Got so many photos I would not could not have gotten with my nice expensive camera."
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"The quality isn't too good for above water (so i would just take photos above water with my iphone) but the underwater camera is amazing, especially the videos."
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"Very blurry photos, auto sucks, very disappointed."
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"Viewing photos is not very user friendly."
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"I tried to get photos of my grandson performing at his school, but was unable to get good clarity."
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"This camera has been a disappointment in clearity of photos and ease of use."
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"It has held up well and I am happy with it for our door photos."
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"But whatever, this camera is great for casual photos of having fun at the beach, lake, pool, wherever!"
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"I'd brought a better camera with an underwater housing, but after seeing the passably good photos this Nikon could produce, it became the go-to camera you take to the beach."
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"She had a toy camera that she liked but took really poor quality photos, and she enjoyed using our cameras or phones to take photos."
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Price

Price:
"I'm just disappointed that I paid money for a waterproof camera and it obviously wasn't waterproof."
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"Not a great small digital camera, but adequate and VERY AFFORDABLE for a waterproof unit."
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"For the price, I think it's a good deal! "
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"Water tight and great price all in one! "
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"Inexpensive and easy to use."
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"Great price for a teen!"
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"I highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a fairly inexpensive, but great quality camera."
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Quality

Quality:
"My one complaint is the picture quality when using the zoom: the camera takes its best shots close to the subject."
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"The quality isn't too good for above water (so i would just take photos above water with my iphone) but the underwater camera is amazing, especially the videos."
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"Took it to our 1st family trip to Disney and the picture quality was horrible and I ended up having to use my iPhone."
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"Overall, I thought the picture quality was average, but not great."
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"Pro:SolidFairly easy to uselots of featuresCon:SLOW shutter speedPIC quality is only OK, not greatFor a NICON I expected more."
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"At first I thought maybe just the display on the camera was making the pictures appear to be of poor quality, but after loading them on my computer they were just as terrible."
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"I was pleasantly surprised of the good quality pics when they were uploaded."
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"This would be great as an introductory camera for a child but for an adult the quality is poor."
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"may just be the best quality and easiest camera to use......it has excellent sound and picture quality......have not tried it under water yet but really bought it in case i were to drop it in the water"
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"Very well put together, great quality, pictures are sharp & crisp."
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Underwater

Underwater:
"For an affordable underwater camera it's fine, but don't expect superior results."
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"The only complain I have is that if you are shooting a video or pic underwater you can't see the screen."
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"coolpix s31 was a gift for my husband to take fishing (a trip he hasn't taken yet), but when my camera had to go into the shop, we took his to visit grandkids in the mountains - we used every setting just to get ourselves familiar w the capabilities - quite pleased w results - most shortcommings were pilot error - worked great underwater - just wish it had a little more zoom"
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"The only shortcoming I see, is that the screen was hard to see underwater - so you were really pointing in a general area and shooting."
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"Takes great crystal clear underwater pictures!"
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"Great underwater shots!"
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"This camera spent 2 weeks in the ocean and in the swimming pools, and we were able to capture some great underwater shots!"
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"I bought this camera last minute before I left for my cruise, so I would be able to take underwater pictures when snorkeling."
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"this took great pictures underwater."
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Video

Video:
"The only complain I have is that if you are shooting a video or pic underwater you can't see the screen."
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"Takes Great Pics & Videos !"
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"The video was great too."
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"Video is good quality but microphone picks up too much wind if you are outside."
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"The videos and pics are decent quality."
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"Takes great pictures and video."
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