Finally, a family-friendly camera you can take everywhere! The Nikon 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.
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.
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.
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.
We took this camera on vacation to Hawaii. Auto exposure on beach does result in slightly dark exposures. Otherwise take excellent pictures and no worries about getting sand or moisture in the camera! Compact - fits in shorts pocket. Excellent camera for kids.
Must say, I love this little camera. As the old saying goes, the BEST camera is the one you have with you. It's perfect to carry 24/7. Is small,rugged and H2O resistant. It has the right bells and whistles. Ergomomics are extremely simple and easy to use. Is a great camera for children as well as old folks. Take it to the beach with no worries. The price is right. Don't leave home without it.
I bought this as a gift, so I didn't get to test it out all the way. I charged it up and tried it out a little before I gifted it. It takes really great pictures for the cost. I didn't test it underwater, but the seal that covers the battery/memory card/USB area looks as good quality as the seal on my more expensive AW100 which I have taken multiple pictures underwater with. This camera appears to have the exact same rubber seal as the AW100. If you're looking for a waterproof/underwater camera in the $100 range, I would highly recommend this.
Bought as present for grandkids 5-7. They find it easy to use and are exploring the features with minimal guidance. Takes good pictures and can erase the bad ones. Came as package with a case and extra memory which made it an even better buy.
This camera is easy to use right out of the box,no learning curve as with others I've had.