LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon S31 has a Fixed Type 2.7″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.7″, the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
S31 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare) or Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Digital IXUS 100 IS) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon S31 can shoot continuously at max speed of Unknown and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately S31 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
With Nikon S31, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 and save in and formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
S31 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon S31 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon S31 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Nikon S31 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 260 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Waterproof Cameras
Olympus TG-4 with its 380shots is the model with longest battery life among Waterproof cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon S31 vs Olympus TG-4 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon S31 Features Compared to Main Competitors