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Nikon Coolpix S9500 review

Nikon compact packs in the features and zooms with style

Nikon Coolpix S9500 review

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Seen here is a comparison of the wide end and the telephoto end of the zoom. The zoom shot is at 1/30, you can really see how the vibration reduction is holding up on that 22x zoom.

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The above photo was shot in overcast/snowy daylight, so it's not clear why the metering decided to underexpose this image. In the main, however, the metering was as spot on as can be expected for a camera of this class.

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Reds are vibrant without popping too much, and blown highlights did not seem to cause unsightly purple fringing or excessive flare.

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The metering coped quite intelligently with most scenes, seen here combined with a good shadow detail and highlight detail in the same frame.

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This image was taken in bright daylight at an awkward angle, but the OLED screen remained clear enough to compose this shot.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution18.1 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyCoolpix S
Image StabilizationOptical, Electronic
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom22x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
Features3D Shooting, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Live View, HDR, Blink Detection, Motion Detection, Smile Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4 AVC
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)205 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Flash Memory Capacity23 MB
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4896 x 3672
Maximum Frame Rate240 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeOLED
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution18.9 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedEN-EL12
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital (SD) Card
Height60.3 mm
Width110.1 mm
Depth30.7 mm
Autofocus Points99
Product SeriesS
Focal Length4.50 mm to 99 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, MPO
Audio FormatsWAV, AAC
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelS9500
Product NameCoolpix S9500 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVNA261E1
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

The COOLPIX S9500's slimline body conceals a wealth of cutting-edge technology that sets this 18-megapixel camera apart.

Along with built-in Wi-Fi, which allows you to share images and movies instantly, the 22x NIKKOR optical super zoom lens and backlit 18-megapixel CMOS sensor capture distant action and candid close-ups with ease. Lens-shift vibration reduction enables sharp results and a steady image on the large 7.5-cm (3.0-in.) OLED screen, making it easy to frame your shots.

Record Full HD movies at the touch of a button and even film separate scenes as one seamless movie. Built-in GPS allows you to tag photos at any time, or retrace your route via computer.

The COOLPIX S9500 - Compact, feature-rich performance.

Battery Life230 Shot/50 Minute Video
Package Contents
  • Coolpix S9500 Compact Camera
  • Camera Strap
  • Audio/Video Cable EG-CP16
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (With Terminal Cover)
  • Charging AC Adapter EH-70P
  • USB Cable UC-E6
  • Reference Manual CD
  • Software CD-ROM
Display Resolution614000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker