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Nikon Coolpix S9500
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Nikon Coolpix S9500 Digital Camera

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18.1MP 22x CMOS Jan 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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... More
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46 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this compact camera camera. Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both gave this Nikon digital camera a "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Nineteen experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews have rated this digital camera on average 72 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 163 user reviews the average user rating of this compact camera camera is 87%.

Good Quality Lens

Several people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Aeoniumb said “Excellent Zoom and good definition” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Two years ago Artemis wrote in their review of this digital camera “Extremely good zoom that picks up detail very well from a long distance” and rated the product 5 stars. David Armstrong wrote on Amazon “Good optical zoom for size and qulity of pictures” in his Nikon Coolpix S9500 review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

A number of Nikon Coolpix S9500 owners thought the product had a good lens. Gary rated it as very good and he wrote on Amazon “It also boasts a rather wide angle lens which is great for group shots or landscapes”. Three years ago Ephotozine wrote “It has a versatile 22x optical zoom lens, ideal for landscapes” in their review.

A few customers who bought the Nikon Coolpix S9500 thought it had a good autofocus. Ktcrofts@ukonline.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Great focus, good image quality.”. Sebastian Heid wrote on Amazon “When there is enough light the autofocus and the jitter correction work perfectly”. Sebastian Heid also mentioned “I even took snapshots from the driving car with one hand which turned out crisp and perfect in focus”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several Nikon Coolpix S9500 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S9500 was able to produce good images. A G Pare wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “"flopping" over the lens so that it was impossible take any pictures”. Amazon Customer said three years ago “Have taken some great photos already” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Two years ago Boozy said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The tele photo is really good”.

One customer reckoned that the product was able to produce clear pictures. Stewarton Thistle Ladies Fc said in their Nikon Coolpix S9500 review on Amazon “Easy to use and great clarity every time - the edit features I can spend hours on using them when I get back home”.

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Nice Design

A number of Nikon Coolpix S9500 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. Expert website Pcmag.com said three years ago “It's a stylish design that can snap s” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 4 stars. Also three years ago Techradar.com wrote in their review on Techradar “The Nikon Coolpix S9500 replaces the Nikon Coolpix S9300 at the top of the brand's Style range of digital compact cameras”. Also three years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert website Expert Reviews “Feature-packed and stylish.” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9500.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was aesthetic. Three years ago Stuart Mckinlay said “I have dropped may cameras with no problems other than aesthetic.” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S9500.

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Good Connectivity

Some Nikon Coolpix S9500 reviewers agreed that it was wifi compatible. Matthew Evans wrote on Amazon “Great camera, great zoom, wi fi came in handy on Hols no more asking strangers though I needed a stand”. P. A mentioned “The WiFi feature is a great way to control the camera to get a group photo, or simple transfer images to a smart phone for posting on Flickr or Facebook”. Cnet.com said in their review of this digital camera “With its long lens, compact size, plus extras like built-in Wi-Fi and GPS”.

One Nikon Coolpix S9500 reviewer who reviewed it thought it had gps. Two years ago P. A said on Amazon “Great GPS enabled camera - even works as GPS datalogger”.

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Good Size

A few Nikon Coolpix S9500 owners who bought it agreed that it was compact. Dario mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “This is a great compact camera” and rated the product as very good. Dr. G. H. Hodgskins wrote in their review of this digital camera “I was limited for travel space so thought I would check out a nice, small compact from a brand I trust”. Jane mentioned “Good compact and light camera with easy controls”.

A few Nikon Coolpix S9500 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was thin. Pcmag.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9500 on expert review site PC Mag “A long 22x lens into a slim form factor” and rated it 4 stars. Photographyblog.com said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon Coolpix S9500 is a slim and stylish travel-zoom digital compact camera”. Steves-Digicams.com said on Steve's Digicams “Quick TakeProsLarge 22x optical zoom lens in a thin camera is a great featureImage quality is good with sharp photos”.

Some Nikon Coolpix S9500 owners reckoned that this digital camera was lightweight. Two years ago A G Pare wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Purchased the camera for my wife as a lightweight travelling camera for a special holiday in China”. Peter of Harrogate said “Great lightweight camera” in his Nikon Coolpix S9500 review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

A number of Nikon Coolpix S9500 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was a good size. Artemis rated this digital camera 5 stars and wrote in their review “A good size so easily able to take out in a small bag! Took this camera with me to a festival”. David Armstrong wrote on Amazon “Good size for carrying around” in his review of this digital camera.

One Nikon Coolpix S9500 owner thought this digital camera was a good body shape.

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Good Product Quality

Several Nikon Coolpix S9500 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Two years ago Abdulazeez scored this digital camera 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Crystal clear photos and quality body build”. Abejon wrote on Amazon in the same month “It's a good quality.” and rated the Nikon Coolpix S9500 4 stars. Artemis said in their review of this digital camera also two years ago “Took the most memorable and good quality pictures! I would definitely recommend this camera!” and rated the product as excellent.

Easy to Use

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Andy said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “A good quality hand held with a pretty handy optical zoom”. Three years ago B Russell said “Love the colour easy to use need a camera with a good zoom have tried at home” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9500. Boozy scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote “Lightweight and fairly easy to use”.

One person who bought this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Boozy mentioned “Once you get used to using the menu options it's really easy!” and scored the product 4 stars.

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Robust

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. Denis Hardingham mentioned on Amazon “Am also well pleased with the amount of facilities which are built into it”. Two years ago Scooter mentioned in their review on Amazon “Hard over which compact to buy for the family, so glad I opted for this in the end, great build quality, brilliant image resolution”.

Two Nikon Coolpix S9500 owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was strong and durable. Jaye054 mentioned on Amazon three years ago “I probably need to look a the set up more closely? It was a tough decision to choose this colour as I also loved the bronze”.

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Good Technical Features

Five customers who bought it reckoned that it had good features. Alan Wallis said “Great zoom, very good quality screen, good features, slim, haven't been able to master the wi fi yet! Would recommend” and scored the product 4 stars. Kend wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9500 on Amazon “So easy to use, so many advanced features such as WiFi” and scored this digital camera 5 stars. P. A mentioned “Wide range of point and shoot features in a compact camera” and scored this digital camera 5 stars.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Nikon has good average ratings for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

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Reasonably Priced

Two people reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix S9500 was good value for money. Mikey B mentioned on Amazon “All the right features at a price I was willing to pay” however despite that they only gave the product a rating of 2 stars. Ss wrote in their review on Amazon “The camera seems fine for the money paid”.

One customer said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S9500 was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer said “A great deal” in their review.

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Good Flash

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good flash. Cpo said on Amazon “Only negative is flash is a bit flimsy”. Karen mentioned on Amazon three years ago “It has a flash that pops up automatically when needed.” in her review of the Nikon Coolpix S9500. Linda Adam mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “The only negative thing I would say is the flash pops up right where you normally have your left index finger when holding the camera”.

Good Video Capture

A few Nikon Coolpix S9500 reviewers agreed that the Nikon Coolpix S9500 was good for video recording. Three years ago Petpal mentioned on Amazon “The colours are good and the video mode is brilliant” in their review.

Good Battery Life

A few Nikon Coolpix S9500 owners who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had a good battery life. Mikey B mentioned “It's responsive, battery length is good” in their Nikon Coolpix S9500 review. Sebastian Heid mentioned on Amazon “Only thing that managed to annoy me is the battery display” in his Nikon Coolpix S9500 review and gave the Nikon Coolpix S9500 a score of 80 out of 100.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix S9500 reviewer said in their reviews that the product had a good screen.

Has a GPS

has a GPS

Unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years which do not have a GPS, the Coolpix S9500 has a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a GPS currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price].

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3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other cameras of this type and age which are not 3D compatible, the Coolpix S9500 is 3D compatible.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3D compatible digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Coolpix P7700[pl_1714924_price], and the Coolpix P310[pl_2119209_price] both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon Coolpix S9500 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S9500 which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the DSC-WX300[pl_1621847_price], and the DSC-HX400V[pl_2297093_price] both from Sony or the Canon IXUS 510 HS[plb_408144_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-TS5[pl_1900903_price], or the Lumix DMC-LX7[pl_2071996_price] both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years which do not support Full HD video, the Nikon Coolpix S9500 supports Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S9500 the optical zooms range from 2.7x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x. With an optical zoom of 22 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S9500 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S9500.

If this Nikon digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price] (24x) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 18.1 megapixels, the Coolpix S9500 has a quite high megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S9500. The megapixel counts of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S9500 range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

If this camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to look at the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] (18.2MP), the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] (18.2MP), or the DSC-QX10[pl_2136113_price] (18.9MP) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix S9500 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S9500 also have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Coolpix S9500 has a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price] which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The Coolpix S9500 has a greater number of image editing modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this camera. The image editing modes Crop are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Coolpix S9500 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this digital camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S9500 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this spec and age. This Nikon camera has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448 and 4864 x 2736. Across all cameras of this spec and age the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the Coolpix S9500 is more than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S9500.

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99 Auto Focus Points

99 auto focus points

Most digital cameras of this type and age have between 1 and 255 auto focus points, including the Coolpix S9500 which has 99 auto focus points.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S9500 the maximum focal lengths range from 0.28mm to 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm. The Coolpix S9500 has a fairly long maximum focal length (550 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The Nikon Coolpix S9500 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 125, 400, 800 and 1600 are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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OLED Display

The Coolpix S9500 has an OLED display which is better than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it have an LCD display. OLED is a newer technology for displays and has much better colour reproduction, faster response times, wider viewing angles and higher brightness compared to LED displays.

An OLED display is in fact the best display across all similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

Across all the similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S9500 the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 48MP. With a total megapixel count of 18.91 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix S9500 has one of the more total megapixel counts amongst cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon Coolpix S9500 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S9500.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix S9500 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix S9500 has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras of this age and type. Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S9500 ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix S9500 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Nikon camera also support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S9500.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The Nikon Coolpix S9500 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S9500 is 230 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels. The Coolpix S9500 has a quite high display resolution (614,000 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S9500.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The Coolpix S9500 has a greater number of light metering modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S9500. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Coolpix S9500 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S9500. The camera file systems "DCF", "DPOF" and "MPF" are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Support

Two Nikon Coolpix S9500 owners who reviewed the product considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Mikey B mentioned “After using the camera for just over a month I can't help” in their review. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9500 “For that price you'd be forgiven for expecting few more manual shooting options”.

Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S9500 support video recording, however the Coolpix S9500 does not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S9500 are not waterproof. The Nikon Coolpix S9500 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The Coolpix S9500 is fairly heavy (205 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S9500. The average weight of cameras of this age and type is 170g.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The Nikon Coolpix S9500 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modes "Flash off" and "Flash on" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Coolpix S9500 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S9500. The shooting modes "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The Nikon Coolpix S9500 has a fairly low maximum ISO speed (only 1,600) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S9500. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S9500 the maximum ISO speeds range from 200 to 26,000.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the Nikon Coolpix S9500 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S9500. Compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S9500 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.0005s and 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 14s.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The Nikon Coolpix S9500 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S9500. The playback mode "Single image" is also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

At 125, the Coolpix S9500 has a quite big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The smallest minimum ISO speed of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 10, the biggest is 1,600, and the average minimum ISO speed is 99.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S9500

Released Over Three Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix S9500 over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix S9500 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S9500.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2"), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5"), or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S9500 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price], or the Samsung WB850F[plb_1413690_price] which has better reviews.

If this Nikon camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung WB150F[plb_2060742_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Coolpix S9500 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Most cameras of this age and spec have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Coolpix P310[pl_2119209_price], or the Coolpix P7700[pl_1714924_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix S5100[plb_1308_price] (CCD) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Interval
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Pre-Flash
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
3D Compatible
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Multi-Shot Mode
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Playback Mode
Contrast Adjustment
Electronic Compass
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port

2 Awards

Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

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24 December 2013

Would I recommend this camera? Definitely, it's got quite a few good things going for it, like incredible image capture in proper lighting, fun zoom, continuous shooting, though I absolutely...

20 October 2013

Feature-packed and stylish, but image quality is nothing special...

25 September 2013

Nikon's Coolpix S9500 is a fully loaded pocket camera with a huge zoom range and a sharp lens, but it doesn't quite edge out our Editors' Choice...

25 September 2013

Nikon's Coolpix S9500 is a fully loaded pocket camera with a huge zoom range and a sharp lens, but it doesn't quite edge out our Editors' Choice...

23 September 2013

Nikon's Coolpix S9500 is a fully loaded pocket camera with a huge zoom range and a sharp lens, but it doesn't quite edge out our Editors' Choice...

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Reviewed 9 May 2015 by Marie Mc Clelland
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera . Very happy with it. Takes very clear pictures.

Reviewed 21 February 2015 by Soup Dragon
(Verified Purchase)

Fab piece of kit.

Reviewed 11 February 2015 by Patrick Bone
(Verified Purchase)

Great product!!!

Reviewed 12 January 2015 by David Armstrong
(Verified Purchase)

This was a replacement purchase and it does everything i want. Good size for carrying around and fits easily into pocket. Good optical zoom for size and qulity of pictures and video excellent... Read more…

Reviewed 9 January 2015 by Mr.Allan A Jones
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera!

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon s9500, nikon s9500r, nikon s9500rd, nikon coolpixs9500, nikon coolpixs9500r, nikon coolpixs9500rd
Barcodes 00018208264179, 00018208264186, 00018208264193, 00018208934898, 00018208934911, 00018208934973, 00018208935017, 04960759140067, 08033737551981, 08033737551998, 08033737552001, 08033737552018

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