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Nikon Coolpix S9600 Digital Camera

£290.00
£190.00 £100.00 cheaper than 4 days ago
Compact Camera 16MP 22x May 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Good quality pictures
Supports video recording
21 Reviews + 2 Awards
Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The editors of websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, dkamera.de and Chip.de this camera has an overall expert rating of 83 out of 100.

Poor User Reviews

Users have rated this camera on average 63 out of 100. It seems that users really don't rate this medium megapixel digital camera very highly.

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Good Value for Money

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Website Amazon.co.uk said “Good price performance”. They also wrote “Price after rebate” in their review. A Structural Engineer mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Got it for £129 at that price point its OK” in their review of this digital camera.


Good Quality Pictures

Two people said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. A. R. Jaffer said two years ago “Excellent picture quality and extensive functionality” in their review of this digital camera. Susman scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert website Amazon “The Picture quality is OK, however”.

Good Quality Lens

Two people who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good zoom. Archdeak said in their review of this digital camera “The zoom is more than enough for my family photograph requirement”. A Structural Engineer mentioned three years ago “The steady shot on zoom only works well in bright light”.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was May 2015 when this Nikon digital camera was released.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix S9600 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon Coolpix S9600 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Nikon camera support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 640 x 480 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. Across all cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix S9600 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S9600 has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also have a built-in flash.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

At 22 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S9600 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P530 (£163.99) (42x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S9600 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P530 (£163.99).

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Design

Well Made

Three customers who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. Website Amazon.co.uk scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “Well built, performs great with my 170 5 setup”.

Good Quality

Five people who bought the product reckoned that it was good quality. Website Amazon.co.uk gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Seems like fairly good quality build materials”. Two years ago J. J. Powell said “It feels well made and slips into your pocket easily enough” but they gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5. Three years ago A Structural Engineer wrote on expert review site Amazon “This makes it difficult to judge exactly the quality of the photo taken” in their Nikon Coolpix S9600 review.

Good Looking

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Nice Looking”. They also mentioned “Visually the card looks great” in their review. And also wrote “GO with beautiful graphics”.

Easy to Setup

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Website Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Easy to set up”.

Two customers thought the product was easy to use the menus. Website Amazon.co.uk said “Able to play most games on "decent" or better settings (current shooters likely medium, older titles up to maxed” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera 5 stars out of 5. They also wrote “Detected without changing bios settings.” in their review.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

Comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year have weights of between 120g and 590g. With a weight of only 206 grams, the Coolpix S9600 is one of the lighter medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix S9600 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

There are a number of other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of its better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P530 (£163.99).

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Quite Narrow Field of View

At only 98 percent, the Coolpix S9600 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera. Medium megapixel cameras that were released one year ago have field of views of between 95% and 100%.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than a year the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 730,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 460,000 pixels, the Coolpix S9600 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S9600 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at include because of its better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P530 (£163.99).

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3456| 3264 x 2448| 2272 x 1704| 1600 x 1200| 640 x 480| 4608 x 2592| 3456 x 3456, which is the most commonly found still image resolution(s) on cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P530 (£163.99) (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Coolpix S9600 has a battery charger included. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon Coolpix S9600 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix S9600 has a hand strap. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix S9600 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Coolpix S9600 has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon Coolpix S9600 features voice recording, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon Coolpix S9600 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Quiet

Five owners who reviewed it considered that it was quiet. Website Amazon.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Easy installation and quiet operation” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. They also wrote “Fairly quiet fan” in their review. And also said “Quiet fan, generates little heat”.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon crtnkcpss9600krb
Barcodes 00018208264506, 00018208938919, 00018208938957, 00018208938988, 00841434107374, 08033737553787, 08033737553794

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