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Nikon Coolpix S9600 Digital Camera

$881.23
Compact Camera 16MP 22x May 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Good flash
Good technical features
21 Reviews + 2 Awards
Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This medium megapixel camera was given a "Recommended" award by both review sites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which decided that this Nikon digital camera was good.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, dkamera.de and Chip.de the average expert rating of this camera is 83%. If all the cameras of a comparable type and age are ranked by average expert review score then this medium megapixel camera is in the top 19%.

Good Brand

We checked 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Poor Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 63%. This Nikon camera in the bottom 4% of all the similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year when ranked by user rating.


Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

Across all the cameras of this type and age the weights range from 120g to 590g. The Coolpix S9600 is one of the lighter digital cameras that were released one year ago (only 206 grams) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Pentax K-50[plb_2053942_price] (590g) which also has a higher rating.

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Good Size

Three people who purchased the product thought it was compact. Three years ago expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned “The compact Nikon Coolpix S9600 features Wi-Fi” and rated it 80 out of 100. Also three years ago Photographyblog.com wrote on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon Coolpix S9600 is the top of the range digital compact camera before moving into the Performance range”. Two years ago expert website Nothingwired.com mentioned “Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was a good body shape.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Nikon digital camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Display

Quite Narrow Field of View

The Nikon Coolpix S9600 has one of the narrower field of views (only 98 percent) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The average field of view of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 99%, and the field of views range from 95% to 100%.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

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 that were launched around the same time as this camera. The display resolutions (numeric) of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix S9600 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Pentax K-50[plb_2053942_price] which has better reviews; or the Nikon 1 S2[plb_2390010_price] which is cheaper.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Nikon Coolpix S9600 has an HDMI. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon Coolpix S9600 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than a year ago also have a tripod mountable.

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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 digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

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

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Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon Coolpix S9600 has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a hand strap.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon Coolpix S9600 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix S9600 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than a year also have a built-in microphone.

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Quiet

Six people concluded that the Nikon Coolpix S9600 was quiet. Two years ago Amazon.co.uk wrote “Easy installation and quiet operation” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon.co.uk also said “Very silent at high load coil whine is not noticeable once your side panel is on” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “Quiet fan, generates little heat” in their review.

One customer thought the product was noisy. Two years ago Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Low noise, even under load” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

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Noisy

One customer thought the product was noisy. Two years ago Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Low noise, even under load” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix S9600 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at including the Pentax K-50[plb_2053942_price] which has better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

This 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 typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Good Flash

One person who bought it reckoned that it had a good flash. Archdeak rated the product 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned three years ago “You need to be mindful of this and reprogramme your brain to keep your hands out of the way if you are expecting the flash to activate” in their Nikon Coolpix S9600 review.

Good Picture Resolution

Five people said that it was able to produce good images. Two years ago Christopher Burton wrote “Controls work well and picture quality is acceptable for a low-end point” in his review of this digital camera. A. R. Jaffer wrote “Excellent picture quality and extensive functionality” and gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Susman scored this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Picture quality is OK, however”.

Three people who bought it concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “My first two BenQ screens were defective and did not work properly with FreeSync (jittering pixels flickering issue”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Three years ago Photographyblog.com said “Features include a 22x optical zoom, 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, built-in WiFi” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in low light. Archdeak wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Having said that there are settings on this camera which produce a very very good lowlight picture without the flash popping up” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9600.

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Good Screen

Two people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen. Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Once I had the screen replaced though, until I got a working screen I have to say” . Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned “A 3inch screen and built-in Wi-Fi for sharing images with your smartphone”.

Kompaktes Kameragehuse (bezogen Auf 22x Zoom Und Den Hohen Funktionsumfang

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Nothingwired.com said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Kompaktes Kameragehuse (bezogen auf 22x Zoom und den hohen Funktionsumfang” . Three years ago A Structural Engineer wrote “The steady shot on zoom only works well in bright light.I brought it as a work camera hopefully it will last a couple of years”. Susman said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The zoom works effortlessly with lots of well-defined points along its range that make it easy to structure the shot you want”.

Good for Video Recording

Six customers reckoned that it was good for video recording. Amazon.co.uk said “The graphics look better in movies by alot” . Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “The ASUS Radeon 9 380X STRIX- 9380X-O 4-Gaming 4GB video card runs all of my games in Ultra settings mode” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Good Video Card, Nice Look, Logo Lights Up, Plays a Lot of Games With Good Detail” in their review.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix S9600 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S9600 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Pentax K-50[plb_2053942_price].

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Support

Good Support

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had good customer support.


Design

Well Made

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Amazon.co.uk said two years ago “Well built, performs great with my 170 5 setup”. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “I have to say i really like this card for my budget build of almost two years” in their review.

One customer considered that the Nikon Coolpix S9600 was reliable. Three years ago Susman said “Portrait pictorials, like a get-together or family event, give good results; there are reliably exposed pictorials with good natural colours” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality

Seven customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S9600 concluded that it was good quality. Two years ago Amazon.co.uk gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Seems like fairly good quality build materials” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Ephotozine.com said “The camera has a stylish metal body, with high speed continuous shooting”. J. J. Powell wrote on Amazon “It feels well made and slips into your pocket easily enough”.

Good Looking

Six customers who bought it thought it was good looking. Amazon.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Visually the card looks great” . Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Nice Looking” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “GO with beautiful graphics” in their review.

Three people who bought it concluded that it was well designed. Nothingwired.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Nice design, charges via micro USB, extended zoom range, lots of effects to play with”. Amazon.co.uk scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Fury X is a great overall design with great compute power”. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “First off let me say that AMD's design and architecture of the Fury X is fantastic” in their review.

One owner wrote in their reviews that the product was smooth. Amazon.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Check a checkbox in CCC and enjoy buttery smooth framerates that honestly look comparable to my ASUS P 278Q ROG” .

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Easy to Use the Menus

Twelve owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Two years ago Amazon.co.uk wrote “Detected without changing bios settings.”. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “Able to run games at 3840 2160 resolution with HighUltra Settings with a single GPU” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Able to play most games on "decent" or better settings (current shooters likely medium, older titles up to maxed” in their review.

Two customers concluded that this digital camera was easy to setup. Two years ago Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Easy to set up” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera three years ago “A wide-angle 22x optical zoom lens, full HD video and is designed to be an easy to use and pocketable travel zoom camera” and scored it 80 out of 100.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to handle. Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Handles games okay” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon Coolpix S9600 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S9600 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of this spec and age. 1280 x 720 pixels 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 digital cameras of this age and spec the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Features

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it had good features.


Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 22 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S9600 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S9600 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208938919, 00018208938957, 00018208938988, 08033737553787, 08033737553794

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