The Nikon Coolpix S9600 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 cameras that have been available for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Nikon digital camera. This camera also support a video resolutions 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 resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S9600.
A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.