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Nikon S9500 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 18.1MP 22x Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Easy to use
Poor support
93 Reviews + 2 Awards
Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

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

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 72 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average user rating of 87 out of 100 based on 100 user reviews. Over 86% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 25,534 owner and expert reviews (including 3,033 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 97% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Nikon S9500 has a pre-flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also have a pre-flash.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the S9500.


Battery

Only 230 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon S9500 is a camera that takes 230 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years take between 30 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

Cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera have internal memory of between 8MB and 16GB. At only 23 megabytes, the Nikon S9500 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Support

Poor Support

Two customers said in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. Four years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote “For that price you'd be forgiven for expecting few more manual shooting options”. In the same month Mikey B mentioned “After using the camera for just over a month I can't help”.


Light Exposure

Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon S9500 is more than most high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 400, 800 and 1600 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Lens System

Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 550 millimeters, the Nikon S9500 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,600mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 22 times zoom factor, the Nikon S9500 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon S9500 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Nikon S9500 has an HDMI, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon S9500 features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon S9500 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon S9500 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon S9500 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon S9500 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon S9500 has a batteries included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon S9500 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon S9500 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon S9500 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Design

Easy to Use

Twenty-one owners wrote in their reviews that the Nikon S9500 was easy to use. Peter of Harrogate gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The 22x zoom is easy to use”. P. A said “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”. Sebastian Heid he said “Brilliant and easy to use” in his review of this digital camera.

Four customers who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Boozy rated it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on Amazon “Once you get used to using the menu options it's really easy!”. Gareth mentioned on Amazon “Bought as a Christmas present for girlfriends she is really pleased with the ease of use, settings, weight and colour” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

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Good Image Quality in Broad Daylight

Twenty-two owners who bought the product thought it was good quality. Techtree.com said “Good image quality in broad daylight”. Steves-Digicams.com wrote on expert review site Steve's Digicams “Quick TakeProsLarge 22x optical zoom lens in a thin camera is a great featureImage quality is good with sharp photos” in their review of this digital camera. Steves-Digicams.com also mentioned “It produces good image quality versus other point-n-shoot cameras” in their review.

Nice Design

Five customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Techradar.com said on expert website Techradar four years ago “The Nikon Coolpix S9500 replaces the Nikon Coolpix S9300 at the top of the brand's Style range of digital compact cameras” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 80 out of 100. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Feature-packed and stylish.” . Andy mentioned in his review of this digital camera three years ago “A good quality hand held with a pretty handy optical zoom” and rated it 80 out of 100.

Two owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was well designed. Four years ago expert review site Pcmag.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “It's a stylish design that can snap s”.

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Robust

Four customers who purchased the Nikon S9500 reckoned that it was well made. Scooter wrote on Amazon three years ago “Deliberated long and hard over which compact to buy for the family, so glad I opted for this in the end, great build quality, brilliant image resolution”. Denis Hardingham gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “I am delighted with the quality of the images that this camera provides and am also well pleased with the amount of facilities which are built into it”.

Two owners who bought it thought it was strong and durable. Four years ago Stuart Mckinlay wrote in his review of this digital camera “I have dropped may cameras with no problems other than aesthetic.” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Jaye054 wrote on Amazon “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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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon S9500 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon S9500 has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as it. Across all cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera the best still image resolution is 6000 x 4000 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon S9500 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon S9500 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Nikon S9500 has an electronic compass. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also have an electronic compass.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon S9500 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Nikon S9500 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon S9500 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon S9500 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a tripod mountable.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Three owners reckoned that it had a good battery life. Mikey B wrote on Amazon four years ago “It's responsive, battery length is good” in their review of this digital camera. Sebastian Heid said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Only thing that managed to annoy me is the battery display” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.


Features

Good Technical Features

Five people reckoned that the Nikon S9500 had good features. P. A rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Some advanced features in the package”. P. A also mentioned “Wide range of point and shoot features in a compact camera” in their review. Kend mentioned four years ago “So easy to use, so many advanced features such as WiFi” in their review of this digital camera.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon S9500 supports video recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon S9500 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon S9500 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Nikon 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 actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Three owners who reviewed it thought it had gps. Three years ago P. A mentioned “Great GPS enabled camera - even works as GPS datalogger”.


High 22x Zoom

Thirty people who reviewed the Nikon S9500 concluded that it had a good zoom. Four years ago Techtree.com said “High 22x zoom” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 70 out of 100. Techtree.com also wrote “Rs 17,000One thing photographers love above all else is zoom” in their review. Also four years ago expert review site Ephotozine wrote “It has a versatile 22x optical zoom lens, ideal for landscapes”.

Five customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good lens. Gary mentioned “It also boasts a rather wide angle lens which is great for group shots or landscapes” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

Four owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good autofocus. Techtree.com mentioned “Can manually adjust the Autofocus area, Android” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100. Sebastian Heid mentioned on Amazon “When there is enough light the autofocus and the jitter correction work perfectly” in his review of this digital camera. Sebastian Heid also wrote “I even took snapshots from the driving car with one hand which turned out crisp and perfect in focus” in his review.

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Fast Continuous Shooting Mode

Thirty-seven people agreed that the product was able to produce good images. Four years ago expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Image quality is nothing special” however despite that they gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5. Petpal mentioned in their review of the Nikon S9500 on Amazon “Saying that, I have taken good macro type photos using other modes”. Mr a D Murdoch scored it a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Great upgrade for the family camera, really sharp pictures, zoom is amazing, highly recommend this product, buy a fast flash memory card”.

One person reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Techtree.com wrote four years ago “Fast continuous shooting mode”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce clear pictures. Stewarton Thistle Ladies Fc mentioned in their review of this digital camera 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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Good Video Capture

Two owners who bought it thought it was good for video recording. Petpal wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The colours are good and the video mode is brilliant”. David Armstrong mentioned “Good optical zoom for size and qulity of pictures and video excellent for this type of camera”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One owner who purchased the product mentioned that it had a good screen.

Good Flash

Five owners wrote in their reviews that the Nikon S9500 had a good flash. Cpo mentioned “Only negative is flash is a bit flimsy”. Karen said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “It has a flash that pops up automatically when needed.”. Linda Adam wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “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”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Twenty-one customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was compact. Trustedreviews.com said four years ago “The Nikon S9500 is a feature-packed compact that offers a good level of performance” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera also four years ago “With its long lens, compact size, plus extras like built-in Wi-Fi” and rated it 70 out of 100. Expert review site Techtree.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “It has one of the longest optical zooms in compact point and shoot category”.

Four people who reviewed the Nikon S9500 wrote that it was thin. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon Coolpix S9500 is a slim and stylish travel-zoom digital compact camera”. Pcmag.com wrote “A long 22x lens into a slim form factor”. Alan Wallis wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Great zoom, very good quality screen, good features, slim, haven't been able to master the wi fi yet! Would recommend”.

Three customers considered that it was lightweight. Peter of Harrogate gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and he said “Great lightweight camera”. A G Pare mentioned on Amazon “Purchased the camera for my wife as a lightweight travelling camera for a special holiday in China”. Boozy mentioned on Amazon “Lightweight and fairly easy to use” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was thick. Jd said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I also find somehow the on/off button is over sensitive when in the good thick”.

Two owners who reviewed the product said that it was a good size. David Armstrong said “Good size for carrying around”. Three years ago Artemis rated this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “A good size so easily able to take out in a small bag! Took this camera with me to a festival” in their review of this digital camera.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 205 grams, the Nikon S9500 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon S9500 has a pretty average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon coolpixs9500br, nikon coolpixs9500rd, nikon s9500rd
Barcodes 00018208264179, 00018208264186, 00018208264193, 00018208934898, 00018208934904, 00018208934911, 00018208934973, 00018208935017, 00133588914954, 04960759140067, 04960759140074, 08033737551981, 08033737551998, 08033737552001, 08033737552018

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