Nikon Coolpix S9500 Review

August 2, 2013 | Mark Goldstein | |

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#1 Steffano Neapolitano

Nice camera , i ask for this camera nikon s9400/9500 owners - if this camesa s9400/9500 - image quality ( colors, sharpness , white balanse) is similar - to the model nikon s8200 ?
nikon s8200 vs nikon s9400/9500 = image quality is similar identical ?
please repeat if image quality in s9400/9500 is realy good in everyday shooting ?

8:38 am - Saturday, August 3, 2013

#2 Sylvia

what girl wouldnt love this pink camera… i wish i had the case for one… oh well maybe one day :D great review thanks

10:00 pm - Monday, August 5, 2013

#3 Kay Whitfield

Question - Is there an internal lighting adjustment that I can set so that the AUTO setting is not completely washed in blue (all photos taken indoors and out!)? How can i ‘fix’ this so that the AUTO setting is usable?

1:30 pm - Monday, October 14, 2013

#4 JC

I have the same problem as Kay Whitfield.
When I use the AUTO setting, pictures are all washed in blue.
Any answers anybody…

2:36 pm - Tuesday, November 12, 2013

#5 Lou

This camera is made with very weak parts making it subject to breakage under normal use.  Nikon has dropped the price in half hoping to unload this camera.  The Nikon service department is reluctant to repair the camera under warranty.

4:05 pm - Tuesday, November 26, 2013

#6 Mary Mayer

I just bought the Coolpix 9500 and when the flash go off it does not go back down.  I have to push it down.  Is there a problem or is that they way it is suppose be.

9:24 pm - Saturday, December 14, 2013

#7 Dean

I’ve had my camera 2 days now and the flash has broke. it will not go back down and stay. Trying to get an replacement.

9:46 am - Saturday, February 15, 2014

#8 Hamisu

The nikon s9500 takes a longer time to store pictures before it allows you for the next shot, is this normal? My nikon s8200 was faster.

11:55 am - Friday, February 21, 2014

#9 Matt Grayson

Mary, yes the camera is working ok. The flash has to be manually pushed down. This so that you’re in control of when you’re finished using it. It also prevents premature battery depletion.

Hamisu, some Nikons can take a while to download because of the sheer size of the images. It’s the price we pay for detailed pictures. The processor is EXPEED, but isn’t the same grade as what you’d find in a Nikon DSLR.

10:37 am - Thursday, March 20, 2014

#10 les phillips

In my time I have bought a lot of cameras from 2.1 megapixels all up the scale and even the old VGA, out of all my buying and testing, this the Nikon Coolpix s9200, I would say leave well alone and now I am coming to the same thought about the Nikon Coolpix s9500 as well,save your moneys, I recommend the Panasonic lumix dmc-30, 35, or 40

9:01 pm - Friday, March 21, 2014

#11 colonel mohamed

I love nikon but here in a battle field we only use binoculars and spy cams, and…sometimes i use nikon j2 to shoot the enemy

8:24 pm - Monday, June 30, 2014

#12 Henrique Zerfass

My Nikon s9500 has the battery totally depleted in 48 hours inside the camera, even I keep it turned off. GPS mode seems to be turned off. I think it is not normal, the battery of another camera I have (another brand)lasts one month or more. Has anyone the same problem? Thanks!

5:46 pm - Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Purchased Nikon Coolpix s9500 July 2013. Stopped working after 18 mos. Lots of trips and lots of good pictures. 2 months ago experienced camera freeze. Remove/reinsert battery would fix. Next problem escalated to having to go through set up of dates etc. Now the camera will not turn on no matter the coaxing of battery removal, firmware update, etc.

1:11 am - Monday, December 1, 2014

#14 Harold Purcell

I also my battery goes dead in a day even when it is off. I have turned off the GPS function. I’ve bought new batteries with the same result. I’m in the process of constructing a dummy battery fixture to measure circuit current when the camera is off.

7:29 pm - Sunday, February 22, 2015

#15 Robert TerBerg

Cameras that I have that work better than a Nikon Coolpix S9500:

1. My 10 year old Olympus will hold charge for a month, which means I can use it for 3.5 weeks after the Nikon Coolpix S9500 dies. Image quality is worse on the Nikon, and no GPS.

2. My iphone5 has better zoom capability and better resolution per MB of stored image/video. I have an app for GPS.

3. My old Blackberry curve also has better zoom capability and better resolution per MB of stored image/video. I could have got an app for GPS.

Moral of this story is don’t knock Blackberry.  Nikon needs to pack it in and merge with somebody else.

10:27 pm - Sunday, May 3, 2015

#16 Derek B

I have been using the Nikon S9100 which is from the same series as the S9500 but with a 18x zoom and no wifi.
I have been using this camera for work (project management & surveying) for about 3years now and its brilliant, its been dropped down a toilet and still worked after drying out for a couple of days, dropped on oily plant room floors and still going strong so I don’t understand some of the previous comments about build quality. It has a strong mainly metal body (which is why I chose it)and its simple to use. I often attend car shows and take the S9100 rather than my SLR. Don’t believe the crap the Nikon S range are good cameras.

9:09 am - Tuesday, September 15, 2015

#17 Sam

What a shit it is Nikkon Coolpix S9500. Make photo with flasch light with 1/30 sec. so stupid never ever even I buy a Nikkon again. Service center 2 time’s say’s there is nothing everything is ok :( Nikon To bad to handle :(

5:43 pm - Thursday, December 17, 2015

#18 Orman

Feature: The 3-inch rear display uses OLED technology, and packs a 614k-dot resolution. It’s noticeably sharper than the 460k-dot displays found on the Canon SX280 HS and the Samsung WB800F, and there are five brightness settings so you can increase its luminance on sunny days.

5:20 pm - Monday, February 29, 2016

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