Nikon Coolpix S9500 Review

4.0
August 2, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Product name S9500
Type Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels 18.1 million
Image sensor 1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 18.91 million total pixels
Lens NIKKOR lens with 22x optical zoom
Focal length 4.5-99.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-550 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/-number f/3.4-6.3
Lens construction 12 elements in 10 groups (1 ED lens element)
Digital zoom magnification Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 2200 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction Combination of lens shift and electronic VR (still pictures); Lens shift (movies)
Motion blur reduction Motion detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF
Focus range [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 1.5 m (5 ft) to infinity;
Focus-area selection Face priority, center, manual with 99 focus areas, subject tracking, target finding AF
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 614k-dot, wide viewing angle OLED monitor with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 23 MB); SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, and MPF compliant
File formats Still pictures: JPEG; 3D images: MPO; Sound files (voice memo): WAV; Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels) 18M (High) [4896 x 3672(fine)]; 18M [4896 x 3672]; 8M [3264 x 2448]; 4M [2272 x 1704]; 2M [1600 x 1200]; VGA [640 x 480]; 16:9 13M [4864 x 2736]
Shooting Modes Auto, Scene auto selector, Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Easy panorama, Pet portrait, 3D photography), Night landscape, Night portrait, Backlighting, Special effects, Smart portrait
Continuous Shooting Single (default setting), Continuous H (up to 5 pictures are continuously shot at a rate of about 7.5 frames per second), Continuous L (about 31 pictures are continuously shot at a rate of about 1.9 fps), Pre-shooting cache (frame rate: up to 12 fps / number of frames: up to 25 frames), Continuous H:120 fps (50 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/120 seconds or faster), Continuous H:60 fps (25 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/60 seconds or faster), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
Movie 1080(fine)/30p (default setting): 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 1080/30p: 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9/approx. 30 fps, iFrame 540/30p: 960 x 540/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 480/30p: 640 x 480/4:3/approx. 30 fps, HS 240/8x: 320 x 240/4:3, HS 480/4x: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 720/2x: 1280 x 720/16:9, HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 x 1080/16:9
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO 125-1600; ISO 3200 (available when using Auto mode)
Exposure metering mode Matrix, center-weighted, spot (when digital zoom is 2x or higher)
Exposure control Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 - +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/1500 - 1 s; 1/4000 - 1/120 s (Continuous H: 120 fps); 1/4000 - 1/60 s (Continuous H: 60 fps); 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Aperture Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection mode
Aperture range 2 steps (f/3.4, f/6.8 [W])
Self-timer Durations of 2 or 10 seconds can be selected
Flash range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.5 - 6.0 m (1 ft 8 in. - 19 ft); [T]: 1.5 - 3.5 m (5 - 11 ft)
Flash control TTL auto flash with monitor pre-flashes
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Protocol MTP, PTP
Video output Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI output Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminal Audio/video output; digital I/O (USB); HDMI micro connector (Type D) (HDMI output)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol), ARIB STD-T66 (standard for low power data communications systems)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) communications protocols IEEE 802.11b: DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK; IEEE 802.11g: OFDM; IEEE 802.11n: OFDM
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) range (line of sight) Approx. 30 m (32 yd) (varies with location)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency 2412-2462 MHz (1-11 channels)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) data rates (actual measured values) IEEE 802.11b: 5 Mbps; IEEE 802.11g: 12 Mbps; IEEE 802.11n: 12 Mbps
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security OPEN/WPA2
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) access protocols CSMA/CA
Electronic compass 16 cardinal points (position correction using 3-axis acceleration sensor, automatic correction for the deviated angle, and automatic offset adjustment)
GPS Receiver frequency 1575.42 MHz (C/A code), geodetic system WGS 84
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included); AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Charging time Approx. 3 h and 50 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-70P and when no charge remains)
Battery life ¹ Still pictures: Approx. 230 shots when using EN-EL12; Movie recording (actual battery life for recording) ²: Approx. 50 min when using EN-EL12
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 110.1 x 60.3 x 30.7 mm (4.4 x 2.4 x 1.3 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 205 g (7.3 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Temperature 0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Camera Strap, Audio/video cable EG-CP16, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (with terminal cover), Charging AC Adapter EH-70P, USB Cable UC-E6, ViewNX 2 CD, Reference Manual CD
Optional accessories Battery Charger MH-65, AC Adapter EH-62F

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