Nikon Coolpix S9900 Review

March 24, 2015 | Mark Goldstein | |

Specifications

Effective pixels 16.0 million (Image processing may reduce the number of effective pixels.)
Image sensor 1/2.3-in. type CMOS, Total pixels: approx.16.76 million
Lens NIKKOR lens with 30x optical zoom
Focal length 4.5 – 135 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25–750 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format)
F-number f/3.7 – 6.4
Lens construction 13 elements in 11 groups (3 ED lens elements)
Magnification Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3000 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction Combination of lens shift and electronic VR
Autofocus Contrast-detect AF
Focus range [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 2 m (6 ft 7 in.) to infinity, Macro mode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) to infinity (wide-angle position) (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
AF-area mode Face priority, manual with 99 focus areas, center, subject tracking, target finding AF
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.) diagonal, Approx. 921k-dot (RGBW), wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 6-level brightness adjustment, vari-angle TFT LCD
Frame coverage Approx. 98% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
Storage media SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal memory (approx. 473 MB)
File system DCF and Exif 2.3 compliant
Storage file formats Still images: JPEG, Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: LPCM stereo)
Image size (pixels) 16M 4608 x 3456, 8M 3264 x 2448, 4M 2272 x 1704, 2M 1600 x 1200, VGA 640 x 480, 16:9 12M 4608 x 2592, 1:1 3456 x 3456
ISO sensitivity ISO 125 – 1600, ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using P, S, A, or M mode)
Exposure metering Matrix, center-weighted, spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Exposure control Programmed auto exposure with flexible program, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, and exposure compensation (–2.0 – +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter type Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/2000 – 1s, 1/2000 – 8 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at ISO 125 or 200 in S, A, or M mode) 1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting) 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Self-timer Can be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Aperture Electronically-controlled 3-blade iris diaphragm
Aperture range 14 steps of 1/6 EV (W) (A, M mode)
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range (approx.) [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 preflashes
USB Micro-USB connector, Hi-Speed USB, Do not use any USB cable other than the UC-E21 for Micro-USB connector. Supports Direct Print (PictBridge)
HDMI output HDMI micro connector (Type D)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency 2412 – 2462 MHz (1 – 11 channels)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) range (line of sight) Approx. 10 m (10 yd)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) data rates (actual measured values) IEEE 802.11b: 5 Mbps, IEEE 802.11g: 15 Mbps, IEEE 802.11n: 15 Mbps
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security OPEN/WPA2
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) access protocols Infrastructure
Electronic compass 16 cardinal points (position correction using 3-axis acceleration sensor, automatic correction for the deviated angle, and automatic offset adjustment)
GPS - location data GPS Receiving frequency: 1575.42 MHz, Geodetic system: WGS 84 GLONASS, Receiving frequency: 1598.0625 – 1605.3750 MHz, Geodetic system: WGS 84
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, 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, Serbian, 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. 2 h 20 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-71P and when no charge remains)
Battery life Approx. 300 shots when using EN-EL12
Actual battery life for movie recording Approx. 1 h (1080/30p) when using EN-EL12, Approx. 1 h 5 min (1080/25p) when using EN-EL12
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 112.0 x 66.0 x 39.5 mm (4.5 x 2.6 x 1.6 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 289 g (10.2 oz) (including battery and memory card)
Operating environment - temperature 0°C – 40°C (32°F – 104°F)
Operating environment - humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12, Charging AC Adapter EH-71P, USB Cable UC-E21, Camera Strap