Nikon Coolpix S9500 Review

Overall Score

34

Main Features

  • 18 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 25-550 mm (22x) Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 1600 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 7 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 110 x 60 x 31 mm, 205g.
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  • Replaced: Coolpix S9300
  • Replaced by: Coolpix S9700

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Nikon Coolpix S9500 Overview


First introduced in January, 2013, Nikon Coolpix S9500 is a 18 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.16 x 4.62 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon S9300 with Coolpix S9500. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon S9500 with Nikon S9300

Nikon replaced Coolpix S9500 with Nikon S9700. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon S9500 with Nikon S9700


Nikon S9500 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Nikon Coolpix S9500

Sensor resolution of Nikon S9500 ~ 4892 x 3678 pixels.

Nikon S9500 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 17,992,776 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Nikon S9500 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon Coolpix S9900 Nikon S9900 2015 16MP 100 - 6400 289g 112 x 66 x 40mm
Nikon Coolpix S9700 Nikon S9700 2014 16MP 125 - 6400 232g 110 x 64 x 35mm
Nikon Coolpix S9500 Nikon S9500 2013 18MP 125 - 1600 205g 110 x 60 x 31mm
Nikon Coolpix S9300 Nikon S9300 2012 16MP 125 - 3200 215g 109 x 62 x 31mm
Nikon Coolpix S9100 Nikon S9100 2011 12MP 160 - 3200 214g 105 x 62 x 35mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon S9500


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Coolpix S9500 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
614k dots Screen Resolution
99 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
7.5 fps Continuous Shooting
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/1500s
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Low Battery Life: 230 shots
No Articulating Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/1500s
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Type Scores

Nikon Coolpix S9500 has an Overall Score of 34/100 and ranked #556 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #983 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon S9500 Scores
Imaging score
22
Features score
36
Value for money score
52
Portability score
96
Overall score
34
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Nikon S9500


Nikon Coolpix S9500 weighs 205g and has external dimensions of 110 x 60 x 31mm (4.33 x 2.36 x 1.22"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Nikon S9500 is 187 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon S9500 is less by 3mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon S9500
205g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon S9500
31mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Coolpix S9500 with the dimensions:

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Coolpix S9500 Dimensions Coolpix S9500
Nikon Coolpix S9700 Nikon S9700 232 g 205 g 110 x 64 x 35 mm 110 x 60 x 31 mm
Nikon Coolpix S9900 Nikon S9900 289 g 205 g 112 x 66 x 40 mm 110 x 60 x 31 mm
Nikon Coolpix S9300 Nikon S9300 215 g 205 g 109 x 62 x 31 mm 110 x 60 x 31 mm
Nikon Coolpix S7000 Nikon S7000 165 g 205 g 99 x 60 x 27 mm 110 x 60 x 31 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 Sony WX350 164 g 205 g 96 x 55 x 26 mm 110 x 60 x 31 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 205 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 110 x 60 x 31 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7000 Nikon P7000 310 g 205 g 114 x 77 x 45 mm 110 x 60 x 31 mm
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Canon SX610 HS 191 g 205 g 105 x 61 x 27 mm 110 x 60 x 31 mm

Specifications of Nikon Coolpix S9500


General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix S9500
Announced January, 2013
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 614k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 99
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1500 sec
Continuous Shooting 7.5 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 18 MP
Max Image Resolution 4896 x 3672
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 230 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL12
Physical
Weight 205 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 60 x 31 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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