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Nikon Coolpix S9500 review

Nikon compact packs in the features and zooms with style

As part of our image quality testing for the Nikon Coolpix S9500, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 125 the Nikon Coolpix S9500 is capable of resolving up to around 22 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:


Nikon Coolpix S9500 review

Full ISO 125 image, see the cropped (100%) versions below.

Nikon Coolpix S9500 review

ISO 125, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 200, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 400, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 800, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 1600, score: 14 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix S9500 review

ISO 3200, score: 10 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution18.1 Megapixel
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyCoolpix S
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital (SD) Card
Image StabilizationOptical, Electronic
Optical Zoom22x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
Features3D Shooting, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Live View, HDR, Blink Detection, Motion Detection, Smile Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4 AVC
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)205 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Flash Memory Capacity23 MB
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4896 x 3672
Maximum Frame Rate240 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeOLED
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution18.9 Megapixel
Battery Model SupportedEN-EL12
Height60.3 mm
Width110.1 mm
Depth30.7 mm
Autofocus Points99
Product SeriesS
Focal Length4.50 mm to 99 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, MPO
Audio FormatsWAV, AAC
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelS9500
Product NameCoolpix S9500 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVNA261E1
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The COOLPIX S9500's slimline body conceals a wealth of cutting-edge technology that sets this 18-megapixel camera apart.

Along with built-in Wi-Fi, which allows you to share images and movies instantly, the 22x NIKKOR optical super zoom lens and backlit 18-megapixel CMOS sensor capture distant action and candid close-ups with ease. Lens-shift vibration reduction enables sharp results and a steady image on the large 7.5-cm (3.0-in.) OLED screen, making it easy to frame your shots.

Record Full HD movies at the touch of a button and even film separate scenes as one seamless movie. Built-in GPS allows you to tag photos at any time, or retrace your route via computer.

The COOLPIX S9500 - Compact, feature-rich performance.

Battery Life230 Shot/50 Minute Video
Package Contents
  • Coolpix S9500 Compact Camera
  • 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
  • Reference Manual CD
  • Software CD-ROM
Display Resolution614000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker