Inputs and Outputs Notes
Overview: The Nikon Coolpix S9500 allows you to create
beautiful photos and Full HD videos and instantly share them right from your
camera using the built-in Wi-Fi. The camera also has a built-in GPS receiver,
which can record location data with every photo and video you take, so you can
see on a map exactly where you've been.
3.0" OLED Monitor: The Coolpix S9500
has a 3.0" OLED monitor, featuring
approximately 614,000 dots, and an anti-reflection coating. The monitor has a
98% horizontal and vertical frame coverage for shooting and 100% for playback. You can
adjust the brightness of the monitor from -2 to +2.
Note: There is no separate viewfinder on the camera.
Image Sensor: The Coolpix S9500 features a
1/2.3" CMOS image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 18.91-million pixels. The effective pixel count is 18.1-million.
Optics: The Coolpix S9500 uses a 22x NIKKOR
glass lens for superb image quality. The 4.5-99mm lens has an angle of view equivalent
to that of a 25-550mm lens in 35mm photography. Coupled with the 4x digital zoom, the
camera's total zoom capability is 88x. The angle of view is equivalent to that
of an approximately 2200mm lens (35mm format).
Built-in Wi-Fi: The camera has built-in Wi-Fi (compliant
with 802.11b/g/n) with a range of approximately 32 yards, and a data rate of up
to 12 Mbps. The camera's Wi-Fi capability can be used with iPhone, iPod touch,
and iPad, or smart devices running on the Android operating system. The Wireless
Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device. When you are connected to a wireless LAN, you can take your photos
and videos and email them to friends, post them on Facebook, upload them to my Picturetown, or wirelessly transfer them to your laptop. Once you have backed up
your memory card contents to your computer, you can delete them and resume
shooting right away.
Global Positioning System (GPS): The Coolpix S9500 is
equipped with a GPS receiver, which, when enabled, encodes time and positioning
data into your photos. All your image and movie files are geotagged, providing a
visual travelogue that pinpoints the places you have been. These files can be
integrated with Nikon's my Picturetown photo sharing site, Google Earth, and
Nikon ViewNX2 software (supplied) to display maps showing where the photo was
Vibration Reduction: The Nikon
Coolpix S9500 offers Vibration Reduction (VR) to reduce blurring caused by
camera shake when shooting. For still images, there are three options: Standard
VR (using the lens shift method), Hybrid VR (combining lens shift and electronic
VR), or Off. For movies, you can use Standard (lens shift) VR or turn it off.
Recording Media: The Coolpix S9500 uses SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards to record still images and HD movies. In addition, the
S9500 has a built-in
23MB internal memory for saving images.
File Formats: The Coolpix S9500 records still images in JPEG
format. HD and SD movies are recorded in MOV format (Video: H.264; Audio: AAC
stereo). You have a choice of seven still image size options and nine movie
- Still Images:
- 18M (high image quality): 4896 x 3672 (1:4
- 18M: 4896 x 3672 (1:8)
- 8M: 3264 x 2448 (1:8)
- 4M: 2272 x 1704 (1:8)
- 2M: 1600 x 1200 (1:8)
- VGA: 640 x 480 (1:8)
- 16:9 12M: 4896 x 2736 (1:8)
- HD 1080p 1920 x 1080/30p: Bit Rate: 15 Mbps
- HD 1080p 1920 x 1080/30p: Bit Rate: 12 Mbps
- HD 720p 1280 x 720/30p: Bit Rate: 9 Mbps
- iFrame 540 960 x 540/30p: Bit Rate: 24 Mbps
- VGA 640 x 480 30p: Bit Rate: 6 Mbps
- HS Movies:
- HS 240/8x: 1/8x speed playback (record up
to 10 sec; playback 80 sec)
- HS 480/4x: 1/4x speed playback (record up
to 15 sec; playback 60 sec)
- HS 720/2x: 1/2x speed playback (record up
to 30 sec; playback 1 min)
- HS 1080/0.5x: 2x speed playback (record up
to 2 min; playback 1 min)
Shooting Modes: Using the camera's top-mounted Mode Dial, you can
select from the following shooting modes:
- Auto: Used for general photography; allows you to
adjust a variety of settings to suit the conditions.
- Scene Modes: There are separate mode dial positions for
these Scene Modes:
- Scene Auto Selector: When you frame a picture, the
camera automatically selects the optimum scene for simpler shooting.
- Scene: You can select a scene with settings optimized
for that type of scene: , Portrait, Landscape, Sports,
Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Close-up,
Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black & White Copy, Easy Panorama,
Pet portrait and 3D Photography.
- Night Landscape: Optimizes settings for shooting wide
angle landscapes at night. You can choose Hand-held and Tripod sub-settings
depending upon the situation.
- Night Portrait: Optimizes settings for shooting
portraits of people at night. You can choose Hand-held and Tripod
sub-settings depending upon the situation.
- Backlighting: Optimizes settings for shooting images
with strong backlighting. You can enable HDR (high dynamic range) if there
are very bright and dark areas in the same frame.
- Smart Portrait: Camera detects human faces and
automatically releases the shutter when they smile. A skin softening option
makes faces smoother.
- Special Effects: You can apply the following effects to
images during shooting: Soft, Nostalgic Sepia, High-contrast monochrome,
High key, Low key, Selective color
3D Photography: With 3D Photography (in the Scene Shooting
Mode), the camera captures one image for each eye to simulate a
three-dimensional image on a 3D-compatible TV or monitor. After taking the first
image, you can move the camera horizontally to align the subject with the guide
in the monitor. The camera takes the second image automatically when it detects
that they are aligned. 3D images are saved in the MPO format.
Continuous Shooting: In addition to single frame shooting,
the S9500 can shoot continuously at multiple speeds while the shutter release is
pressed and held:
- Continuous H: Up to 5 pictures are continuously shot at
a rate of 7.5 fps.
- Continuous L: Up to 31 pictures are continuously shot
at a rate of 1.9 fps.
- Pre-shooting Cache: To prevent missing the perfect
moment, the camera begins saving images when the shutter release is pressed
halfway, then shoot continuously from the time the button is pressed until
the time it is released. Up to 25 frames, including up to 5 frames in the
cache, are saved. Image size is fixed at 2M (1600 x 1200).
- Continuous H 120 fps: Up to 50 frames are captured at a
speed of about 1/120 seconds. (Image size is VGA 640 x 480)
- Continuous H 60 fps: Up to 25 frames are captured at a
speed of about 1/60 seconds. (Image size is 1M 1280 x 960)
- Best Shot Selector: Up to 10 frames are taken, and the
camera automatically selects only the sharpest picture in the series.
Recommended for low light conditions without flash, with the camera zoomed
in, or in other situations subject to camera shake.
Self-timer: The camera is equipped with a 10-second
self-timer for self-portraits
or a 2-second to prevent camera shake caused by pressing the shutter release
Flash: The built-in flash has a range of
1'-8" to 19' (Wide angle) and 5' to 11' (Telephoto). You can choose from the following flash modes:
Auto, Auto (with Red-eye reduction), Fill Flash, Slow Sync, and Off.
Playback Menu: You can view photos one at a
time in full frame, or in a Thumbnail Playback of 4, 9, 16, or 72 images. You can
also zoom in to magnify a single image up to 10x. When playing back movies, you
can pause/resume, rewind/advance, and adjust volume. Other playback menu options
include: Quick Effects, Quick Retouch, D-Lighting, Glamour Retouch, Small
Picture, and Crop.
Quick Effects: Special effects can be applied to images
immediately after releasing the shutter. You can check the end results of each
effect on an image on the preview screen.
Power Requirements: The Coolpix S9500 is powered by the
supplied EN-EL12 rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (3.7V, 1050mAh, 3.9Wh). The battery is charged in
the camera using the supplied EH-70P AC adapter and UC-E6 USB cable. The
supplied rechargeable battery will last up to approximately 230 shots or 50
minutes of HD movie recording on one charge. A fully-exhausted battery charges
in about 3 hours 50 minutes, using the AC adapter.
Power Saving Function: When the camera is operated on battery power,
after several minutes of no operations,
the monitor turns off and the camera enters the Standby mode. The Auto Off mode
can be set to 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, or 30 minutes.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDMI: The Coolpix S9500 has a micro-HDMI (Type D) output for
connecting the camera to an HDTV for still image and movie playback. The image
resolution of the HDMI output can be set to Auto, 480p, 720p, or 1080i.
Output: The camera features a single proprietary jack for connecting the supplied USB cable
or the supplied AV cable. This output allows you
to download your photos to your computer or printer via USB using the supplied
USB cable, or connecting the camera to a TV (if you don't have an HDMI cable). The USB interface is USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compatible.
The Video Mode can be set to NTSC or PAL.
ViewNX2: The Nikon ViewNX 2 software CD-ROM is provided with
the camera. The ViewNX2 software
disc contains the following applications:
- Nikon Transfer 2: to transfer pictures from the camera to the computer
- ViewNX 2: for viewing, editing and printing your images
- Nikon Movie Editor: for basic editing of transferred
- Panorama Maker: for creating a single panorama image of a
landscape, etc. from a series of images that each capture a separate portion
of the subject.
Note: A 252-page Reference Manual is provided on a
separate CD-ROM disc.
System Requirements: The supplied software will work with
the following Windows and Macintosh Operating Systems:
- Windows: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows
- Macintosh: OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8