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Home page Camera index | Nikon | Nikon CoolPix S9

CoolPix S9

Specification: Max resolution - 2816 x 2112
Low resolution - 2048 x 1536, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h - 4:3
Effective pixels - 6.0 million
Sensor photo detectors - 6.2 million
Sensor size - 1/2.5 "
Sensor type - CCD
ISO rating - Auto (50-800), 50, 100, 200, 400, 800
Zoom wide (W) - 38 mm
Zoom tele (T) - 114 mm (3 x)
Digital zoom - Yes, 4x
Image stabilization - No
Auto Focus - Yes
Normal focus range - 25 cm
Macro focus range - 4 cm
White balance override - 5 positions, manual preset
Aperture range - F3.5 - F4.3
Min shutter - 2 sec
Max shutter - 1/1500 sec
Built-in Flash - Yes
Flash guide no. - 3.2 m (10.4 ft) 2 m
External flash - No
Flash modes - Auto, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On, Slow sync
Exposure compensation - -2 to +2 EV in 1/3 EV steps
Continuous Drive - Yes, 1.7 fps
Movie Clips - Yes, 640 x 480, 30 fps, 320 x 240 30/15 fps, 160 x 120, 15 fps
Remote control - No
Self-timer - 10 sec
Timelapse recording - No
Orientation sensor - No
Storage types - SD/MMC card + Internal
Storage included - 24 MB Internal
Uncompressed format - No
Compressed format - JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Quality Levels - High, Normal
Viewfinder - No
LCD - 2.5 "
LCD Pixels - 153,600
Video out - Yes via dock
USB - Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) - No
Battery / Charger - Yes
Battery - Nikon EN-EL8 Lithium-Ion & charger
Weight (inc. batteries) - 165 g (5.8 oz)
Dimensions - 91 x 58 x 20 mm (3.6 x 2.3 x 0.8 in)
Images: Nikon CoolPix S9 digital camera
Nikon CoolPix S9 digital camera
Nikon CoolPix S9 digital camera
Reviews: Digital Camera Review wrote:
"Overall, I liked the Nikon Coolpix S9. The camera is nice and compact - definitely small enough to slip into a pocket or purse. It operates quickly and takes good shots. The S9 is also one of the cheaper, high quality ultra-compact cameras that you’ll find. Unfortunately, with the money that you save, I would recommend that you get a spare battery since the battery life of the camera is not amazing. It would probably make it through a weekend vacation, but that’s about it.
The camera is definitely not meant for an advanced shooter, or someone who wants to tweak settings until they get just the right shot. There are no manual exposure controls, so you’re stuck with adjusting white balance, sensitivity (ISO), exposure compensation, or using the built in scene modes. However, I would still recommend the S9 for someone looking for an ultra-compact camera with some style and an affordable price. The camera is good for snapshots, and the one touch button to access Nikon’s portrait mode with Face Priority AF provides quick access to the optimal settings to capture your friends having a great time.
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"Nikon manages to keep noise under control throughout the S9's sensitivity range, but we noted that the camera's sensitivity maxes out at ISO 400, which is far below what you'll find in a lot of ultracompact cameras. At very least, we'd have expected the camera to reach ISO 800, though ISO 1,600 would've been better if Nikon wants to remain competitive. At its lowest setting of ISO 64, we saw very little noise, which likely won't be noticeable in prints, though you'll probably notice it when viewing on a monitor. At ISO 100, noise grew slightly. By ISO 200, noise was very noticeable on monitors. Though Nikon's noise-reduction algorithms help minimize noise in prints, they also rob much of an image's finer detail. ISO 400 showed plenty of noise, though again, not-so-detailed prints should be OK at smaller sizes. In addition to sacrificing finer details at this highest setting, darker portions of our images, such as the face of a plush ape in our test scene, plunged even deeper into darkness, obscuring detail in shadows as well as smoothing the noise reduction."
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