Nikon S9500 overview
Nikon S9500 is Nikon's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera originally announced on January of 2013. It includes a 18 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4896 x 3672.
The S9500 is positioned #124 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all around #655 out of 1428 for cameras in our collection. Remember to try our Advanced camera filter to see camera results based on your customized criteria.
Below is a chart of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Nikon S9500 history
The Nikon S9500 is part of a family of products. You can view the complete list below.
Nikon S9500 Gallery
You can view the S9500 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Nikon S9500 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of benefits and drawbacks of the Nikon S9500 based on features that are usually viewed as essential in a digital camera.
Nikon S9500 Sensor information
The sensor measurement on the Nikon S9500 is 6.16mm x 4.62mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4896 x 3672 pixels . The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter can lead to cropping.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 18MP and features a standard ISO range of 125 to 1600. Sadly, RAW files are not supported which means that the user has less margin for error.
The image below shows the S9500's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The S9500 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Nikon S9500 dimensions
Nikon S9500 weighs in at 0.45 lb (205g / 7.23 ounces) & the overall size of the camera is 110mm x 60mm x 31mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.2"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g and the Nikon S9500 is lighter than various competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Below is a photo of the Nikon S9500 besides a softdrink to help you get a sense of its size.
The top view directly below will highlight the button design on the S9500.
Nikon S9500 Lens information
The S9500 offers a fixed lens with a focal range of 25-550mm giving it a 22.0 x zoom which is amazing and will allow you to zoom right in.
At it's widest 25mm, it features an aperture of f which is fantastic for low light circumstances and capturing good bokeh. It will also allow you to choose a much lower ISO for getting crisper images.is excellent zoom and
Nikon S9500 Connectivity
The S9500 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily transfer images and sometimes adjust camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Certain apps also give a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external screen. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery with the USB port.
Nikon S9500 Video information
The maximum video resolution on the Nikon S9500 is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in file format. 1080p resolution gives you an excellent balance in video quality versus file size but FULL HD isn't going to leave you with any room to downsample. The body doesn't feature a microphone or headphone jack which means you get zero control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to have a look at a different camera should you want better sound for your videos.
Nikon S9500 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing for the Nikon S9500 so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty situations.
Nikon S9500 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon S9500 includes a 3 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 614 thousand dots.
Sadly the display screen isn't a touch screen.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder specifications for Nikon S9500 are below:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and hard to see, viewfinders will be very valuable.
Nikon S9500 Shutter information
Nikon S9500 has the ability to shoot continuously at 7.5 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1500 sec.
Nikon S9500 Flash and Hot shoe information
Nikon S9500 features just built-in flash with missing external flash ability.
Nikon S9500 Autofocusing information
Nikon S9500 has not got Auto focusing. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker & accurate than Contrast Based focusing.
It includes 99 focus points to select from. Nikon S9500 has not got manual focusing. Manual focusing mode can be good in low light occasions or you need more accurate depth of field control.
Nikon S9500 Battery life
The battery (EN-EL12) for the Nikon S9500 is made to last for 230 images with respect to the CIPA standards making it lower than it's competition. The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR comes with the highest possible (600) battery life in this category of cameras.
Here is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the best battery life:
Nikon S9500 for varying styles of photography
The following graph shows a summation of the Nikon S9500 for varying styles of photography. To see more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Nikon S9500 Portrait photography factors
The Nikon S9500 receives a rating of 33 which is horrible, and means the camera is just not good to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW photos together with the flexibility to utilize external lighting.
Nikon S9500 as a Street photography camera
Having a very good points total of 63, the Nikon S9500 is a good fit to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Sports photography with Nikon S9500
A horrible sports photography score of 43 means the Nikon S9500 is just not good for taking photos of sports. A camera must have great focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Nikon S9500
Size is pretty crucial when selecting a travel camera. All round, the Nikon S9500 gets a above average 72 as a travel camera which is a fine pick to buy for your holidays.
Nikon S9500 Landscape photography highlights
For anyone planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photography, the most important factor will be image quality. The Nikon S9500 at it's average grade of 47 as a landscape camera is relatively appropriate in the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Nikon S9500
A vlogging camera should really offer a moving display, mic input and ideally IBIS. Considering all the details, the Nikon S9500 is just not good as a vlog camera as it gets a horrible rating of 37.
Nikon S9500 Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the S9500, below is a list of the top placed cameras that fall in to the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The graph down below offers you a bird's eye view of the S9500 compared to it's highest rated competitors listed earlier.
These are some more cameras you may see as alternative options. To review a thorough comparison, visit the "compare" link.