Shoot and share life’s precious moments in 18.1 megapixels with the S9500. This compact camera is equipped with a 22x optical zoom that delivers high quality close-ups and panoramas. You can even embed location information with its GPS support. View your shots in crystal-clear definition on its 3-inch OLED monitor and share them wirelessly through Wi-Fi®.
Featuring a far-reaching NIKKOR lens with 22x optical zoom covering from wide-angle 25 mm to super-telephoto 550 mm*, this very slim, sleek camera packs all the performance you need to look forward to your next eye-opening journey. The imaging power of 18.1 effective megapixels achieved with the Backside illumination CMOS image sensor and combination of lens shift and electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) are brilliantly matched for capturing magnificent open landscapes as well as for zooming way in for super-telephoto shots beautifully, even under dim or dark conditions. This comprehensive capability comes together in a compact form that fits so comfortably in your hand that you can easily take it along to enjoy anywhere, without a care.
The large 7.5 cm/3-in., high-definition OLED monitor reproduces outstanding detail with the help of advanced technology that realizes superior contrast, truer blacks and clearer colors. The camera's operability is also optimized for comfort at all times, in every aspect of overall function, right down to the user-friendly design of the menu operation.
Not only does a built-in GPS chip record location data for each shot – it can also keep track of where you are even when you're not taking pictures. An onboard database of approximately 1.86 million POI (Points of Interest) lets you check and record the name of your shooting location. Moreover, an Electronic compass function displays the camera's orientation when shooting and records the location, for handy reference when the image is viewed afterwards on a PC.
It's easy to share great memories because this camera not only takes highquality images and movies --it can also send them to smart devices for uploading to social networking services (SNS).
- This function requires installing a Wireless Mobile Utility to the smart device prior to use. This can be downloaded from Google Play™ or App Store at no charge.
Compatible OSs: iOS 6.0 or later, Android 2.3 or later (smartphone)/Android 3.0 or later (tablet).
A new Quick effects function streamlines application of an effect of your choice. Toy camera effect, High-contrast monochrome and other effects make it easy for you to explore your creative options.
- High-performance NIKKOR lens
- EXPEED C2 image-processing engine
- Full HD 1080p movie
- Record pause function saves a sequence of desired scenes as a single file
- Special effects that can be applied to both stills and movies
Notes: Full HD refers to this camera's ability to record movies in 1920 x 1080 format. Images shown on this page are simulated.
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Wi-Fi® and the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo are registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels
1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 18.91 million total pixels
NIKKOR lens with 22x optical zoom
4.5-99.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-550 mm lens in 35mm  format)
12 elements in 10 groups (1 ED lens element)
Digital zoom magnification
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 2200 mm lens in 35mm  format)
Combination of lens shift and electronic VR (still pictures) Lens shift (movies)
Motion blur reduction
Motion detection (still pictures)
[W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 1.5 m (5 ft) to infinity Macro mode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) (at a wide-angle zoom position) to infinity (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Face priority, center, manual with 99 focus areas, subject tracking, target finding AF
7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 614k-dot, wide viewing angle OLED monitor with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode)
Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode)
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Internal memory (approx. 23 MB) SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, and MPF compliant
Still pictures: JPEG 3D images: MPO Sound files (voice memo): WAV Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels)
18M (High) [4896 x 3672(fine)] 18M [4896 x 3672] 8M [3264 x 2448] 4M [2272 x 1704] 2M [1600 x 1200] VGA [640 x 480] 16:9 13M [4864 x 2736]
Auto, Scene auto selector, Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Easy panorama, Pet portrait, 3D photography), Night landscape, Night portrait, Backlighting, Special effects, Smart portrait
Single (default setting), Continuous H (up to 5 pictures are continuously shot at a rate of about 7.5 frames per second), Continuous L (about 31 pictures are continuously shot at a rate of about 1.9 fps), Pre-shooting cache (frame rate: up to 12 fps / number of frames: up to 25 frames), Continuous H:120 fps (50 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/120 seconds or faster), Continuous H:60 fps (25 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/60 seconds or faster), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
1080(fine)/30p (default setting): 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 1080/30p: 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9/approx. 30 fps, iFrame 540/30p: 960 x 540/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 480/30p: 640 x 480/4:3/approx. 30 fps, HS 240/8x: 320 x 240/4:3, HS 480/4x: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 720/2x: 1280 x 720/16:9, HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 x 1080/16:9
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)
ISO 125-1600 ISO 3200 (available when using Auto mode)
Matrix, center-weighted, spot (when digital zoom is 2x or higher)
Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 - +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
1/1500 - 1 s 1/4000 - 1/120 s (Continuous H: 120 fps) 1/4000 - 1/60 s (Continuous H: 60 fps) 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection mode
2 steps (f/3.4, f/6.8 [W])
Durations of 2 or 10 seconds can be selected
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)
[W]: 0.5 - 6.0 m (1 ft 8 in. - 19 ft) [T]: 1.5 - 3.5 m (5 - 11 ft)
TTL auto flash with monitor pre-flashes
Data Transfer Protocol
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
Audio/video output; digital I/O (USB) HDMI micro connector (Type D) (HDMI output)
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol), ARIB STD-T66 (standard for low power data communications systems)
IEEE 802.11b: DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK IEEE 802.11g: OFDM IEEE 802.11n: OFDM
Range (line of sight)
Approx. 30 m (32 yd) (varies with location)
2412-2462 MHz (1-11 channels)
Data rates (actual measured values)
IEEE 802.11b: 5 Mbps IEEE 802.11g: 12 Mbps IEEE 802.11n: 12 Mbps
16 cardinal points (position correction using 3-axis acceleration sensor, automatic correction for the deviated angle, and automatic offset adjustment)
Receiver frequency 1575.42 MHz (C/A code), geodetic system WGS 84
Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included) AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Approx. 3 h and 50 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-70P and when no charge remains)
Approx. 230 shots when using EN-EL12
Movie recording (actual battery life for recording) *2
Approx. 50 min when using EN-EL12
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 110.1 x 60.3 x 30.7 mm (4.4 x 2.4 x 1.3 in.) (excluding projections)
Approx. 205 g (7.3 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
85% or less (no condensation)
Camera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (with terminal cover), Charging AC Adapter EH-70P, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, ViewNX 2 CD, Reference Manual CD
Battery Charger MH-65, AC Adapter EH-62F
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