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 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.
Transfer your high-quality images directly to your smart device¹ ready for uploading on to your favorite social media.
The 22x NIKKOR wide-angle optical zoom lens (25–550 mm) with ED glass will make you a sharp shooter from virtually any distance.
Built-in Global Positioning System (GPS): record the exact location (latitude and longitude) of images as a ‘geotag’, review point-of-interest (POI) information in playback, or retrace your route via computer.
Back-illuminated 18-MP CMOS sensor: with each pixel receiving more light, this highly sensitive image sensor works with the EXPEED C2 processor to deliver clear shots in any light.
7.5-cm (3.0-in.) 614k-dot OLED screen: OLED technology means this large screen offers excellent visibility and sharp contrast in all light conditions, including direct sunlight.
Lens-shift VR (vibration reduction): Nikon’s automatic vibration reduction technology counters the effects of camera shake in real time, producing steady photos and movies.
Full HD (1080p) movie recording: easily record life in motion and in stereo sound. A dedicated video-record button makes it easy to begin filming.
Advanced movie functions: pause and continue filming to create a single movie. Optical zoom and autofocus are available while filming, and the built-in HDMI connector provides a direct link to an HDTV.
Auto HDR mode: the camera combines two shots taken at different exposures during a single shutter release to create an image with wide dynamic range and rich color gradation.
Smart portrait system: Smile timer takes the shot when your subject smiles, Blink proof alerts you when someone’s eyes were closed, and Glamour retouch options make portraits look more flattering.
Easy Panorama 360°/180°: pan vertically or horizontally to create dynamic panoramas.
3D shooting mode: create 3D images that can be displayed on 3D-capable TVs and computers.
Retouch menu: enhance your photos on the spot with a wide range of in-camera filter effects, including quick effect mode in playback. Selective Color converts your image to monochrome and then adds a splash of color to the area of your choice, while Cross Screen adds a starry effect to bright objects.
High-speed continuous shooting: capture sharp shots of the action with ease. The camera can shoot up to 5 frames at a fast 7.5 fps.
Mode dial: access the most important shooting modes quickly and easily via the conveniently placed mode dial.
19 scene modes: scene modes automatically optimize the camera settings for popular photographic styles, effects and locations. Achieve great shots just by selecting the mode that matches your situation.
Subject Tracking AF: capture sharp shots of subjects on the move. Subject Tracking AF keeps the camera focused on a selected subject even if it refuses to stay still.
Slimline body: measuring just 30.7 mm at its widest and 23 mm at its thinnest, the COOLPIX S9500 proves it’s possible to be packed with features and slim all at once.
EXPEED C2: Nikon’s fast and powerful image processing system provides high-speed operation, enhanced movie recording, high-sensitivity performance and maximum image quality.
Compact digital camera
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)
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;
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
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
Storage file formats
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
Movie - file format
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 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
Flash range (approx.)
[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)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol), ARIB STD-T66 (standard for low power data communications systems)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) communications protocols
IEEE 802.11b: DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK; IEEE 802.11g: OFDM; IEEE 802.11n: OFDM
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) range (line of sight)
Approx. 30 m (32 yd) (varies with location)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency
2412-2462 MHz (1-11 channels)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) data rates (actual measured values)
IEEE 802.11b: 5 Mbps; IEEE 802.11g: 12 Mbps; IEEE 802.11n: 12 Mbps
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) access protocols
16 cardinal points (position correction using 3-axis acceleration sensor, automatic correction for the deviated angle, and automatic offset adjustment)
GPS - location data
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)
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)
Operating environment - temperature
0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
Operating environment - humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
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, ViewNX 2 CD, Reference Manual CD
Battery Charger MH-65, AC Adapter EH-62F
1. Based on CIPA Standards for measuring life of batteries.
2. When recording a single movie.