Nikon Coolpix S9 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Features & Controls
The Coolpix S9 is equipped with an internal 3x Nikkor optical zoom lens with a 38 - 114mm (in 35mm equivalent) focal length coverage. The maximum aperture is F3.5 to 4.3 and it has a dedicated macro mode. When powered down the lens is protected by a builtin shutter, no lens cap needed.
The wide-area AF achieves more accurate autofocus through analysis of a larger area of the frame. Auto focus is handled by a contrast detect TTL system with a low light AF-assist lamp, the focus range is from 9.6 in. (25cm) to infinity in normal, 1.6 in. (4cm) to infinity in Macro mode (wide angle).
The built-in speedlight has a shooting range of approx. 0.25-3.2m/ 10 in. - 10.5 ft. (W),
approx. 0.45-2.6m/ 1.47 ft. - 8.5 ft. (T) at ISO Auto, and can be set for Auto Flash, Red-
Eye Reduction, Fill Flash, Slow Sync or Disabled.
The large 2.5-inch color LCD with 153,600 pixels of resolution serves as the viewfinder as well as for reviewing your images and movies and accessing the menu screens. In lower light conditions the LCD will "gain up" for better framing and provides 100% coverage.
Controls on the back: The Record / Playback mode button.
The "M"ode button calls up the onscreen mode dial
to select the desired recording mode.
The 4-way selector is for navigating menus and selecting pictures. In
record mode pressing it "Up" selects flash mode, "Left"
activates the selftimer and "Down" enables macro focus mode.
The center OK button accepts menu
selections and enables Auto Transfer of images.
The MENU button calls up and dismisses
menu screens. The "trashcan" button is for deleting images.
Controls on top include a button to quickly select the Face-Priority portrait mode in
record or the D-Lighting function in playback. The shutter release, the power on/off
button and the zoom lens control which also functions as HELP when accessing menus and
is the Index and magnify buttons in playback.
Connection of the USB 1.1 cable for downloading images to the host computer or the Audio-
Video Out cable to a TV set is accomplished on the bottom of the S9.
The video signal is selectable for NTSC or PAL. The USB cable can be connected to any
PictBridge compatible photo printer for computer-free printing.
The Coolpix S9 is equipped with ~24MB of
internal memory and a SD memory card slot, no card is supplied with
the camera. Images and movies can be copied from internal memory to SD card or vice-versa.
SD cards up to 2GB may be used, it is also compatible with any capacity SDHC card.
The camera is powered by a proprietary EN-EL8 rechargeable Li-Ion battery which provides approx. 190 shots (CIPA standard) per charge. It is recharged out of the camera with the supplied MH-62 AC charger.
An optional power adapter allows the camera to be powered from an A/C wall outlet.
Continue on to
Return To Our
Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.