Coolpix S9900

Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900 Review

By

Preview posted 02/09/2015 by Michael Palmer
Review posted 11/16/2015 by Josh Fate

Quick Take
Pros
  • Both Auto and Program modes provide pleasing results
  • 30x optical zoom lens is incredibly versatile and ready for any situation
  • Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record Full 1080p HD video
  • 3.0-inch LCD features a high resolution that is great for composing and viewing images
  • Vari-angle LCD is great for shooting in difficult situations
  • WiFi & GPS adds a great deal of versatility and sharing capabilities
  • Lens-Shift VR helps steady the camera in all conditions
  • Fast and Accurate AF system
  • Overall an amazing set of features
  • HDMI output
  • Good Battery Life
Cons
  • Blotchy images when viewing them at 100%, takes away from sharpness and overall image quality
  • Burst shooting only captures 5-6 images at a time
  • Weak pop-up flash unit
  • Higher noise levels than we were hoping to see
  • Pricey for the image quality
Bottom Line
The Nikon CoolPix S9900 has been designed as an amazing travel camera, with a feature set that is ready for any situation. Less than outstanding image quality is the only thing that stops us from giving a full recommendation. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
S9900_BK_front34l_lo_w.jpg
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a compact, long-zoom digital camera that's perfect for those who need a telephoto lens, but still want to travel light. The 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor is mated to a 30x optical zoom lens. It can record Full HD video, and Nikon also included a Time-lapse video feature.

There are automatic as well as manual exposure control modes, built-in GPS, Wi-Fi, and NFC technologies for geo-tagging your pictures down to the exact latitude and longitude, and then sharing them via compatible smartphones and tablets.

Finally, the high-resolution 3.0" Vari-angle display offers flexibility for taking dynamically angled shots as well as good old selfies.

Nikon Coolpix S9900:
  • 16MP CMOS image sensor
  • 30x optical zoom lens
  • 60x Dynamic Fine Zoom
  • Built-in GPS with POI (Points of Interest) Technology
  • Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • Nikon Snapbridge
  • 3.0" Vari-angle LCD Display (921K dot)
  • Automatic & Manual Exposure Mode Controls
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • Time-lapse Video

The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is available in black or red for $349.95. See our best price box at the top right of this page to see current online pricing.

S9900_BK_front_lo.jpg
S9900_BK_back_2.jpg

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.

Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
Related Product Description Price
Ricoh Theta S Digital Camera (Black) Ricoh Theta S Digital Camera (Black) $349.99
Drift Innovations Ghost 4K Action Camera Drift Innovations Ghost 4K Action Camera $299.99
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS 16MP Super 50x Optical Zoom IS 1080p HD Video CMOS Digital Camera + Case + Spare Battery and Charger + Tripod + Hand Grip + 64GB Advanced Accessories Bundle Canon PowerShot SX530 HS 16MP Super 50x Optical Zoom IS 1080p HD Video CMOS Digital Camera + Case + Spare Battery and Charger + Tripod + Hand Grip + 64GB Advanced Accessories Bundle $299.99
Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black) 26506 + Sony 32GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10) + Flexible 12 Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black) 26506 + Sony 32GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10) + Flexible 12" Tripod + Small Soft Carrying Case + HDMI Cable + Card Reader + Memory Card Wallet Bundle $299.99
Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Wi-Fi Digital Camera (Red) with 64GB Card + Case + Flash + Battery + Charger + Tripod + Kit Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Wi-Fi Digital Camera (Red) with 64GB Card + Case + Flash + Battery + Charger + Tripod + Kit $299.99
Nikon Coolpix Complete ACCESSORIES Kit for Nikon COOLPIX P900, P610, P600, P530, 1 S2, 1 J4, 1 V3, 1 AW1, 1 J3, 1 J2, 1 J1, 1 S1, 1 V2, C810, P520, P340, P310, P510, P4, P3, S9900, S7000, S6900, S3700, S2900, S33, S32, S9700, S9500, P7800, P7700, L840, L830, L820, L330, L320, L620, L610, AW130, AW120, AW110 Digital Cameras Includes: 32GB High Speed SD Memory Card + Pro Grade 60’ inch Tripod + Full size 72’ Inch Monopod + Well Padded Camera Case + Floating Foam Hand-Strap + Gold plated HDMI Cables + Memory Card Wallet Case Holder + 58mm Center Pinch Lens Cap + Lens Cap Holder + 2 Screen Protectors + Universal Memory Card Reader + Cleaning Dust Blower + Cleaning Pen + Mini Flexible Table Tripod + Deluxe Cleaning Kit Nikon Coolpix Complete ACCESSORIES Kit for Nikon COOLPIX P900, P610, P600, P530, 1 S2, 1 J4, 1 V3, 1 AW1, 1 J3, 1 J2, 1 J1, 1 S1, 1 V2, C810, P520, P340, P310, P510, P4, P3, S9900, S7000, S6900, S3700, S2900, S33, S32, S9700, S9500, P7800, P7700, L840, L830, L820, L330, L320, L620, L610, AW130, AW120, AW110 Digital Cameras Includes: 32GB High Speed SD Memory Card + Pro Grade 60’ inch Tripod + Full size 72’ Inch Monopod + Well Padded Camera Case + Floating Foam Hand-Strap + Gold plated HDMI Cables + Memory Card Wallet Case Holder + 58mm Center Pinch Lens Cap + Lens Cap Holder + 2 Screen Protectors + Universal Memory Card Reader + Cleaning Dust Blower + Cleaning Pen + Mini Flexible Table Tripod + Deluxe Cleaning Kit $74.82
Xtech NIKON COOLPIX Accessories KIT for Nikon Coolpix S9900, S7000, S6900, S3700, S2900, C810, S33, S32, S9700, S9500, S9300, S9100, S8200, S8100, S8000 S3600, S3500, S3300, S3200, S3100, S3000, S4300, S4200, S4100, S4000, AW130, AW120, AW110, AW100, S80, S60, S220, P4, P3 Digital Cameras Includes: 32GB High Speed SD Memory Card + Pro Grade 60' inch Tripod + Well Padded Camera Case + 3 in 1 Monopod + MORE Xtech NIKON COOLPIX Accessories KIT for Nikon Coolpix S9900, S7000, S6900, S3700, S2900, C810, S33, S32, S9700, S9500, S9300, S9100, S8200, S8100, S8000 S3600, S3500, S3300, S3200, S3100, S3000, S4300, S4200, S4100, S4000, AW130, AW120, AW110, AW100, S80, S60, S220, P4, P3 Digital Cameras Includes: 32GB High Speed SD Memory Card + Pro Grade 60' inch Tripod + Well Padded Camera Case + 3 in 1 Monopod + MORE $68.82