Nikon Coolpix S9900 Review

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.
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.

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