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Nikon Coolpix S9900 Review

Nikon Coolpix S9900 Review

Amateur Photography - The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is the new top-of-the-range digital compact camera from the Style series. It features a back-illuminated 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, 30x optical zoom lens, Full 1080/60i HD video with new time-lapse recording, built-in WiFi, GPS and NFC connectivity, P/S/A/M exposure modes, a command dial and a 3-inch 921K dot vari-angle screen. The Nikon Coolpix S9900.

Ease of Use

Even more packed with technology than its predecessor, the new Coolpix S9900 looks like it would be more at home in Nikon's Performance range. However, the P series of Nikon cameras are for keen enthusiasts and as such, don't really offer much in the way of easy modes for the point and shooters. The S9900 still offers the Easy Auto mode, albeit buried somewhat n the menu system.

The S9900 bears an uncanny resemblance to the higher specification models in terms of shape and design. Weighing nearly 300g, it's a heavy block of metal and plastic which holds a 30x optical zoom inside the bulge at the front. The lenses contain ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and the focal length works out at an eye bulging 25-750mm in 35mm terms.

We hear you asking “What about camera shake?” Well, the S9900 has been fitted with a 5-axis Hybrid VR system. This type of Vibration Reduction of combining electronic and optical image stabilisers isn't new but using 5 ways of stabilising the image is on a camera at this designation.

Once the light has gone through the lens, it burns onto a back-illuminated 16 megapixel CMOS sensor. In the past, some Nikon compacts have suffered with low light and high noise problems, so hopefully, this sensor that is lower in resolution than previous models will react better. The back-illuminated technology will also help by allowing more light onto each photosite, but our noise test will give the definite answer.

No expense has been spared on the screen incorporating a 921,000 dot RGBW TFT LCD screen which can even be used in direct sunlight. One big upgrade over the previous S9700 model is that the screen is now a vari-angle model, which is perfect for shooting movies, over the heads of a crowd and of course for those all-important selfies.

As we mentioned earlier, the S9900 sits on the Style side of the fence, but it's also very close to the Performance series. Because of this intimacy with both ranges, the S9900 has a mixture of lazy modes and performance enhancing features. On the top plate, you'll find the power switch and shutter release with a small finger-operated switch that operates that massive zoom range.

Situated to the left of the shutter release on the shoulder of the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a Shooting Mode dial. It has the usual easy to use modes, such as Auto, Scenes, Smart portrait and Short Movie, but also holds the manual PASM modes. New to the S9900 is a dedicated command dial, which in conjunction with the rear navigation wheel makes it easier than ever to use the manual shooting modes.

On the opposite side to the Command dial is a pop-up flash that sits very high when opened via the dedicated switch. That's great for avoiding red-eye. However, it uses so many different joints to collapse down into the unit – which you have to do manually – it's like trying to get a cat into a bath; it's possible, but you'll have to wrestle a bit. The top of the camera also holds the WiFi and GPS unit above the lens.

The GPS button on the left flank of the S9900 displays a map of the World and allows you to not only log your photo's locations, but also track where you're going. Fantastic for travellers and that's exactly who the S9900 is aimed at, especially as it now utilises GPS/GLONASS/QZSS satellite tracking to provide highly accurate longitude and latitude data.

The S9900 also offers built-in wi-fi and NFC connectivity, with the former accessed via a button on the rear of the camera, and the latter simply by tapping the S9900 against another NFC-enabled device. The wi-fi options are a little basic - you can only connect or upload to a smart device - but they do at least make it easier to share your photos.

The main menu system changes depending on the shooting mode that you're currently in. It has the usual layout of three sections with the primary menus tabbed down the left side. The centre section shows what each tab can offer, while the right side shows the current setting for that option. Pressing right drills into the menu and allows you to make any changes. The colour scheme is light grey on the centre section with dark grey surround and a yellow highlighter. Those colours may not sound appealing, but they work nicely and the menu is very easy to see and use. The five tabs on the left are for the mode you're currently in, Video modes, WiFi, GPS and the Set-up menu.

Start up time from the off position to being switched on, focused and a photo taken is 1.8sec which is a good performance. There are two continuous shooting modes; High and Low. The first is a burst mode that rapidly fires off five high resolution pictures in just over half a second. It works out at roughly 8fps (frames per second). Slightly higher than the 6.9fps on the Nikon website, so that's pretty good. You do have to allow for human error, though, so keep an open mind. It takes a total of 10 seconds to download the pictures as well.

In Low mode, the camera takes pictures at a much slower rate. We got 16 pictures in eight seconds before the camera stopped to download. That's roughly 2fps and it took the camera up to 43 seconds to download and be ready to shoot again. This was going through the Nikon EXPEED C2 processor and writing onto a Class 4 Micro SD card in an adapter. The speed of the card will affect the write speed, so you may see a slight increase with a faster variation in.

In playback, the pictures will be displayed full size with some basic information that will disappear after a few seconds. Should you take a photo that you wish you'd added a digital effect to, you can press OK at this stage and add it on after. The added bonus is that the S9900 saves that as a separate file on the memory card, preserving the original. The layout of the Playback menu is the same as when you're shooting. However, there's a slight variation in the inclusion of the Mode tab.

The Playback modes are usually in a separate menu which is accessed via the Playback button. On the Nikon Coolpix S9900, doing that takes you back to the shooting screen. The Video menu has been replaced with the full Playback menu which allows you to amend the pictures with some basic editing via the Quick retouch, D-Lighting, Red-eye correction or Glamour retouch options. There's also provision to amend the print order, create a slide-show to thrill your family and friends of your travelling adventures.

In the box you'll find a rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12, Charging AC Adapter EH-71P4, USB Cable UC-E21, and a Camera Strap. Battery life is around 300 shots, pretty good for this class of camera, although we don't like the fact that you can now only charge the battery in-camera.


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Nikon Coolpix P530 Certified Refurbished 
Zoom way in with the extraordinary power regarding 42x optical focus and capture sharpened close-up photos and also Full HD 1080p video lessons, then get insanely close with 84x Vibrant Fine Zoom—enough reach to determine small details with subjects far inside distance. Add the elective WU-1a Wireless Cellular Adapter and use a compatible smartphone or tablet to express your shots and even take pictures with the P530. The camera's fashionable, comfortable design that has a grip, electronic viewfinder and also high-resolution LCD allow it to become easy to figure and record, while optical Vibration Reduction helps keep shots sharp whenever your hands are a lttle bit unsteady. And if you want total resourceful freedom, manual modes can be quickly accessed from the mode dial.
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Get even closer to what matters
Move in close along with Dynamic Fine Move

Every COOLPIX was made around a true NIKKOR glass zoom lens, the legendary optics which may have helped make Nikon famous. The COOLPIX P530’s 42x optical zoom lens goes from wide-angle—great for portraits and landscapes—all the way up to telephoto—great for closeups of athletics, concerts, nature and much more. When you need all the more reach, zoom around 42x with optical focus and 84x along with Dynamic Fine Move, an enhanced digital zoom function which effectively doubles your current reach.

Compatible with the optional WU-1a Cellular Mobile Adapter for anytime, anywhere expressing
Connect the elective WU-1a Wireless Cellular Adapter and wirelessly transfer photos for a smartphone, tablet or perhaps any compatible Wi-Fi® allowed device. Use your works smartphone to promptly upload your shots towards web or email these to a friend. Use Nikon's cost-free Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility and remotely manage the COOLPIX P530—see what exactly the camera sees from your smartphone or pill and fire down shots!

Full manual exposure control helps you bring your creative vision someone's

The COOLPIX P530 takes exceptional images without attention, but when you need to take control regarding exposure, you can certainly. Select from

Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Goal or Manual setting and create with no limitations.

Full HI-DEF 1080p videos along with stereo sound for dazzling movies
If you want a compact camera which shoots stunning Whole HD videos, your COOLPIX P530 offers. Full HD 1080p means exceptional video good quality. Record the motion, then connect to an HDTV* and view your videos come alive. A built-in mic records high-quality audio tracks in stereo. Your videos will look and sound extraordinary.
*Requires optional wire

High-performance CMOS image sensor helps you shoot without the flash

Imagine having the capacity to shoot without the
flash at weddings, concerts, parties—anywhere your current flash normally shoots. You won't have to interrupt a moment to capture it, and your photos will look more natural and true for a memory. The COOLPIX P530 does so well with low light conditions that, in nearly all cases, using your flash is elective. Of course, when the lighting is incredibly poor and you'll need a flash, it'll always be there. e lighting is incredibly poor and you'll need a flash, it'll always be there. two photos of the seagull on the piling showing blur as well as a sharp shot applying VR

Don't sweat a little camera shake

Optical Vibration Decrease keeps the picture steadier, even if your hands are certainly not. Say goodbye in order to blurry photos, unstable videos and tripods.

Get cold action in the tracks

When the action quickens, simply hold your shutter button and also fire off around 7 continuous shots per second. Catch views may very well not have seen before as part of your photos.

Define look

Easily change the feel and look of your photographs with Color Possibilities. Select from Typical, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia and Cyanotype.

Lock focus on moving subjects

Kids and dogs and cats are always on the go. Fortunately, the Nikon COOLPIX P530 incorporates Subject Tracking, which automatically tresses onto a relocating subject and helps keep it in emphasis until you're prepared to take the picture.


This camera's Wi-Fi® capability when using the WU-1a Wireless Cellular Adapter can only double with a works iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or perhaps smart devices running on the Android™ operating program. The Wireless Cellular Utility application must be installed on the device before it may be used with this camera.

Specification And feature

At a Glance
Effective Pixels
16.1 million
Sensor Size
1/2.3 in.
Monitor Size
3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Type
Wide Viewing AngleTFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
5-level brightness adjustment
Storage Media
SD memory card
SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 30p
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 25p
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 60i
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 50i
HD: 1280x720/ 30p
HD: 1280x720/ 25p
HS 1920x1080/ 15p
HS 1280x720/ 50p
HS 1280x720/ 60p
HS 1920x1080/ 12.5p
HS 640x480/ 100p
HS 640x480/ 120p
iFrame 720/ 30p
iFrame 720/ 25p
VGA 640x480/ 30p
VGA 640x480/ 25p
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 100-1600
ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using P, S, A or M mode)
ISO Hi 1 (equivalent to ISO 12,800) (available when using High ISO monochrome in special effects mode)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution
Up to 7 shots at approx. 7 frames per second
Battery / Batteries
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)
4.9 in. (122.8 mm) x 3.4 in. (84.1 mm) x 3.9 in. (98.2 mm) excluding projections
Approx. Weight
17.5 oz. (494 g) including battery and SD memory card
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  • Type
Compact Digital Camera
Image Sensor
  • Effective Pixels
16.1 million
  • Image Sensor
  • Sensor Size
1/2.3 in.
  • Total Pixels
16.76 million (approx.)
  • Image Size (pixels)
4608 x 3456 (16M)
  • Lens
42x optical Zoom, NIKKOR glass lens
  • Lens Focal Length
4.3-180mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-1000mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
  • Lens f/-number
  • Lens Construction
14 elements in 10 groups (4 ED lens elements)
  • Lens Zoom
  • Digital Zoom
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 4,000mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
  • Vibration Reduction
Lens-shift VR
  • Aperture
Electronically-controlled 6-blade iris diaphragm
  • Autofocus (AF)
Contrast-detect AF
  • Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection
Face priority
Manual (spot)
Manual (normal)
Manual (wide)
Subject tracking
Target Finding AF
  • Focus Range
[W]: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity
[T]: Approx. 6 ft. 7 in. (2 m.) to infinity
Macro mode: Approx. 0.4 in. (1 cm.) to infinity (wide-angle position) (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
  • Focus Lock
  • Viewfinder
Electronic viewfinder, 0.5 cm (0.2-in.) approx. 201K-dot equivalent LCD with the diopter adjustment function (-4 to +4 m-1)
  • Monitor Size
3.0 in. diagonal
  • Monitor Type
Wide Viewing AngleTFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
5-level brightness adjustment
  • Monitor Resolution
  • Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode)
100% horizontal (Approx.)
100% vertical (Approx.)
(compared to actual picture)
  • Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode)
100% horizontal (Approx.)
100% vertical (Approx.)
(compared to actual picture)
File System
  • Storage Media
SD memory card
SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card
  • Internal Memory
Approx. 56MB
  • Storage File System
EXIF 2.3
DPOF compliant
  • Storage File formats
Still pictures: JPEG
Sound files (Voice Memo): WAV
Movies: MOV (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: LPCM stereo)
  • Movie
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 30p
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 25p
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 60i
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 50i
HD: 1280x720/ 30p
HD: 1280x720/ 25p
HS 1920x1080/ 15p
HS 1280x720/ 50p
HS 1280x720/ 60p
HS 1920x1080/ 12.5p
HS 640x480/ 100p
HS 640x480/ 120p
iFrame 720/ 30p
iFrame 720/ 25p
VGA 640x480/ 30p
VGA 640x480/ 25p
  • ISO Sensitivity
ISO 100-1600
ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using P, S, A or M mode)
ISO Hi 1 (equivalent to ISO 12,800) (available when using High ISO monochrome in special effects mode)
  • Lowest ISO Sensitivity
  • Highest ISO Sensitivity
  • Exposure Metering
  • Exposure Control
Programmed auto exposure with flexible program
aperture-priority auto
exposure bracketing
shutter priority auto
Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
  • Exposure Modes
Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
Custom User
Manual (M)
Programmed Auto (P)
Scene Auto Selector
Special Effects
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
  • Scene Modes
Black and White Copy
Close Up
Fireworks Show
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Panorama Assist
Pet Portrait
Scene Auto Selector
  • In-Camera Image Editing
Filter Effects
Glamour Retouch
Quick Retouch
Skin Softening
Small Picture
  • Exposure Compensation
± 2 EV in steps of 1/3
  • Exposure Lock
  • Exposure Bracketing
White Balance
  • White Balance
Auto 1 (Normal)
Auto 2 (Warm)
Choose color temp
White Balance Preset
  • Shutter
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
  • Shutter Speed
1/4000-1 sec.
1/4000 - 15 sec. (when ISO is set to 100 in M mode) When the aperture value is set to f/6.6-f/8.3 (wide-angle end)
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution
Up to 7 shots at approx. 7 frames per second
  • Continuous Shooting Options
Best Shot Selector
Continuous H
Continuous H 60
Continuous H 120
Continuous L
Multi-shot 16
Pre-shooting cache
  • Self-timer
Can be selected from 10 or 2 seconds duration
  • Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)
[W]: 0.5 to 8.0m (1 ft. 8 in. to 26 ft.)
[T]: 1.5 to 4.5m (5 ft. to 14 ft.)
  • Built-in Flash Control
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
  • Built-in Flash
  • Voice Memo Function
  • Interface
Hi-speed USB
  • Interface Data transfer protocol
  • HDMI Output
Can be selected from:
  • I/O terminal
Micro-USB connector
HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
  • Wi-Fi Functionality
via optional WU-1a
Supported Languages
  • Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Portugese (European and Brazilian)
  • Power Sources
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (supplied)
AC Adapter EH-62A (available separately)
  • Charging Time
4 hours 10 minutes (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-70P and when no charge remains) (Approx.)
  • Battery / Batteries
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5
  • Battery Life (shots per charge)
Nikon Rechargeable: 240 shots (CIPA)

  • Tripod Socket
¼ in.
(ISO 1222)
  • Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)
4.9 in. (122.8 mm) x 3.4 in. (84.1 mm) x 3.9 in. (98.2 mm) excluding projections
  • Approx. Weight
17.5 oz. (494 g) including battery and SD memory card
  • Operating environment
Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)

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Nikon Coolpix A VS Sigma Dp1 Merrill

Nikon Coolpix A Previews

With the same sensor as the acclaimed D7000 DSLR, the Coolpix A certainly promises great things

The Coolpix A borrows the Graphic user interface from NIkon's DSLR line. as well as the sensor from the D7000 DSLR, and fits them into a slender, pocket-able body.

Nikon has developed a new 18,5mm optic for the model, with a 28mm-equivalent focal length and a respectable maximum aperture of f/2.8 while the inclusion of a hot-shoe on the top plate ensures compatibility with the company's family of Speed-light flashguns in addition to a handful of other accessories.

The camera goes on to list many other features commonly found in its DSLRs, Including Raw shooting in Nikon's NEF format, a 3in LCD screen with a 921k-dot resolution, and the Virtual Horizon levelling feature. Full HD videos can also be REcorded. With control over exposure on hand.

As is common among such cameras the Coolpix A offers a moderate level of customisation, which includes two user-specific settings on the mode dial and function buttons on the camera's front and rear plates. Those wanting to manually focus may do so with the ring which encircles the lens, while anyone with a keen interest in time-lapse photography will be pleased to learn of a built in interval-meter.


Anyone familiar with Nikon's DSLR line will be able to start shooting with the coolpix A with little bother, thanks to the adoption of the same interface. what they, or anyone else may find more difficult to uncover is the way of accessing the movie setting, which is bizarrely buried within the camera's Release mode settings (the closest you can get to convenience is to assign the Release mode to a Function button).

Although the buttons on the left side of the LCD necessitate two handed operation with the command dial, this soon becomes second nature. There's much to like elsewhere too, the camera powers up promptly with a gentle nudge of the collar around the shutter release button. and there's Virtually no delay before the camera's ready to shoot. The LCD screen is crisp and high in Contrast, and it shows plenty of detail which makes checking focus easy.

The autofocus system does tend to slow things down, however, bouncing back and forth more than expected before any confirmation. although in good light it's unlikely to be deemed "too" slow in poor light, meanwhile, the AF assist lamp does at least help to keep speeds reasonable.

Nikon has combined an aluminium alloy body with a magnesium top plate for the Coolpix A, and fashioned most of the dials out of metal too, At just shy of 300g when loaded with a battery and card the camera is certainly lighter than expected. and it's difficult to find any weaknesses around the body. Some may take umbrage at the lack of a more substantial grip, although the slim leatherette strip does at least help to keep size and weight down. One could argue the buttons on the rear don't protrude far away from the back plate, although all press positively into the camera.

Sigma DP1 Merrill Previews

With a totally different sensor from almost any other camera, does the DP1 Merrill offer anything special?

As with Sigma's other cameras, the DP1 Merrill uses a sensor based on the Foveon X3 Direct IMage technology, where by the extent to which wavelengths of light penetrate its silicon layers determine the colour. This differs from the more conventional method of capturing a single colour at each photo-site and interpolating the other two primary colours from neighbouring values.

Because of this. Sigma claims the camera has a 46MP sensor, by which it means there are there 15.3MP layers. although opening up such an image in an image editing program shows images to measure 14.75MP.

The rest of the camera's specs adhere to the more traditional enthusiast compact template. The 19mm f/2.8 prime lens equates to 28mm in 35mm term. while the 3in LCD screen bears a 920k-dot resolution. The body shares its magnesium alloy construction with many other enthusiast compacts, while full manual exposure control. Raw shooting and hot-shoe all feature too, although videos can only be recorded to a maximum VGA resolution (640 x 480) which is disappointing for a camera of the DP1 merrill's billing.


The camera turn on in around a second but it's only ready to focus and shoot after a further slight delay. the fact that it also doesn't sport a convenient built in lens cover (as on many other models) mean that the lens cap also needs to be removed before shooting, which makes start up a two stage process.

although the camera's 920k-dot LCD screen is capable of resolving fine detail, this is only realised when using the menus and playing back image, When composing-images, the feed shows significantly less detail, which is further compromised by artefacts, and colours are relatively desaturated when composing images too. ALl of this is disappointing when you consider the discerning user at which the camera is targeted, and makes checking accurate focus more difficult than it should be.

The menu system is difficult to fault though, its construction logical and descriptions clear and unabbreviated. The ease with which the command dial can be accessed by the forefinger also makes its navigation easy. while the QS button allows you to jump to and change eight commonly-used settings without entering the main menu, which speeds things up.

While a bulky body can sometimes benefit the way a camera handles, the portly DP1 Merrill's delivers a less than satisfactory handling experience. This is largely thanks to the lack of a proper grip of thumb rest, which makes the smooth body feel less secure in the hand than desired. this being said, the command dial is far easier to operate than on similar models given both its size and positioning, while the broad rear plate allows enough room for a well spaced set of controls There's also no doubting the camera's solidity, with its magnesium alloy body unyielding to any pressure.

How They Compare

Each Camera has its plus and minus points on its own, but how do they fare against each other?
These three cameras share many commonalities. Each has an APS-C sensor without an anti aliasing filter - the only notable difference here is Sigma's non standard Foveon X3 sensor architecture - as well as a lens with an effective focal length of 28mm and a maximum aperture of f/2.8 Each also has a 3in LCD screen. The DPI1 merrill is notable for being the only camera not to have an HD video mode, with its VGA video option an underwhelming substitute (although to many this won't be a deal breaker) it's also the only camera not to have a built in flash, which is particularly disappointing considering its dreadful high sensitivity performance.

Nikon Coolpix A Pros And Cons


- Noise Control
- very good LCD
- Great shot to shoot times
- Best video quality on test


- No dedicated movie button
- Focus can be slow at times
- Far too expensive


Sigma DP1 Merrill Pros And Cons


- Capuable of great detail
- Superb GUI
- OVersized mode dial makes changing certain settings easy


- Bulky body
- NO proper grip
- VGA videos
- Unsightly noise at higher ISOs



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