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Gorgeous photos you can share instantly from a stylish, pocket-friendly camera.

Before you leave home, slip the ultra-slim COOLPIX S9600 into a pocket or purse, and you'll be able to capture and instantly share amazing close-ups on the go. Its powerful 22x optical zoom NIKKOR glass lens brings distant subjects within reach, and lens-shift Vibration Reduction helps prevent a little camera shake from making shots blurry. Use a compatible smartphone or tablet to instantly share your photos by text message, email or uploading to your favorite sites and even remotely control the COOLPIX S9600—see what the camera sees and take photos! And of course, Nikon technology makes taking great photos and Full HD 1080p videos a breeze, even in low light situations.
VR image stabilization
Motion Detection
CMOS
ISO 6400
Clear Color Display
Smart Portrait System
Scene Auto Selector
Target Finding AF
Subject Tracking
Full HD
Wi-Fi
Dynamic Fine Zoom
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Get close from afar

Capture distant images with a 22x optical zoom NIKKOR ED glass lens

Every COOLPIX is designed around a genuine NIKKOR glass lens, the legendary optics that have made Nikon famous. The COOLPIX S9600 features a 22x Zoom NIKKOR lens that takes you from wide-angle group shots to telephoto close-ups in an instant. And don't worry about a little camera shake—Lens-shift Vibration Reduction keeps the shot steadier even when your hands are not.

Your smartphone's new best friend

Built-in Wi-Fi® for instant photo sharing and remote camera control with a compatible smartphone or tablet

Your smartphone or tablet will be your favorite accessory! Take beautiful photos with the COOLPIX S9600 and watch them instantly appear on your compatible smartphone or tablet. Then share them without missing a beat—text them, email them, upload to your favorite social networking site—it’s your choice! You can even use your smartphone or tablet as a remote control for the COOLPIX S9600, perfect for self portraits and group shots that actually include you.


Record superior videos

Full HD 1080p videos with stereo sound for dazzling movies

If you want a compact camera that shoots stunning Full HD videos, the COOLPIX S9600 delivers. Full HD 1080p means exceptional video quality. Record the action, then connect to an HDTV* and watch your videos come alive. A built-in mic records high-quality audio in stereo. Your videos will look and sound phenomenal.
*Requires optional cable

Focus where you want it

Target Finding AF for accurate, intelligent autofocus

It's frustrating when a smartphone camera focuses on the wrong thing. With COOLPIX S9600, Target Finding AF instantly and accurately determines your intended subject and focuses on it—not on just whatever is closest to the camera. Catch the shot you want on the first try. No more out of focus shots or the frustration of trying to get the camera to focus on the right thing.

Superior low-light performance

High-performance CMOS image sensor lets you shoot without a flash

Imagine being able to shoot without a flash at weddings, concerts, parties—anywhere your flash normally fires. You won't have to interrupt a moment to capture it, and your photos will look more natural and true to your memory. The COOLPIX S9600 performs so well in low light situations that, in most cases, using the flash is optional. Of course, when the lighting is extremely poor and you need a flash, it'll be there.

Flatter your friends and family

Create beautiful photos of the people you care about. Smart Portrait System activates several features ideal for portraits, like Face Priority AF, Skin Softening, Blink Warning and more.

Turn the ordinary into extraordinary

Easily apply fun and creative Image Effects like Selective Color, Miniature, Skin Softening and more right from the camera—no need for additional photo or video-editing software.

Lock focus on moving subjects

Kids and pets are always on the go. Fortunately, the COOLPIX S9600 includes Subject Tracking, which automatically locks onto a moving subject and helps keep it in focus until you're ready to take the shot.

Don't sweat a little camera shake

Lens-shift Vibration Reduction keeps the shot steadier, even if your hands are not. Say goodbye to blurry photos, shaky videos and tripods.

± WI-FI COMPATIBILITY

This camera's built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
For compatibility and to download the application, please visit:

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A fast and responsive point and shoot that's ready when you are! I made another review of my Coolpix P340 a couple months ago. I still use that camera all the time and I'm still very happy with its performance. But one thing about the P340 is limiting. That's its zoom range. Its the trade off you have to expect for having a very fast f1.8 max aperture at 24mm. However the overall image quality and feature set of the P340 more then make up for that. Now on to my review of the Coolpix S9600. Like the title says this camera is fast! (I'm using class 10 SDHC cards). Its actually faster then my P340 in its overall operation. Its DSLR fast when it comes to accessing menus and when shooting video. You don't have to wait for anything. The camera just does its thing with out delay. The image quality while not as good as my P340 is very good for a Point and shoot camera like this. You get nice detail, great dynamic range and noise is well controlled. The zoom range on this camera is impressive. It manages to have great image quality from wide to full telephoto zoom. The loss of detail at full zoom is minimal. When using digital zoom you will loose detail but its much better then older the point and shoots I had in the past. The wifi works as it should. Just like my P340. Only the live feed being transmitted to my smart phone seems to be smoother on this S9600 compared to my P340. You also get the same 55~60 foot range to work with. The rear screen is bright clear and detailed. The resolution is lower compared to my P340 921k vs 460k but its not really noticeable. Both of these cameras have anti reflective coatings on the screens which really does improve the visibility during the day. As for the cameras features. You get just enough control with the S9600 to allow you some control over your images. The camera does a great job in auto mode though so I really have no problems just leaving everything up to the camera. You get a tone of special effects and scene modes to play around with. Most of which you can apply to your videos as well. The video that the S9600 produces is very good. You get a good amount of detail and color. Noise is well controlled compared to my S8200. Nikon has done a very good job of getting rid of most of the noise when shooting video indoors. My S8200 while a good performer in low light really isn't as good as the S9600. The sound quality on the S9600 also seems to be a bit deeper with less hiss. The camera is very well made and solid. The front of the camera is made out of metal while the back is plastic. This S9600 is very easy to hold and has a secure grip. I have plenty of room for my hand when holding this camera. The buttons feel solid and they are well placed. The popup flash on the S9600 pops up when you need it to and can be pushed back down when you don't need it anymore. It stays down to unlike the flash on my old S8200. If you own an S8200 this camera is an upgrade. The S9600 does everything the S8200 does but better and faster. Plus the panorama mode actually works on this model. The S8200 had an annoying delay after you stopped shooting video. This camera doesn't, as soon as you press the record button again to stop recording the camera is almost immediately ready to start taking pictures again. The auto focus is also allot faster and more reliable to. So why did I buy the S9600 over the S9700? Well for one thing the flash mechanism on the S9700 put me off. It seemed to be a bit flimsy to me. The size of the S9600 is also another winner to me. Its both slimmer and smaller. Its about the same size as my P340 but slimmer. So basically the S9600 easy fits in my pocket. I also don't really need or want manual modes with a camera like this. When I need a super zoom point and shoot I don't want to think about playing with exposure settings I just want to take my picture and move on to my next subject. When I want to play around with exposure settings and be more creative then I'll take out my P340. You have access to all your basic exposure modes with a press of a button with the P340. I have included some images to show the S9600's ability's. The cameras fast responsiveness allowed me to take a picture of a jumping spider when I had the chance to. The camera focused on what I wanted and was able to get the shot. So in that regard its just as good as my P340! You do need to have the AF system setup properly to get a shot like that (This is true of all cameras). This is where experience comes in to play. I included a telephoto shot taken at maximum optical zoom. One shot showing the S9600's dynamic range. Like all cameras you have to adjust the files that expose for indoor and outdoor lighting a bit to get out all the extra detail. That shot isn't an HDR (which this camera does have, its under the backlighting mode on the command wheel). Finally a macro of an outdoor pillow. July 6, 2014
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Does the S9600 LCD display have a glare-reducing coating?

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From Nikon specs:
"TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
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is wi-fi compatable with mac?

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Nikon wi-fi cameras are compatible with iOS and android powered smart devices and tablets not with computers.
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Does the audio portion compress like the previous models?

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I bought my Nikons mostly for video. I started with a Nikon S8100 but I thought the lighting wasn't that great although it recorded audio really good. When I bought the S9300, the lighting was adjustable but the audio was bad. I film at concerts and if the artist gets quiet for a second and comes back loudly, the sound drops completely. I am hoping this problem has been fixed because the reps at Nikon tried to tell me my camera was broken. After watching the video that someone posted, it doesn't sound compressed.. So my question is does the audio portion compress like the previous models?
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COOLPIX S9600 movies are stored as MOV files with H.264/MPEG-4AVC video and LPCM stereo Audio. The S9300 and S8100 movie files used AAC stereo for audio.
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No, the wifi function will only work with Android and ios devices.
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S9600 Colors

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Original announcement of S9600 indicated 3 colors. Now everything mentions only black. What happened?
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The COOLPIX S9600 is only available in Black.
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Yes, first download Nikon View NX2:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/18800/~/view-nx---2.9.0-(win)-%2F-2.9.1-(mac)
Then follow directions in user manual pages 85-86, manual can be downloaded here:
http://download3.nikonimglib.com/archive1/bmowc00bmazE00X7DdD99GQtU167/S9600RM_(En)02.pdf
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How do you turn down the flash?

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Auto ends up completely washing out the pictures, slow and red eye are not the answer - where are the flash settings?
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When not using the flash gently push to lower the flash until it clicks shut. Please keep in mind that specific scene modes will have the flash pop automatically. In a case that you are shooting in a scene mode that has the flash set to auto, there may be an option where the flash can be turned off. Please check to your User's Manual to see which flash modes can be shot with or without a flash. A link to the User's Manual can be found here: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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Read this article, scroll down for coolpix instructions:
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is the charger dual voltage? 110-220v.

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Yes it is
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How does the sports mode work? My photos turn out blurry!

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Sports Scene Mode is a scene mode available on select Nikon digital cameras. This scene mode lets you capture fast moving sports or action subjects using a fast shutter speed and continuous shooting. The longer the camera’s shutter stays open the more light enters. To stop action, a fast shutter speed is needed; the exact shutter speed needed depends on the subject you’re shooting. To avoid blur, try to get your shutter speed fairly high; 1/500 should be the minimum and 1/1000 or above is even better. You may have to raise your ISO for the shutter speed you want to use. With the S9600, the camera has a Motion Detection option that allows you to set whether or not the camera automatically increases the shutter speed to reduce blurring caused by camera shake if motion is detected when shooting still images.
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