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Share the sights and sounds of your travels like never before.

Meet your new favorite travel companion, the ultra-slim, fully connected COOLPIX S9500. With the versatility of a 22x zoom super-telephoto lens, the superb image quality of an 18.1-megapixel low-light CMOS sensor and the extreme convenience of built-in Wi-Fi® and GPS, capturing and sharing the sights and sounds of your trip has never been easier. Shoot a stunning panorama landscape, then instantly share it—along with the exact location it was shot—to your compatible smartphone or tablet. When you get home, explore your photos and videos on an interactive map and relive the adventure step by step, shot after shot.
VR image stabilization
Motion Detection
ISO 3200
CMOS
Clear Color Display
Smart Portrait System
Scene Auto Selector
Subject Tracking
Full HD
GPS
3D Mode
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Get close from afar

Capture distant images with a 22x wide-angle to telephoto NIKKOR glass zoom lens

Every COOLPIX is designed around a genuine NIKKOR glass lens, the legendary optics that have made Nikon famous. The COOLPIX S9500 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 helps keep the shot steady even when your hands are not.
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Share amazing photos in an instant

Built-in Wi-Fi® for easily sharing your shots anytime, anywhere

The COOLPIX S9500 makes it easier than ever to share beautiful views of your world. Take a great shot and instantly send it to your compatible smartphone, tablet, or any compatible Wi-Fi® device. Then use your smart device to email it, text it, or upload it to your favorite social networking or photo album sites—share it the same way you normally share online. Your friends and family will be amazed by the shots you share!

See where you've been

Built-in GPS, mapping, E-Compass and Points of Interest (POI) for creating amazing photo journals

Relive the excitement of your travels in a whole new way. The COOLPIX S9500 records the exact location of each shot you take, so you can follow the path of your adventure and every stunning view along the way! Share your photo journeys on Google Earth™, Google+™ and other social media sites, or with the included Nikon View NX2 software. Built-in mapping and Electronic Compass also helps you navigate unfamiliar destinations, and Points of Interest (POI) show you nearby photo-ops like scenic lookouts and historic landmarks. The COOLPIX S9500 is the ultimate travel companion!

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 and HD videos will look more natural and true to your memory. The COOLPIX S9500 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.

Turn some heads

Sleek, stylish design that fits in your pocket

Form and function can play nicely together, and the COOLPIX S9500 is proof. Ultra-thin and lightweight, it fits comfortably in your pocket or purse. But you won't want to hide it there—every time you pull out the COOLPIX S9500, you can expect someone to comment on its good looks. Consider it a stylish accessory for your already fashionable life.

Enjoy the view

Compose, review and share your photos and Full HD videos on a vibrant, high-resolution 3.0-inch 614,000-dot OLED display.

Dazzle with every shot

Create truly exceptional photos and Full HD videos in nearly any light. An 18.1-megapixel CMOS low-light image sensor delivers superior image quality, versatility and low-light performance.

Incredible panoramas made easy

Faced with an amazing panoramic view? Simply turn on Easy Panorama mode and start panning the camera. The COOLPIX S9500 will automatically record a series of shots and then stitch them together into one incredible, seamless panoramic photo.

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.

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.
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So Happy! I bought this camera for a trip to Tanzania and the Serengeti without knowing anything about it. I was thrilled with the pictures I captured, often from a moving vehicle. The videos were also wonderful. I will treasure these pictures for a lifetime. The camera is light, compact, and sooooooo easy to use, even for a novice. The pictures are clear and when enlarged are so clear that eyelashes can be seen on the giraffe and the fur and spots on a cheeta come into view. Did I say I was Happy? March 11, 2014
Excellent camera for the money..... I have used Nikon for years like the S2 & D70 with great success. I purchased the S9500 and it is the best small camera I have seen to date. Even though I adjusted the color to be a little more vivid the pictures are outstanding. The scene dial on top makes changes easy and the Wifi is out of this world. To download to my smartphone with no cables is great. I love that you can put the camera anywhere and control it remotely by your smartphone. The 22x zoom lens is excellent. The GPS is a bonus. When you pickup the S9500 you can feel the quality with a metal body. Most small cameras are cheap plastic .The best of all is when I shut off the flash and shot in the evening when the light is low, the pictures are still great. Nikon keep it up, to me you are still truly the best. January 1, 2014
New User! I've had my Coolpix for a couple of days, but I am REALLY impressed!! Thanks so much! November 30, 2013
Clear, crisp pictures Great Zoom. Used it for the first time today. I was told by Dodd Camera that it would be even better than the camera that I was replacing. (I dropped it when the lens was extended.) They were right. November 25, 2013
Amazing "walk around" camera I'm 66, and have been "Nikon" for just over 50 years. My prime camera is a D5100 (shortly to be a D5300 - would buy the D800 but it's too heavy and I don't need 40 x 60 blowups or make pro movies! The S9500 is an amazing camera. If you take the time (highly recommended) to really read through the complete manual (on the DVD not the "short" user guide) and practice going through the menus, you have a semi-pro camera that will produce very high quality pictures that you can blow up to 11x14 or even 16x20 (if you got lighting, focus, and exposure spot on). My only issue is a ton of noise on video in low light conditions. You can adjust for exposure and color balance in post, but it can't touch video that has been taken with a larger sensor. Check out and compare the specs to this and most other Coolpix cameras (at any price). You will see that this is virtually the top of the line. October 22, 2013
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Is there a way to download the ArcSoft Software (ViewNX2) because I do not have a disk drive on my computer?

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You can grab a copy here from Nikon Official, but unlisted, download location.

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The ArcSoft Panorama Maker software that is provided with the COOLPIX S9500 is only available through Nikon via the View NX2 CD that is packaged with your camera. For more information please see: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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Yes, you can download it here
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Can connect new S9500 to iPad via wifi and view photos, but can't transfer them?

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I am able to connect the s9500 to my iPad via wifi, but when I select a photo and attempt to transfer (download) it to the iPad via wifi, the transfer appears to begin (see graphic) but then stops, hangs, and never finishes. I'm apparently very close to success. What step or setting do I need to change?

PS - I am using a 32gb Class 10 Transcend SD card. I tried a SanDisk card, but with the same results.

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Hi Chelsea, thanks for your input. If you look at the graphic, I think you could see that I have no problem connecting the camera to the iPad (or viewing the photos). What I can't get it to do is successfully transfer the files from the camera to the iPad. The software and wifi connection seems to be working fine. I tried an approved card in my camera, no difference. I tried my card in a different camera, and it worked great. The evidence points (in my opinion) to some sort of fault in sending with the S9500. ???
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Please make sure that when connecting the COOLPIX S9500 and performing a transfer there is an approved memory card, a full battery on the camera as well as the iOS/Android smart device. Select the COOLPIX S9500 network in the network settings of the smart device. Once the network is selected and the connection is made, try to transfer the images.
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Record GPS data is on. Lat and Longitude look ok but the altitude is in meters...
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Please re-read this and provide an appropriate answer...yes or no. If the answer is yes then advise how the altitude can be changed to feet.
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When viewing GPS information in View NX 2, it will display the GPS information in meters.
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Will this Camera have Selective Color?

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The S6400, and the S9500 have selective color. Please remember to post your question only under the product you are inquiring about.
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I bought this camera last year and the flash quit working. I purchased the camera new from amazons website through you and I was wondering who to contact in order to get my flash repaired and working again? I love this camera and it takes great pictures but without the flash the pictures are mediocre at best.
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Please contact tech support for help with your issue. Our contact info is at support.nikonusa.com
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100-240 volts.
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can I connect to my home wireless and upload to facebook?????

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No, The S800c is the only Coolpix camera capable of joining your home wireless network, and accessing the internet: It runs android. The Wifi on the S9500 is only for connecting to smart devices wirelessly., and transferring pictures to them.
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What is the best setting to use for a concert

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Don't make the mistake that every compact digital camera owner makes, turn the flash off. The little flash is only good for 10-15 feet, regardless of the zoom factor of the camera.

With the flash forced off, the camera will automatically turn the ISO up so you have a chance to get a concert shot. Remember to be as still as possible.

Even better, after forcing the flash to the off position, set the ISO manually. Try 400 at the concert, check the pics for blur. If they are fine, leave it there. If there's a slight softness/blur, try 800, and repeat.

Use the lowest ISO that freezes the action because noise gets bad at 800 and beyond with compact cameras.

And finally, practice at home before you go. Try taking indoor shots without the flash, learn how to turn the flash off and change the ISO manually, learn it by heart so you aren't lost at the show.
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How to set up wifi to smart device with S9500

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Read page 93 of the manual, all set up info is there.
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Can you use UHS-I class 10 memory card in the Coolpix S9500?

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