Nikon Corporation has announced the Nikon Coolpix S9500, a user-friendly 18MP Wi-Fi connected compact camera that incorporates an impressive 22x zoom range combined with Nikon’s optical image stabilizer technology, and offers the ability to record Full 1080p HD movies with stereo sound. The sleek and compact Coolpix S9500 features a large 3-inch OLED monitor for composing and reviewing images and movies, and comes supplied with a Li-Ion rechargeable battery and charger.
Keeping users connected, the Nikon Coolpix S9500 offers a built-in Wi-Fi feature that allows images to be quickly transferred to a compatible smartphone, tablet, or any compatible Wi-Fi® device and used for instant sharing on social networks or by email.
The Nikon Coolpix S9500 compact camera is scheduled to be available in limited distribution at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers for an MSRP of $349.95. It is available in black and red.
Nikon Coolpix S9500 Major Features
• 22x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens with Image Stabilizer: The Nikon Coolpix S9500 incorporates an 18x optical zoom lens that provides coverage from 25mm wide angle (equivalent in 35mm terms), suitable for group shots of people and landscapes, to 550mm telephoto, great for close up shots of distant subjects like wildlife.
The lens features Nikon’s lens shift vibration reduction system designed to aid in producing sharper images when shooting hand-held without a tripod under low light conditions, or when using the upper telephoto zoom range.
• 18.1-MP CMOS sensor for enhanced low-light performance and high quality images: The 18MP Backlit CMOS sensor is designed to offer better performance in low light and provides plenty of resolution for cropping into an image or for producing larger size prints.
• Built-in Wi-Fi® for easily sharing your shots anytime, anywhere: Take a great shot with the Coolpix S9500 and instantly send it to your compatible smart phone, tablet, or any compatible Wi-Fi® device. Then use your smart device to email it, text it, or upload it to your favourite social networking or photo album sites—share it the same way you normally share online.
• 3.0-inch 614,000-dot OLED display: The Coolpix S9500’s large, high-resolution OLED display makes it easy to compose your shots or monitor your video recording.
• Full 1080p HD Movie Recording with Stereo Sound: The Coolpix S9500 offers Full 1080p HD movie recording at 30 frames per second complete with stereo sound.
• Built-in GPS, mapping, E-Compass and Points of Interest (POI): The Nikon Coolpix S9500 records the exact location of each shot you take, so you can follow the path of your adventure. 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.
• Easy Panorama Mode: In Panorama mode the Nikon Coolpix S9500 will automatically record a series of shots and then stitch them together into one incredible, seamless panoramic photo.
• Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery and Charger Supplied: the Nikon Coolpix S9500 comes supplied with a Nikon EN-EL12 rechargeable Li-Ion battery and a charger. The battery is rated up to 230 shots per charge.
Nikon Coolpix S9500 Press Release
Today, Nikon Inc. introduced three new COOLPIX digital cameras with high-power zoom lenses, enabling consumers to capture beautiful images and videos at a wide range of distances. The COOLPIX P520 sports a 42x zoom lens and the versatility needed for advanced performance, while the 22x zoom COOLPIX S9500 combines an impressive range with an ultra-slim, pocketable package. Both feature Wi-Fi® connectivity that allows users to send images and videos from their camera directly to a compatible smart device through the Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application, ideal for sharing content with others as well as for posting to social networking sites.
The compact COOLPIX L820 offers a 30x zoom and an ergonomic design, making it simple and fun to comfortably capture images and videos at various distances. Great for anyone from the weekend jetsetter to the everyday memory maker, the zoom lenses and user-friendly features of the newest COOLPIX cameras make them ideal to have on-hand for any occasion.
“Nikon’s new long zoom COOLPIX cameras provide consumers with the chance to capture a diverse range of subjects and scenes, whether near the subject or at a distance,” said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “Designed for the frequent traveler, the instant sharer, and the family memory keeper, these new COOLPIX cameras offer trusted Nikon technology, high image quality, Full HD video and a variety of other features that meet photographers’ needs.”
The Nikon COOLPIX P520: The Advanced Performance Ultra Zoom Camera
For those looking to capture a beautiful and sharp image up close or at a distance, the new COOLPIX P520 boasts a 42x optical zoom-NIKKOR glass lens with an impressive zoom range from a wide 24mm to a whopping 1000mm (35mm equivalent), for users that require the very best in performance and versatility.
Lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) alongside the new Active Mode assist in capturing blur-free images and video, while full manual controls give users the power to realize their creative potential when shooting. The P520 also features an 18.1-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor and high ISO sensitivity to ensure quality images even in low-light conditions.
Additionally, the COOLPIX P520 allows users to not only shoot images from a distance, but also at unique angles thanks to a versatile 3.2-inch Vari-Angle LCD monitor. Additionally, Full HD (1080p) video recording with stereo sound is possible with the simple touch of the dedicated movie record button. This ultra-zoom camera comes with built-in GPS capabilities as well, allowing photographers to log their journey with an easy-to-use display.
To share images and videos instantly with family and friends, the P520 is compatible with the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter2. This optional accessory paired along with the downloadable Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application1 allows users to transfer their images and videos to compatible smart devices and tablets for easy sharing and viewing with others.
The Nikon COOLPIX L820: A Comfortable Long Zoom Camera Fit to Preserve Precious Family Memories
Designed to capture stunning images at various distances, the compact COOLPIX L820 sports a high-power 30x zoom, a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, and Vibration Reduction (VR) technology to help keep shots steady. With its super wide-angle lens, covering from wide-angle 22.5mm to super-telephoto 675mm, users have the versatility to capture crisp, vivid images, whether up-close or at a distance.
The camera’s 3-inch monitor, ergonomic design, along with the convenience of AA-size batteries and a dedicated video button make it easy and fun for users to shoot comfortably. Thanks to a simple and intuitive interface, users can easily access a wide range of features, including Easy Auto Mode and Smart Portrait System, which enable them to enhance their photos with options like Red Eye Fix and Face-Priority AF. Other special effects include Glamour Retouch, Filter Effects and Skin Softening for optimal portrait enhancements.
The Nikon COOLPIX S9500: New Ultra-Slim Zoom Offering Shares World Travels With Ease
The slim COOLPIX S9500 sports a 22x optical zoom (25-550mm) and is the perfect companion for anyone that wants to capture and share high-quality images and HD videos with a sleek and stylish package. Small enough to keep close in a shirt pocket or purse, the S9500 features an 18.1-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, ideal for capturing low-light images with clarity and sharpness. It also sports a legendary NIKKOR lens with Vibration Reduction (VR) to minimize the effects of blur and camera shake.
For those who want to capture their journey through video, this camera also offers Full HD (1080p) movie recording with stereo sound. Additionally, a bright 3-inch OLED monitor assists users to clearly compose or view their recorded movies or captured images, even when in bright conditions. The COOLPIX S9500 also offers various shooting effects to enhance memories, including an upgraded Glamour Retouch function, Skin Softening and Quick Effects.
To enhance the user’s sharing capabilities when away from family and friends, the S9500 offers a built-in GPS function to provide the user the ability to log their travels and share where they have been. In addition, the camera offers built-in Wi-Fi®1 connectivity so images and videos can be shared while on the go by transferring them to a compatible smart device equipped with the Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application1. It also enables users to remotely take photos with the camera from a compatible smartphone or tablet.
Price and availability:
The COOLPIX P520 is scheduled to be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers in February 2013 for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $449.95. It is available in black, red and dark silver.
The COOLIPX L820 is scheduled to be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers in February 2013 for an MSRP of $279.95. It is available in black and red.
The COOLPIX S9500 is scheduled to be available in limited distribution at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers for an MSRP of $349.95. It is available in black and red.
Nikon Coolpix S9500 Specifications
|Effective Pixels||18.1 Megapixel|
|Image Sensor||1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS|
|Lens Focal Length||4.5-99.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-550mm lens in 35mm  format)|
|Zoom Range||Optical 22x |
Digital Approx. 4x
|Lens Construction||12 elements in 10 groups with Nikon ED glass|
|Image Stabilization||Lens-shift and Electronic VR (still pictures)|
Lens-shift VR (movies)
|Motion Blur Detection||Motion Detection (still pictures)|
|AF System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Macro Focus Range||4cm from front of lens|
|Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection||Centre|
Manual with 99 focus areas
Target Finding AF
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Monitor Size||3-inch OLED|
Approx. 614,000 dots
Wide viewing angle
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO 160-1600|
Fixed range auto (ISO 125-400, 125-800) and 3200 Hi ISO Mode
Spot (digital zoom 2X or more)
|Exposure Compensation||Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)|
|White Balance Control||Auto|
|Built-in Flash||TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes|
|Flash Range||[W]: 0.5 to 6.0m (1ft. 8in. to 19ft.)|
[T]: 1.5 – 3.5 m (5 – 11 ft)
|Scene Exposure Modes||Back Light|
Scene Auto Selector
Movie Footage Trim
|Self-Timer||Can be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration|
|Image Size||4896 x 3672|
|Movie File Format||Full HD: 1920x1080p / 30fps|
HD: 1280x720p / 30fps
HS 1920×1080 / 15fps
HS 1280×720 / 60fps
HS 640×480 / 120fps
HS 320×240 / 240fps
iFrame 540: 960×540 / 30fps
Movie file format: MPEG-4 AVC H.264
|Dedicated Movie Recording Button||Yes|
|Continuous Shooting Options||Best Shot Selector|
Continuous H 60
Continuous H 120
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 5 shots at approx. 7.5 frames per second|
|Storage Media||SD memory card|
SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card
|Video Output|| NTSC|
|HDMI Output|| Can be selected from:|
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Portugese (European and Brazilian)
|Wi-Fi and GPS||Built-in|
|Battery||One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied)|
|Battery Life||Approx. 230 shots|
|Supplied Accessories|| AN-CP 19 Strap|
UC-E6 USB Cable
EG-CP16 Audio/Video Cable
EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
EH-70P AC Adapter/Charger