Nikon Coolpix S9900: Featuring a 16MP Sensor and 3 Inch Screen
Nikon has finally introduced the much awaited Coolpix S9900, a compact camera that boasts of an enviable specs sheet. This long zoom camera features the latest technology and offers a lot in terms of connectivity schemes. Here is more about this promising gadget:
The Coolpix S9900 offers a 16MP image sensor. Maximum image resolution on offer is 4608x3456 pixels for this compact. In terms of aspect ratio 4:3 is supported by this camera. The Coolpix S9900 features the CMOS sensor that measures 6.17mmx4.55mm in terms of dimensions. In terms of ISO sensitivity, the Coolpix S9900 offers an extended range of 100-6400 alongside the Auto Mode. 5 white balance presets are supported in addition to the single custom white balance mode. Optical Image Stabilization is offered but the RAW format misses out. JPEG format is supported with Fine and Normal quality levels.
Focus and Optics
The Coolpix S9900 offers a focal range of 25-750mm besides the optical zooming prowess of up to 30X. The lens aperture range for the Coolpix S9900 is F3.7-F6.4. Autofocus is supported by this compact with multiple modes like contrast detect, live view, face detection and many more. This camera also offers digital zoom of up to 4X alongside the existing optical limit. Manual focus misses out but the normal focus range is restricted to a satisfactory 50cm. Macro focus is supported with the range being 1cm.
The Coolpix S9900 boasts of better clarity owing to the shutter speed range of 8-1/4000 sec. Aperture priority is supported in addition to the Built-in Flash. Other usable specs include the Shutter priority and the manual exposure mode besides the multiple scene options. The Coolpix S9900 offers a flash range of up to 6.00, functional at ISO 100. External flash is missing with the Coolpix S9900. Burst shooting mode is supported at 7 frames per second. Self-timer is included besides 3 metering modes. Exposure compensation is also supported by this camera.
The Coolpix S9900 supports Full HD video recording at 25 and 30p. Other resolutions are also supported in 480p and HD. Supported formats include MPEG-4 and H.264. Videography features are backed up by the stereo microphone and the Mono speaker. Time-lapse recording is also supported by the Coolpix S9900.
A full articulated TFT-LCD is supported by the Coolpix S9900. A 3 inch screen is featured alongside the RGBW filter. Live View is supported in addition to the screen resolution of 921K dots.
Connectivity and Storage
The Coolpix S9900 is one promising gadget that boasts of USB 2.0 for faster file transfers. Micro-HDMI is supported as well besides the Built-in Wireless, GPS and NFC connectivity. Remote access is also offered via the smartphone. Storage elements are taken care of by the SD, SDHC and SDXC cards.
Build and Battery
The Coolpix S9900 measures 112mmx66mmx40mm in terms of dimensions. This gadget weighs 289g as well inclusive of the battery. Powering the Coolpix S9900 is the EN-EL19 Li-Ion battery pack, supporting up to 300 shots on a single charge.