Nikon Coolpix series of point and shoot cameras have been highly popular among the photography enthusiasts because of its compact dimensions and extremely good quality of imaging capabilities. The range is quite diverse catering to all kinds of budgets and feature list.
The Nikon Coolpix S9600 features a host of advanced features like Wi-Fi, a wide-angle 22x optical zoom lens, full HD video and is designed to be an easy to use and pocket able travel zoom camera. All this rests in a highly compact outer body made of metal which is quite slim in its profile and looks strikingly good. The edgy design works in favor of the camera giving it a sophisticated look. The S9600 has a compact and lightweight body, considering it has a long lens, and Wi-Fi, as these features tend to add considerable weight to a camera. It has a metal body, a groove on the front to aid grip and a dotted section on the rear where your thumb sits. To select your desired shooting mode there is a mode dial on the top, this sits alongside the shutter release, zoom rocker and on / off switch. Buttons on the rear include movie record, playback, menu and delete. There is also a rotating wheel which can also be pressed to give access to the self-timer, flash, exposure compensation and macro mode. Also on the rear is the 3 inch screen, which has a reasonable resolution of 460k dots and is bright and clear. The menu system is easy to navigate and clearly laid out. The Nikon Coolpix S9600 features a 16 megapixel backlit CMOS image sensor designed for low light conditions. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you transfer photos easily to a smart device to share them instantly on social networks or via email. Alternatively, use it to turn your smart device into a remote control. Hybrid VR (vibration reduction) combines Lens Shift and Electronic VR for highly effective countering of camera shake, reducing blur and creating sharper images, even when shooting a movie while walking, or when shooting stills images. The 3inch screen features an anti-reflection coating for clear visibility in bright sunlight. Pause and record the action as a still image while shooting movies in crisp Full HD with the advanced movie function mode. Meanwhile, face priority identifies your subject automatically, resulting in clear and accurate focus. All these features added allows the camera to prepare the shot in its best setting by itself, you just have to point at the subject and click. The camera features Advanced Glamour Retouch, where you can whiten teeth, brighten eyes or even add make-up. Easy Panorama and High Speed continuous shooting offer a great range of shooting variations and the Smart Portrait System ensures your pictures feature the best smiles, and are free from red eye.. To make use of the Wi-Fi you need to download the Wireless Mobile Utility app to your smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android). This allows you to use your mobile device to download pictures from the camera to edit and share them. You can also use it as a remote release. A preview appears on your mobile device; you can control the zoom or set a timer. Other information appears on the screen, such as shutter speed, aperture, number of shots left and battery life. Battery life is rated at 290 shots according to Nikon / CIPA test results. The camera also has a Movie-record button for Full HD movie recording with stereo sound.5-axis vibration reduction function. Also there are a variety of special effects which allows you to set the mood before taking that final image. It has 31 Quick effects for easy editing on the fly. Another useful feature is the High-speed battery charging feature with ability to shoot while charging. Consecutive shot combining technology (Night landscape, Night portrait, Backlight, Easy panorama). This is one travel point and shoot which is highly desirable is guaranteed to be a great companion on all your travels.