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Nikon Coolpix S9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews of Nikon Coolpix S9. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the performance and size are overall positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Opinions about the viewfinder and lens are different. The shutter and exposure get negative comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix S9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S9 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the reliability and durability. The flash and portability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the image quality.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon Coolpix S9 digital camera

 

Nikon's 6-megapixel CoolPix S9 digital camera is a very cute-looking and lightweight (it is just 115g in weight) camera that has an excellent and large 2.5-inch screen (there's no optical viewfinder, a problem during the bright conditions I shot this...

Build, styling, Price

Noise in shadows at lower sensitivities, small buttons, JPEG artefacts evident even in top quality mode, Lack of detail.

Perhaps not one for the more advanced user, problems with image detail and JPEG artefacts frustrate an otherwise nice camera. Nikon’s Coolpix S9 is undoubtedly a stylish and easy to use (once you’ve mastered a couple of the small control issues) little...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Nikon Coolpix S9

 

A mid priced pocket sized digital camera. The Nikon Coolpix S9 has all the features I have come to expect from this type of camera. You should have no problem slipping this camera into a pretty small pocket.

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Design causes problem with finger over lens ; Picture quality is average ; Shutter lag ; Short flash range

"There is nothing that really stands out to me as a reason to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9. It looks good, but in my opinion fails to deliver in terms of picture quality. There are other digital cameras with a similar specification I would much prefer to...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Donald Melanson (engadget.com)

Nikon Coolpix S9 compact reviewed

 

The digicam-happy folks at Digital Camera Review recently got a chance to give Nikon's Coolpix S9 compact digital camera a thorough going over, finding it fairly well-suited to those looking for a simple, inexpensive camera, but obviously not ...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix S9 review

 

More often, manufacturers have been making cameras with larger model numbers that cost less than their larger-numbered brethren. For example, Nikon's Coolpix S9 can cost anywhere from $20 to $80 less than the Coolpix S5, depending on the store you...

Relatively low price for an ultracompact; attractive design; easy to use.

No manual exposure controls; sensitivity tops out at ISO 400; noisy images at ISO 200 and ISO 400.

Nikon's Coolpix S9 has an attractive price, but its feature set and image quality could be better.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon Coolpix S9

 

Physical Views The Coolpix S9 compared to a standard CD disc. The Coolpix S9 and the swiveling Coolpix S10 Continue to the Features & Controls Page COOLPIX S9 Specifications Effective pixels 6.1 million CCD 1/2.5-inch type (approx. 6.36 million total...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Philip Ryan (cnet.com.au)

Nikon Coolpix S9

 

Nikon's Coolpix S9 has an attractive price, but its feature set and image quality could be better.

Attractive design ; Easy to use

No manual exposure controls ; Sensitivity tops out at ISO 400 ; Noisy images at ISO 200 and ISO 400

Overall, Nikon's Coolpix S9 is a decent ultracompact, but its lack of high ISO or image stabilization, as well as substandard noise performance make us think twice. If you're looking for a snapshot camera, you may be better served with something such...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com.au)

Nikon Coolpix S9 review: Nikon Coolpix S9

 

Relatively low price for an ultracompact; attractive design; easy to use.

No manual exposure controls; sensitivity tops out at ISO 400; noisy images at ISO 200 and ISO 400.

Nikon's Coolpix S9 has an attractive price, but its feature set and image quality could be better.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon Coolpix S9 Digital Camera - Hands-On Preview

 

Nikon continues to add to its popular S-series of Coolpix cameras with the new 6-megapixel Nikon Coolpix S9, a lower priced (and lower-end) model that keeps the attractive slim look of its predecessors while eliminating some noteworthy features....

Attractive super slender design ; One-Touch Portrait button helps capture nice pictures of friends and family ; Good price for stylish, super slim camera ; Great color, good sharpness in images shot in daylight ; Stop motion movie function is fun and...

Camera slow in low-light, Lens placement gets fingers in the shot, Shutdown is delayed, Soft corners, especially at wide angle, Noise suppression blurs fine detail, High chromatic aberration at wide angle, Slight warm cast in both Auto and Incandescent...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Mark Lent (popphoto.com)

Review: Nikon Coolpix S9

 

When you take the Nikon Coolpix S9 (street $210) out of its box, the immediate impression is of an antique, elegant cigarette case from one of those 1940's black and white detective films. Small in size with gently sloping, speckled chrome on the body...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by (photoaxe.com)

Nikon Coolpix S9 Digital Camera Review

 

Nikon Coolpix S9 has a slim, stylish, metal design and fits easy in all pockets. By featuring One-Touch Portrait Button (automatically activates In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and Face-Priority), Face-Priority AF, D-Lighting (improves brightness and details...

May, 2007

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