LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon S9900 has a Fully Articulated 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Nikon S9900 will make your life easier with its selfie friendly screen.
S9900 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (Compare) or Nikon Coolpix P7000 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Nikon S9900 can shoot continuously at max speed of 7.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec . Unfortunately S9900 doesn't have an external flash port so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon S9900 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
With Nikon S9900, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60i,50i,30p,25p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon S9900 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.S9900 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon S9900 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Olympus XZ-2 iHS or Nikon Coolpix P7000 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon S9900 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
With its NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, S9900 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other. You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Nikon S9900 is powered by EN-EL19 battery which provides a shooting life of 300 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 253 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
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Current Lowest price for Nikon S9900 is $299.95