LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon S9500 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 614k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
S9500 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-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (Compare) or Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon S9500 can shoot continuously at max speed of 7.5 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/1500 sec.
Unfortunately S9500 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
The AF system has 99 points to choose from.
With Nikon S9500, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 and save in and formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon S9500 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.
S9500 also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 240 fps for ultra slow motion videos. S9500 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon S9500 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Thanks to the built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity feature, Nikon S9500 lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
Nikon S9500 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Nikon S9500 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 230 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 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.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon S9500 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon S9500 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon S9500 is $229.95