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
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-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
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 shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon S9900 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Nikon S9900 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
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 built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC feature, S9900 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our S9900. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect S9900 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Nikon S9900 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 300 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 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 S9900 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon S9900 Features Compared to Main Competitors