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Nikon COOLPIX S9900 Digital Camera with 30x Optical Zoom and Built-In Wi-Fi (Black) by Review Summary ,  Sep 28, 2015

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Nikon COOLPIX S9900 Digital Camera with 30x Optical Zoom and Built-In Wi-Fi (Black)
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 91 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 5.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Zoom5.0   above average
Photo4.6   above average
Image4.0   average
Quality3.8   below average
Light2.5   mediocre
Battery2.3   mediocre
Flash1.7   mediocre


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Battery

Battery:
"The battery life is not great - it uses the same Nikon battery (EL-12) as prior Coolpix models and does not hold up well for video or multiple flash PIX (both of which are power hungry)."
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"Unfortunately the battery must be recharged inside the camera, so I do a lot of battery exchanges."
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"Some REALLY annoying features: first day out, the battery card cover opened - it's much to easy to accidentally open the cover - and I lost the card when it fell out."
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"Considering I had to charge two batteries nightly, I was glad I purchased an additional charger (just as slow) with the extra battery."
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"Biggest two issues: the wifi button is in a terrible spot, very easy hit with your thumb while holding it or lining up a pic and that just slows you down and burns battery life."
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"intended to keep the date and time accurate during a battery change over."
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"Some REALLY annoying features: first day out, the battery card cover opened - it's much to easy to accidentally open the cover - and I lost the card when it fell out."
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"The battery life is excellent if using it only for pictures, but to charge the battery you must have it in the camera."
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"The battery life pretty much sticks with Nikon's claim."
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Flash

Flash:
"The battery life is not great - it uses the same Nikon battery (EL-12) as prior Coolpix models and does not hold up well for video or multiple flash PIX (both of which are power hungry)."
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"Another common complaint of the automatic popup was that on Auto, the flash popped up even when people had set it to off during their last usage."
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"One of the benefits of having this type of flimsy flash on the RX100 is that you can pull the flash back for somewhat of a bounce flash."
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"Users complained that their hand prevented the flash from popping up and harmed the pop up mechanism."
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"Users complained that when the flash automatically popped up, it frightened them, leading them to dropping the camera."
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"Users complained when the flash popped up they had no place to hold the camera."
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"The pop-up flash, while a nuisance to many, is a great addition to remove red-eye and unintended flash bounce from reflective objects in the scene."
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"I found that if you are in low light it's best to deploy the flash straight away to not lose an opportunity."
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"I liked the manual release feature of the flash as I don't have to worry of accidental activation of the flash when in environments where flash is prohibited."
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"The flash does an okay job, but the charge time between flashes were surprisingly quick - almost instantaneous."
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Image

Image:
"There are very few images that the Nikon S9900 cannot do well."
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"Biggest two issues: the wifi button is in a terrible spot, very easy hit with your thumb while holding it or lining up a pic and that just slows you down and burns battery life."
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"My guess is Nikon chose to do this because if it favored sensitivities greater than 800, users would complain of poor photo quality due to the noise reduction applied."
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"This Nikon S9900 offers a very long zoom range in a surprisingly compact body, but there's no overcoming the limitations of the small sensor, and the image quality isn't great you can't shoot raw files, either."
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"The good: takes nice pics, fast start up, fast auto focus, battery life okay, minimal delay between pressing the button and capturing the picture."
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"We've been able to catch sharp images any very nice videos so far, altough we're not pros."
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"Otherwise, this camera pretty can pretty much take any image."
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"Good pics for inexpensive camera."
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"Here is a list of my personal pros and cons with this product:PROS:- great optical image stabilization- excellent and clear zoom- fast focus for PICTURES- manual white balance and various other features- NFC wifi capabilities- PASM modes- auto mode is generally reliableCONS:- the wrist strap provided cannot be tightened so it doesn't provide much drop protection- focusing problems with video (ESPECIALLY WHEN ZOOMING)- bad low light performance, lots of noise- doesn't fit into tight pockets due to size- build material attracts grease and gets dirty, though it looks nice when clean- no external battery charger provided- no touchscreen- lots of wind noise outdoors- the tripod mount is to the very left (kind of strange position)Although I did write a lot of cons, I still feel that the camera is generally worth it for those who want an articulating screen point and shoot for a lower cost."
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Light

Light:
"I will say that in low light conditions it does require some trial and error in playing around with the aperture and shutter speed, but got the job done."
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"We saw travelers with cameras that were $100-$250 more expensive (Olympus and Canon) that didn't do as well in low light conditions."
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"I haven't really seen the low light problem but there is a low light CMOS sensor.."
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"The one problem is if you have a situation where part of the view is well light and part is dark - in that case the camera will read the light part and not the dark area."
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"If you shoot a lot of video in the house, the low light performance will frustrate you, even with shooting photos."
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"The color and detail of the photos is amazing and it fared well in low light conditions."
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"For a pocket camera it is very good, however very poor in low light."
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"I found that if you are in low light it's best to deploy the flash straight away to not lose an opportunity."
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"It works GREAT in low-light situations, and it seems to actually light up a low-light feature."
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"The one problem is if you have a situation where part of the view is well light and part is dark - in that case the camera will read the light part and not the dark area."
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Photo

Photo:
"If you shoot a lot of video in the house, the low light performance will frustrate you, even with shooting photos."
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"If you want a nice travel camera that you can stuff in a pocket or purse that will take great photos - this is a no brainier."
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"The color and detail of the photos is amazing and it fared well in low light conditions."
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"I have used the camera to take some spectacular time-lapse photo's of sunsets and night skies."
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"It also took a little adjustment for me to use the view finder as it folds out to the side but that feature makes it easy to take photo's in awkward positions and now I wouldn't trade it."
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"Took some beautiful sunrise & sunset photos on the beach!"
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Quality

Quality:
"My guess is Nikon chose to do this because if it favored sensitivities greater than 800, users would complain of poor photo quality due to the noise reduction applied."
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"But I'm very dissapointing with pictures quality."
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"Unacceptable quality.2."
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"This Nikon S9900 offers a very long zoom range in a surprisingly compact body, but there's no overcoming the limitations of the small sensor, and the image quality isn't great you can't shoot raw files, either."
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"However, I'm still very happy with the ease of use and overall quality of the pictures."
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"It was a great inbetween camera between smartphone and DSLR quality photos."
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"The build quality is nice, and the grip is very comfortable."
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"Wifi Picture downloads is very convenient, All user friendly controls and video quality is excellent."
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"Image quality is very good."
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Setting

Setting:
"I think it is probably a setting or user error."
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"Navigating through the settings isn't all that great either."
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"The auto focus and focus settings are not all that great either."
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"The light is wrong, focus is inaccurate, even with manual settings."
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"It offers many features that you would find on a much more expensive (professional) camera, such as being able to adjust the ISO settings and saturation."
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"It is easy to work the settings or just leave them on auto."
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"I understand that some things can be made better if using different modes and settings, however I wanted a camera that had a good auto setting that I didnt have to worry about details if I didnt want to (which I thought would be standard for all point and shoots)...While I enjoy taking pictures of scenery and wildlife, my young children are my main subjects."
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"After changing my camera settings I got beautiful, clear action shots."
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Size

Size:
"This Nikon S9900 offers a very long zoom range in a surprisingly compact body, but there's no overcoming the limitations of the small sensor, and the image quality isn't great you can't shoot raw files, either."
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"I also own a Nikon D3200, but wanted a small camera that was easy to carry in my purse or a pocket."
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"I used on vacation with a small tripod an it was great."
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"For a camera of this size to have a 30x zoom capability is amazing."
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"Nice size camera....easy to use."
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"However, in choosing size over viewfinder, I am very happy with the choice - if you want a smaller camera that does just about everything (if not EVERYTHING) the bigger models do, you won't be disappointed! "
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Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi:
"Biggest two issues: the wifi button is in a terrible spot, very easy hit with your thumb while holding it or lining up a pic and that just slows you down and burns battery life."
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"One complaint is the location of the Wi-Fi button - it's just where you naturally are going to hit it every time you pick up the camera, as it's right where the thumb is going to go."
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"WiFi connectivity is flaky - sets up fast & easy but the app (on Android 4) keeps losing the connectivity with the camera."
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"Also, it's much to easy to push the wifi button accidentally, and the only way to stop is to turn off the camera, and restart it, annoying when you are trying to get a shot in a hurry."
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"Wifi Picture downloads is very convenient, All user friendly controls and video quality is excellent."
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"The WiFi is good to upload photo directly from the camera."
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"Biggest two issues: the wifi button is in a terrible spot, very easy hit with your thumb while holding it or lining up a pic and that just slows you down and burns battery life."
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"GPS NFS and WiFi all are great features."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"The zoom is fantastic and the stabilizers keep things pretty steady when I am zooming far away objects."
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"My husband took it to Colorado with him elk hunting with our 4 grandchildren (adults 17-22) He was very pleased with it and he loved the zoom especially .. Also all 4 of the kids loved it-especially the zoom and the quality of the picture after it was zoomed in from the distance that it was from what they were photographing."
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"For a camera of this size to have a 30x zoom capability is amazing."
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"The camera is fabulous in many ways: Nice, sharp pix; excellent control; terrific zoom."
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"I love the zoom and especially the time lapse function."
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