PIX 2015

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Announced Jan 29, 2013 •
18 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 550 mm (22×)

I bought this camera for business purposes. I take photos of the insides of houses, and usually take about 200 shots per house. For some reason-- and I am comparing this to an old Canon I used to use-- this camera refuses to focus unless the light is very bright and there is lots of contrast. Outside it usually works fine, but inside, not so much. I am constantly having to aim at something else in order to get the green "Go ahead, I'm focused!" square and then swing back and take my shot. ...

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renatoaranha
 

Nice pictures (vivid), but the flash location is terrible.

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The S9500 does a good job as I expected with long focal lengths ('zoom'), where the subject of interest fills a significant portion of the frame. If much cropping is done, the image deteriorates rapidly. Outdoor images in very flat lighting, landscapes or large groups-of-people shots - these will suffer greatly from pixel smearing and artifacts. The camera seems to respond well in spite of the absurd and unnecessary 18 megapixel count, and although the zoom lever action is relatively slow, ...

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