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Slimline styling puts high zoom and easy sharing in your pocket with the 16-megapixel COOLPIX S9600. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you share on social media via your smart device¹ and the wide-angle 22x optical zoom is extendable to 44x with Dynamic Fine Zoom² – making sure you catch all the details in high resolution.

Switch to shooting Full HD movies at the touch of a button, with minimal blur thanks to the superior subject location capabilities of Pre AF and Target Finding AF, while 5-axis Hybrid VR counters camera shake. Smart Portrait System gives perfect portraits and shots are framed easily on the large 7.5-cm/3.0-in screen.

The COOLPIX S9600 – everything you need in the palm of your hand.

¹ Requires installation of the Nikon ‘Wireless Mobile Utility’ application (iOS™ and Android™ compatible) on your smart device.
² Dynamic Fine Zoom can zoom 2x further than the longest optical telephoto range, while maintaining maximum image resolution.

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Key features

NIKKOR 22x optical zoom lens

Whether the action’s nearby or distant, you’ll capture it all with the 25-550 mm wide-angle lens, extendable to 44x with Dynamic Fine Zoom¹.

NIKKOR 22x optical zoom lens

Back-illuminated 16 MP CMOS sensor

The sensitive image sensor ensures your photos are sharp and details are fine – perfect for photo or poster enlargements.

Back-illuminated 16 MP CMOS sensor

Built-in Wi-Fi

Transfer photos instantly to your smart device² with your camera’s built-in Wi-Fi, for easy sharing on social networks or emailing to friends and family.

Built-in Wi-Fi

5-axis Hybrid VR (vibration reduction)

5-axis Hybrid VR (vibration reduction)

Lens Shift and Electronic VR are combined for highly effective countering of camera shake, reducing blur and creating sharper images, even while walking when shooting a movie.

7.5-cm/3.0-in 460k-dot LCD screen

7.5-cm/3.0-in 460k-dot LCD screen

Frame your shots easily and review them clearly in playback on the large LCD display, with anti-reflection coating for clear visibility in bright sunlight.

Full HD movies

Full HD movies

Shoot movies at 1080/60i with stereo sound, recording instantly with a dedicated movie-recording button. High performance vibration reduction keeps your movies smooth.

Advanced movie functions use optical zoom and autofocus during filming, shoot stills while you’re recording, and edit movies in-camera to delete unwanted footage. For more creative movies you can film in slow or fast motion, or use the record pause function to take a break in filming and then resume shooting the same movie.

Retouch menu: have fun with a range of special effects to enhance your photos after shooting. Try Super Vivid to heighten colour saturation, Soft Portrait to blur the background and make the subject stand out, or Selective Colour for a pop of your chosen colour on monochrome.

Remote control via Wi-Fi: with built-in Wi-Fi you can use your smart device² as a remote control, making it easy to set up portraits and group shots. You can also transfer images automatically to your smart device for sharing.

Auto HDR mode: your camera combines two shots taken at different exposures in a single shutter release, creating a single image with wide dynamic range and rich colour gradation.

Smart Portrait System: Smile Timer takes the shot when your subject smiles, Blink Proof alerts you if someone’s eyes were closed, and Red-Eye Fix corrects false colour due to flash – for both people and pets.

Advanced Glamour Retouch: create perfect portraits with enhancements that are truly glamorous. Whiten teeth and eyes, soften skin tones and even add makeup like lipstick, mascara and eye shadow.

Easy Panorama 360°/180°: make the most of stunning scenery by tilting vertically or panning horizontally to create dynamic panoramas.

High speed continuous shooting: always be ready to capture fast-action moments or fleeting facial expressions with continuous shooting of up to 5 shots at a fast 7.5 fps.

Pre AF mode: activating immediately, Pre AF shortens autofocus time and gives crisp results even at full zoom or in low light. Early subject detection means you’re always ready to shoot sharply.

18 scene modes: your camera automatically optimises settings for popular photography styles, effects and locations, so all you need to do is choose the scene that best matches your shooting situation.

Scene Auto Selector: let your camera do the work for you, as it chooses from a range of typical scenes to automatically optimise settings for your shooting conditions, so you’re guaranteed to get great results.

Target Finding AF: fast and precise autofocus captures your subjects perfectly so you can concentrate on the creative part – composing your ideal photo.

High-speed USB charging: it’s easy to keep your battery fully charged with high-speed charging via USB, so you’re ready to shoot at a moment’s notice.

EXPEED C2: Nikon’s fast and powerful image processing system offers high-speed operation, high-sensitivity performance and optimum image quality.

Nikon Image Space: all Nikon users can enjoy 20 GB of free online cloud storage with our dedicated Nikon image storage and sharing site, Nikon Image Space. Find out more at NIKON IMAGE SPACE.


¹ Dynamic Fine Zoom can zoom 2x further than the longest optical telephoto range, while maintaining maximum image resolution.
² Requires installation of the Nikon ‘Wireless Mobile Utility’ application (iOS™ and Android™ compatible) on your smart device.

Technical Specifications

Product nameCOOLPIX S9600
TypeCompact digital camera
Effective pixels16.0 million
Image sensor1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.76 million total pixels
LensNIKKOR lens with 22x optical zoom
Focal length4.5-99.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-550 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Lens construction12 elements in 10 groups (1 ED lens element)
MagnificationUp to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 2200 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reductionCombination of lens shift and electronic VR
Motion blur reductionMotion detection (still pictures)
AutofocusContrast-detect AF
Focus range[W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 1.5 m (5 ft) to infinity. Macro mode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) to infinity (wide-angle position). (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
AF-area modeFace priority, manual with 99 focus areas, center, subject tracking, target finding AF
Monitor7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 460k-dot, LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverageApprox. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode)Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
MediaInternal memory (approx. 59 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File systemDCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
Storage file formatsStill pictures: JPEG. Sound files (voice memo): WAV. Movies: MOV (video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: LPCM stereo)
Image size (pixels)16M (High) [4608 x 3456(fine)]. 16M [4608 x 3456]. 8M [3264 x 2448]. 4M [2272 x 1704]. 2M [1600 x 1200]. VGA [640 x 480]. 16:9 12M [4608 x 2592]. 1:1 [3456 x 3456]
Shooting modesAuto, Scene (Night landscape, Night portrait, Backlighting, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Easy panorama, Pet portrait), Smart portrait, Special effects
Release modeSingle (default setting), Continuous H (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 6.7 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is about 5), Continuous L (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 2.2 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is about 35), Pre-shooting cache (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 20 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 25, including a maximum of 5 frames captured in the pre-shooting cache), Continuous H:120 fps (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 120 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 50), Continuous H:60 fps (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 60 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 25), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
Movie - file format1080/30p (default setting): 1920 x 1080 (High)/16:9, 1080/25p (default setting): 1920 x 1080 (High)/16:9, 1080/60i: 1920 x 1080/16:9, 1080/50i: 1920 x 1080/16:9, 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9, 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9, iFrame 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9, iFrame 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9, 480/30p: 640 x 480/4:3, 480/25p: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 240/8x: 320 x 240/4:3, HS 480/4x: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 720/2x: 1280 x 720/16:9, HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 x 1080/16:9
ISO sensitivityISO 125-1600. ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using Auto mode)
Exposure meteringMatrix, center-weighted, spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Exposure controlProgrammed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 - +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter typeMechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter speed1/1500-1 s. 1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting). 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
ApertureElectronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection
Aperture range2 steps (f/3.4 and f/6.8 [W])
Self-timerCan be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Flash range (approx.)[W]: 0.5-5.7 m (1 ft 8 in.-18 ft). [T]: 1.5-3.2 m (5-10 ft)
Flash controlTTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
USBHi-Speed USB equivalent
Data Transfer ProtocolMTP, PTP
HDMI outputCan be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminalMicro-USB connector. HDMI micro connector (Type D) (HDMI output)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standardsIEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol). ARIB STD-T66 (standard for low power data communications systems)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) communications protocolsIEEE 802.11b: DBPSK/DQPSK/CCK. IEEE 802.11g: OFDM. IEEE 802.11n: OFDM
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) range (line of sight)Approx. 30 m (32 yd)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency2412-2462 MHz (1-11 channels)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) data rates (actual measured values)IEEE 802.11b: 5 Mbps. IEEE 802.11g: 15 Mbps. IEEE 802.11n: 15 Mbps
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) securityOPEN/WPA2
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) access protocolsCSMA/CA
Supported languagesArabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sourcesOne Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included). AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Charging timeApprox. 2 h 20 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-71P and when no charge remains)
Battery life1Approx. 290 shots when using EN-EL12
Actual battery life for movie recording2Approx. 1 h 5 min when using EN-EL12
Tripod socket1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 108.6 x 61.0 x 31.6 mm (4.3 x 2.5 x 1.3 in.) (excluding projections)
WeightApprox. 206 g (7.3 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Operating environment - temperature0°C-40°C (32°F-104°F)
Operating environment - humidity85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessoriesCamera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12, Charging AC Adapter EH-71P, USB Cable UC-E21
  1. Based on CIPA Standards for measuring life of batteries.
  2. When recording a single movie.