Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix S9 is a small, stylish and affordable camera. A 3X zoom lens is self-contained in the camera and the 2.5 inch LCD on the back offers good resolution and viewing. Unfortunately, that LCD previewing won't last long without a viewfinder and below average battery life. Performance was just average - unless you're a sports shooter or used faster cameras (like Canon or Panasonic) before, you won't mind.
Pros: 3X internal zoom lens, Stylish design, Good LCD visibility and resolution, Tolerable (Average) performance, Nice movie mode, Good image quality with low noise, Affordably priced
Cons: Below average battery life, Limited continuous shooting, Plastic tripod mount, tiny buttons, No manual controls, No exposure info or histograms, Redeye, corner softness and color fringing, No movie optical zoom
Excerpt: Nikon Coolpix S9 has a slim, stylish, metal design and fits easy in all pockets. By featuring One-Touch Portrait Button (automatically activates In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and Face-Priority), Face-Priority AF , D-Lighting (improves brightness and details where needed), In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and BBS â€“ Best Shot Selector , Nikon technology improves your photos automatically with no need of extra work, thing that also makes the camera easy to use.
Excerpt: When you take the Nikon Coolpix S9 (street $210) out of its box, the immediate impression is of an antique, elegant cigarette case from one of those 1940's black and white detective films. Small in size with gently sloping, speckled chrome on the body and highly polished chrome sides give it a sophistication and style that will appeal to just about anyone.
Excerpt: Physical Views The Coolpix S9 compared to a standard CD disc. The Coolpix S9 and the swiveling Coolpix S10 Continue to the Features & Controls Page COOLPIX S9 Specifications Effective pixels 6.1 million CCD 1/2.5-inch type (approx. 6.36 million total pixels) Image modes High (2816*), Normal (2816), Normal (2048), PC (1024), TV (640) Lens 3x Zoom-Nikkor ED; 6.4-19.2mm (35mm  format equivalent to approx.
Summary: An affordably-priced slimline digicam for snapshooters and travellers.At $150 less than the Coolpix S8, Nikon's Coolpix S9 looks like a good buy. Although its sensor resolution is lower, at 6-megapixels it is still high enough for snapshots, which will be the main application for this camera. Both cameras have 3x optical zoom lenses, although the S8 covers a slightly wider angle of view.
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix S9 would make a perfect Christmas gift
for the snap-shooter in your family, but if you're a more
serious photographer you probably wouldn't rush out and buy
one for yourself. The two words that best sum-up the S9 are
"stylish" and "adequate". The "S"
in Nikon Coolpix S9 stands for "Style", and this
camera certainly delivers on that promise.
Summary: Die Coolpix S9 von Nikon ist eine sehr solide Ultrakompaktkamera. Allerdings reicht die Lichtempfindlichkeit nicht aus, die Bildstabilisierung fehlt und die Rauschleistung ist schlecht – somit ist die S9 sicherlich nicht erste Wahl.
Pros: relativ günstiger Preis für eine Ultrakompaktkamera, attraktives Design, Benutzerfreundlichkeit
Cons: keine manuelle Belichtungseinstellung, die Lichtempfindlichkeit reicht nur bis ISO 400, Bildrauschen bei ISO 200 und ISO 400