Summary: I bought this camera mainly for the WiFi feature. I wanted to be able to upload my pictures to social media sites when I take them. I love the camera size, zoom and the pictures. However, it states you can sync with your smartphone, but it does not tell you it will not work with all of them. So make sure your phone is compatible before you buy it. If I would have known this issue with the Samsung phone, I would not have purchased it in the first place.
Summary: I have just purchased a Coolpix S9500 and I find the time between taking a photo and the time that the camera is ready to take another, seems to be a long one. Can anyone advise on this please. I am currently using Auto mode.
Summary: The camera was already set up with someone else's pictures and settings loaded. May have been used already. Waited two months to receive as it was backordered that long. The description should be more explicit that you have to buy an additional card to wifi load pictures to a standard computer. The installed Wi-Fi only works for ipads and smart phones. Had to purchase a eye-fi card to load pictures to my computer. Other than that it takes a really good picture.
Summary: This camera does not come with a dock. If left unplugged, the battery drains in a couple of days. The manual says not to leave fully charged battery plugged in. I do not handle my camera everyday. It is very annoying to pick it up and it be inoperable because of discharged battery.
Summary: I did read the reviews on how the flash was right where you hold the camera, but being a lefty, I figured it wouldn't effect me all that much given the other great features of this camera. NOT! Almost every time the flash pops up ( probably the last 15 or 20 times) my left finger is right over the flash. Fact is the normal way you hold a point and shoot will interfere with this flash pop up. I love the available settings.
lens casts shadow or improperly closes when doing closeups
31 July 2013
Summary: I had the Nikon Coolpix S 9300 and liked it alot better. The S 9500 casts a shadow when using closeup and zoom features in a low-light situation and also this situation with flash. Has anyone else had this problem? Also, the flash does not retract automatically each time when I close the camera.