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Nikon Coolpix S9500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Top 65%863 points
Top 65%
Top 7%2,283 points
Top 7%
Nikon Coolpix S9500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Top specs and features

Nikon Coolpix S9500 vs Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM: 62 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

11.73% more megapixels (main camera).
18.1MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
16.2MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.55mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
23.5 x 15.6mm

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
99
Sony Alpha a7 III: 693
15

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
7.5fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
10fps

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon Coolpix S9500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
28% have it

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
1600 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
12800 ISO

7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
230shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
330shots

8. video recording (main camera)

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 60fps

9. weight

287g lighter.
205g
HTC Re: 65.5g
492g

10. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Nikon Coolpix S9500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
38% have it

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/1667s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
1/4000s

12. Has phase detection autofocus for videos

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
Nikon Coolpix S9500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
12% have it

13. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Nikon Coolpix S9500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
50% have it

14. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Nikon Coolpix S9500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
31% have it

15. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Nikon Coolpix S9500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
46% have it

16. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Nikon Coolpix S9500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
27% have it

17. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon Coolpix S9500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
25% have it

18. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Nikon Coolpix S9500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
55% have it

19. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Nikon Coolpix S9500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
48% have it

20. Has a built-in focus motor

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
Nikon Coolpix S9500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
18% have it

21. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Nikon Coolpix S9500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
45% have it

22. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Nikon Coolpix S9500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
66% have it

23. volume

78.97% less body volume.
203.82cm³
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³
969.37cm³

24. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Nikon Coolpix S9500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
57% have it

25. Can create panoramas in-camera

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
Nikon Coolpix S9500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
35% have it

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