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QuestionCan the rechargeable batteries be replaced in the field?I go on multi-day hiking trips where an AC charger would be useless. I don't want to carry heavy portable power and may need to replace batteries when depleted. Is the battery easily removed to replace with a spare battery?
- Answer Yes, very easy to pop out dead battery and pop in another one.
QuestionI will be traveling in a country with 220V--will a converter be ok for charging the battery? Or should I just take extra batteries with me?
- Answer Yes, all Nikon Coolpix cameras have an auto switching (from 100v to 240V 50hz/60hz) battery charger that will work in most countries around the world. AC adapters have similar characteristics. Always check the specification plate on your other battery chargers or AC adapters as third party products may not support dual voltage systems. We do not suggest the use of third party battery chargers and AC adapters with Nikon equipment. Note that the power cord included with some Nikon chargers or AC adapter is designed for 110 volt use only. A power cord suitable for the local power system should be obtained on arrival, most airport shops and computer suppliers will carry these items which are typically used for laptop computer power supply connections. Be sure that the new cord you buy fits the Nikon adapter you wish to use it with and that it is rated for the voltage in your new location. While not recommended, a simple plug adapter may be used, but caution should be taken as the cord Nikon supplies is not rated for the higher voltage and may heat or fail. Some newer Coolpix have included an AC Adapter, like the EH-68P AC adapter, for plugging directly into a wall outlet without the use of a power cord. As with previous chargers, the correct adapter must be acquired for the country traveled to, and fitted to the Nikon AC adapter to allow proper AC connection to the wall outlet.
- Answer Yes, zooming is possible when shooting video with the COOLPIX S9600.
QuestionHow to recharge battery?I recently purchased a Nikon Coolpix s9600 but it does not seem to hold a charge. I called the company and they dont have any advice. Do i need to remove to SD card? This just seems complicated. I need help. Thanks
- Answer I also just bought a Nikon Coolpix S9600. I do not have any problems with battery life. I just came back from a trip where I was taking pictures all day long, yet the battery charge indicator showed an almost full charge at the end of the day. I'm assuming you are plugging the cord if firmly, seeing the green charge light on during the charge and off when charge is complete.
- Answer Movie clips of up to 29 minutes in length can be recorded on the COOLPIX S9600.
- Answer Take out the memory card from the bottom of your camera. Put it into the front slot on your computer (same size slot). Click pictures on your computer and your computer will upload the pictures from the memory card.
QuestionIs there a date stamp feature?Can you make it so that the date displays on the photo itself?
- Answer Yes, this has a data stamp feature.
QuestionWhy is battery in Nikon 9600 not lasting long?I bought a Nikon 9600 and also purchased spare batteries. The manual suggests a battery should last for approx 290 shots. But after about 25 shots, the camera acts like the battery is exhausted and I cannot switch the camera back on. When I replace the battery with another fully charged one, a similar thing happens. Any suggestions?
- Answer Bought my wife the Nikon 9600 for Christmas (Dec/2014) and it came with one Nikon EN-EL12 L-ION Battery. I also purchased two spare batteries that are "compatible" (OEM, Not Nikon) with EN-EL12, along with an external charger. The Original Nikon when fully charged, will take approximately 230 to 280 pictures. It is also dependent upon whether the Flash (Indoor/Evening) is used extensively or not; as well as the amount of time picture preview mode being utilized. As for the OEM/Compatible batteries, they are not quite as good as the Nikon Original, but almost; typically yielding between 200 to 250 pictures. The OEM Brand that we have are Vivitar, but there are other OEM Brands out there as well. However, the Vivitar Batteries received higher Customer Reviews, than these other OEM Brands. The external Charger appears to charge the battery quicker than the Nikon Micro-USB to Camera Adapter. Not sure if your Spare Batteries are Original Nikon EN-EL12, or OEM Branded. I might be suspicious of the OEM/Manufacturer of the spare batteries. I should not think that your batteries have gone thru their Use/Shelf-Life, as most smaller (Cell-Phone and Camera) L-ION batteries last 2 to 4 years of normal use; and the Coolpix s9600 has only been around for less than 2 years, I think.
- Answer The Nikon S9600 Camera has built in wireless capability, that appears to be a hybrid of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, called Eye-Fi... It will allow you to transfer pictures between the S9600 and a Smart-Phone/Tablet, (Android v4.0 and higher, as well as Apple IOS v7.x and higher, I believe.) Unfortunately, I have not been able to wirelessly transfer between the Camera and my Desktop Computer, (neither Linux, nor Windows). Also in order to connect to the Tablet/Smart-Phone, you must download the "Wireless Mobility Adapter Utility" for Android (Google-Play) or Apple-iOS (Apple/iTunes Store). You will then link your Smartphone to the S9600's "SSID" which you can find in the Wi-Fi Current Settings from the Menu Option/Button. The SSID will be "NikonS9600xxxyyyzz" (no quotes). Basically the Nikon Camera Model, with maybe the Serial number appended at the end. The default DHCP Server IP Address will be 192.168.0.10, with a Subnet-Mask of 255.255.255.0... Once you have the Wireless Mobility App installed on the Smart-Phone/Tablet, just look for the "NikonS9600xxxyyyzz" SSID and connect/link to it. Not only will you be able to see and download the pictures, you can also take pictures remotely with the Mobility App.
QuestionWireless Mobile UtilityI have downloaded the required app on my iPhone to transfer photos from my S9600. The pictures will transfer but not the videos. How do I get the videos
- Answer don't do iphones, but often videos have to be copied separately to PCs from camera cards even with Picassa & other SW suites - not sure why
QuestionTransferring videosI can transfer pictures from the s9600 to my iPhone but videos won't. How do I get them to transfer?
- Answer Movie files cannot be viewed or transferred wirelessly to iOS devices.
- Answer Refer to page 80 in your manual. You must use the Wireless Mobile App available on the App Store. It will not interface directly with a computer without this APP.
- Answer This camera was new. But the s9700 was a refurbished and it was great also.
QuestionCan you tell me the model number for the charger? I need to replace and not sure which is correct.
- Answer The Nikon AC-Charger for Coolpix S9600 is Model # EH-71P. This Adapter will also work with S5300, S6800, S9700, etc.
QuestionWhat kind of warranty comes with this camera s9600?What kind of warranty comes with this camera?
- Answer 1 year warranty