Summary Nikon S9700

Prices Price
Camera only
$380
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 9
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 11
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 30x
Screen size
Help 3"
Aperture
Help f/3.7
Screen resolution
Help 921k dots
Wide angle
Help 25 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
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Pros

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The Nikon S9700 vs other recent compacts

Zoom Great zoom Help
30x
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Battery life Above average battery life Help
300 shots
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
Screen type OLED Screen Help
Bright and vivid
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The Nikon S9700 vs other recent travel zooms

Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
921k dots

Cons

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The Nikon S9700 vs other recent compacts

Aperture Slightly narrow aperture Help
f/3.7
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
February 2014
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
None
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Size Slightly large Help
Compact (110×64×35 mm)
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.7 MP
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Thickness Thick Help
1.4"
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
8 seconds
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The Nikon S9700 vs other recent travel zooms

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look

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Discussion

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Avatar for John F. Braun John F. Braun (2:21 AM, March 23, 2015)
Got a refurb from Woot for $149 and so far am very happy versus my Lumix DMC-TZ7 which was my prior travel zoom. Only minor annoyance is that when in auto mode, camera doesn't remember flash setting. Like many, I prefer to almost never use the flash. Solution is to run the camera in any other mode (I often use P mode no matter what camera I'm using) in which it will remember the flash setting. Wi-Fi is nice, app supports both camera control and downloading photos from camera, sadly, only seems to be available for smart devices (iOS, Android) and not PC or Mac.
 
jose (7:21 AM, April 12, 2014)
A must buy camera