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Advantages of the Nikon S9700

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Size
Significantly smaller
110×64×35 mm vs 127×97×79 mm
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4x smaller
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.4" vs 3.1"
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2.3x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
232 g vs 560 g
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2.4x lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6.9 fps vs 4 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Nikon D5100

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
660 shots vs 300 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
True resolution
Higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S9700$469.99
              D5100$372.11
              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S97001,600 ISO
              D51006,400 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S97006.9 fps
              D51004 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S9700921k dots
              D5100920k dots

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