Nikon S9700 Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon Coolpix S9700 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: S9700
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $349.95
Street Price: $292.92
Date Available: 2014-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 8.2 oz (232 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.3 x 2.5 x 1.4 in.
(110 x 64 x 35 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 16.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.34 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score:  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 6.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/50i/30p/25p/15p)
1280x720 (60p/30p/25p)
640x480 (120p/30p/25p)
320x240 (240p)
Movie File Format: MOV (video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: LPCM stereo)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Zoom-Nikkor VR ED lens; 13 elements in 11 groups (3 ED elements)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25.0 - 750.0 mm
Zoom Ratio: 30.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.7 (wide) / f/6.4 (tele) - ??; Electronically-controlled 3-blade iris diaphragm
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x; up to 2x Dynamic Fine Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Face priority, manual with 99 focus areas, center, subject tracking, Target Finding AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 125
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash, Preset Manual (Custom)
Shutter Speed Range: 8 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 256-segment matrix, Center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2X), Spot (digital zoom 2X or more)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Backlighting, Beach, Black and White Copy, Close-up, Dusk/Dawn, Easy Panorama, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Museum, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Scene Auto Selector, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Flash off, Fill flash, Slow sync
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: [W]: 0.5 to 6.0m (1ft. 8 in. to 19 ft.) [T]: 1.5 to 3.5m (5 ft. to 11 ft.)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: No
Uncompressed Format:  
Movie File Format: MOV (video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: LPCM stereo)
Included Memory: 329.0 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes
NFC:
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: Yes
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control:
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Built-in GPS, Micro (Type-D) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 6.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 5
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL12
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL12 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 300
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in black or red.


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