• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 450mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 750mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Canon SX600 HS over Nikon S9700

  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    26 mm vs 34 mm
    Thinner
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Nikon S9700 over Canon SX600 HS

  • More lens zoom
    30.0x vs 18.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.9 fps vs 3.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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The Competition

Compared to Sony WX300

Canon SX600 HS
Sony WX300
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $263
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer battery life
Nikon S9700
Sony WX300
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $263
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Canon 340 HS

Canon SX600 HS
Canon 340 HS
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • $154
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon S9700
Canon 340 HS
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $154
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon SX610 HS

Canon SX600 HS
Canon SX610 HS
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $247
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • More pixels
Nikon S9700
Canon SX610 HS
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $247
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon S9900

Canon SX600 HS
Nikon S9900
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner
  • $343
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom
Nikon S9700
Nikon S9900
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $343
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony WX500

Canon SX600 HS
Sony WX500
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner
  • $324
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom
Nikon S9700
Sony WX500
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $324
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
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