• 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.
  • 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
  • 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 Canon 340 HS

Canon SX600 HS
Canon 340 HS
  • $176
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon S9700
Canon 340 HS
  • $315
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony WX350

Canon SX600 HS
Sony WX350
  • $176
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure
  • $268
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Shoots 60p video
Nikon S9700
Sony WX350
  • $315
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $268
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Canon SX610 HS

Canon SX600 HS
Canon SX610 HS
  • $176
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • More pixels
Nikon S9700
Canon SX610 HS
  • $315
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More pixels

Compared to Canon 170 IS

Canon SX600 HS
Canon 170 IS
  • $176
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Nikon S9700
Canon 170 IS
  • $315
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Canon 350 HS

Canon SX600 HS
Canon 350 HS
  • $176
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • HDMI out
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Nikon S9700
Canon 350 HS
  • $315
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More pixels
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