• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 25mm - 550mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 750mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Nikon S9500 over Nikon S9700

  • Slower slow-motion
    3015 fps vs 240 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo

Nikon S9700 over Nikon S9500

  • More lens zoom
    30.0x vs 22.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer battery life
    300 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 614k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Newer
    13 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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The Competition

Compared to Canon SX280 HS

Nikon S9500
Canon SX280 HS
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • More pixels
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus
Nikon S9700
Canon SX280 HS
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon SX170

Nikon S9500
Canon SX170
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • $151
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Manual focus
Nikon S9700
Canon SX170
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $151
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Canon SX600 HS

Nikon S9500
Canon SX600 HS
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • GPS
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Manual focus
Nikon S9700
Canon SX600 HS
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic ZS35

Nikon S9500
Panasonic ZS35
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $230
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon S9700
Panasonic ZS35
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • GPS
  • $230
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Nikon S9900

Nikon S9500
Nikon S9900
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Lighter weight
  • $344
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom
Nikon S9700
Nikon S9900
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $344
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
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