• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 30.0x zoom 25mm - 750mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 18.0x zoom 25mm - 450mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Nikon S9700 over Canon SX600 HS

  • Lens zoom ratio
    30.0x vs 18.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • 60p
    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

Canon SX600 HS over Nikon S9700

  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Longer shutter
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm F900EXR

Nikon S9700
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • GPS
  • $243
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • Higher extended ISO
Canon SX600 HS
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
  • $243
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • 60p

Compared to Canon SX280 HS

Nikon S9700
Canon SX280 HS
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More dots on screen
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus
Canon SX600 HS
Canon SX280 HS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Newer
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • GPS

Compared to Sony HX50V

Nikon S9700
Sony HX50V
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $333
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More pixels
Canon SX600 HS
Sony HX50V
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Lighter weight
  • $333
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • GPS

Compared to Canon 340 HS

Nikon S9700
Canon 340 HS
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • GPS
  • $185
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Lighter weight
Canon SX600 HS
Canon 340 HS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life
  • $185
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Sony WX350

Nikon S9700
Sony WX350
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • GPS
  • $243
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Higher extended ISO
Canon SX600 HS
Sony WX350
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer shutter
  • $243
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • 60p
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