• 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.)

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
  • High-res screen
    921k vs 461k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • 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

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm F900EXR

Nikon S9700
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • GPS
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • Higher extended ISO
Canon SX600 HS
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $235
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • 60p

Compared to Fujifilm F850EXR

Nikon S9700
Fujifilm F850EXR
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $300
  • 1/2 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Canon SX600 HS
Fujifilm F850EXR
  • $235
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
  • $300
  • 1/2 inch
  • 60p
  • High-res screen

Compared to Sony HX50V

Nikon S9700
Sony HX50V
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $334
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon SX600 HS
Sony HX50V
  • $235
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • $334
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon 340 HS

Nikon S9700
Canon 340 HS
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • GPS
  • $188
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Lighter weight
Canon SX600 HS
Canon 340 HS
  • $235
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $188
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Sony WX350

Nikon S9700
Sony WX350
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • GPS
  • $278
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Higher extended ISO
Canon SX600 HS
Sony WX350
  • $235
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer shutter
  • $278
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • 60p
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