• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 30.0x zoom 25mm - 750mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 22.0x zoom 25mm - 550mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Nikon S9700 over Nikon S9500

  • Lens zoom ratio
    30.0x vs 22.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 614k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Newer
    9 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer shutter
    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

Nikon S9500 over Nikon S9700

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

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic ZS30

Nikon S9700
Panasonic ZS30
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Newer
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer shutter
Nikon S9500
Panasonic ZS30
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Panasonic ZS25

Nikon S9700
Panasonic ZS25
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $209
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter
Nikon S9500
Panasonic ZS25
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $209
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • Higher extended ISO

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
Nikon S9500
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • More dots on screen
  • $243
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • Longer shutter

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
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

Compared to Sony HX50V

Nikon S9700
Sony HX50V
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More pixels
Nikon S9500
Sony HX50V
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life
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