• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 30.0x zoom 25mm - 750mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $322 Average Retail $350 MSRP
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 22.0x zoom 25mm - 550mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $144 Average Retail $350 MSRP

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Advantages

Nikon S9700 over Nikon S9500

  • Lens zoom ratio
    30.0x vs 22.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • High-res screen
    921k vs 614k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Higher boost ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher boost ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Longer shutter
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • 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 Pentax RZ18

Nikon S9700
Pentax RZ18
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $252
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
Nikon S9500
Pentax RZ18
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $252
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus

Compared to Panasonic ZS25

Nikon S9700
Panasonic ZS25
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $255
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter
Nikon S9500
Panasonic ZS25
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $255
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Higher boost ISO
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Fujifilm F900EXR

Nikon S9700
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • GPS
  • $338
  • 1/2 inch
  • Higher boost ISO
Nikon S9500
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • High-res screen
  • $338
  • 1/2 inch
  • Higher boost ISO
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Fujifilm F850EXR

Nikon S9700
Fujifilm F850EXR
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $273
  • 1/2 inch
  • Higher boost ISO
Nikon S9500
Fujifilm F850EXR
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $273
  • 1/2 inch
  • High-res screen
  • Higher boost ISO

Compared to Sony HX50V

Nikon S9700
Sony HX50V
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $384
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon S9500
Sony HX50V
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $384
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
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