• 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.)

Advantages

Nikon S9700 over Nikon S9500

  • Lens zoom ratio
    30.0x vs 22.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Newer
    8 months vs 20 months 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

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Samsung WB150F

Nikon S9700
Samsung WB150F
  • $278
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 60p
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Longer shutter
Nikon S9500
Samsung WB150F
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 60p
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Fujifilm F900EXR

Nikon S9700
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $278
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • GPS
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon S9500
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Canon SX280 HS

Nikon S9700
Canon SX280 HS
  • $278
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer shutter
Nikon S9500
Canon SX280 HS
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Sony HX50V

Nikon S9700
Sony HX50V
  • $278
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $334
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon S9500
Sony HX50V
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $334
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Nikon L620

Nikon S9700
Nikon L620
  • $278
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon S9500
Nikon L620
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Newer
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