• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 750mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 24mm - 720mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Nikon S9700 over Sony HX50V

  • Newer
    10 months vs 19 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Sony HX50V over Nikon S9700

  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More pixels
    20.4 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer shutter
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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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
Sony HX50V
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • GPS
  • $243
  • 1/2 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots RAW

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
Sony HX50V
Canon SX280 HS
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic ZS40

Nikon S9700
Panasonic ZS40
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
  • $381
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots RAW
Sony HX50V
Panasonic ZS40
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Hot shoe
  • $381
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots RAW

Compared to Panasonic ZS35

Nikon S9700
Panasonic ZS35
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • GPS
  • $225
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer shutter
Sony HX50V
Panasonic ZS35
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • GPS
  • $225
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer

Compared to Canon SX700 HS

Nikon S9700
Canon SX700 HS
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Shoots RAW
Sony HX50V
Canon SX700 HS
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Longer battery life
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • Newer
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