• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 30.0x zoom 25mm - 750mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 30.0x zoom 24mm - 720mm (35mm equiv.)

Advantages

Nikon S9700 over Sony HX50V

  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Sony HX50V over Nikon S9700

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • High-res screen
    307k vs 0k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • 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

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Canon SX260 HS

Nikon S9700
Canon SX260 HS
  • $278
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • 24p
Sony HX50V
Canon SX260 HS
  • $334
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 24p
  • Slow-motion videos

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
Sony HX50V
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $334
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots RAW

Compared to Fujifilm F850EXR

Nikon S9700
Fujifilm F850EXR
  • $278
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $300
  • 1/2 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Sony HX50V
Fujifilm F850EXR
  • $334
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $300
  • 1/2 inch

Compared to Panasonic ZS40

Nikon S9700
Panasonic ZS40
  • $278
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
  • $401
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots RAW
Sony HX50V
Panasonic ZS40
  • $334
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Manual focus
  • $401
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon SX700 HS

Nikon S9700
Canon SX700 HS
  • $278
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $301
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Manual focus
Sony HX50V
Canon SX700 HS
  • $334
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $301
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
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