• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 392.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 750.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX210 IS advantages over Nikon S9700

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.1 vs f/3.7
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Nikon S9700 advantages over Canon SX210 IS

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    750 mm vs 392 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Newer
    5 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.9 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung HZ35W

Canon SX210 IS
Samsung HZ35W
  • $262
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less shutter lag
  • More pixels
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 60p video
Nikon S9700
Samsung HZ35W
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon SX230 HS

Canon SX210 IS
Canon SX230 HS
  • $262
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
  • $269
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Shoots 24p video
Nikon S9700
Canon SX230 HS
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $269
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Olympus SZ-10

Canon SX210 IS
Olympus SZ-10
  • $262
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon S9700
Olympus SZ-10
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Nikon S9900

Canon SX210 IS
Nikon S9900
  • $262
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Manual focus
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon S9700
Nikon S9900
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony WX500

Canon SX210 IS
Sony WX500
  • $262
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon S9700
Sony WX500
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
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