• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 750.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S810c advantages over Nikon S9900

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Thinner
    27 mm vs 39 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Lighter weight
    216g vs 289g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    410k vs 230k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Nikon S9900 advantages over Nikon S810c

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    750 mm vs 300 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    5 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    Both provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S8200

Nikon S810c
Nikon S8200
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Nikon S9900
Nikon S8200
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony H90

Nikon S810c
Sony H90
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon S9900
Sony H90
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Nikon L610

Nikon S810c
Nikon L610
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon S9900
Nikon L610
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Nikon S9700

Nikon S810c
Nikon S9700
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • External Mic Jack
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 60p video
Nikon S9900
Nikon S9700
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Sony HX80

Nikon S810c
Sony HX80
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon S9900
Sony HX80
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
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