• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 750.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 1365.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S9700 advantages over Canon SX60

  • Less expensive
    $280 vs $449
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    34 mm vs 114 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    232g vs 650g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon SX60 advantages over Nikon S9700

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,365 mm vs 750 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Wider angle lens
    21 mm vs 25 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    19 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • 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 Sony H400

Nikon S9700
Sony H400
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $304
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SX60
Sony H400
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $304
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon P610

Nikon S9700
Nikon P610
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon SX60
Nikon P610
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Nikon S9900

Nikon S9700
Nikon S9900
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon SX60
Nikon S9900
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony WX500

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
Canon SX60
Sony WX500
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony HX80

Nikon S9700
Sony HX80
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon SX60
Sony HX80
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
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