• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 750.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 625.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S9700 advantages over Canon SX620 HS

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    750 mm vs 625 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX620 HS advantages over Nikon S9700

  • Less expensive
    $229 vs $280
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.2 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.
  • Newer
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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

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

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic ZS30

Nikon S9700
Panasonic ZS30
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer exposure
Canon SX620 HS
Panasonic ZS30
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • 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 SX620 HS
Nikon S9900
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon S7000

Nikon S9700
Nikon S7000
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
Canon SX620 HS
Nikon S7000
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Faster JPEG shooting

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 SX620 HS
Sony WX500
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony HX80

Nikon S9700
Sony HX80
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon SX620 HS
Sony HX80
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
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