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

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Differences

Nikon S9700 advantages over Nikon S9900

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options

Nikon S9900 advantages over Nikon S9700

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting 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 an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • 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 Fujifilm F850EXR

Nikon S9700
Fujifilm F850EXR
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $280
  • 1/2 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon S9900
Fujifilm F850EXR
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $280
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Sony HX50V

Nikon S9700
Sony HX50V
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
Nikon S9900
Sony HX50V
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus

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
Nikon S9900
Sony WX500
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Sony HX90V

Nikon S9700
Sony HX90V
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon S9900
Sony HX90V
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony HX80

Nikon S9700
Sony HX80
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS
  • $338
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon S9900
Sony HX80
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $338
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
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