• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 750.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 128.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S9700 advantages over Panasonic TS6

  • More telephoto lens reach
    750 mm vs 128 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1300 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Panasonic TS6 advantages over Nikon S9700

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 6.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

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
  • 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
  • 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 Panasonic TS5

Nikon S9700
Panasonic TS5
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
Panasonic TS6
Panasonic TS5
  • $298
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch

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
Panasonic TS6
Nikon S9900
  • $298
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach

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
Panasonic TS6
Sony WX500
  • $298
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus TG-870

Nikon S9700
Olympus TG-870
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic TS6
Olympus TG-870
  • $298
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More dots on screen

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
Panasonic TS6
Sony HX80
  • $298
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
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