• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 750.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 840.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S9900 advantages over Nikon A1000

  • Less expensive
    $279 vs $477
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos

Nikon A1000 advantages over Nikon S9900

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    10 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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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Compared to Sony HX50V

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
Nikon A1000
Sony HX50V
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Nikon S9700

Nikon S9900
Nikon S9700
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoots 60p video
Nikon A1000
Nikon S9700
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Sony HX80

Nikon S9900
Sony HX80
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon A1000
Sony HX80
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Canon SX740 HS

Nikon S9900
Canon SX740 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Nikon A1000
Canon SX740 HS
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Touchscreen
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus

Compared to Panasonic ZS80

Nikon S9900
Panasonic ZS80
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
Nikon A1000
Panasonic ZS80
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
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