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

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Differences

Nikon S9900 advantages over Nikon A900

  • Less expensive
    $279 vs $397
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon A900 advantages over Nikon S9900

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options

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
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 A900
Sony HX50V
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Longer stills battery life

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 A900
Nikon S9700
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Nikon S9900
Panasonic ZS60
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
  • $374
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
Nikon A900
Panasonic ZS60
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $374
  • 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 A900
Sony HX80
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Nikon S9900
Canon SX730 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $369
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon A900
Canon SX730 HS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $369
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
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