Lytro Illum vs Nikon Coolpix S9700

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Lytro Illum
Nikon Coolpix S9700

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Significantly smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Lytro Illum has a minimum aperture of 2, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9700 is a 3.7 minimum aperture digital camera (1.7 larger).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Lytro Illum is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 45 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (125).
Larger screen size Edit
Lytro Illum is 4"" screen. That's 1" larger than the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (3""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

9 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9700 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 4.4 smaller than the Lytro Illum (6.4).
450mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a maximum focal length of 700mmmm, but the Lytro Illum is only a 250mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (450mm shorter).
20% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9700 is a 25mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 5mm shorter than the Lytro Illum (25mmmm).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9700 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3 higher than the Lytro Illum (6,400).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9700 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 537 pixels higher than the Lytro Illum (921,000 pixels pixels).
708g lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a weight of 232gg, but the Lytro Illum is a 940gg digital camera (708g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Five more awards
The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has 6 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Lytro Illum has 1 award.
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 is 74% based on 27 reviews, however the average rating of the Lytro Illum is 68% (based on 39 reviews).
A bit better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 is 86% based on 112 reviews, however the average rating of the Lytro Illum is 85% (based on 8 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
4.4 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 2 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 4.4 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (6.4).
2x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Lytro Illum has a maximum focal length of 250mmmm, however the Nikon Coolpix S9700 is a 700mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (450mm longer).
5mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 30mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 5mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (25mmmm).
3 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3 lower than the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (6,400).
537 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 384,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 537 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (921,000 pixels pixels).
708g heavier Edit
The Lytro Illum has a weight of 940gg, however the Nikon Coolpix S9700 is a 232gg digital camera (708g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Five less awards
The Lytro Illum has only received 1 award, but the Nikon Coolpix S9700 has received 6 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The average expert rating of the Lytro Illum is only 68%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 is 74% (based on 27 reviews).
User review Rating is a bit Worse
The average user rating of the Lytro Illum is 85%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 is 86% (based on 112 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
A lot larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a minimum aperture of 3.7, however the Lytro Illum is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera (1.7 smaller).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9700 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 45 bigger than the Lytro Illum (125).
34% smaller screen size Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9700 is a 3"" screen digital camera. That's 1" smaller than the Lytro Illum (3""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Older by over one year
The Nikon Coolpix S9700 is 18 months older than the Lytro Illum.

Awards

1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
6 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

17 months Ago 35 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
10.82 x 7.52 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.79MP
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
2 6.4
BEST
Minimum Aperture
2
BEST
3.7
Maximum Focal Length
250mm 700mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
30mm 25mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
9.5 - 77.8 4.5 - 135
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 60x
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 13/11

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
BEST
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞ / 2 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 64
 125
 160
 400
 640
 1600
 6400
 25
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 64
 125
 160
 400
 640
 1600
 6400
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 6,400
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
125
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
32s 8s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - 3.5
Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - 6
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 WAV
 WAV
BEST

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 329MB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
4"
BEST
3"
Display
 OLED
 OLED
BEST
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
384,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Camera File System
 RAW
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Built-In Processor
Snapdragon 800 EXPEED C2
Scene Mode
 3D Photography
 3D Photography
Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 JPN
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 JPN
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
940g 232g
BEST
Height
86mm 63.5mm
Depth
166mm 34.5mm
Width
145mm 109.6mm
Packaging Height
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Depth
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
1kg
BEST
232g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data EN-EL12
Battery Capacity
3,760mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 300 shots
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.33h

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature Range
2450 x 1634 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

System Requirements

Minimum RAM Requirement
4.1GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Lytro Desktop Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB

Technical Details

Relative Aperture (F-Number)
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Housing Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
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