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Nikon Coolpix S9700
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Nikon Coolpix S9700 Digital Camera

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16MP 30x CMOS Feb 2014
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44 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Experts in digital cameras love this Nikon camera and have given it six awards.

The writers at Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Digitaltrends.com and Camera Labs all recommend this compact camera digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

An additional two expert review sites both thought that this camera was good. The writer at Expert Reviews gave this Nikon camera a "Best Buy" award and decided it was good and the writer at PC Mag gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and wrote it was fantastic.

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this digital camera is 74 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

Based on 234 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 86%.

Good Quality Lens

A few Nikon Coolpix S9700 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it had a good zoom. A. O'loughlin said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 on Amazon two years ago “A view finder would be better for sunny days, however the pictures I took are pin sharp and the zoom is amazing”. Amazon Customer wrote “Best zoom currently out there in convenient-size package”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Excellent camera with superb zoom”.

Some customers who purchased the product thought it had a good lens. Two years ago Jello Jazzy said on Amazon “Really great item with a great lens” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700. Virginia Plain she said on Amazon “The lens extended fully and made a horrendous noise - like the noise of a piece of card attached to”. Virginia Plain also wrote “The lens fully extends as soon as the camera is switched on”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix S9700 owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Mr. Richard Everitt mentioned “Power up time is quite good so is the auto focus.” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 but despite that he scored the product 3 stars.

A few Nikon Coolpix S9700 owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Susman said on Amazon two years ago “The Image stabilisation is pretty good, so when zooming right in on your subjects - shaky hands shouldn't cause any real camera blur”. Digitaltrends.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 in the same month “While we think the SX700 has a better image stabilization system, both cameras take good photos” .

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Good Quality Pictures

Some customers who bought it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Last year Alan Crook rated the product as excellent and he said in his Nikon Coolpix S9700 review on Amazon “It takes excellent pictures”. Two years ago Dark Knight Ltd mentioned on Amazon “Based on that purchase I would give it 5 stars!Very easy to use - fantastic photo quality - Bridging camera style functions if you want them” in their review. David wrote “Image quality is great”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix S9700 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce clear pictures. M. Aust rated the Nikon Coolpix S9700 as excellent and mentioned in their review “Mostly I am delighted with the clarity and sharpness of the images”.

Two Nikon Coolpix S9700 owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. David scored the product 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “It has a CMOS sensor; the type used in DSLRs.- A whopping 30x zoom” in his review of this digital camera.

One Nikon Coolpix S9700 owner reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. One Nikon Coolpix S9700 owner who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S9700 considered that it was good in low light.

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Good Size

Several customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Barnacle Bill said on Amazon “I recommend it to anyone looking for a very good, very versatile compact camera” in their review. Chris said in his review two years ago “It succeeded, only compact camera I have ever owned which let me use bit like an slr, bit more fiddly” and rated the product 4 stars. Chris also mentioned “You could not ask for more or get better I believe from a compact camera”.

Some customers reckoned that this digital camera was a good body shape. The Bookworm said “I have always owned Nikon camera's since they came with a metal body and film”. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 on expert website Expert Reviews “The camera is off to a strong start thanks to a stylish body and an impressive list of features including Wi-Fi, GPS”.

Two Nikon Coolpix S9700 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around. James Craig said two years ago “Easy to carry and plenty of features”. Mr. L. A. Remon mentioned “I took this on holiday this year as its very easy to carry, looking at the photos on return just as good as the DSLR” in their review of this digital camera.

Several people who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S9700 agreed that it was thin. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. In October last year Steve wrote on Amazon “Love the camera, so easy to use, ideal for a beginner and not too heavy” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700.

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Good Connectivity

A number of customers who bought the product reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer wrote “The wireless feature is effectively a non-starter for many!This camera was bought as a gift for me from Amazon” in their review. Susman mentioned two years ago “This particular model has built in Wi-Fi, so the user is able to transfer images to your iOS or Android phone using the Wireless Mobile Utility app”. Pcmag.com wrote also two years ago “The Nikon Coolpix S9700 camera packs a 30x zoom lens into a compact body with Wi-Fi” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars.

A few customers reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix S9700 had gps. Nick mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 “GPS is quick to pick up”.

Several customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S9700 concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. David mentioned in his review on Amazon “Has a HDMI plug in (along with the usual USB as well).- Got a brand new one off ebay for” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

A few people who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use. A. O'loughlin mentioned “It is so handy to have it fit in my pocket, still on a learning curve with it”. Dab scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “It's light, small, fits easily into a handbag and a joy to use!” in their Nikon Coolpix S9700 review. Two years ago David wrote in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 “Easy to use interface Things that put me off (so far”.

Several Nikon Coolpix S9700 owners concluded that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Mr. Richard Everitt wrote “The 30x zoom may sound appealing; but; trying to hold the camera steady enough to capture what you think you are pointing at is more by good luck than judgement”. Wayne Mccormick mentioned on Amazon “One slightly annoying thing it can be a little awkward to hold, as the most comfortable position puts one hand on top of the flash”.

A number of people who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. Northern Snapper gave it an excellent review score and mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix S9700 review “Superb lowlight settings”. Two years ago Susman wrote on Amazon “The navigation menu has a range of settings and functions for casual users” in their Nikon Coolpix S9700 review.

One Nikon Coolpix S9700 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S9700 was easy to setup. Two years ago Michelle Kitchen said on Amazon “Awesome product produces good quality pictures and very simple to set up and use in all sorts of situations! Great!”.

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Good Technical Features

Seven people agreed that it had good features. Brenton Miller wrote “Cool camera with amazing features!”. Itinerant mentioned “Very nice compact camera with good features including a simple point” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700. J wrote on Amazon “Good camera the GPS and wireless are features you didnt know you would use until you have them” in their review.

Robust

Several people who purchased the product concluded that it was well made. Chrissieb mentioned two years ago “Unable to fully assess it as it will be a gift for someone else at Christmas - looks good and solid though” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Robin Perks said in his review “Excellent build quality”. In October last year Steve said in his review of this digital camera “Its well made, controls are plentiful, anti-shake is great” and rated it as excellent.

A few Nikon Coolpix S9700 owners agreed that it was strong and durable. David scored the product 4 stars and he said on Amazon “Feels sturdy, made of the right materials” in his review of this digital camera. J. Davison wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 “Frankly disappointing.I use a Nikon SLR which is a magnificent, robust piece of equipment” . J. Davison also mentioned “Neither is it robust”.

A few Nikon Coolpix S9700 owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. One Nikon Coolpix S9700 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was sealed. Alan Dean mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 on Amazon “Opening the Sony package it was sealed with their secure sticker”.

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Nice Design

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Two years ago Brian mentioned “Felt flimsy and is situated right under where your left index finger naturally holds a camera - as a "family" used item, I could see this getting broken pretty quickly” nonetheless he scored this digital camera 20 out of 100. Also two years ago David he wrote “I find the pop-up flash pretty impressive and easy to bring up/put back”. Also two years ago Paul D Bryden wrote on Amazon “What's good?Picture quality - a good lens - pretty good even at 30x” but despite that he only rated the product 2 stars.

One customer who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S9700 concluded that it was a good design. Businesstoday.intoday.in mentioned “The Nikon S9700 has got a slim body design” in their review. One person who purchased it thought it was neat. Nigel Fortnam mentioned last year “Great neat camera, so much so that my brother has nicked it !”.

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Good Product Quality

Thirty-three customers considered that the product was good quality. Two years ago Alan P gave the Nikon Coolpix S9700 a score of 5 stars and he wrote “Good quality pics” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Love this Camera, Great Quality, Great Photo's” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700. Chris wrote in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 on Amazon “Sharp auto focus and brilliant picture quality”.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Nikon has good average ratings for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Flash

Some Nikon Coolpix S9700 owners concluded that the Nikon Coolpix S9700 had a good flash. David gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he said in his review of this digital camera “The flash easily fills a whole living room, perfect for evening house parties”. Geoff mentioned “Other reviewers have grumbled about the pop up flash, & I agree it can be irritating” . Geoff also mentioned “It reverts to the default - which is auto flash”.

Good Support

A number of people who reviewed the product concluded that it had good technical guidance. Two years ago David wrote in his review “I only shoot in manual mode; it's easy to adjust the aperture”. Pcmag.com said in their review on PC Mag “The 16-megapixel compact packs a 30x zoom lens, full manual control options, integrated Wi-Fi”. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned “A 3inch screen, high speed shooting, full HD video, manual controls, built-in Wi-Fi” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three Nikon Coolpix S9700 owners who purchased it considered that it had a good screen. Dab mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “We bought this camera to replace our old digital camera as this has a bigger display and a much longer zoom on it”. Mbutler rated this digital camera as very good and wrote on Amazon also two years ago “I love the large screen”.

One person who purchased it considered that it had a good viewfinder.

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Good Video Capture

Some Nikon Coolpix S9700 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was good for video recording. Dark Knight Ltd said two years ago “Video clips are also high quality” in their Nikon Coolpix S9700 review however despite that they only rated the product 20 out of 100. Also two years ago David mentioned in his review on Amazon “Would've been better if you could swivel the flash so you can bounce it off walls (Just me being picky really).- 1080p video recording is easy to start up”.

Good Battery Life

Four people who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good battery life. Tim Williams wrote “As a result the battery drains quickly” nonetheless he scored it 2 stars. In October last year Virginia Plain wrote “I have to leave the camera switched on until the battery wears itself out (luckily, this doesn't take too long!) then re-charge the battery” in her review of this digital camera.

Has a GPS

has a GPS

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S9700 which do not have a GPS, the Coolpix S9700 has a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras with a GPS to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P510, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Sony DSC-HX400V ($448.00) is also worth considering.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity and we think the Samsung GC100 which has better reviews; or the Samsung WB150F which is cheaper are also worth considering.

Other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider include the Sony DSC-HX400V ($448.00).

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Very Big Optical Zoom

When compared to other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the optical zoom of the Coolpix S9700 of 30 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. The optical zooms of cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S9700 range from 2x to 50x.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 30x optical zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-HX400V ($448.00) (50x).

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Coolpix P510, or the Coolpix P510 both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 which has better reviews.

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-HX400V ($448.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix S9700 supports Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P510, and the Sony DSC-RX100 ($397.99) is also worth considering.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-HX400V ($448.00) is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Coolpix S9700 has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Samsung WB150F which is cheaper; or the Nikon Coolpix P510, or the Sony DSC-RX100 ($397.99) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Samsung WB150F which is cheaper; or the Nikon Coolpix P510, and the Sony DSC-RX100 ($397.99) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S9700.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S9700 have internal memory of between 8MB and 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 350MB. With an internal memory of 329 megabytes, the Coolpix S9700 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix S9700.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix S9700 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix S9700. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Fairly Big Extra / Smart Zoom

The Coolpix S9700 has a quite big extra / smart zoom (60 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S9700. Compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S9700 have extra / smart zooms of between 1.3x and 96x.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera also have still image resolutions of 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200 and 4608 x 2592 and 3456 x 3456. Digital cameras of this age and type still image resolutions range from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

Compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S9700 have maximum focal lengths of between 13mm and 1,800mm. When compared to other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S9700 that we have checked, the Coolpix S9700's maximum focal length of 700 millimeters is one of the longest.

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Features Two Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix S9700 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly featured flash mode is Auto, but this flash mode is not featured on this digital camera. The flash modes Flash off and Flash on are also featured on this camera.

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OLED Display

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has an OLED display which is better than the LCD display found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. OLED is a newer technology for displays and has much better colour reproduction, faster response times, wider viewing angles and higher brightness compared to LED displays. The display of all cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S9700 ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Quite High Display Resolution

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix S9700 the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix S9700 has one of the higher display resolutions amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on digital cameras of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S9700.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon Coolpix S9700 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of this spec and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Nikon camera also support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S9700.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Coolpix S9700 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix S9700. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF" are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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300 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Coolpix S9700 is a camera that takes 300 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S9700 take between 30 and 889 shots per battery charge.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Battery Recharge Time

The Coolpix S9700 has a quite short battery recharge time (only 2.33 hours) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S9700. The average battery recharge time of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix S9700 is 2.7h, and the battery recharge times range from 1.8h to 3.8h.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was not noisy. In October last year Ipaduser wrote “The the motor for the zoom lens is jammed making an awful noise”.

Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S9700 support video recording, however the Coolpix S9700 does not support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a video recording and we think the Nikon Coolpix P510 is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix S9700 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S9700 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P510.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The average weight of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S9700 is 170g, and the weights range from 20g to 710g. The Coolpix S9700 is one of the heavier compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S9700 (232 grams) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Samsung WB150F (116.3g) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Coolpix S9700 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is also worth considering.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-RX100 ($397.99) (54x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Nikon Coolpix S9700 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The shooting modes "Manual" and "Movie" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Four ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix S9700 is more than most cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 125, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Coolpix S9700 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Nikon camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of this age and spec.

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Thick

Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have depths of between 13mm and 2,200mm. The Coolpix S9700 is fairly thick (34.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S9700 range from 10 to 800, and the average minimum ISO speed is 96. At 125, the Coolpix S9700 has a very big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S9700.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.9. At 3.7, the Coolpix S9700 has a quite large minimum aperture compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S9700

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Coolpix S9700 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S9700.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60, and the Nikon Coolpix P510 is also worth considering.

If this Nikon camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung GC100 (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Coolpix S9700 has a pretty average megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S9700.

There are a number of other 16MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper cameras such as the Samsung WB150F.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth considering include the Samsung GC100 (16.3MP), or the Sony DSC-RX100 ($397.99) (20.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Coolpix S9700 has a better sensor type than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Nikon camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix P510, or the Sony DSC-RX100 ($397.99) which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth looking at include the Samsung WB150F (CCD and cheaper).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
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(27)
5 June 2015

The Coolpix S9700 is made for people looking for higher zoom in a compact camera. It is an incredible package that covers both basic auto shooting and more creative photography.Nikon brings the...

24 February 2015

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The Nikon COOLPIX S9700 is a compact travel zoom with a 30x optical zoom lens, a 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor and a 3 inch OLED screen with a 921k dot resolution. The COOLPIX S9600, launched at the... Read more…

5 January 2015

Updated as on January 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years. As a result, the... Read more…

25 September 2014

Lots of great features, high image quality in tricky conditions and a competitive price ? the Nikon S9700 is a Best Buy compact...

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Compact cameras are gaining power. Optical zoom is being preferred over the megapixel count and the Nikon S9700 is a perfect example of this. The Nikon S9700 has got a slim body design. It isn't... Read more…

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Reviewed 28 May 2016 by Esther G
(Verified Purchase)

It was a lovely camera while it lasted... but it died 2 years after purchase. At this price this wasn't good enough. Quality of pictures was excellent and delivered all it said it would - for the... Read more…

Reviewed 11 January 2016 by Ev
(Verified Purchase)

Point and shoot capable. Takes good photos in various lighting. The button is sensitive, so it might open in your purse if you do not put it in a case. But then, what sort of weirdo puts an... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Bought to replace my beloved olympus that bit the dust in a Brazilian puddle - this turns out to be an even more amazing compact camera with a zoom to die for. Last weekend I go a close up of a... Read more…

Reviewed 14 August 2015 by Tim Williams | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

We have been very disappointed in this camera. The first one failed within three days of being taken on a holiday of a lifetime. We received a replacement which has failed in exactly the same way... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

I really regret buying this camera. The first camera I received was faulty. When charged and switched on, the lens extended fully and made a horrendous noise - like the noise of a piece of card... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon s9700
Barcodes 00018208879465, 00018208940233, 00018208940271, 00018208940318, 05054230628522, 05054230628546, 05054230949252, 08033737553411, 08033737553848

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