Lytro Illum vs Nikon Coolpix S9700

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Lytro Illum
Nikon Coolpix S9700

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Lytro Illum has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 80. That's 45 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (125).
75% longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Lytro Illum has a slowest camera shutter speed of 32s. That's 24s longer than the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (8s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Two memory slotss Edit
The number of memory slotss on the Lytro Illum is two, but the Nikon Coolpix S9700 only has one memory slots.
Larger display diagonal 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.

8 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9700 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera. That's 22x bigger than the Lytro Illum (30x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9700 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 4.4 smaller than the Lytro Illum (6.4).
500mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix S9700 is 750mm maximum focal length, but the Lytro Illum is only a 250mm maximum focal length digital camera (500mm shorter).
20% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25mm. That's 5mm shorter than the Lytro Illum (25mm).
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400. That's 3,200 higher than the Lytro Illum (6,400).
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

8 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
The Lytro Illum is an 8x optical zoom digital camera. That's 22x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (30x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

4.4 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Lytro Illum is only 2 maximum aperture. That's 4.4 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (6.4).
2x shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Lytro Illum has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 250mm, however the Nikon Coolpix S9700 is a 750mm maximum focal length digital camera (500mm longer).
5mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 30mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 5mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (25mm).
3,200 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 lower than the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (6,400).
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).
6 Reasons Against
Bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Nikon Coolpix S9700 is 125 minimum ISO speed. That's 45 bigger than the Lytro Illum (125).
Shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon Coolpix S9700 is only 8s maximum shutter speed. That's 24s shorter than the Lytro Illum (8s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Only one memory slots Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9700 is a one memory slots digital camera, whereas the Lytro Illum only has two memory slotss.
34% smaller display diagonal 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.

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Older by eight months
The Nikon Coolpix S9700 is eight 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

28 months Ago 36 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
Unknown - Click to provide data 16MP
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
10.82 x 7.52 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.76MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x 30x
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Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
2 6.4
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.7
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
250mm 750mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
30mm 25mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
9.5 - 77.8 4.5 - 135
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 60x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 13/11

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
BEST
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞ / 2 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 64
 125
 160
 400
 640
 1600
 6400
 25
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 64
 125
 160
 400
 640
 1600
 6400
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 6,400
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
125
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
32s
BEST
8s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - 3.5
Flash Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - 6
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
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Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 329MB
Memory Slots
2
BEST
1

Display

Display Diagonal
4"
BEST
3"
Display
 OLED
 OLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16,000,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data EXPEED C2
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
940g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
86mm 63.5mm
Depth
166mm 34.5mm
Width
145mm 109.6mm
Package Height
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Depth
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 232g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data EN-EL12
Battery Capacity
3,760mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
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

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
 RoHS compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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