Nikon Coolpix S9900 vs Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ

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Nikon Coolpix S9900
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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Vastly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an optical zoom of 30x, however the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is only an 8.3x optical zoom digital camera (21.7x smaller). 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.

PictBridge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 supports PictBridge, however the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ does not support PictBridge.
GPS Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a GPS, however the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ does not have a GPS. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (20.2MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

88% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is a 33x digital zoom digital camera. That's 29x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (33x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 19,200 higher than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (25,600).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (100).
74% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30s. That's 22s longer than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (30s). Read more

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

Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 307,800 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (1,228,800 pixels).
Fifteen more awards
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ has 20 awards from expert review sites, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 has 5 awards.
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is 87% based on 103 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 78% (based on 16 reviews).
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is 94% based on 215 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 89% (based on 48 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a megapixel count of 16MP, however the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is a 20.2MP digital camera (4.2MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Hugely smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a digital zoom of 4x, but the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is a 33x digital zoom digital camera (29x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

3x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, but the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 higher).
25 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, whereas the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
Three times shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is an 8s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (22s longer). Read more

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

A lot lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, whereas the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (307,800 pixels higher).
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Four months older
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is older than the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ by four months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon Coolpix S9900 has received 5 awards, the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ has received 20 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 only has an average expert rating of 78%, but the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ has an average expert rating of 87% (based on 103 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an average user rating of 89%, but the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ has an average user rating of 94% (based on 215 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
21.7x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is an 8.3x optical zoom digital camera. That's 21.7x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (8.3x). 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.

Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ does not support PictBridge, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9900 supports PictBridge.
Does not have a GPS Edit
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ does not have a GPS, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a GPS. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Awards

5 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
optyczne.pl: Good Buy
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
20 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
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Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Recommended
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Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
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
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
BEST
Total Megapixel Count
16.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
8.3x
Digital Zoom
4x 33x
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
750mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 135 24 - 200
Extra / Smart Zoom
60x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
13/11 14/11
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 62mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
BEST
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 50
 80
 100
 250
 500
 800
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 25600
 8000
 10000
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 50
 80
 100
 250
 500
 800
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 25600
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
125 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
8s 30s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Pre-Flash
 Pre-flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVCHD
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVCHD
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
473MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS
 GPS
BEST
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Custom modes
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Compass
 Electronic compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
EXPEED C2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Twilight
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Twilight
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 770g
Height
66mm 88.1mm
Depth
39.5mm 102.2mm
Width
112mm 129mm
Weight Including Battery
289g
BEST
813g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
EN-EL12 NP-FW50
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Recharge Time
2.3h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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