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Nikon Coolpix S9700

£282.13
Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
A multi award winning compact camera, great for wildlife photography
Compact 16MP 30x Yes Nov 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon Coolpix S9700 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix S9700 number 209 across all digital cameras.
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255 Reviews + 6 Awards
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Average Features
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2 Years Old
Overall Score
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Good

Why Has it Scored 63?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 80%, based on 255 reviews. This digital camera has received six awards including a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus three other sites and a "Best Buy" from Expert Reviews. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, is a good size and is easy to use.
The Coolpix S9700 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite big optical zoom
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Very small digital zoom

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 136 in wildlife photography cameras. However good for sports photography, ranking number 160 in sports photography cameras as well being good for landscape photography, ranking number 114 in landscape photography cameras.
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How Big is the Nikon Coolpix S9700?

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 is 109.6mm wide and 63.5mm tall. It is 34.5mm deep and weighs g.

Nikon Coolpix S9700 front dimensions

Nikon Coolpix S9700 size in context

Nikon Coolpix S9700 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

The experts at four expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this camera. This Nikon digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine and it received a "Recommended Product" award from Digitaltrends.com.

Two more expert review sites both endorsed this Nikon camera. This camera received a "Best Buy" award from website Expert Reviews who concluded it was was very good and it received a PC Mag "Editor's Choice" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 21 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 74 out of 100.

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Good Owner Reviews

Based on 234 owner reviews this Nikon camera has an average owner rating of 86 out of 100. Over 83% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Seven people said in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Users Report it is a Good Size

12 customers considered that it was compact.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Nine owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

Nikon Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 30,771 expert and user reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

21 owners considered that it was able to produce good images.

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Three customers who bought the product considered that it had good features.

Customers Report it is Robust

Three people who bought it considered that it was strong and durable and two owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was well made.

Users Report Nice Design

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was good looking.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

15 people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

15 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good zoom, five people said that the product had a good lens and two owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus.


Value For Money

Average Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £282.13 it is cheaper than 54% of cameras.


Features

Average Megapixels

The Coolpix S9700's sensor megapixels of 16MP is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 of 30x is fairly big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 15% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S9700 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 of 3.7 is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Coolpix S9700 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of cameras.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix S9700 has a pre-flash, unlike 95% of digital cameras which do not have a pre-flash.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Coolpix S9700 supports Full HD video. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. 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.

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Has a Microphone in

The Coolpix S9700 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Coolpix S9700 of 750mm is in the longest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 2592|3456 x 3456|3264 x 2448|2272 x 1704|1600 x 1200|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Coolpix S9700 of only 4x is in the smallest 17% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Digital cameras have internal memory of between 1MB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 390MB. The internal memory of the Coolpix S9700 of 329MB is in the biggest 7% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a GPS (satellite). 90% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very High Display Resolution

Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Coolpix S9700 of 16,000,000 pixels is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Coolpix S9700 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Coolpix S9700 has a headphone output, which is unusual. 94% of digital cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 features brightness adjustment, unlike 79% of digital cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Coolpix S9700 of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Nikon digital camera was released in November 2014.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208879465, 00018208940233, 00018208940271, 00018208940318, 05054230628522, 05054230628546, 05054230949252, 08033737553411, 08033737553855

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