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Nikon Coolpix S9700 Digital Camera

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16MP 30x CMOS Feb 2014
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41 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Experts rave about this camera and have given it six awards.

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

Two additional expert review sites endorsed this digital camera. This camera received a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews who decided it was would make a great purchase and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews this compact camera camera has an average expert rating of 74 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

People who bought this camera rated this camera 86% on average.

Good Quality Lens

Some Nikon Coolpix S9700 owners concluded that the Nikon Coolpix S9700 had a good zoom. A. O'loughlin scored this digital camera 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon three years ago “A view finder would be better for sunny days, however the pictures I took are pin sharp and the zoom is amazing” in their review. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 “Best zoom currently out there in convenient-size package” . Amazon Customer also said “Excellent camera with superb zoom”.

Some customers concluded that it had a good lens. Jello Jazzy said three years ago “Really great item with a great lens” . Virginia Plain mentioned in her Nikon Coolpix S9700 review on Amazon “The lens extended fully and made a horrendous noise - like the noise of a piece of card attached to” but despite that she gave the Nikon Coolpix S9700 a score of 20 out of 100. Virginia Plain also said “The lens fully extends as soon as the camera is switched on”.

Several customers reckoned that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Mr. Richard Everitt wrote on Amazon “Power up time is quite good so is the auto focus.” although he rated it 3 stars.

Several Nikon Coolpix S9700 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S9700 agreed that it had a good image stabiliser. Susman scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “The Image stabilisation is pretty good, so when zooming right in on your subjects - shaky hands shouldn't cause any real camera blur”. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com wrote “While we think the SX700 has a better image stabilization system, both cameras take good photos” but in spite of that they gave this digital camera a rating of 3 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Nikon Coolpix S9700 reviewers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Alan Crook wrote two years ago “It takes excellent pictures” in his Nikon Coolpix S9700 review. Three 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 of the Nikon Coolpix S9700. David he said on Amazon in the same month “Image quality is great” in his Nikon Coolpix S9700 review.

Some customers who reviewed it wrote that it had a good image sensor. David mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 on Amazon “It has a CMOS sensor; the type used in DSLRs.- A whopping 30x zoom”.

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce clear pictures. M. Aust rated this digital camera 5 stars and wrote “Mostly I am delighted with the clarity and sharpness of the images” in their Nikon Coolpix S9700 review.

One Nikon Coolpix S9700 reviewer thought this digital camera was good in low light. One Nikon Coolpix S9700 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S9700 had a good picture resolution.

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Good Connectivity

Several customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The wireless feature is effectively a non-starter for many!This camera was bought as a gift for me from Amazon” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 yet they rated it 1 stars. Susman wrote in their review “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” . Expert review site Pcmag.com rated it 80 out of 100 and said in their Nikon Coolpix S9700 review three years ago “The Nikon Coolpix S9700 camera packs a 30x zoom lens into a compact body with Wi-Fi”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix S9700 owners thought the product had gps. Nick wrote two years ago “GPS is quick to pick up” in his review but he only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Some Nikon Coolpix S9700 reviewers considered that the Nikon Coolpix S9700 was good in terms of HDMI connections. David rated it 4 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Has a HDMI plug in (along with the usual USB as well).- Got a brand new one off ebay for” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700.

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Good Size

Several Nikon Coolpix S9700 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Two years ago Barnacle Bill mentioned “I recommend it to anyone looking for a very good, very versatile compact camera”. Chris wrote on Amazon “It succeeded, only compact camera I have ever owned which let me use bit like an slr, bit more fiddly”. Chris also mentioned “You could not ask for more or get better I believe from a compact camera”.

A few customers reckoned that the product was easy to carry around. James Craig said in his review on Amazon “Easy to carry and plenty of features”. Mr. L. A. Remon said on Amazon “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” and scored the product 5 stars.

Several people who purchased the product thought it was a good body shape. Three years ago The Bookworm mentioned “I have always owned Nikon camera's since they came with a metal body and film” in their review. In the same month expert website Expertreviews.co.uk gave it a score of 5 stars and said “The camera is off to a strong start thanks to a stylish body and an impressive list of features including Wi-Fi, GPS” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700.

A few customers who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S9700 concluded that it was thin. One person wrote in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Steve said in his review “Love the camera, so easy to use, ideal for a beginner and not too heavy”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Nikon Coolpix S9700 owners who bought it concluded that it was good quality. Alan P mentioned in his review “Good quality pics” . Three years ago Amazon Customer said “Love this Camera, Great Quality, Great Photo's” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700. Chris mentioned also three years ago “Sharp auto focus and brilliant picture quality”.

Good Technical Features

Several customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S9700 concluded that it had good features. Brenton Miller rated the Nikon Coolpix S9700 5 stars and he said in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 “Cool camera with amazing features!”. Itinerant mentioned in their review on Amazon “Very nice compact camera with good features including a simple point”. J said on Amazon three years ago “Good camera the GPS and wireless are features you didnt know you would use until you have them” in their review of this digital camera.

Easy to Use

Seventeen people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. A. O'loughlin mentioned on Amazon “It is so handy to have it fit in my pocket, still on a learning curve with it”. Three years ago Dab said “It's light, small, fits easily into a handbag and a joy to use!” in their review of this digital camera. David said on Amazon “Easy to use interface Things that put me off (so far”.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S9700 was comfortable and easy to hold. Three years ago Mr. Richard Everitt said on Amazon “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 in their Nikon Coolpix S9700 review on Amazon two years ago “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” and scored it very highly.

Two Nikon Coolpix S9700 owners who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use the menus. Northern Snapper rated it as excellent and mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Superb lowlight settings” in their Nikon Coolpix S9700 review. In the same month Susman mentioned on Amazon “The navigation menu has a range of settings and functions for casual users” in their review.

One person who bought it thought it was easy to setup. Michelle Kitchen wrote “Awesome product produces good quality pictures and very simple to set up and use in all sorts of situations! Great!” in her review.

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Nice Design

Some customers who reviewed it wrote that it was good looking. David gave it a rating of 4 stars and he mentioned “I find the pop-up flash pretty impressive and easy to bring up/put back” in his review of this digital camera. Paul D Bryden said in his review of this digital camera three years ago “What's good?Picture quality - a good lens - pretty good even at 30x” but even so he gave the product a rating of 2 stars. Robin Perks mentioned in his review in the same month “Reference manual needs to be downloaded as the quick-start manual that comes with it is pretty basic” .

One Nikon Coolpix S9700 owner who bought this digital camera concluded that it was neat. Nigel Fortnam wrote “Great neat camera, so much so that my brother has nicked it !” . One Nikon Coolpix S9700 reviewer said in their reviews that it was a good design. Expert review site Businesstoday.intoday.in wrote in their review “The Nikon S9700 has got a slim body design”.

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Robust

A number of Nikon Coolpix S9700 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was well made. Three years ago Chrissieb wrote on Amazon “Unable to fully assess it as it will be a gift for someone else at Christmas - looks good and solid though”. Also three years ago Robin Perks said in his Nikon Coolpix S9700 review “Excellent build quality”. Steve wrote two years ago “Its well made, controls are plentiful, anti-shake is great” in his review of this digital camera and scored the product 5 stars.

Four people said that the Nikon Coolpix S9700 was strong and durable. David rated it 4 stars and he mentioned in his review on Amazon “Feels sturdy, made of the right materials”. J. Davison mentioned “Frankly disappointing.I use a Nikon SLR which is a magnificent, robust piece of equipment” although they scored the product 20 out of 100. J. Davison also mentioned “Neither is it robust”.

A few Nikon Coolpix S9700 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Brian said in his Nikon Coolpix S9700 review on Amazon “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”.

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was sealed. Alan Dean mentioned in his Nikon Coolpix S9700 review on Amazon “Opening the Sony package it was sealed with their secure sticker”.

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Reasonably Priced

Fourteen people who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Adrian R Evans mentioned “Simpley the best especially for the price”. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 “The app does not work in the latest version of Android 5.0.1!While the camera features of the S9700 are superb for the money” nonetheless they scored it 20 out of 100. Anne Watkinson wrote on Amazon “Sound purchase, good value”.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Mr. Richard Everitt said in his review on Amazon “The feel of the build quality is cheap and not what you would expect from Nikon” but despite that he only scored it 60 out of 100. Steve wrote “Brilliant Quality Camera with an amazing Lens at a bargain price” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Brand

Based on 15,245 expert and user reviews, Nikon has good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras.

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Good Flash

A few Nikon Coolpix S9700 owners who bought the product reckoned that it had a good flash. David wrote in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 on Amazon “The flash easily fills a whole living room, perfect for evening house parties”. Three years ago Geoff said on Amazon “Other reviewers have grumbled about the pop up flash, & I agree it can be irritating”. Geoff also said “It reverts to the default - which is auto flash”.

Good Support

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

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few customers reckoned that the product had a good screen. Three years ago Dab gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “We bought this camera to replace our old digital camera as this has a bigger display and a much longer zoom on it” in their Nikon Coolpix S9700 review. Mbutler said in their review of this digital camera also three years ago “I love the large screen” .

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

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Good Video Capture

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good for video recording. Dark Knight Ltd mentioned three years ago “Video clips are also high quality”. David said in his review of this digital camera 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” and rated it 4 stars.

Good Battery Life

Some customers who reviewed the product thought it had a good battery life. Tim Williams wrote on Amazon “As a result the battery drains quickly” in his review nonetheless he scored the product 2 stars. Virginia Plain wrote on Amazon “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 (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S9700 do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price] which is cheaper; or the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price].

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support wi-Fi and we think a cheaper camera such as the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] are also worth considering.

Other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price].

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The Coolpix S9700 has one of the biggest optical zooms (30 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. The smallest optical zoom of compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix S9700 is 0.17x and the biggest is 63x.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] (50x).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact 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 compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price], and the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price] both from Canon which has better reviews; or the FinePix F770EXR[pl_383572_price], and the FinePix F770EXR[pl_383572_price] both from Fujifilm which is cheaper are also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S9700, the Nikon Coolpix S9700 has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

Other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to consider include the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price].

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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 comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think a cheaper digital camera such as the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] are also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price].

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most frequently found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 16,000,000 pixels, the Coolpix S9700's display resolution (numeric) is one of the highest amongst compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S9700. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S9700 is 1 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 450,000 pixels.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 329 megabytes, the Coolpix S9700 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S9700. The average internal memory of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S9700 is 290MB.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S9700 range from 18mm to 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm. The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (750 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S9700.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. In addition, this Nikon digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200 and 4608 x 2592 and 3456 x 3456. The worst still image resolution of all cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S9700 is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Big Extra/Smart Zoom

The smallest extra/Smart zoom of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.3x, the biggest is 96x, and the average extra/Smart zoom is 27x. The Coolpix S9700 has a fairly big extra/Smart zoom (60 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S9700.

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OLED Display

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has an OLED display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras that are a comparable age 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 best display of all compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S9700 is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This digital camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S9700.

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

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S9700 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 3 and 26,000. The Coolpix S9700 has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) (6,400) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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300 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Coolpix S9700 which takes 300 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Short Battery Recharge Time

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S9700 the battery recharge times range from 1.8h to 3.8h, and the average battery recharge time is 2.7h. The Coolpix S9700 has one of the shorter battery recharge times (only 2.33 hours) amongst cameras of this age.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on cameras of this age and spec.

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12 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Nikon Coolpix S9700 owner who bought the product thought it was not noisy. Ipaduser wrote “The the motor for the zoom lens is jammed making an awful noise” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700.

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 does not support video capability. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S9700 also do not support video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video capability to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] are also worth considering.

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Pricey

We think this camera looks expensive compared to other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The cheapeast camera of this age and type that we found costs £26 and the most expensive costs £293.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix S9700 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price], or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the Coolpix S9700 is not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price]; or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S9700 are not waterproof. The Nikon Coolpix S9700 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon Coolpix S9700 is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modes "Red-eye reduction" is also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Coolpix S9700 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Contrast Detection Auto Focus are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Only Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The Coolpix S9700 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 125, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix S9700 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S9700.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S9700 the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 200. With an ISO sensitivity (min) of 125, the Nikon Coolpix S9700 has one of the bigger ISO sensitivity (min)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S9700 is 1.3, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.7) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S9700

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix S9700.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S9700.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] which is cheaper.

If this Nikon digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel

The Coolpix S9700 has a pretty standard megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

Other 16MP cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (16.3MP and higher rated) or the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price] (20.3MP and cheaper).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S9700.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which has better reviews; or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] (810x).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Coolpix S9700 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think a cheaper camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] or you might consider a better rated camera such as the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price], and the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] are also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth looking at include the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (CCD) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Pre-Flash
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
Camera
GPS (satellite)
Self-Timer Delay
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Self-Timer

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Expert Reviews

(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

Camera Labs

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...

Expert Reviews

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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User Reviews

(112)
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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