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Nikon Coolpix S9700

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Nikon Coolpix S9700

£145.00
Nikon Coolpix S9700
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A huge optical zoom and multi award winning compact digital camera, good for everyday photography
Compact 16MP 30x Yes Nov 2014
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Nikon Coolpix S9700 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix S9700 number 145 in best selling cameras and number 156 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
354 Reviews + 6 Awards
85
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Features
Good Features
69
Age
3 Years Old
81
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 81?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 80%, based on 354 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. Praktica 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 2018.
Customers report it is a good size, it is easy to use and it is reasonably priced.
The Coolpix S9700 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Very big optical zoom

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 219 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 227 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 226 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Nikon Coolpix S9700 Video Reviews

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 232g.

Nikon Coolpix S9700 front dimensions
Nikon Coolpix S9700 size in context

Nikon Coolpix S9700 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Six Industry Awards

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

In addition, this Nikon camera received a "Best Buy" award from review website Expert Reviews who concluded it was was very good and the author at website PC Mag gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and concluded it was exceptional.

Average Expert Reviews

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

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Good Owner Reviews

Users have rated this Nikon camera on average 86%. 132 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is a Good Size

13 people wrote in their reviews that the product was compact and two owners mentioned that it was easy to carry around.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

10 owners concluded that the Nikon Coolpix S9700 was easy to use.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Seven people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money.

Nikon Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 40,636 user and expert reviews (including 10,692 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

21 customers who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images.

  • Image quality is great…
    David (Amazon) - June 2014
  • Awesome product produces good quality pictures and very simple to set up…
  • Warning! Please do not buy this camera if what is said under the heading "Instant photo sharing" in its description is of interest to you, unless you have first read details of the Wireless Mobile Utility app…
  • Love this Camera, Great Quality, Great Photo's…
  • Nice compact digital camera easy to use with nice pictures…
  • On the plus side when it is working properly the zoom is fantastic and the picture quality is good…
  • A bit of a struggle to produce a nice, clear image in a shadowy area without the use of flash…
    David (Amazon) - June 2014
  • The slightly disappointing image quality…
    David (Amazon) - June 2014
  • Takes good photos in various lighting…
    Ev (Amazon) - January 2016
  • Quality of pictures was excellent and delivered all it said it would - for the first 18 months…

Users Report Good Technical Features

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S9700 had good features.

Users Report That it is Robust

Three owners agreed that the product was strong and durable and two customers who purchased it reckoned that it was well made.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Three customers concluded that the product was good looking.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

15 owners wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S9700 was good quality.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

17 customers who bought it concluded that it had a good zoom, five owners wrote that it had a good lens and two people who reviewed it thought it had a good autofocus.

Users Report a Good Flash

Six people considered that it had a good flash.

Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £145.00 it is in the cheapest 44% of cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon Coolpix S9700 and the United Kingdom price of £145.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $350.00 (£482.23).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since November 2014.

Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The Nikon Coolpix S9700's sensor megapixels of 16MP is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 57% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Coolpix S9700 of 30x is bigger than 98% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Nikon Coolpix S9700's maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 57% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S9700 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 of 3.7 is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 35% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Coolpix S9700 of 232g is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 56% of all 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 68% of cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Coolpix S9700 supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix S9700 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Shorter Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Coolpix S9700's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 750mm is shorter than 72% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

Cameras have internal memory of between 1MB and 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB. The internal memory of the Coolpix S9700 of 329MB is very big compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 98% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

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

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 3456. That's over five times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Coolpix S9700's digital zoom of 4x is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 42% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Pre-Flash

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Coolpix S9700's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 54% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Coolpix S9700 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Coolpix S9700 has a headphone output. 93% of digital cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix S9700 has a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 62% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The Nikon Coolpix S9700's maximum aperture number of only 6.4 is in the smallest 12% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Coolpix S9700's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 73% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Coolpix S9700 has a self-timer. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Coolpix S9700 features brightness adjustment. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon s9700

Barcodes:

00018208879465, 00018208940233, 00018208940271, 00018208940318, 05054230628522, 05054230628546, 05054230949252, 05055261867362, 08033737553411, 08033737553848, 08033737553855

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