Nikon Coolpix S9700 Review

Overall Score

45

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 25-750 mm (30x) F3.7-6.4 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 7 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 110 x 64 x 35 mm, 232g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Coolpix S9500
  • Replaced by: Coolpix S9900

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Nikon Coolpix S9700 Overview


First introduced in February, 2014, Nikon Coolpix S9700 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon S9500 with Coolpix S9700. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon S9700 with Nikon S9500

Nikon replaced Coolpix S9700 with Nikon S9900. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon S9700 with Nikon S9900


Nikon S9700 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Nikon Coolpix S9700

Sensor resolution of Nikon S9700 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Nikon S9700 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Nikon S9700 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon Coolpix S9900 Nikon S9900 2015 16MP 100 - 6400 289g 112 x 66 x 40mm
Nikon Coolpix S9700 Nikon S9700 2014 16MP 125 - 6400 232g 110 x 64 x 35mm
Nikon Coolpix S9500 Nikon S9500 2013 18MP 125 - 1600 205g 110 x 60 x 31mm
Nikon Coolpix S9300 Nikon S9300 2012 16MP 125 - 3200 215g 109 x 62 x 31mm
Nikon Coolpix S9100 Nikon S9100 2011 12MP 160 - 3200 214g 105 x 62 x 35mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon S9700


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Coolpix S9700 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
7.0 fps Continuous Shooting
99 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
921k dots Screen Resolution
Manual Exposure Mode
6.4 Lens at Tele
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.7
Low Battery Life: 300 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.4
Type Scores

Nikon Coolpix S9700 has an Overall Score of 45/100 and ranked #268 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #616 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Nikon S9700 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
50
Value for money score
62
Portability score
94
Overall score
45
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
24
Features Score
50
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Nikon S9700


Nikon Coolpix S9700 weighs 232g and has external dimensions of 110 x 64 x 35mm (4.33 x 2.52 x 1.38"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 388g, Nikon S9700 is 156 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon S9700 is less by 3mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon S9700
232g
Average weight
388g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon S9700
35mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Coolpix S9700 with the dimensions:

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Coolpix S9700 Dimensions Coolpix S9700
Nikon Coolpix S9900 Nikon S9900 289 g 232 g 112 x 66 x 40 mm 110 x 64 x 35 mm
Nikon Coolpix S7000 Nikon S7000 165 g 232 g 99 x 60 x 27 mm 110 x 64 x 35 mm
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Canon SX700 HS 269 g 232 g 113 x 66 x 35 mm 110 x 64 x 35 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Sony HX50V 272 g 232 g 108 x 64 x 38 mm 110 x 64 x 35 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 232 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 110 x 64 x 35 mm
Nikon Coolpix S9500 Nikon S9500 205 g 232 g 110 x 60 x 31 mm 110 x 64 x 35 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 Sony WX350 164 g 232 g 96 x 55 x 26 mm 110 x 64 x 35 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Panasonic ZS50 243 g 232 g 111 x 65 x 34 mm 110 x 64 x 35 mm

Specifications of Nikon Coolpix S9700


General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix S9700
Announced February, 2014
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 99
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/8 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 7.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.00
Flash Modes TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 300 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL12
Physical
Weight 232 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 64 x 35 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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