Nikon Coolpix S9700 Review

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The remarkable Nikon Coolpix S9700 uses a improved high-resolution 16 megapixels sensor, with wide dynamic range, ultra sharpness and low noise. The Nikon Coolpix S9700 embody a host of enhancements to enhance performance, features, and autofocus. While subjective, I think the very popular camera body design is modern, stylish and elegant. The most important shooting controls are reasonably large and well placed too, which isn’t always the case on cameras of this size. It fits very nicely in a jacket pocket and can be pulled out in a moments notice for any spur of the moment shots. With the Nikon Coolpix S9700, Nikon has wholly revised the internals, adding the stacked-BSI-CMOS 16 megapixels sensor and 3″ Fixed Type TFT LCD with an anti-reflection coating.

The 16 megapixels images it can capture are among the best in its class, as is the available lens ecosystem. N/a viewfinder coverage allowing you to see more of your image in the stunning None viewfinder. All the information you can see on 3″ display with intuitive user interface. This is a convincing upgrade to the Nikon Coolpix S9700 easy to use 7.0 fps continuous shooting via the use of Fast Priority Continuous mode, which is very useful for. The camera has Multi-Segment metering mode what takes reflectivity information from the entire scene to try to achieve a balanced exposure for the whole scene, which gives the photographer a more precise measurement of the light. Built-in five-axis image stabilisation provides a four-stop safety net when shooting at slower shutter speeds too.

Precise AF detection is critical to sharply render every pixel of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 massive 16 megapixels resolution count. Most notably, when the camera is connected over HDMI, you can set it to automatically crop images into 16:9 ratio, although this will cut the top and bottom off the native 3:2 images. The camera is definitely not the lightest in its class, since it weighs 232g. But it's a professional camera. I get about 300 shots shots per charge, many with the built-in flash, which is excellent. Overall, the ultimate image taking device handles very nicely for such an impressive camera. Don’t forget to let us know in the comment section below, we at Gadgetine always look forward to reading your comments.

Nikon Coolpix S9700 Specs

Here you can find all Nikon Coolpix S9700 specs and params.


ModelNikon Coolpix S9700
Body TypeCompact
Lens Focal Range25-750 mm (30×)
Max ApertureF3.7-6.4

DxO Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Scorenot tested
DxO Color Depthnot tested
DxO Dynamic Rangenot tested
DxO Low Light ISOnot tested


Sensor Resolution16 megapixels
Sensor Size1/2.3"
Sensor TypeBSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area28.07mm2
Max Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Min Native ISO125
Max Native ISO6,400
RAW Supportfalse


Lens Mountfixed lens
Manual Focusfalse
Macro Focus Range1cm


Viewfinder Coveragen/a
Viewfinder Resolutionno electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Magnificationn/a


Display TypeFixed Type
Display TechnologyTFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
Display Size3″
Display Resolution921k dots
Live Viewtrue
Touch Screenfalse

Photography Features

Min Shutter Speed8s
Max Shutter Speed1/2000s
Continuous Shooting7.0 fps
Shutter Prioritytrue
Aperture Prioritytrue
Manual Exposure Modetrue
Exposure CompensationYes
Custom White Balancetrue
Image Stabilizationtrue
Built-in Flashtrue
External Flashfalse
Flash Range6.00 m
Flash ModesTTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
WB Bracketingfalse
AE Bracketingfalse

Exposure Modes

Center Weightedtrue


Touch Autofocusfalse
Continuous Autofocusfalse
Single Autofocustrue
Tracking Autofocustrue
Selective Autofocustrue
Center Autofocustrue
Multi Area Focusfalse
Live View Focusfalse
Face Detection Autofocustrue
Contrast Autofocustrue
Phase Detection Autofocusfalse
Number of Autofocus Points99
Number of Cross Focus PointsUnknown

Video Features

Video Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30/25p, 60/50i) 1280 x 720 (60/50/30/25/15/12.5p) 960 x 540 (30/25p) 640 x 480 (120/30/25p) 320 x 240 (240p)
Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Video FormatsMPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Infalse
Headphone Outfalse


WiFi ConnectivityBuilt-In
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Outtrue


Camera Weight232g
Body Dimensions110 x 64 x 35mm
Environmental Sealingfalse
Water Prooffalse
Dust Prooffalse
Shock Prooffalse
Crush Prooffalse
Freeze Prooffalse
Battery ModelEN-EL12
Battery Life300 shots
Battery TypeBattery Pack

Other Features

Self TimerYes
Storage TypeSD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots1
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