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Nikon Coolpix S9700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 948 reviews of Nikon Coolpix S9700. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and image quality. The zoom and portability also get good comments, whereas there are some negative comments about the connectivity and viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S9700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix S9700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 187 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S9700 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and price. The zoom and usability are also appreciated. There are some negative comments about the control panel and battery.

portability, usability, zoom, price, image quality

flash, durability, reliability, battery, control panel

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix S9700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 414 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S9700 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the performance and zoom. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the memory and viewfinder. Views about the focus and design are different.

usability, image quality, portability, zoom, performance

flash, durability, reliability, viewfinder, memory

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nikon Coolpix S9700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S9700 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Some have doubts about the flash.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nikon S9700 review

 

Lots of great features, high image quality in tricky conditions and a competitive price – the Nikon S9700 is a Best Buy compact

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix S9700 review

 

The desire for longer zoom lenses has supplanted using sensors bursting with megapixels to market point-and-shoots.

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 is a 30x compact zoom that captures nice photos and video; it has very good shooting performance; and it has a full assortment of shooting modes from basic automatic to more creative options including full manual control.

The S9700's flash is poorly located, as are the stereo mics; Wi-Fi features are fairly limited compared with those in competing models; and battery life can be short if you do more than take photos.

Outside of some design quibbles, the Nikon Coolpix S9700 puts big zoom power and nice photo quality (snugly) in your pocket.

May, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon Coolpix S9700

 

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 camera packs a 30x zoom lens into a compact body with Wi-Fi. Its image quality earns Editors' Choice honors.

Sharp lens. Good image quality through ISO 800. In-camera image filters. 5.7fps burst capture mode. 30x zoom range. Sharp LCD. GPS. Wi-Fi.

Pricey. Wi-Fi could be more functional. External charger not included.

The S9700 has an integrated GPS. When enabled it adds geographic coordinates to your photos—many photo sharing sites and workflow applications will recognize that data and display your photos on a map. The GPS locks onto a signal in about 40 seconds,...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Kyle Schurman (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon Coolpix S9700

 

Having a 30x optical zoom lens in a camera that measures only 1.4 inches in thickness makes the Nikon Coolpix S9700 a model well worth considering, as few thin cameras can match such a large telephoto option. The S9700 also works extremely fast with...

Extremely sharp images in most shooting conditions, even at full telephoto setting ; Hybrid Vibration Reduction feature works very well ; Versatile camera with plenty of useful features ; 30x optical zoom lens is impressive in this thin of a camera ;...

Image quality is good, but lags some other models in this price range ; ISO 800 and higher photos will show noise ; Chromatic aberration is noticeable in high contrast photos ; No touch screen or articulated display screen ; Those who won't use GPS and...

Having a 30x optical zoom lens in a camera that measures only 1.4 inches in thickness makes the Nikon Coolpix S9700 a model well worth considering, as few thin cameras can match such a large telephoto option. The S9700 also works extremely fast with...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon Coolpix S9700

 

Nikon S9700 digital camera : The Coolpix S9700 is a high performance compact camera built with sharing in mind, the camera offers 30x optical zoom; so whether you want to capture the band from the back row, or shoot a movie of a distant object, this...

Its back-illuminated 16MP CMOS system allows for sharply detailed photos and the high-definition display offers clear visibility of both menu and images during shooting and playback. Set manual exposure modes (P/S/A/M) and scene modes with the simple...

Jun, 2014

Recommended

Expert review by : Matt Grayson (photographyblog.com)

Nikon Coolpix S9700 Review

 

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 is the top of the range digital compact camera from the Style series. It features a back-illuminated 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, 30x optical zoom, FullHD video and a 921,000 dot screen to watch them on. The amount of tech in this...

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 is – simply put – a joy to use. It's small and pocketable, but still has a ridiculously large zoom lens on it that can deal with any situation. Nikon are touting the S9700 as a perfect photographic travel accessory and we're...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Ashok Pandey (pcquest.com)

Nikon Coolpix S9700 Camera Review

 

Nikon brings the Coolpix S9700 for those who desire for compact yet longer zoom camera. This new member of Nikon family is lightweight and has been crafted beautifully. With the pocket-friendly form factor, it has 30X zoom lens, full manual

Impressive zoom, detailed images, color reproduction, inbuilt GPS and Wi-Fi, manual controls

Wi-Fi could be more functional, tripod position could be better

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.

Jun, 2015

Recommended

Expert review by : Ken McMahon (cameralabs.com)

Nikon S9700 review

 

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 same time, has a shorter 22x zoom, a lower resolution...

30x optical stabilised zoom ; 3in 921k dot OLED screen ; Built-in Wifi and GPS with map display ; Wide range of movie modes

No built-in viewfinder ; Lacks NFC connectivity. (Newer S9900 has it though) ; Settings inacessible in PASM modes ; Basic and clunky remote shooting

The COOLPIX S9700 is a competitively-priced 30x compact superzoom with a great range of features and a useful lens range of 25-750mm. It offers the full range of PASM shooting modes for those who like to take control of exposure plus a good range of...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : darshanvaishnav (nothingwired.com)

Nikon CoolPix S9700 Review : Full In-Depth Hands-On

 

Nikon Coolpix S9700 is one of the Mega zoom camera in the Style category. Nikon has generally reserved the Mega Zoom Cameras for the L and P category like the P600, L830 etc. Introducing a Mega Zoom Camera in the Style category ensures that along with...

The list of pros for the Nikon Coolpix S9700 would definitely include the 30x zoom, the pictures taken at 30x under enough light are amazingly detailed. The vibration reduction too under enough light does its job perfectly, however under low light the...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : TechReviewSource.com (techreviewsource.com)

Nikon CoolPix S9700

 

If you're in want of a long zoom lens in a pocket-friendly form factor, the Nikon Coolpix S9700 is a serious contender for your dollar. The 16-megapixel compact packs a 30x zoom lens, full manual control options, integrated Wi-Fi, and a GPS.

May, 2014

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