Summary: 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 fully auto and scene modes coupled with a choice...
Pros: 30x optical stabilised zoom., 3in 921k dot OLED screen., Built-in Wifi and GPS with map display., Wide range of movie modes.
Cons: No built-in viewfinder., Lacks NFC connectivity. (Newer S9900 has it though)., Settings inacessible in PASM modes., Basic and clunky remote shooting.
Summary: While the Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a few flaws, this model's strong versatility makes it a great travel camera. The 30X optical zoom lens will give you the option of shooting photos over a variety of distances, which can be handy when you're traveling, because you won't know how close you can get to...
Summary: Nikon's new Coolpix S9700 has the makings of an affordable all-around point-and-shoot. While it doesn't have the ultra zoom lenses of the P600 (60x) and the P530 (42x), it still boasts a whopping 30x optical zoom inside its petite shell, good for a 35mm equivalent of 25-750mm.
Pros: 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, Shot-to-shot delays are minimal, Shutter lag is no...
Cons: 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 Wi-Fi capabilities won't receive as good of a va...
Conclusion: With a similar price tag, looks, and specs as the SX700, the S9700 is clearly a direct competitor. While we think the SX700 has a better image stabilization system, both cameras take good photos.
Summary: Outside of some design quibbles, the Nikon Coolpix S9700 puts big zoom power and nice photo quality (snugly) in your pocket.
Pros: 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.
Cons: 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.
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: Packing a 30x zoom lens into a camera that's small enough to slip into a jeans pocket is an amazing achievement. Nikon isn't the only manufacturer to have done this in the last 12 months, though, so the S9700 needs to do even more to stand out.
Summary: ikon 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 control options and integrated GPS and Wi-Fi.
Pros: Impressive zoom, detailed images, color reproduction, inbuilt GPS and Wi-Fi, manual controls
Cons: Wi-Fi could be more functional, tripod position could be better
Summary: 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 inclined to agree.