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 landmarks ahead of time.
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 of capable AF modes.
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: 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.
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. We prefer the quality of the images we took with the Canon, but the S9700 does offer options for improving the picture quality in-camera; with that said, we just wish it did that by default, as the SX700 did.
Excerpt: Der er ikke så meget vrøvl med Coolpix S9700. Her får du et kamera, der er kompakt nok til at passe ned i lommen og er nemt at bruge. Uden nogen fiksfakserier. Det har 30x zoom – ligesom de andre – samt Wi-Fi med NFC, programhjul og en separat knap til video-optagelse. Men det er det eneste i testen, der kombinerer GPS med GLONASS. Det betyder mere præcis logning af, hvor billederne er taget, fordi kameraet modtager GPS-signaler fra mange flere satellitter.
Pros: Simpelt i brug og med en smart GPS-funktion, der gør det til et super rejsekamera.
Cons: Skudtakt og autofokus halter bagefter konkurrenterne, og billedkvaliteten er kun middelgod.