Nikon Coolpix S9700 travel zoom packs in 30x lens
A few days before I had the chance to borrow Nikon Coolpix S9700 from my friend and taken over, 100 pictures a few in just about every. Mode in the manual. The pictures are, Christal clear sharp and great color.
It’s easy to take a clear picture at 30x zoom. the GPS and digital compass along with the built in maps make it easy to see where you took the picture and even what direction you were facing.I have a Canon 550D with access to pretty much any lens you can think of, but I need a point and shoot for when I don’t have my kit on me. The things that drew me towards this camera and model than any other. It has a CMOS sensor; the type used in DSLRs. A whopping 30x zoom and large backlit OLED viewing screen. A shame there is no optical viewing, only digital through the screen.
Body type: Compact
Max resolution: 4608 x 3456
Effective pixels: 16 megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type: BSI-CMOS
Focal length (equiv.): 25–750 mm
Optical zoom: 30×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size: 3″
Screen dots: 921,000
Min shutter speed: 8 sec
Max shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
VDO Format: MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types: SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB: USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight: 232 g (0.51 lb / 8.18 oz) (inc. batteries)
Dimensions: 110 x 64 x 35 mm (4.33 x 2.52 x 1.38″)
Photos and Full HD 1080p vdi are composed with the aid of the rear display. It’s not a touchscreen, but it is OLED, giving you an almost life like window to compose your shots through. On screen menus are easy to navigate. There’s more here to get to grips with than on the average point-and- shoot, though, with a full complement of program, shutter priority, aperture priority and manual shooting modes, matching or bettering the others for creative options, including high-contrast monochrome. As I find Nikon images to be a tad unsaturated as a rule, the inclusion of the Vivid mode also proves a bonus.
With GPS that plots pics on an integrated map and Wi-Fi connectivity, this Nikon manages to stand out in a test full of exceedingly competent performers by zooming that extra mile.
Get closer than ever
The Nikon Coolpix S9700 is one of the better compact superzooms out there. The lens covers a huge 30x range, there’s built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, and full manual controls are available. Its images are sharp and it outshines the otherwise similar Canon SX700 HS when pushed to ISO 800. For photographers who want to shoot images without having to worry about post-processing images, the S9700 has a lot to offer.
PROS: Sharp and big lens on a compact body. OLED screen. Good image quality through ISO 800. In-camera image filters. 5.7fps burst capture mode. 30x zoom range. Sharp LCD. GPS. Wi-Fi.
CONS: Pricey. No grip. Small buttons tough to control. Wi-Fi could be more functional. External charger not included.
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