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16 Megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor
30x optical zoom
3-inch OLED monitor

Wherever you go, your sleek, stylish COOLPIX S9700 is at hand to capture every moment. An impressive 30x optical zoom and 60x Dynamic Fine Zoom take you from wide-open spaces to intimate close-ups in a snap. Even when the light isn’t great, the 16 Megapixel BSI-CMOS image sensor makes sure your images are. After you’ve reviewed your creations on the large OLED monitor, share them instantly with friends.

16 Megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor

Landscapes at dawn, concerts at dusk, the 16 Megapixel Backside illuminated-CMOS sensor takes low-light photography in its stride, giving you rich vibrant images with superb clarity.

16 Megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor

Get closer to perfection

The quality NIKKOR lens in your COOLPIX S9700 features 30x optical zoom and 60x Dynamic Fine Zoom. It lets you switch from wide-angle 25 mm to medium shots and telephoto 750 mm (35mm [135] format) in an instant.

30x optical zoom and 60x Dynamic Fine Zoom

Crystal clear images

With built-in high performance Vibration Reduction, the COOLPIX S9700 makes sure your videos and images look great, whether you’re zooming in or on the move.

Vibration Reduction and Motion blur reduction

Enjoy a sharper view

The anti-reflective 7.5 cm (3-inch) 921k-dot OLED (organic light emitting diode) monitor shows your images and videos in all their glory. It includes a 5-level brightness adjustment to suit your needs, while Nikon’s advanced technology brings you superior contrasts, truer blacks and vivid colours.

7.5 cm (3-inch) 921k-dot OLED monitor

Full (1080p) HD video recording

Low light is never a problem for the COOLPIX S9700. Capture all the action indoors and out in Full (1080p) HD and play it back along with superb stereo sound.

Full (1080p) HD video recording

Creativity is in your hands

For optimal exposure, leave the shutter speed and aperture to your COOLPIX S9700 or adjust one or both yourself. With a choice of P (Programmed Auto), S (Shutter-Priority Auto), A (Aperture-Priority Auto) or M (Manual) modes, you can easily take control for the result you want.

Four exposure modes

Built-in GPS, World map and Electronic compass

Wherever you go, your COOLPIX S9700 keeps track. Its built-in GPS and World map, pre-populated with approximately 1.86 million points of interest, makes it easy to see which landmarks are nearby. An Electronic compass shows your camera’s orientation and stores your locations for future reference.

Built-in GPS, World map and Electronic compass

Shoot in style

Dynamic lines, slim profile and smart design make the COOLPIX S9700 a stylish accessory. Its power-packed performance weighs in at just 232 g, so you can easily carry it in your hand or pocket.

Sylish COOLPIX S9700

Want to share your pictures on the go?

Built-in Wi-Fi for easily sharing your shots anytime, anywhere

By using the built-in Wi-Fi, you can transmit images from the COOLPIX S9700 to a Wi-Fi equipped smart device# such as a smartphone or tablet, and share your images to social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter.

You can also shoot through your mobile device using the Live view function## of the COOLPIX S9700, together with the use of the built-in Wi-Fi functionality.

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Nikon Instant photo sharing

31x Quick effects and 26x Special effects

An array of stunning effects lets you experiment with different looks while shooting and filming. Preview 31x different Quick effects as you capture stills and give them a unique expression. Or choose set exposures and colour looks from 26x Special effects, for videos personalised your way.



16 Megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor | 22x optical zoom | 3″ LCD monitor | Full (1080p) HD video recording | Quick effects and Special Effects | Instant Photo Sharing (Built-in)

A 16 Megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor brings images to life on the big 7.5 cm (3-inch) LCD monitor. Add your choice of Quick effects and Special effects to stills or footage shot in Full (1080p) HD video, as 22x optical zoom and 44x Dynamic Fine Zoom bring you closer to the action. Then show off your creativity with built-in Instant Photo Sharing. In a choice of black, white or bold red, the COOLPIX S9600 perfectly combines form and function.

# Dedicated application is required. The application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store (free). Compatible OSs: Android 2.3 series (smartphone); Android 3.X series (tablet).
## Live view function is not compatible when shooting video remotely with the smart device.

Tech Specs

Type Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels 16.0 million
Image sensor 1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.79 million total pixels
Lens NIKKOR lens with 30x optical zoom
Focal length 4.5-135 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-750 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/-number f/3.7-6.4
Construction 13 elements in 11 groups (3 ED lens elements)
Digital zoom magnification Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3000 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction Combination of lens shift and electronic VR
Motion blur reduction Motion detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF
Focus range (measured from center of front surface of lens) [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 2.0 m (6 ft 7 in.) to infinity
Macro mode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) to infinity (wide-angle position)
(All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Focus-area selection Face priority, manual with 99 focus areas, center, subject tracking, target finding AF
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle OLED monitor with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting) Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 329 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system DCF, Exif 2.3 and DPOF compliant
File formats Still pictures: JPEG
Sound files (voice memo): WAV
Movies: MOV (video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: LPCM stereo)
Image size (pixels) 16M [4608 x 3456]
8M [3264 x 2448]
4M [2272 x 1704]
2M [1600 x 1200]
VGA [640 x 480]
16:9 12M [4608 x 2592]
1:1 [3456 x 3456]
Shooting Modes Auto, Scene (Scene auto selector, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Easy panorama, Pet portrait), Smart portrait, Special effects, P, S, A, M
Continuous Shooting Single (default setting), Continuous H (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 6.9 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is about 5), Continuous L (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 2.2 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is about 36), Pre-shooting cache (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 20 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 25, including a maximum of 5 frames captured in the pre-shooting cache), Continuous H:120 fps (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 120 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 50), Continuous H:60 fps (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 60 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 25), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
Movie 1080/30p (default setting): 1920 x 1080 (High)/16:9, 1080/25p (default setting): 1920 x 1080 (High)/16:9, 1080/60i: 1920 x 1080/16:9, 1080/50i: 1920 x 1080/16:9, 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9, 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9, iFrame 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9, iFrame 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9, 480/30p: 640 x 480/4:3, 480/25p: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 240/8x: 320 x 240/4:3, HS 480/4x: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 720/2x: 1280 x 720/16:9, HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 x 1080/16:9
ISO sensitivity (standard output sensitivity) ISO 125-1600
ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using P, S, A, or M mode)
Exposure metering mode Matrix, center-weighted, spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Exposure control Programmed auto exposure with flexible program, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, and exposure compensation (-2.0 – +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/2000-1 s
1/2000-8 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at ISO 125 or 200 in S, A *, or M mode)
1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting)
* When the aperture value is f/5.6 – 8 at the wide-angle position
Aperture Electronically-controlled 3-blade iris diaphragm
Range 14 steps of 1/6 EV (W) (A, M mode)
Self-timer Can be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Flash range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.5-6.0 m (1 ft 8 in.-19 ft)
[T]: 1.5-3.5 m (5-11 ft)
Flash control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Protocol MTP, PTP
HDMI output Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminal Micro-USB connector, HDMI micro connector (Type D) (HDMI output)
WiFi (Wireless LAN) Standards IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol)
ARIB STD-T66 (standard for low power data communication systems)
Communications protocols IEEE 802.11b: DBPSK/DQPSK/CCK
IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
IEEE 802.11n: OFDM
Range (line of sight) Approx. 30 m (32 yd)
Operating frequency 2412 – 2462 MHz (1 – 11 channels)
Data rates (actual measured values) IEEE 802.11b: 5 Mbps IEEE 802.11g: 15 Mbps IEEE 802.11n: 15 Mbps
Security OPEN/WPA2
Access protocols CSMA/CA
Electronic compass 16 cardinal points (position correction using 3-axis acceleration sensor, automatic correction for the deviated angle, and automatic offset adjustment)
Location data GPS / Receiving frequency: 1575.42 MHz, Geodetic system: WGS 84
GLONASS / Receiving frequency: 1598.0625 MHz – 1605.3750 MHz, Geodetic system: WGS 84
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included)
AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Charging time Approx. 2 h 20 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-71P and when no charge remains)
Battery life (Still pictures) *1 Approx. 300 shots when using EN-EL12
Movies (actual battery life for recording) *2 Approx. 1 h 5 min when using EN-EL12
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 109.6 x 63.5 x 34.5 mm (4.4 x 2.5 x 1.4 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 232 g (8.2 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Temperature 0°C – 40°C (32°F – 104°F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Camera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12, Charging AC Adapter EH-71P, USB Cable UC-E21
Optional accessories Battery Charger MH-65, AC Adapter EH-62F
note Unless otherwise stated, all figures assume a fully-charged battery and an ambient temperature of 23 ±3°C (73.4 ±5.4°F) as specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA).*1 Battery life may vary depending on conditions of use, such as the interval between shots or the length of time that menus and images are displayed.
*2 Individual movie files cannot exceed 4 GB in size or 29 minutes in length. Recording may end before this limit is reached if camera temperature becomes elevated.

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