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Fujifilm S9900w vs Nikon S9700

Portability
61
Imaging
41
Features
51
Overall
45
Fujifilm S9900w front
 
Nikon Coolpix S9700 front
Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
48
Overall
43

Fujifilm S9900w vs Nikon S9700 Key Specs

Fujifilm S9900w
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Launched January 2015
Nikon S9700
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-750mm (F3.7-6.4) lens
  • 232g - 110 x 64 x 35mm
  • Announced February 2014
  • Succeeded the Nikon S9500
  • Later Model is Nikon S9900
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Fujifilm S9900w vs Nikon S9700 Overview

Here is a extensive overview of the Fujifilm S9900w versus Nikon S9700, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by manufacturers FujiFilm and Nikon. The image resolution of the Fujifilm S9900w (16MP) and the S9700 (16MP) is pretty similar and they come with the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S9900w was launched 12 months later than the S9700 so they are both of a similar generation. Each of the cameras offer different body type with the Fujifilm S9900w being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Nikon S9700 being a Compact camera.

Before delving straight into a comprehensive comparison, below is a short summation of how the Fujifilm S9900w grades vs the S9700 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S9900w over the Nikon S9700

 Fujifilm S9900w S9700 
AnnouncedJanuary 2015February 2014Fresher by 12 months
Manual focus Very accurate focusing
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Nikon S9700 over the Fujifilm S9900w

 S9700 Fujifilm S9900w 
Screen resolution921k460kClearer screen (+461k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm S9900w and Nikon S9700

 Fujifilm S9900w S9700 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen dimensions
Touch screen Neither contains Touch screen

Fujifilm S9900w vs Nikon S9700 Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry your camera often, you will need to factor its weight and volume. The Fujifilm S9900w has got outside dimensions of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") with a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs) and the Nikon S9700 has sizing of 110mm x 64mm x 35mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.4") with a weight of 232 grams (0.51 lbs).

Contrast the Fujifilm S9900w versus Nikon S9700 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are utilising at that time. Underneath is the front view measurement comparison of the Fujifilm S9900w and the S9700.

Fujifilm S9900w vs Nikon S9700 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm S9900w and S9700 is 61 and 90 respectively.

Fujifilm S9900w vs Nikon S9700 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S9900w vs Nikon S9700 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be tough to picture the difference between sensor sizing just by reading technical specs. The photograph here might provide you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm S9900w and S9700.

As you have seen, both cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing and the exact same resolution so you should expect similar quality of photos though you really should factor the production date of the products into consideration. The fresher Fujifilm S9900w should have a benefit in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm S9900w vs Nikon S9700 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S9900w vs Nikon S9700 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S9900w vs Nikon S9700 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S9900w as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon S9700 as a Portrait photography camera
44
you can focus manually
good megapixels (16MP)
comes with face detect focus
no external flash support
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
37
MP count decent (16MP)
comes with face detection focus
manual focus not available
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S9900w as a Street photography camera
Nikon S9700 as a Street photography camera
41
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
more heavy than competition in class (670 grams)
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (232 grams)
screen does not articulate
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm S9900w
Sports photography with Nikon S9700
53
long zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
comes with tracking focus
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
53
amazing zoom range (25-750mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S9900w Travel photography highlights
Nikon S9700 Travel photography highlights
61
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
screen is selfie friendly
fairly wide (24mm)
great zoom (1200mm)
more heavy than competition in class (670 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
69
lighter than competition (232g)
MP count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
pretty wide (25mm)
long zoom (750mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.7)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm S9900w
Landscape photography with Nikon S9700
50
you can focus manually
fairly wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
45
pretty wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.7)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S9900w Vlogging advice
Nikon S9700 Vlogging advice
57
fairly wide (24mm)
screen is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
no microphone jack
more heavy than competition in class (670 grams)
34
pretty wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition (232g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.7)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
doesn't have external microphone socket
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Fujifilm S9900w vs Nikon S9700 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S9900w and Nikon S9700
 Fujifilm S9900wNikon Coolpix S9700
General Information
Company FujiFilm Nikon
Model Fujifilm S9900w Nikon Coolpix S9700
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2015-01-14 2014-02-07
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 12800 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 125
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points - 99
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-1200mm (50.0x) 25-750mm (30.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.9-6.5 f/3.7-6.4
Macro focus distance 7cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen resolution 460 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech - TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 920 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 97% -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/1700 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 10.0fps 7.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 7.00 m (with Auto ISO) 6.00 m
Flash modes Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (6oi), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (30/25p, 60/50i) 1280 x 720 (60/50/30/25/15/12.5p) 960 x 540 (30/25p) 640 x 480 (120/30/25p) 320 x 240 (240p)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 670 gr (1.48 pounds) 232 gr (0.51 pounds)
Dimensions 123 x 87 x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") 110 x 64 x 35mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.4")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 300 photographs 300 photographs
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model 4 x AA EN-EL12
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Price at launch $719 $350