Inputs and Outputs Notes
Overview: The Nikon Coolpix S9700 allows you to create
beautiful photos and Full HD videos and instantly share them right from your
camera using the built-in Wi-Fi. The camera also has a built-in GPS receiver,
which can record location data with every photo and video you take, so you can
see on a map exactly where you've been.
3.0" OLED Monitor: The Coolpix S9700
has a 3.0" OLED monitor, featuring
approximately 921,000 dots, and an anti-reflection coating. The monitor has a
98% horizontal and vertical frame coverage for shooting and 100% for playback. You can
adjust the brightness of the monitor from -2 to +2.
Note: There is no separate viewfinder on the camera.
Image Sensor: The Coolpix S9700 features a
1/2.3" CMOS image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 16.79-million pixels. The effective pixel count is 16.0-million.
Optics: The Coolpix S9700 uses a 30x NIKKOR
glass lens for superb image quality. The 4.5-135mm lens has an angle of view equivalent
to that of a 25-750mm lens in 35mm photography. Coupled with the 4x digital zoom, the
camera's total zoom capability is 120x. The angle of view is equivalent to that
of an approximately 3000mm lens (35mm format).
Built-in Wi-Fi: The camera has built-in Wi-Fi (compliant
with 802.11b/g/n) with a range of approximately 32 yards (30 meters), and a data rate of up
to 15 Mbps. The camera's Wi-Fi capability can be used with iPhone, iPod touch,
and iPad (running iOS 6.0 or later), or smart devices running on the Android operating system
(ver.2.3 and up). The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on
the device. While the camera is connected to the smart device, you can take
pictures remotely, download pictures as they are taken, view and/or download
existing pictures on the camera, and share pictures via email or upload them to
Global Positioning System (GPS): The Coolpix S9700 is
equipped with a GPS receiver, which, when enabled, encodes time and positioning
data into your photos. All your image and movie files are geotagged, providing a
visual travelogue that pinpoints the places you have been. These files can be
integrated with many photo sharing sites, Google Maps, and Google+ to display maps showing where the photo was
taken. In addition, the camera features an Electronic Compass and built-in
mapping with Points of Interest to indicate nearby scenic and historic
Vibration Reduction: The Nikon
Coolpix S9700 offers Vibration Reduction (VR) to reduce blurring caused by
camera shake when shooting. For still images and movies, there are three options: Standard VR (using the lens shift method), Hybrid VR (combining lens shift and electronic
VR), or Off.
Recording Media: The Coolpix S9700 uses SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards to record still images and HD movies. In addition, the
S9700 has a built-in
329 MB internal memory for saving images.
File Formats: The Coolpix S9700 records still images in JPEG format. HD and SD movies are recorded in MOV format (Video: H.264; Audio: LPCM
stereo). You have a choice of seven still image size options and nine movie
- Still Images:
- 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
- 1080/30p: 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
- 1080/60i: 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
- 720/30p: 1280 x 720 (16:9)
- iFrame 720/30p: 1280 x 720 (16:9)
- 480/30p: 640 x 480 (4:3)
- HS Movies:
- HS 240/8x: 320 x 240; 1/8x speed playback (record up
to 10 sec; playback 1 min 20 sec)
- HS 480/4x: 640 x 480; 1/4x speed playback (record up
to 15 sec; playback 1 min)
- HS 720/2x: 1280 x 720; 1/2x speed playback (record up
to 30 sec; playback 1 min)
- HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 x 1080; 2x speed playback (record up
to 2 min; playback 1 min)
Shooting Modes: Using the camera's top-mounted Mode Dial, you can
select from the following shooting modes:
- Auto: Used for general photography; allows you to
adjust a variety of settings to suit the conditions.
- P, S, A, M: Images can be shot with greater control by
setting the shutter speed or aperture value manually. You can rotate the
mode dial to the following modes:
- Programmed Auto: Exposure automatically set with
"flexible program" combinations of shutter speed and aperture.
- Shutter-priority Auto: Shutter speed manually set and
the camera automatically determines the aperture value.
- Aperture-priority Auto: Aperture value manually set and
the camera automatically determines the shutter speed.
- Manual: The aperture value and shutter speed are
manually set by the user.
- Scene Modes: In the menu, you can select one of the
following scene modes: Scene Auto Selector, Night Landscape, Portrait,
Close-up, Landscape, Food, Sports, Museum, Night Portrait, Fireworks show,
Party/indoor, Black & White Copy, Beach, Backlighting, Snow, Easy Panorama,
Sunset, Pet portrait and Dusk/dawn.
- Smart Portrait: Camera detects human faces and
automatically releases the shutter when they smile. A skin softening option
makes faces smoother.
- Special Effects: You can apply the following effects to
images during shooting: Soft, Nostalgic Sepia, High-contrast monochrome,
High key, Low key, Selective color, Pop, Super Vivid, Cross Process, and Toy
Camera Effect 1 & 2
Continuous Shooting: In addition to single frame shooting,
the S9700 can shoot continuously at multiple speeds while the shutter release is
pressed and held:
- Continuous H: Up to 5 pictures are continuously shot at
a rate of 6.9 fps.
- Continuous L: Up to 36 pictures are continuously shot
at a rate of 2.2 fps.
- Pre-shooting Cache: To prevent missing the perfect
moment, the camera begins saving images when the shutter release is pressed
halfway, then shoots continuously at about 20 fps from the time the button is pressed until
the time it is released. Up to 25 frames, including up to 5 frames in the
cache, are saved. Image size is fixed at 1M (1280 x 960).
- Continuous H 120 fps: Up to 50 frames are captured at a
speed of about 1/120 seconds. (Image size is VGA 640 x 480)
- Continuous H 60 fps: Up to 25 frames are captured at a
speed of about 1/60 seconds. (Image size is 1M 1280 x 960)
- Best Shot Selector: Up to 10 frames are taken, and the
camera automatically selects only the sharpest picture in the series.
Recommended for low light conditions without flash, with the camera zoomed
in, or in other situations subject to camera shake.
- Multi-shot 16: Each time the shutter button is pressed,
the camera captures a series of 16 images and saves them as a single image.
Frame rate is 30 fps, and the image is fixed at 5M 2560 x 1920.
Self-timer: The camera is equipped with a 10-second
self-timer for self-portraits
or a 2-second to prevent camera shake caused by pressing the shutter release
Flash: The built-in flash has a range of
1'-8" to 19' (Wide angle) and 5' to 11' (Telephoto). You can choose from the following flash modes:
Auto, Auto (with Red-eye reduction), Fill Flash, Slow Sync, and Off.
Playback Menu: You can view photos one at a
time in full frame, or in a Thumbnail Playback of 4, 9, 16, or 72 images. You can
also zoom in to magnify a single image up to 10x. When playing back movies, you
can pause/resume, rewind/advance, and adjust volume. Other playback menu options
include: Quick Effects, Quick Retouch, D-Lighting, Glamour Retouch, Small
Picture, and Crop.
Quick Effects: Special effects can be applied to images
immediately after releasing the shutter. You can check the end results of each
effect on an image on the preview screen.
Power Requirements: The Coolpix S9700 is powered by the
supplied EN-EL12 rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (3.7V, 1050mAh, 3.9Wh). The battery is charged in
the camera using the supplied EH-71P AC adapter and UC-E21 USB cable. The
supplied rechargeable battery will last up to approximately 300 shots or 65
minutes of HD movie recording on one charge. A fully-exhausted battery charges
in about 2 hours 20 minutes.
Power Saving Function: When the camera is operated on battery power,
after several minutes of no operations,
the monitor turns off and the camera enters the Standby mode. The Auto Off mode
can be set to 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, or 30 minutes.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDMI: The Coolpix S9700 has a micro-HDMI (Type D) output for
connecting the camera to an HDTV for still image and movie playback. The image
resolution of the HDMI output can be set to Auto, 480p, 720p, or 1080i. When
connected to an HDMI-CEC-compatible TV, the camera can be controlled during
playback with the TV's remote control.
Micro USB: The camera features a Micro USB connector for
connecting the supplied UC-E21 USB cable. The Micro USB port is USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
compatible, and is used for downloading your photos to your computer or
connecting to a PictBridge-compatible printer. It is also used for charging the
battery inside the camera using the supplied EH-71P AC adapter.
ViewNX2: The Nikon S9700 comes with no software
in the package. Nikon ViewNX 2 can be downloaded from the Internet. It contains the following applications:
- Nikon Transfer 2: to transfer pictures from the
camera to the computer
- ViewNX 2: for viewing, editing and printing your
- Nikon Movie Editor: for basic editing of transferred
System Requirements: Nikon ViewNX 2 software will work with
the following Windows and Macintosh Operating Systems:
- Windows: Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista
Windows XP (SP3)
- MAC: OS X 10.7.5, 10.8.5, 10.9