If you’re looking for performance and easy sharing in a slender and stylish body, the 16-megapixel COOLPIX S9700 is the camera for you. With 30x optical zoom extendable to 60x with Dynamic Fine Zoom¹, built-in Wi-Fi² and GPS, plus manual exposure modes (P/S/A/M), you’ll have all the features you need in the palm of your hand.
Shoot Full HD movies or take perfect portraits with Smart Portrait System and enhance them on the 7.5-cm/3.0-in OLED screen with the advanced Glamour Retouch. 5-axis Hybrid VR (vibration reduction) keeps your shots sharp, while high speed continuous shooting means you’ll never miss the perfect moment.
Get the slimline camera that packs a punch – the COOLPIX S9700.
The powerful 25-750 mm zoom – extendable to 60x with Dynamic Fine Zoom¹ – puts you where the action is, so you’ll capture every detail.
Sharing is simple and fun when you can send pictures straight to your smart device² for easy sharing to social media or friends and family via email.
Detailed location information can be added to images with GPS and Global Navigation Satellite Systems, plus world maps can log travel routes.
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With the sensitive image sensor you get sharply detailed photos – perfect for enlargements – even when shooting in low light.
The high-definition display gives clear visibility of both menu and images during shooting and playback – even outdoors in sunlight.
Set manual exposure modes (P/S/A/M) and scene modes with the simple touch of a dial, so your preferred settings are easily implemented.
5-axis vibration reduction combines Lens Shift VR and Electronic VR to counter camera shake and give superb stability and clear images, even while walking when shooting a movie.
Capture all the best moments when you can shift effortlessly from stills to movies (1080/60i) at the touch of a button, recording with stereo sound.
Advanced Movie Functions: save a still while making a video with the record pause function or use it to delete unwanted footage in playback. Face priority AF keeps track of your subject while Hybrid VR keeps your movies stable, reducing blur.
Remote Control via Wi-Fi: built-in Wi-Fi allows you to use your smart device² as a remote control and to transfer images automatically to your smart device’s camera for easy sharing via email or social media networks.
Auto HDR mode: by combining two shots taken at different exposures in a single shutter release, your camera creates a single image with wide dynamic range and rich colour gradation.
Smart Portrait System: Smile Timer takes the shot when your subject smiles, Blink Proof alerts you if someone’s eyes were closed, and Red-Eye Fix corrects false eye colour due to flash – for people and pets.
Advanced Glamour Retouch: portrait editing is made easy, so everyone can always look at their best. You can soften skin tones, whiten teeth and eyes, redden cheeks and even add make-up like lipstick, mascara and eye shadow.
Easy Panorama 360°/180°: give stunning scenery the special treatment it deserves, by tilting vertically or panning horizontally to create dynamic panoramas.
Retouch Menu: get creative with a range of special effects to enhance your images after shooting. Try Soft Portrait, blurring the background to make your subject stand out, or Super Vivid to increase colour saturation and sharpen contrast.
High speed continuous shooting: catch fast-moving action or momentary facial expressions with continuous shooting – up to 5 shots at a speedy 7.5 fps.
Pre AF mode: early subject detection means you’re always ready to shoot sharply. Pre AF activates immediately, to shorten autofocus time and get crisp results even at full zoom or in low light.
18 scene modes: camera settings are automatically optimised for popular photography styles, effects and locations. Just choose the mode that suits your shooting situation for great results made simple.
Target Finding AF: your camera quickly locks on to your main subject and automatically gives rapid and accurate focus, so you get sharp shots instantly.
High speed USB charging: you’ll always be ready to shoot with fast charging via USB keeping your camera battery fully charged, quickly and easily.
EXPEED C2: High-speed operation, high-sensitivity performance and optimum image quality all come as standard with Nikon’s fast and powerful image processing system.
Nikon Image Space: all Nikon users can enjoy 20 GB of free online cloud storage with our dedicated Nikon image storage and sharing site, Nikon Image Space. Find out more at NIKON IMAGE SPACE.
¹ Dynamic Fine Zoom can zoom 2x further than the longest optical telephoto range, while maintaining maximum image resolution.
² Requires installation of the Nikon ‘Wireless Mobile Utility’ application (iOS™ and Android™ compatible) on your smart device.
Compact digital camera
1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.76 million total pixels
NIKKOR lens with 30x optical zoom
4.5-135 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-750 mm lens in 35mm  format)
13 elements in 11 groups (3 ED lens elements)
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3000 mm lens in 35mm  format)
Combination of lens shift and electronic VR
Motion blur reduction
Motion detection (still pictures)
[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)
Face priority, manual with 99 focus areas, center, subject tracking, target finding AF
7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle OLED monitor with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode)
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Internal memory (approx. 329 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
Storage 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]
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
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 - file format
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 125-1600. ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using P, S, A, or M mode)
Matrix, center-weighted, spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
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)
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
1/2000-1 s. 1/2000-8 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at ISO 125 or 200 in S, A 3, or M mode). 1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting).
Electronically-controlled 3-blade iris diaphragm
14 steps of 1/6 EV (W) (A, M mode)
Can be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Flash range (approx.)
[W]: 0.5-6.0 m (1 ft 8 in.-19 ft). [T]: 1.5-3.5 m (5-11 ft)
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Data transfer protocol
Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
Micro-USB connector. HDMI micro connector (Type D) (HDMI output)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol). ARIB STD-T66 (standard for low power data communication systems)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) communications protocols
IEEE 802.11b: DBPSK/DQPSK/CCK. IEEE 802.11g: OFDM. IEEE 802.11n: OFDM
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) range (line of sight)
Approx. 30 m (32 yd)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency
2412 - 2462 MHz (1 - 11 channels)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) data rates (actual measured values)
IEEE 802.11b: 5 Mbps. IEEE 802.11g: 15 Mbps. IEEE 802.11n: 15 Mbps
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) access protocols
16 cardinal points (position correction using 3-axis acceleration sensor, automatic correction for the deviated angle, and automatic offset adjustment)
GPS - 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
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
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included). AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Approx. 2 h 20 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-71P and when no charge remains)
Approx. 300 shots when using EN-EL12
Actual battery life for movie recording2
Approx. 1 h 5 min when using EN-EL12
1/4 in. (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)
Approx. 232 g (8.2 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Operating environment - temperature
0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
Operating environment - humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
Camera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12, Charging AC Adapter EH-71P, USB Cable UC-E21
1. Based on CIPA Standards for measuring life of batteries.
2. When recording a single movie.
3. When the aperture value is f/5.6 - 8 at the wide-angle position.