Excellent P&S camera.
I have had this camera for about a week and have tried about every feature listed in the manual. They all work as advertised.
The shutter lag problem I have had with other P&S cameras is gone with this camera. The manual says 6.9 frames per second for 5 shots. Didn't time that, but sure that's pretty close. That was in the auto mode, didn't try it in any other settings.
I have taken about 500 pictures in all different modes and they have all came out Chrystal clear, sharp with crisp colors and detail. Just to test, I took a picture of a light bulb about 50 to 60 feet away with telephoto and could read the words "Made in China" very clearly.
One thing I have to get used to is the location of the flash. It pops up right under my left finger. Not a big problem just something I need to get accustom to.
The wireless feature was a little challenging to get my iPad joined to the camera, but after a email to Nikon support, that too works like advertised. Wont be using that feature much, but it will come in handy.
The 1080p video works very well, but if one does that much, you should get a extra battery or two.
I couldn't be happier with this camera and can see I will be leaving my heavy DSLR at home more.
Have owned 6 P&S cameras of different brands and there is no comparison, the S9700 is by far the best.
May 23, 2014
Best of the S9xxx Series Yet!
I started with the original 9000 series camera and have been upgrading with each new release, with the exception of the S9500, since I didn't think the upgrade with worth the minor differences (some of the features were actually not as good IMHO).
Anyway, you can read all of the detailed reviews about the great shots, low light shooting, etc. What I'd like to add is that they done two additional things that make this camera amazing. They've greatly increased the overall speed of the camera. It's quick to start, stop, focus, save, etc. etc. etc. They've also changed the battery/memory compartment door. It now stays shut. This change alone was probably worth the wait.
Congratulations to the Nikon design team. This camera is absolutely amazing. I hardly ever have a need to even use my D7000 any longer.
PS: I'm using the Lexar 128GB SD card. When I first placed it in the camera, the camera would not recognized it at all. So, I put it in one of my Panasonic video cameras and reformatted the card. It worked! So, I'm now able to use the card! If the design guys are reading this, they may want to take note, since they claim to have tested the Lexar 128...hmmm...
April 23, 2014
Des caractéristiques exceptionnelle dans un si petit appareil
Un appareil qu'il faut acheter sans hésiter pour la photos unique de nikon
July 16, 2014
Recursos de muita qualidade, incomuns em peso/dimensões ideais para portabilidade.
March 23, 2014
Love & Hate this camera...
The main reasons I bought this camera was for the WiFi and manual modes. The first couple days I used it I was very happy with it, but on our trip to Las Vegas it started to act up.
I've had the camera for almost month and took a lot of pictures in Las Vegas. The last day there I noticed that the focusing was not working and the image in the viewfinder was flickering back and forth. When I tried to take a picture it was blurry.
The camera has a lot of bells and whistles but I'm very disappointed in the way it all of a sudden had these malfunctions.
I have several NIKON cameras (DSLR w/lens & Point & Shoot) that I'm very happy with. This one I sent in today for warranty and I'll see how that goes. I'll amend this review after I get it back and get to use it for a while.
I give it 2 stars because I think overall the camera has great potential, but the one I got in particular has issues. Hoping for the best.
May 29, 2014