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Huge zoom power in a pocket.

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Looking for big zoom power you can fit comfortably in a pocket? Look no further than the Wi-Fi® and GPS enabled COOLPIX S9700. Its outstanding 30x optical zoom NIKKOR glass lens packs more reach than many bulky super telephoto lenses, yet it retracts safely into an ultra-slim camera when not in use. Lens-shift Vibration Reduction helps combat the blurring effect of camera shake—crucial when shooting at far distances—and Nikon's free mobile app lets you use a compatible smartphone or tablet to see what the COOLPIX S9700 sees, take photos and instantly share them by text message, email or uploading to your favorite social networking sites—complete with GPS coordinates! Slip the COOLPIX S9700 into a pocket and share amazing views of your adventures.
VR image stabilization
Motion Detection
ISO 6400
CMOS
Clear Color Display
Smart Portrait System
Scene Auto Selector
Target Finding AF
Subject Tracking
Full HD
Built-in World Map
Wi-Fi
Dynamic Fine Zoom
GPS
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Get even closer to what matters

Zoom in close with Dynamic Fine Zoom

Every COOLPIX is designed around a genuine NIKKOR glass lens, the legendary optics that have helped make Nikon famous. The COOLPIX S9700’s 30x optical zoom lens goes from wide-angle—great for portraits and landscapes—all the way up to telephoto—great for closeups of sports, concerts, nature and more. When you need even more reach, zoom up to 30x with optical zoom and 60x with Dynamic Fine Zoom, an enhanced digital zoom function that effectively doubles your reach.

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Your smartphone's new best friend

Built-in Wi-Fi for instant photo sharing and remote camera control with a compatible smartphone or tablet

Your smartphone or tablet will be your favorite accessory! Take beautiful photos with the COOLPIX S9700 and watch them instantly appear on your compatible smartphone or tablet. Then share them without missing a beat—text them, email them, upload to your favorite social networking site—it’s your choice! You can even use your smartphone or tablet as a remote control for the COOLPIX S9700, perfect for self portraits and group shots that actually include you.


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See where you've been

Built-in GPS, mapping, Electronic Compass and Points of Interest (POI) for creating amazing photo journals

Relive the excitement of your travels in a whole new way. The COOLPIX S9700 records the exact location of each shot you take, so you can follow the path of your adventure and every stunning view along the way! Share your journeys on Google Maps™, Google+™, and other social networking sites, or with the Nikon View NX2 software. Built-in mapping and Electronic compass also help you navigate unfamiliar destinations, and Points of Interest (POI) show you nearby photo-ops like scenic lookouts and historic landmarks. The COOLPIX S9700 is the ultimate travel companion!
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Record superior videos

Full HD 1080p videos with stereo sound for dazzling movies

If you want a compact camera that shoots stunning Full HD videos, the COOLPIX S9700 delivers. Full HD 1080p means exceptional video quality. Record the action, then connect to an HDTV* and watch your videos come alive. A built-in mic records high-quality audio in stereo. Your videos will look and sound phenomenal.
*Requires optional cable
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Take control of your vision

When you want to take control of exposure, the COOLPIX S9700 is ready. Select from P/S/A/M exposure modes and the creative options will seem endless.
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Reveal hidden beauty

Turn on Macro Mode and capture extreme close-ups of everyday subjects. Discover exciting new views of food, flowers, insects, jewelry—anything, really!
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Change it up

Wondering how that photo would look in black & white? As an artistic illustration? Easily preview a selection of fun Quick Effects on photos you’ve already taken, then save your favorites alongside the original.

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Intelligent autofocus

It's frustrating when a smartphone camera focuses on the wrong thing. With COOLPIX S9700, Target Finding AF quickly determines your intended subject and puts the focus where it belongs—on your subject.


WI-FI COMPATIBILITY

This camera's built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
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Dynamic Fine Zoom magnification is calculated from the full-wide end of optical zoom.

COOLPIX S9700 3.4 5 9 9
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
Fantástica Recursos de muita qualidade, incomuns em peso/dimensões ideais para portabilidade. March 23, 2014
Nice camera, poorly produced manual Only had the camera a few days, seems great, though. Good quality, fast, great zoom. But the manual gives very little info, instead requiring you to go to the website to search out instructions which is ridiculous. If I'm at the beach I don't want to try and read a manual on my smart phone screen. GIVE US A WORKING PRINTED MANUAL WE CAN USE PLEASE, THAT INCLUDES THE WIFI DATA AND LINKING!!!! July 30, 2014
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S9700 Portraits with Backlighting

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My S9700 takes poor photos in backlighted situations, such as at sunset or in a shaded setting with bright sky in the background.

I would expect the S9700 Portrait modes (including Smart Portrait) to recognize the backlighted situation and implement fill flash to properly expose both the foreground subject(s) and background.

Even when I manually force the flash to turn on, faces in the foreground remain dark and underexposed.

Please explain how I can achieve the effects I desire.
 
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Yes, but that overexposes and washes out the background.

The proper way to handle it would be to add fill flash so that the foreground and background are both properly exposed. This should be automatic in any Portrait Mode but does not work properly on the S9700 even if I change the Flash setting from Auto to On to try to force it. My Sony NEX-5 handles this flawlessly.
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Reviewed specs again and center weighted exposure is available,. If you switch to that it will set the exposure using about 80% of the center of the scene.
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Not familiar with the camera but in looking at the specs it is listed as having a back lighting mode Have you tried using that.?
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When will the S9700 be available for shipment ?

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I read somewhere that it was going to be released on Feb. 27, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere. I've been holding off buying a camera for a trip in early April. Is it going to be available by then?
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The COOLPIX S9700 will be available in February 2014 in Black and Red.
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hpw do i use the wi-fi

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there is nothing in the manual about connecting to Wi-Fi. on the camera in menu there is a selection for Wi-Fi but the choice for 'connect' is not bold or accessible. where can I find out about connecting to Wi-Fi
how do I connect
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Here's how I got it to work on my iPad... it was not very intuitive...
- in the app store, search for "wireless mobile utility"... I had to look under "iPhone Only"... could not find it specifically for the iPad. Install it on your iPad.
- On the camera, go to the menu, and the "wi-fi options" sub-menu (3rd one down) and select "connect to smart device". This starts the wireless service on the camera.
- Go back to the iPad and go to your wi-fi settings. You should see a "NikonS9700xxxx" network. If not, try turning the iPad's "Ask to Join Networks" option off. The Nikon wireless service will time-out after a couple of minutes so you might have to click "connect to smart device" again on the camera.
- Once the iPad connects, the camera status will say "Negotiating" for a while (be patient). It will eventually connect and you'll be left with the regular viewfinder display.
- Start the Nikon app on the iPad. Go to "View photos", "Pictures on S9700". Voila!
- To download pics to the iPad, touch "Select" in the bottom right corner and then touch the pics you want to download and the touch "Download".

There you go. When you're done, don't forget to reset the iPad to your regular wi-fi network.
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Many COOLPIX compact digital cameras have Wi-Fi® built-in. Now, using any of these cameras, you can seamlessly transfer images from your Wi-Fi camera to your compatible smartphone or tablet for easy sharing via email, text or uploading to an image sharing site. And a great feature of Nikon cameras that feature Wi-Fi connectability is that you don't need to be at a Wi-Fi hotspot. The camera and your smart device create the connection. Here is a link on built in Wi-Fi in Nikon Cameras and how to set it up: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-An...
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Coolpix S9700: How do I use Wi Fi. From the menu after I choose connect to a smart device it keep seaching but does not seem to locate the wi fi? I kn

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You must use the Wireless Mobile Utility in order to use the WiFi on the S9700. When using the wireless mobile utility on iOS devices, you should make sure you have Wifi turned on in the camera's Wifi menu. Then go to the wireless menu on your iOS device and select the network for the camera. Contact support.nikonusa.com or call us at 1-800-645-6687 for further troubleshooting.
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Have you downloaded the wireless mobile adapter utility for your smart device? It is available for ios and android platforms.
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does this have a bracketing mode for true hdr in Aperture mode?

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There is no exposure dial to change the COOLPIX S9700 to aperture mode. With the COOLPIX S9700, there is a preset scene mode called backlighting where images can be shot in HDR. From the screen displayed after backlighting is selected HDR composition based on the type of image you want to take.
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the zoom on the cool pix S9700 how doest it compare to my D100 200 zoom

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The COOLPIX S9700 lens has an angle of view equivalent to that of 25-750mm lens in 35mm (full frame) format. A 200mm lens on a D100 would have an angle of view equivalent of 400mm in 35mm (full frame) format.
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How does the WIFI and GPS work in the S9700

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Will it work in a hop spot without a smart phone
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Camera sends out it's own wifi signal. In order for the wifi portion to work you must have an Android or iOS powered smartphone or tablet to receive the photos.
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when will the 9700 be released and where can I purchase it?

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The COOLPIX S9700 has been released for purchase at the Nikon Store and other Nikon Authorized Dealers. Availability varies depending on product popularity but we restock items every day so please check back daily.
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Is the Wi-Fi compatible with the Tracfone ZTE Valet (Z665C) running Android 4.1?

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Yes it will.
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GPS

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Does the Coolpix S9700 GPS function well in Peru and especially in the Andes?
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The COOLPIX S9700 has a world map that will allow the camera to use the GPS as long as there is a strong signal getting to the GPS in the COOLPIX S9700. For more information on the COOLPIX S9700 please see page 85 in the User's Manual: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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