Updated (April 2011): Compare the Nikon D5100 vs Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon D5100 vs Nikon Coolpix P500

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Nikon D5100

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Nikon Coolpix P500

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P500.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$403 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 body only

$515 - $529 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$315 body only

$349 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$199 - $257

Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700

Super zoom

$339 - $447

Zoom Much more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$266

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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bobby boy (3:45 PM, March 24, 2012)
why would you even try to compare these 2 cameras. a thousand dollar DSLR vs a $300 ultra zoom point and shoot. its like trying to race a ford fiesta vs a corvette. obvious who the winner was gonna be
 
Balraj (2:40 PM, November 12, 2011)
yeah, just wanted to see how a 40k DSLR stacks up against a 20k Premium fixed Zooooooooom
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jitendra India (Delhi) (8:26 AM, July 08, 2011)
it a really good site for comparison, i did not seen information like this anywhere, appreciated