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

48

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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

$299 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$329 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$418 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life

Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$335

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$189

Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$297

Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
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
lens
 
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