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

Nikon Coolpix P500 vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P500

56

Nikon D5100

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Overall image quality
Great 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
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 Coolpix P500 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$195 - $257

Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

$599

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Slightly smaller
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$300

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

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$620 - $647 body only

$619 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

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