Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon D5100 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

44

Nikon D5100

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V.

competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$300 - $498

Zoom More zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$375 - $448

Zoom More zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$179 - $197

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Zoom Slightly more zoom
GPS No built-in GPS

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$299 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$324 body only

$400 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life

discussion

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
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