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

62

Nikon D5100

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.6 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$457

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$448

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Super zoom

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Larger

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$434 body only

$390 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$390 - $597 body only

$475 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

discussion

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