Nikon Coolpix P500 vs Sony Alpha A5100

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Nikon Coolpix P500

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

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

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A5100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Size
Really small
Compact (110×63×36 mm)
True resolution
High true resolution
24.7 MP
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

galleries

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

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Super zoom

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600

Super zoom

$700

Zoom More zoom
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$337

Aperture Wider aperture
GPS Has a GPS
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

Sony Alpha A5100 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $498 body only

$479 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Touch screen No touch screen
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Canon EOS M100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 body only

$449 with 15-45mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$372 body only

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Significantly larger

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Nikon Coolpix P500
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Sony Alpha A5100
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