Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P500 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V vs Nikon Coolpix P500

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

53

Nikon Coolpix P500

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great battery life
Battery life
450 shots
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
23 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/5000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P500.
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-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Travel zoom

Size Significantly smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Narrower aperture
Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

Pro digicam

$577

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Super zoom

$312

Wide angle Better wide angle
Lowest price Much cheaper
GPS No built-in GPS

Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$215 - $257

Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$550

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon D40

Nikon D40

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
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Nikon Coolpix P500
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