Updated (February 2011): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P500 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Nikon Coolpix P500 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P500

61

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/5000 of a second
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
230 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
390 shots
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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-HX1.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600

Super zoom

$310

Zoom Significantly more zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$159 - $197

Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$597

Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Super zoom

$627

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
GPS Has a GPS
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Super zoom

$304

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$168 - $247

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Zoom More zoom
Size Significantly larger

discussion

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Isaacfrontado (11:56 PM, August 28, 2011)
I have the sony hx1 then attending snapsort recommendations I bought the nikon p500. the hx1 is way better than the p500, optical stabilizing and some others features make sony a better choice.

Now I'm selling p500 to buy the sony hx100.