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

46

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Light-weight
Weight
481 g
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/5000 of a second
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (115×83×92 mm)
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

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 L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$179

Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$335

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$297

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Super zoom

$1,498

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$168

Zoom More zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Significantly larger
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

Nikon Coolpix P500
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
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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.