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

70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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 B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$199 - $257

Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120

Super zoom

$450

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Super zoom

$320 - $399

Zoom More zoom
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$280

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Super zoom

$314

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
GPS Has a GPS
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$632 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

discussion

Nikon Coolpix P500
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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.