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

49

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

44

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

$215 - $297

Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$380

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
GPS Has a GPS
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$157 - $171

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

Super zoom

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Size Slightly smaller
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Super zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$199

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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.