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

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
23 mm
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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
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 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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Competitors

Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$395

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$160 - $178

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$260

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture

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.