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

Nikon Coolpix P500 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Winner
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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

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Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$219 - $257

Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Entry-level DSLR

Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$171

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Competitors

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Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$178

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Super zoom

$1,313

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
GPS Has a GPS
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
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Nikon Coolpix S9500

Travel zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Aperture Narrower aperture

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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.