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 speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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
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 B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$257

Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$188 - $229

Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600

Super zoom

$447

Zoom Much more zoom
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Competitors

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$170 - $180

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Super zoom

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$220

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

discussion

Nikon Coolpix P500
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.