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
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Screen size
Large screen
3"
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
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700

Super zoom

$339 - $447

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$410

Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$293

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Super zoom

$383

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
GPS Has a GPS
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$178 - $286

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
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.