Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

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Nikon Coolpix P510

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Battery life
Great battery life
450 shots
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P510.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$215 - $257

Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700

Super zoom

$369 - $447

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$150 - $250

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Battery life Much longer battery life
GPS No built-in GPS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Super zoom

$395

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$491

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$175 - $178

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Cheaper
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

discussion

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Abhijit (5:56 AM, March 03, 2013)
This site lacks the essence , Its like comparing Ferrari to a big truck, Truck has more power so its better. It is not comparing which camera can take better photograph. The sont HX200V is lot better than P510 and also costs more.
 
Yannis (1:07 PM, February 22, 2013)
I had the same concerns before i buy my HX100 and i am glad i excluded this 'silly' factor when making my choise !!!

Sony is doing a lot better on this type of cameras - definitely satisfied !

Yannis
 
Avatar for Sulo Rouhiainen Sulo Rouhiainen (4:35 PM, December 26, 2012)
I tried Nikon P510 (made in china) and was not amazed, slow menus, slow everything and very loud zoom-mechanism. I quickly delivered it back to the store the next day.

Then I took home Sony HX200V, fast, responsive and excellent auto photo settings, very good white blending and natural colors.. The flash lights up a huge area and makes really nice coloring and exposure levels!


I dont even bother to think of trying any other, I stick with this nice camera that is a really good update after my old DSC-P120! (made in Japan)
 
Anonymous (9:57 PM, October 11, 2012)
The Sony HX200V has HD Video recording except 60 fps
 
Abcd (9:49 PM, June 25, 2012)
What a stupid way to compare two cameras?  Popularity vote!  Yesterday checked out both cameras in a store side by side for 30 minutes.  Sony 30x zoom held up lot better for vivid vibrant colors and sharper images than Nikon's 41x.  Popularity?