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
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Battery life
Great battery life
450 shots
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

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 P610

Nikon Coolpix P610

Super zoom

$340 - $369

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$325

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$498 - $597

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$360 - $448

Zoom More zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$389 - $448

Zoom More zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Super zoom

$400

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Wide angle Worse wide angle

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?