Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Nikon Coolpix P510

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Battery life
Great battery life
410 shots
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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Advantages of the Nikon P510

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Zoom More zoom 41.7x vs 30x
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More than 90% more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 27 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Lowest price Cheaper $298.50 vs $419.99
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The best price we've seen is $121 cheaper (around 30% less)
Weight Slightly lighter 555 g vs 577 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX100v

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Battery life Significantly longer battery life 410 shots vs 200 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX100v's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Thickness Slightly thinner 3.7" vs 4"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              P510:1080p @ 30fps
              DSC-HX100v:1080p @ 60fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Weight Heavy Help
              P510:555 g
              DSC-HX100v:577 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P510:4"
              DSC-HX100v:3.7"
              Size Large Help
              P510:120x83x102 mm
              DSC-HX100v:122x87x93 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $319 - $377

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $397

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $469

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $390 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $447

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S8300

              Fujifilm FinePix S8300

              Super zoom

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $389 - $449

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

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              discussion

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              Avatar for Sulo Rouhiainen Sulo Rouhiainen (4:45 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)
               
              Bolbingeorge (10:39 AM, July 17, 2012)
              nice photos