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

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Battery life
Great battery life
410 shots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
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 Cybershot DSC-HX100v.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon P510

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 27 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom
More zoom
41.7x vs 30x
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More than 90% more zoom
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
Significantly cheaper
$386.99 vs $599.99
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The best price we've seen is $213 cheaper (around 40% 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
Much 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
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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
1.0 cm vs 2.0 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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Very fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              P510$386.99
              DSC-HX100v$599.99
              Weight Heavy Help
              P510555 g
              DSC-HX100v577 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P5104"
              DSC-HX100v3.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              P510120x83x102 mm
              DSC-HX100v122x87x93 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $428

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $429

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $349

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $627 body only

              $480 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $200 - $327

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $280 - $369

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 - $547 body only

              $360 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $340 - $398

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $275 - $378

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

              Super zoom

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS

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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