Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Nikon Coolpix P510

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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-HX9v

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x34 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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Advantages of the Nikon P510

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 41.7x vs 16x
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Around 7x more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the P510's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Macro focus Better macro capability 2 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
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
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $298.50 vs $599.95
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The best price we've seen is $301 cheaper (2x less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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Size Significantly smaller 105x59x34 mm vs 120x83x102 mm
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4.8x smaller
Thickness Much thinner 1.3" vs 4"
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3x thinner
Battery life Longer battery life 300 shots vs 200 shots
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50% more shots per battery charge
Weight Significantly lighter 245 g vs 555 g
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2.3x lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $323 - $377

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $397

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Size Smaller
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $379 - $389

              Zoom More zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $340

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $338

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $203

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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