Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Sony NEX-5N

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

61

Sony NEX-5N

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Overall image quality
Great image quality
77.0
Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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 NEX-5N.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$360

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$300

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$315 body only

$349 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$436 body only

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Lowest price Cheaper
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Startup delay Less startup delay
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Lowest price Cheaper
Overall image quality Much worse image quality

discussion

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Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (8:35 PM, April 05, 2012)
The Nikon P510 wins because it has a built in lens. It is hard to compare a camera with a fixed lens to camera like the Sony NEX 5N that has an interchangeable lens. Since you can change the lens on the NEX 5N, we are unable to give it a score. We have pointed that out above "
Snapsort recommends the Nikon Coolpix P510. This recommendation, however, should be taken with a grain of salt since it doesn't always make sense to compare a super zoom with a mirrorless interchangeable-lens."
I would suggest that you look past the score, and just look at the advantages of each camera.
 
Avatar for Stefanos Tran Stefanos Tran (8:28 PM, April 05, 2012)
So why is the Nikon here better than the nex 5n?