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

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

58

Sony NEX-5N

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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 P610

Nikon Coolpix P610

Super zoom

$290 - $427

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$277 - $279

Macro focus Better macro capability
Weight Slightly lighter
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$179 - $197

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Longer battery life
GPS No built-in GPS

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 - $1,000 body only

$1,148 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 body only

$593 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 body only

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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?