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

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
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62

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49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

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

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$480 - $572

Zoom More zoom
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
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Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag
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Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Battery life Longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

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Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$404

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p No 24p support
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Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Focus points More focus points
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
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Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Thickness Slightly thinner
Overall image quality 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?