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

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

60

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

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 B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$215 - $257

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$384

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$499 - $597

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$795 body only

$778 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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?