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

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

64

Sony NEX-5N

51

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

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
235 ms shutter lag

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
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$350 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$340

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much smaller screen

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 body only

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Thickness Slightly thinner
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,399 body only

$779 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$530 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?