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

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

54

Sony NEX-5N

43

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
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
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 P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$380

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$257

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$200 - $210

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Weight Slightly lighter
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$580 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

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

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$481 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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?