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Nikon Coolpix P510

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
230 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
390 shots
 
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Advantages of the Nikon P510

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Zoom More zoom 41.7x vs 20x
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Around 4.5x more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 1440 x 1080 @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
True resolution Higher true resolution 9.7 MP vs 8.1 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Lowest price Much cheaper $399.00 vs $999.00
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The best price we've seen is $600 cheaper (2.5x less)
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/2.7" 5.6x4.2mm
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Around 20% larger sensor
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Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Battery life Much longer battery life 390 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 2x more shots per battery charge
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX1's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size Smaller 115x83x92 mm vs 120x83x102 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Thickness Thinner 3.6" vs 4"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Weight Heavy Help
              P510:555 g
              DSC-HX1:544 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P510:4"
              DSC-HX1:3.6"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              P510:120x83x102 mm
              DSC-HX1:115x83x92 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $328

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $999

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $265 - $387 body only

              $401 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $449 body only

              $458 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $339 - $397

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $339

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $250 - $297

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $415 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon ELPH 510 HS

              Canon ELPH 510 HS

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Size Significantly smaller
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Super zoom

              $450

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,048 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $353

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger

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