Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P500 vs Nikon Coolpix P90

Nikon Coolpix P100

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Nikon Coolpix P100

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Nikon Coolpix P90

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Nikon Coolpix P90

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P90

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Weight
Light-weight
400 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P100

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom Slightly more zoom 26.1x vs 24x
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Around 20% more zoom
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Advantages of the Nikon P90

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Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The P90's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Lighter 400 g vs 481 g
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Around 20% lighter
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recommendations

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
        Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
        Great for movies
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        3.9"
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Weight Heavy Help
        P100:481 g
        P90:400 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Size Large Help
        P100:114x83x99 mm
        P90:83x114x99 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
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        P100:26.1x
        P90:24x
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        P100:460k dots
        P90:230k dots
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        26 mm

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $168

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Super zoom

        $324

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $190

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $397

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $439

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
        Nikon Coolpix L110

        Nikon Coolpix L110

        Super zoom

        $280

        Size Is slightly smaller
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

        Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

        Super zoom

        $600

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        External flash Supports an external flash
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $420

        Zoom More zoom
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $449 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

        Nikon Coolpix P90 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Pentax X90

        Pentax X90

        Super zoom

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Screen size Smaller screen

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        discussion

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