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

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P90

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

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$321.12 vs $450.00
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The best price we've seen is $129 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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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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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.9"
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              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 P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $194 - $227

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $320 - $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 L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              $310

              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 D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $240 - $280 body only

              $385 - $410 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

              Super zoom

              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos

              Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $461

              Zoom More zoom
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149 - $279

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix P90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,000 body only

              $1,600 with 17-85mm lens

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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