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
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
190 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P90

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
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
Lowest price Cheaper $353.16 vs $450.00
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The best price we've seen is $97 cheaper (more than 20% 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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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 P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $328

              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

              $167 - $227

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $339 - $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 L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              $285

              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

              $272 - $387 body only

              $401 - $430 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
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $250 - $297

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

              Super zoom

              $999

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $390 - $400

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $508

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

              Nikon Coolpix P90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,147 body only

              $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Super zoom

              $210

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              appearance

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              Nikon Coolpix P100 Nikon Coolpix P90

              discussion

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