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

Nikon Coolpix P100 vs Nikon Coolpix P90

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P100

50

Nikon Coolpix P90

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P100

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
190 ms shutter lag
 

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
$316.86 vs $450.00
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The best price we've seen is $133 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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              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
              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
              P100481 g
              P90400 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              P100114x83x99 mm
              P9083x114x99 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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              P10026.1x
              P9024x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              P100460k dots
              P90230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              26 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $279 - $345

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              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 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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $342 - $606

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $240 - $327

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149

              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 D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $677 body only

              $420 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

              Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Zoom More zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Nikon Coolpix P90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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