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

Nikon Coolpix P100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P100

60

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Nikon Coolpix P90

58

Nikon Coolpix P90

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

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
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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Nikon Coolpix P100 Nikon Coolpix P100 60

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58 Nikon Coolpix P90 Nikon Coolpix P90

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
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
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
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
26 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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 L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$164

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 P500

Nikon Coolpix P500

Super zoom

$410

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600

Super zoom

$427

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Weight Is slightly heavier
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$400 - $419 body only

$399 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Startup delay Has much less startup delay
Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$278 body only

$427 - $440 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 L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$175 - $279

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 P100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Super zoom

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Super zoom

$395 - $479

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

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$897 - $929 body only

$831 - $940 with 18-105mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

appearance

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discussion

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