Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P500 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Nikon Coolpix P100

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Nikon Coolpix P100

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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 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
230 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
390 shots
 
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Advantages of the Nikon P100

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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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 1440 x 1080 @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom 26.1x vs 20x
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More than 70% more zoom
True resolution Higher true resolution 9.8 MP vs 8.1 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/2.7" 5.6x4.2mm
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More than 20% larger sensor
Weight Lighter 481 g vs 544 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX1

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Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size Slightly smaller 115x83x92 mm vs 114x83x99 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 3.6" vs 3.9"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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recommendations

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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
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        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        P100:3.9"
        DSC-HX1:3.6"
        Weight Heavy Help
        P100:481 g
        DSC-HX1:544 g
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        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
        DSC-HX1:115x83x92 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
        DSC-HX1:20x
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        P100:26 mm
        DSC-HX1:28 mm

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P90

        Nikon Coolpix P90

        Super zoom

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $427 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $382 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $170 - $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

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $395 - $479

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $430

        Zoom More zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $165

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Super zoom

        $320

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $427

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $400 - $418

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Super zoom

        $500

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Size Slightly larger
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

        Super zoom

        $288 - $298

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Significantly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

        Super zoom

        $676

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        Battery life Much shorter battery life
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

        Super zoom

        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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        Nikon Coolpix P100 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

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