Updated (August 2010): Compare the Nikon D3100 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

54

Nikon D3100

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
230 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1.

competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$240

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Super zoom

$530

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Super zoom

$268

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$435 body only

$389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$380 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

discussion

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
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Nikon D3100
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Showing 2 comments

Charles (10:58 AM, May 28, 2011)
For someone that doesnt know anything about camera and is about to buy it's first, this comparison is totally valid.
 
Sanjeev Nandal (9:06 PM, February 03, 2011)
Why would you even compare the two?
DSC HX-1 costs $330
Nikon D3100 costs $699

Foolish comparison!!!