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

42

Nikon D3100

32

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
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Travel zoom

$230

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$418

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$300

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$340 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$358 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly larger

discussion

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
Sony

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Nikon D3100
D3100
Nikon

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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!!!