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

56

Nikon D3100

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
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

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$178 - $212

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Size Significantly larger
Fujifilm FinePix HS10

Fujifilm FinePix HS10

Super zoom

$900

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly larger
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

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$649 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Size Slightly larger
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth

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!!!