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

46

Nikon D3100

41

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

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 P600

Nikon Coolpix P600

Super zoom

$600

Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Entry-level DSLR

Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Thickness Thinner
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$549 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution 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
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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!!!