Updated (April 2009): Compare the Nikon D5000 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 vs Nikon D5000

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

48

Nikon D5000

34

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 D5000

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.5 EV
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5000.
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 - $180

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Super zoom

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$447

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Larger

Nikon D5000 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$393 body only

$426 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

discussion

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