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

72

Nikon D5000

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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 Cyber-shot DSC-H50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

Super zoom

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Size Slightly smaller
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$382 - $448

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Travel zoom

$348

Size Smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner
Aperture Narrower aperture

Nikon D5000 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$450 body only

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

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$520 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

discussion

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

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Nikon D5000
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