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

49

Nikon D5000

35

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

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
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

$168 - $632

Zoom More zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Significantly larger
Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Super zoom

$248

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

$480

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

Nikon D5000 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$317 body only

$447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$304 body only

$350 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$400 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

discussion

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
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