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

54

Nikon D5000

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
230 ms shutter lag
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

Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$395

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$160 - $178

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Size Significantly larger
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$260

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture

Nikon D5000 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$399 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

$436 body only

$394 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$508 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

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