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

53

Nikon D5000

38

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
Live view
Has live view
Preview 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 Cyber-shot DSC-H10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

Travel zoom

$550

Size Smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$179 - $199

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$178 - $233

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Size Significantly larger

Nikon D5000 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$436 body only

$400 - $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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 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 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

discussion

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