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

56

Nikon D5000

40

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

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

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$393 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$502 body only

$598 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

Travel zoom

$599

Size Smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner
Wide angle Much worse wide angle

Nikon D5000 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$503 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

$300 body only

$399 - $477 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

$447 body only

$393 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

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