Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 vs. Nikon Coolpix P500 vs. Canon PowerShot SX30 IS vs. Olympus SP-610UZ vs. Nikon Coolpix L120 vs. Nikon Coolpix S9100

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7 cameras compared
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Feb 1, 2011
Jul 21, 2010
Feb 9, 2011
Sep 14, 2010
Jan 6, 2011
Feb 9, 2011
Feb 9, 2011
 
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact
Compact
Compact
 
4608 x 3456
4320 x 3240
4000 x 3000
4320 x 3240
4288 x 3216
4320 x 3240
4000 x 3000
4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480
4320 x 2880, 4320 x 2432, 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432,3648 x 2056, 3232 x 3232,3072 x 2304,3072 x 2048, 3072 x 1728, 2736 x 2736, 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1440, 2304 x 2304, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360,1920 x 1920, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480
4000 x 3000, 3968 x 2232, 3264 x 2448, 2592 x 2944, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480
3744 x 2104, 3072 x 2304, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480, 320 x 240
4288 x 2416, 3264 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
4224 x 2376, 3264 x 2448, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480
4000 x 3000, 3968 x 2232, 3264 x 2448, 2592 x 2944, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480
4:3, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
4:3, 16:9
4:3, 16:9
4:3, 16:9
4:3, 16:9
 
16 megapixels
14 megapixels
12 megapixels
14 megapixels
14 megapixels
14 megapixels
12 megapixels
17 megapixels
15 megapixels
13 megapixels
 
 
14 megapixels
13 megapixels
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
BSI-CMOS
CCD
BSI-CMOS
CCD
CCD
CCD
BSI-CMOS
BIONZ
Venus Engine HD II
Expeed C2
Digic 4
TruePic III
Expeed C2
Expeed C2
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto, Hi Auto (1600-6400), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200
Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto, High Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto, 80, 100 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200
7
5
5
6
4
5
5
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Optical
Optical
Sensor-shift
Optical
Sensor-shift
Sensor-shift
Sensor-shift
No
RAW
No
No
No
No
No
 
Fine, Standard
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
 
 
 
 
27–810 mm
25–600 mm
22.5–810 mm
24–840 mm
28–616 mm
25–525 mm
25–450 mm
30×
24×
36×
35×
22×
21×
18×
F2.8–5.6
F2.8–5.2
F3.4–5.7
F2.7–5.8
F3.3–5.7
F3.1–5.8
F3.5–5.9
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Single
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Single
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Single
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes (7x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
 
30 cm (11.81)
50 cm (19.69)
 
60 cm (23.62)
50 cm (19.69)
50 cm (19.69)
 
1 cm (0.39)
1 cm (0.39)
0 cm (0)
1 cm (0.39)
1 cm (0.39)
4 cm (1.57)
9
 
9
9
11
9
9
 
Tilting
Fixed
Tilting
Fully articulated
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
3
3
3
2.7
3
3
3
921,000
230,000
921,000
230,000
230,000
921,000
921,000
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
XtraFine LCD display with TruBlack technology
 
TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
 
TFT Color LCD
TFT LCD with Anti-reflection coating
TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
None
None
None
 
30 sec
60 sec
8 sec
15 sec
4 sec
4 sec
4 sec
1/4000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/1500 sec
1/3200 sec
1/2000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/2000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes
12.70 m
9.50 m
8.00 m
6.80 m
6.30 m
6.00 m
4.00 m
No
No
No
Yes (Hot-shoe)
No
No
No
Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Fill-in
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
10.0 fps
1.8 fps
0.8 fps
0.6 fps
1.1 fps
0.7 fps
9.5 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 pictures))
Yes (10 or 2 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Yes (10 or 2 sec)
Yes (10 or 2 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Spot AF-area
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Spot AF-area
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
No
 
No
 
No
No
No
 
1920 x 1080 (60fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720p (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps)
1280 x 720p (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720p (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
MPEG-4, AVCHD
AVCHD Lite
MPEG-4, H.264
Motion JPEG
Motion JPEG
Motion JPEG
MPEG-4, H.264
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Stereo
Stereo
 
 
None
 
 
None
None
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 
40 MB
102 MB
 
 
102 MB
71 MB
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes
Yes
Yes (Mini Connector)
Yes
Yes (Mini HDMI type-D)
Yes
Yes (Mini Connector)
Eye-Fi Connected
 
 
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
 
 
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
 
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
AA
AA
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion NP-FH50 battery and charger
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Nikon EN-EL5 Lithium-Ion battery
Lithium-Ion NB-7L rechargeable battery & charger
4 x AA batteries
4 x AA batteries
Nikon EN-EL12 Lithium-Ion battery
 
 
220
 
340
330
270
577 g (1.27 lb / 20.35 oz)
494 g (1.09 lb / 17.43 oz)
494 g (1.09 lb / 17.43 oz)
601 g (1.32 lb / 21.20 oz)
405 g (0.89 lb / 14.29 oz)
431 g (0.95 lb / 15.20 oz)
214 g (0.47 lb / 7.55 oz)
122 x 87 x 93 mm (4.8 x 3.43 x 3.66)
120 x 80 x 92 mm (4.72 x 3.15 x 3.62)
116 x 103 x 84 mm (4.57 x 4.06 x 3.31)
123 x 92 x 108 mm (4.84 x 3.62 x 4.25)
107 x 73 x 73 mm (4.21 x 2.87 x 2.87)
110 x 77 x 78 mm (4.33 x 3.03 x 3.07)
105 x 62 x 35 mm (4.13 x 2.44 x 1.38)
 
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
 
 
No
No
No
No
No
 
No
 
Built-in
 
None
None
None
None
None