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Nikon Coolpix P510 Digital Camera

buy-n-shoot.com Gold PC Mag Editor's Choice DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
16.1MP 42x CMOS Dec 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Go further with the COOLPIX P510, the bridge camera with a 42x super zoom. With a NIKKOR lens that offers an astounding 24 1000mm wide-angle to super telephoto coverage, this 16-megapixel camera... More
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Eight Industry Awards

Amongst compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago, this compact camera camera is one of the most awarded by camera experts.

The editors of Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This compact camera camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both PC Mag and Fotomaniak.pl, both of which decided that this camera was marvellous.

An other three expert review sites all thought that this digital camera was good. DP Review gave this compact camera camera a "Silver" award and decided it was very good and it received a "Recommended Product" award from Digitaltrends.com. This digital camera also received a "Gold" award from Buy-n-shoot.com.

This camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on thirty-seven expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com this digital camera has an average expert rating of 78 out of 100.

Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this compact camera camera rated this digital camera as brilliant on average. Most Coolpix P510 owners think it is one of the better cameras of this age and type.

Easy to Use

Fifty-six people who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use. A. Gallacher mentioned four years ago “I am well versed in Nikon Digital cameras so already know my way around the menu's which is very intuitive to use” in their Nikon Coolpix P510 review. Alan Hughes said “So is ease of use” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Alan Hughes also wrote “Rear screen is excellent with its multi positioning, really good for over the crowd shots, no more guessing! Overall a very easy to use and good quality camera”.

Several Nikon Coolpix P510 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P510 considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. C. Mason said in their Nikon Coolpix P510 review four years ago “Very easy and comfortable to use” . John Paton said “It is comfortable to hold even with my big hands” in his review of this digital camera. Theshopaholic wrote on Amazon “Weighted quite well so it is easy to hold and the anti-shake setting is great for reducing blur when taking shots freehand” and gave the Nikon Coolpix P510 a rating of 80 out of 100.

Seven customers agreed that it was easy to handle. Alan Miller wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Amazon's handling was quick”. Clive in Cambridge said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510 on Amazon five years ago “Takes good clear sharp pictures with good colour balance and the OIS handles the full zoom very well”. G. Wylie wrote in their review of this digital camera “It is very silky to the touch and the main handling parts have a nice rubberised finish which adds to the grip”.

A few customers who purchased the Nikon Coolpix P510 concluded that it was easy to use the menus. G. Wylie mentioned five years ago “It offers both aperture and shutter priority settings and full manual control if desired” in their review of this digital camera. Also five years ago John Paton mentioned “I also did not find a big difference between normal (8mp) and fine (16mp) quality settings” in his Nikon Coolpix P510 review. John W mentioned “It also has a noise reduction function, again easily found using the menu”.

A number of people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. Five years ago Margaret Morgan mentioned in her Nikon Coolpix P510 review on Amazon “Setting up was very easy, instructions were very good” and rated the Nikon Coolpix P510 5 stars. Tone1428 wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Is very simple to set up”. Tone1428 also said “I am sure that as time goes on she will progress to all the manual settings, of which there are ample, most of which seem reasonably simple to set up”.

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Good Technical Features

Twenty customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P510 considered that it had good features. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “First class a lot of camera for the money, do take time to read manual to get the best out of it or you will miss some very good features”. Big Hair said in their review on Amazon “This camera has a multitude of features, some of which effect your pictures at the instant of taking the picture, some are post-processing functions ala PSE” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Craig Menezes wrote “Great camera for a great price!Great quality images with fairly lot of features, HD recording is no problem at all” in his Nikon Coolpix P510 review and scored this digital camera 5 stars.

Good Product Quality

Fourty-five Nikon Coolpix P510 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P510 was good quality. Aaron mentioned “Basically, i thought it might not be able to impress me with the good quality pictures as it is not a proper dslr camera.”. Aaron also wrote “As far as i have experienced the picture quality is still awesome even if you use full zoom”. Aaron also said “I'd recommend this camera to anyone looking for excellent zoom, fantastic quality pictures, gps system, light weight”.

Good Size

A number of Nikon Coolpix P510 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was compact. Alan Miller said five years ago “The camera is light and compact and the 1000 mm lens is not looking intrusive like those big long lenses on professional cameras” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P510. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “This camera was an upgrade from a pretty decent Sony point & click compact camera” and rated the Nikon Coolpix P510 as very good. Barr said on Amazon “As mentioned earlier, is one of the more compact bridge cameras, despite that long zoom!I've got no problem with the ba” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510.

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Light and easy to carry” in their review and rated it as very good. Antiprima gave it a very good review score and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “! Honestly, great camera! Easy to use; light and small, so easy to carry it at all times with you (as I do) too”. Bazz said “I wanted the Coolpix P510 as a kind of easy to carry, quick fix, 'filler' for more casual” in their Nikon Coolpix P510 review.

Some people who reviewed it wrote that it was heavy and bulky. Five years ago Barr mentioned in their review on Amazon “I'm not a lover of bulky cameras and am a firm believer in the old adage 'the best camera is the one you have on you', so DSLR”. Clive in Cambridge mentioned “Build quality is not as solid (or as heavy) as the Canon SX40iS” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510. Joseph mentioned “It is not heavy and fits the hand perfectly with all controls in logical places” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P510 and rated it as excellent.

Five Nikon Coolpix P510 owners concluded that the Nikon Coolpix P510 was lightweight. Phil wrote on Amazon “Bought this camera as a lightweight alternative to my Nikon DSLR for easier holiday travel etc” in his review of this digital camera. Four years ago Poppy rated the product 5 stars and said “The camera is compact and lightweight for my purpose” in their review. Saturdayscience mentioned on Amazon “I needed the kit to be lightweight and compact”.

Some Nikon Coolpix P510 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was a good weight. Five years ago Annlinglabank scored it 5 stars and wrote “Great for taking on Holiday as so light, no weight problems for Aircraft conditions a great all rounder” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510. Woodie mentioned four years ago “The first thing that i liked about it was the weight of the camera” .

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Nice Design

A few customers who purchased it thought it was good looking. G. Wylie said in their review on Amazon “I also find it a beautifully balanced little bridge camera” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Glitterbabe gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon four years ago “This camera is not only good looking”. Margaret Morgan said in her review of this digital camera “The paper instruction manual that came with the camera is pretty basic”.

A number of customers who reviewed it concluded that it was neat. F Rees scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Fits neatly/firmly in your hand - I shall definitely use it for holidays” in their review. G. Wylie wrote on Amazon “It also has a neat pop-up flash unit” in their Nikon Coolpix P510 review. Kev Haworth rated the product as excellent and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Camera arrived in a neat box, with all the accessories listed inside”.

Two Nikon Coolpix P510 reviewers reckoned that the product was a good design. G. Wylie said on Amazon “The camera is light and the design gives excellent and easy handling”. Techtree.com mentioned “Good design and handling”.

One customer mentioned that it was well designed. Jimz wrote “A typical Nikon camera, well designed and reliable”.

One Nikon Coolpix P510 owner mentioned that it was ergonomic. Expert website Techtree.com mentioned “The build quality is very solid and ergonomics have been taken well care of” in their review of this digital camera and scored the Nikon Coolpix P510 70 out of 100.

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Good Support

Eleven people who reviewed the product agreed that it had good technical guidance. G. Wylie wrote in their Nikon Coolpix P510 review five years ago “The camera is supplied with a limited quick start guide and an excellent electronic manual.” . Margaret Morgan wrote in her Nikon Coolpix P510 review “I was looking for a something a step up from a digital camera with a bit more manual control, good quality lens, with something bigger than a 12 or 14 x zoom” and rated the product 5 stars. Sakazoke scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon “I have to say the manual could have been better” in their review of this digital camera.

Robust

A number of Nikon Coolpix P510 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Barr said “Build is fine, might not be quite as robust as the Sony seems to be.” in their review and gave it a very good review. Barr also said “The Nikon certainly feels solid enough, great to hold”. Bcjay. wrote “With the P510 the lens range is up to 1000mm, all built in” and gave the Nikon Coolpix P510 an excellent review.

Four Nikon Coolpix P510 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Five years ago Macavity mentioned on Amazon “It's a sturdy little beast all right.4”. Four years ago Tony mentioned “It worked out perfectly.* It is robust and easy to carry with a neck strap without being cumbersome.*” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P510. Techtree.com said in their review of this digital camera “Rugged build” and scored it 4 stars.

A number of people concluded that it was reliable. Richie-Rich mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510 on Amazon “The whole camera just seems to be much more user friendly than my trusty old Fujis”. Saturdayscience wrote on Amazon “Qualities I wanted were excellent zoom range, reliable flash (my work is inside factories so wanted to photograph equipment”.

One customer thought it was easy to damage or scratch.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several customers agreed that the Nikon Coolpix P510 was able to produce good images. Aaron rated it as very good and he said on Amazon “The picture stabilizer works well”. Agent6650 mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510 on Amazon four years ago “It takes fantastic pictures, i love the 42x zoom capability”. Also four years ago Alan Hughes wrote “Its light weight is a blessing, picture quality is great” in his Nikon Coolpix P510 review.

Thirteen Nikon Coolpix P510 owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good picture resolution. Clive in Cambridge wrote on Amazon “Screen resolution is good, though the eyepiece colours are a little off” in their Nikon Coolpix P510 review. G. Wylie said on Amazon “It has a really clear, high resolution 3 inch monitor which makes framing” and gave it an excellent review. Martin Peter Collinson R.a.f mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The reason that I purchased this camera was for the high resolution screen and of course the 42x optical zoom which is very handy”.

Four customers who reviewed it thought it was good in low light. John W wrote five years ago “I was quite taken aback by the quality in low light at full zoom” in his review. Paperback Writer mentioned in the same month “Not bad at low light levels and very good in average lighting” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510. Tony G he wrote “Yes, there are problems with quick focussing, particularly in low light.” in his Nikon Coolpix P510 review.

One customer concluded that the product had a good image sensor. Gels mentioned on Amazon “That lens, with stabilisation on both sensor and optics, is brilliant for landscapes” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510 and rated it 5 stars.

One customer thought the Nikon Coolpix P510 had a good ISO range.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good zoom. A. Gallacher said in their review of this digital camera “I know everyone raves over the 42x zoom and it's brilliant” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Alan Hughes wrote in his Nikon Coolpix P510 review on Amazon “42x zoom is excellent, giving a great range”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “The zoom is simply astounding - full stop!The image stabilization works perfectly” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510.

A number of Nikon Coolpix P510 reviewers who bought it concluded that it had a good lens. Five years ago Amazon Customer mentioned “The lens seems excellent”. Amazon Customer also wrote “The lens is amazing”. John W wrote “The lens is really impressive and despite some reviews I read does not spend too much time hunting to focus” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P510 and scored the Nikon Coolpix P510 very highly.

A few customers who purchased it mentioned that it had a good autofocus. Alan Hughes mentioned in his Nikon Coolpix P510 review on Amazon “Movie feature is excellent although, autofocus is caught out from time to time in lower light” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Albops rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “Fantastic - apart from the autofocus !” in their review of this digital camera. Albops also said “The main downfall with this camera (in my mind) is the autofocus - it can be rather hesitant - especially when using higher magnifications”.

Several Nikon Coolpix P510 reviewers mentioned that the product had a good image stabiliser. John W mentioned on Amazon five years ago “The zoom is excellent.I have been particularly impressed by the image stabilisation”. John W also said “They also did not in my opinion have such good stabilisation ability”. Techtree.com mentioned “Good image stabilization for still photography” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

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Good Video Capture

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. A. Gallacher said “Have not tried the video yet, that does not have good reviews.” in their Nikon Coolpix P510 review. Five years ago Big Hair mentioned in their review “The video AF simply dozes in” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Big Hair also said “Got diabolical results, goodness knows what it's like hand-held! Finally, when zooming (and indeed focusing) during video you are able to hear every whir, buzz”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P510 thought it had a good screen. A. Gallacher mentioned on Amazon “The pull out screen has already proven it's usefulness when I was taking some Macro shots so I didn't darken the shot by being over the camera” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “Use that screen tilt and overhead facility”. Barr wrote in their review of this digital camera five years ago “It did offer some advantages and the articulated screen is a great tool” and scored this digital camera 5 stars.

Some Nikon Coolpix P510 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. G. Wylie wrote on Amazon “The focus on the viewfinder can be easily adjusted by a little diopter fitted at the side of it” in their Nikon Coolpix P510 review. Tone1428 mentioned in their review on Amazon “A word of warning here when first using the cameras viewfinder, please make sure you adjust the diopter setting to the left of the viewfinder, my wife didn't”. Tony G mentioned in his review of this digital camera five years ago “The internal view finder is great when you cannot see the screen in bright sunshine - something the SLRs miss out on”.

Several people who reviewed it thought it had an electronic viewfinder.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of Nikon Coolpix P510 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P510 thought it was good value for money. Aaron wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Small camera and of course great value as well”. Amazon Customer rated this digital camera 5 stars and mentioned “Is a great price” in their review. C Hill wrote on Amazon “A great price for a great camera”.

Some customers said in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Five years ago Amazon Customer gave the Nikon Coolpix P510 a rating of 5 stars and said in their review “These are cheap enough now”. Glitterbabe said “The offered bargain price”. Macavity mentioned on Amazon “Cheap build quality? Not in my opinion” in their Nikon Coolpix P510 review.

Three Nikon Coolpix P510 owners who reviewed it thought it was cheap. Five years ago Macavity mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510 “If you want these you have to buy them separately, which isn't so much 'expensive' as 'just a nuisance”. Rick he wrote on Amazon “Photographs obviously not as clear as expensive DLSR Cameras.” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P510.

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Good Connectivity

Six Nikon Coolpix P510 reviewers who purchased the Nikon Coolpix P510 considered that it had gps. Derek H. wrote “GPS is another great feature, no more forgetting where a picture was taken.I have yet to explore all the bells” . Poppy mentioned on Amazon “It is easy to use, has Eye=Fi facility and GPS as well as a 42 zoom”. Saturdayscience mentioned “The camera has gps tagging which was a bonus” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510 and scored this digital camera 4 stars.

One person who purchased it thought it was good in terms of USB connections. Five years ago Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “A simple mains (or USB) connection cable” in their review.

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Good Battery Life

A few Nikon Coolpix P510 owners who bought the product considered that it had a good battery life. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510 “Use the screenThe battery life is ok” and rated the Nikon Coolpix P510 5 stars. C. Mason mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix P510 review “Battery life not as poor as feared having read the reviews on the product, very comfortable in the hand, overall an acceptable compromise”. Five years ago John Paton mentioned in his review on Amazon “Samsung, Olympus, Nikon and Canon (these are models we have in our house) each uses a different cable and the number of battery types used is enormously varied”.

One person who purchased it thought it was quick to charge. Five years ago Thewalkertouch.co.uk wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510 on Amazon “It takes longer to charge the battery than the life it has when fully charged”.

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Good Flash

Some Nikon Coolpix P510 owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good flash. Craig Menezes said on Amazon “Flash is awesome”. Robotfish said “It sits on a tripod and has a integrated flash” in their review. Techtree.com wrote “Low light without flash isn't impressive” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Nikon has good average reviews for its compact cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of people considered that this digital camera was noisy. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510 on Amazon five years ago “Sound for the shutter is very loud.”. Techtree.com wrote “Noise levels increase noticeably at ISO 800”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was quiet. Clive in Cambridge rated the product as excellent and mentioned on Amazon “Grip is better and action is quieter”. Tall Paul gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The lens zooms in and out quietly and smoothly” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix P510 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago do not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available that you might also want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] which is cheaper.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of this type and age is 0.17x and the biggest is 63x. With an optical zoom of 42 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix P510's optical zoom is one of the biggest amongst compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P510.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix P510 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix P510 which do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price], and the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this Nikon digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Coolpix P510 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix P510 do not support video capability.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available including cheaper cameras such as the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price].

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Quite High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the Coolpix P510 has a fairly high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P510 have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

If this compact camera camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (16.3MP and cheaper).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix P510 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix P510.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price], and the GC100[pl_2600424_price] both from Samsung or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix P510 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix P510.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including cheaper cameras such as the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price], or the GC100[pl_2600424_price] both from Samsung or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price].

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

An electrical viewfinder type is actually the best viewfinder across all compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix P510.

The worst viewfinder across comparable types of digital camera is Optical.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.01 meters, the Coolpix P510 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix P510. The smallest closest focusing distance of compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix P510 is 0.01m and the largest is 0.2m.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 1,000 millimeter, the Nikon Coolpix P510 has a very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 18mm and the longest is 1,000mm.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Nikon Coolpix P510 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix P510. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon Coolpix P510 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 4608 x 2592, 1920 x 1080 and 4608 x 3072 and 3456 x 3456. The still image resolution of all cameras that came out more than two years ago ranges from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 90 megabytes, the Nikon Coolpix P510 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The smallest internal memory of cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P510 is 6.9MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 290MB.

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99 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

99 auto Focus (AF) pointss

The Coolpix P510 is a 99 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix P510 have between 1 and 255 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Coolpix P510 has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix P510. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF" are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the display resolution (numeric)s range from 1 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, the Coolpix P510 has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Has Three Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Coolpix P510 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found shooting modes is Auto, but this shooting modes is not found on this camera. The shooting modess Movie, Scene and Shutter priority are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Coolpix P510 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this camera. The image formats supporteds JPEG XR are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Nikon Coolpix P510 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Nikon digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this age and spec.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Coolpix P510 is more than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix P510. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Coolpix P510 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix P510.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 16.79 megapixels, the Coolpix P510 has a quite many total megapixels compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P510. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix P510 the total megapixelss range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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TFT Display

The Coolpix P510 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P510 the display ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Coolpix P510 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 24 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Nikon Coolpix P510 is more than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by digital cameras of this age and spec.

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7 Reasons Against

Expensive

Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range in price from £26 to £293. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Quite Small Digital Zoom

Cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix P510 have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x. With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Coolpix P510 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst compact cameras of this age.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] (4x) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras of this type and age do not support wi-Fi. The Coolpix P510 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price], or the GC100[pl_2600424_price] both from Samsung or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of this type and age are not waterproof. The Nikon Coolpix P510 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The Coolpix P510 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix P510.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix P510 the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the Coolpix P510 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Heavy

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix P510 the weights range from 20g to 840g. When compared to other cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix P510 that we have assessed the weight of, the Coolpix P510's weight of 555 grams is one of the heaviest.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (188.2g), or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] (314g) which is also cheaper.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix P510

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Coolpix P510 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P510.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price], and the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which is also cheaper.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Coolpix P510 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price], the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price], or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might want to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (CCD) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Pre-Flash
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Histogram
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Interface
Face Detection
Night Mode
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Cable Type
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Panorama
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Aperture Priority AE
Manual Exposure
Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder
Electrical Viewfinder
HDMI Out
Frame Rate

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Expert Reviews

(49)
30 March 2014

The Nikon Coolpix P510 offers incredible zoom power for a compact digital camera with a 42x zoom lens. This length of lens gives you all the flexibility you need to photograph subjects like... Read more…

The Coolpix P510 is a great choice because of its extensive features and photo quality, but the effectiveness of the 42x zoom is arguable...

9 October 2012

Easy to use controls, bag full of features and excellent shooting capability, Nikon Coolpix P510 proves to be a must have camera at such price if you can't afford DSLR. Nikon Coolpix P510 Digital...

26 September 2012

If you're looking for a super-zoom camera for bird watching, ship spotting, amateur astronomy or taking close-up shots from half-a-mile away, Nikon's CoolPix 510 with its amazing 24-1,000mm lens...

27 August 2012

Whilst I certainly would not recommend the P510 for anyone who regularly uses video record functioning it does most definitely have a number of other redeeming features that are highly desirable...

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User Reviews

(179)
Reviewed 8 January 2016 by Pedro martin
(Verified Purchase)

This is a very good camera. The zoom is amazing. It has a feature to shoot pets, three shoots on one click, and it keeps shooting as long as the pet is looking at the camera. I shot my pet many... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

This zoom is unbelievable AWESOME! It is a great camera to take on vacation and capture some terrific photos. Also fantastic for low-light conditions, for example, it works beautifully in my... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

It's a pretty decent camera but it has some unpolished issues. Works best when left in auto. After a month of use here is what I've noticed. Pros: - Normal family pictures look nice - Low-light... Read more…

Reviewed 6 February 2015 by Sjedis
(Verified Purchase)

Love this little camera. I have a Nikon D3200 and I'm still learning it's fine points. But I do a lot of hiking and just walking around taking photos, so sometimes a lighter point and shoot, stuck... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera because I didn't want to be lugging round a heavy camera and lenses etc. but I wanted to be able to take good quality pictures. This camera has surpassed my expectations. I... Read more…

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