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Nikon Coolpix P510

£293.00
Nikon Coolpix P510
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PC Mag Editor's Choice DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A good spec and multi award winning compact camera, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 6 further awards from other expert sites
Compact 16.1MP 42x No Dec 2013
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Nikon Coolpix P510 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix P510 number 346 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
427 Reviews + 8 Awards
63
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
64
Age
4 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with an average overall rating of 86%, based on 427 reviews. This digital camera has received eight awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Fotomaniak.pl plus one other site and a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus one other site. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
The Coolpix P510 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
3D shooting mode: create a 3d image of any still subject to be played back on 3d-capable tvs and computers. the camera combines two images taken from different positions; the second shot is taken automatically when the camera detects that you are in the right position
Retouch menu: enhance your photos in-camera with a range of filter effects. includes options such as selective color, which converts your image to monochrome then adds a splash of color to an area of your choice, and cross screen, which lends a starry effect to bright objects
Wireless transfer: compatible with eye-fi x2 (or later) cards. transmit your digital photos (in JPEG format) directly to your phone or personal computer, and then connect to the internet to take advantage of nikon's photo sharing service, my picturetown
Subject tracking af: capture sharp shots of subjects that can t or won t stay still. subject tracking AF keeps the camera focused on a selected subject even if it is moving around
Fast and accurate af: when you want to capture complex subjects, you can shoot in manual focus with a 99-point autofocus system for extra-sharp results
16 scene modes: scene modes automatically optimize the camera settings for popular photographic styles, effects and locations. achieve great shots the easy way just select the mode that matches your situation
Mode dial with manual exposure modes (p/s/a/m) and user mode, where you can recall your preferred camera settings instantly
High-speed continuous shooting: shoot up to five full-resolution shots at 7 fps, or up to 30 full-resolution shots at 1 fps
Advanced movie features: you can use the optical zoom with autofocus when recording, and film in slow or fast motion using speeds of up to 120 fps (vga). movies can be recorded in iframe format and a built-in HDMI connector lets you connect the camera directly to an HDTV
Easy panorama 360/180: pan vertically or horizontally to create dynamic panoramas
Very big optical zoom
Auto HDR mode: capture images with impressive tonal detail in any situation when you shoot in HDR mode. the camera combines two shots taken at different exposures during a single shutter release to create an image with wide dynamic range and rich color gradation
Built-in global positioning system (gps): records the exact location (latitude and longitude) where a picture was taken as a geotag in the image data (exif), and you can record your route when not taking pictures
Tiltable 7.5 cm (3.0-in.) 921k-dot LCD monitor: take shots from any angle. this high-resolution screen boasts an anti-reflective coating and nikon's clear color display technology for clear viewing
Full HD (1080p) movie recording with stereo sound: a dedicated video-record button makes it easy to begin filming
Advanced lens-shift vr: nikon's second-generation vibration reduction system reduces the effect of camera shake in real time and lets you use shutter speeds that are up to four stops slower
Back-illuminated 16-mp CMOS sensor: with each pixel receiving more light, this highly sensitive image sensor works with the EXPEED processor to deliver clear shots in any light
EXPEED c2: nikon's fast and powerful image processing system provides high-speed operation, enhanced movie recording, high-sensitivity performance and maximum image quality
Heavier than average
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 301 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 318 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 314 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

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How Big is the Nikon Coolpix P510?

The Nikon Coolpix P510 is 119.8mm wide and 82.9mm tall. It is 102.2mm deep and weighs 555g.

Nikon Coolpix P510 front dimensions
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Nikon Coolpix P510 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Eight Industry Awards

The authors at review sites Fotomaniak.pl and PC Mag both decided that this Nikon digital camera was superb and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at websites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine both strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Furthermore, the editor of review website Buy-N-Shoot.com said that this camera was outstanding and gave it a "Gold" award and review website Digitaltrends.com conluded that they would endorse it and gave it a "Recommended Product" award. Additionally, the expert at website DP Review decided that this digital camera was very good and gave it a "Silver" award.

The editor of one additional expert review site said that this camera was very good. This was from 01net.com who gave it an "4 Star".

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 37 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com the average expert rating of this Nikon digital camera is 78%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this camera as exceptional on average. 291 reviewers (76% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 40,636 user and expert reviews (including 10,692 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is cheaper than 64% of cameras, it has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £293.00 it does not look like great value for money overall.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon Coolpix P510 and the United Kingdom price of £293.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $379.95 (£526.95).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This digital camera was released in December 2013.

Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The Coolpix P510's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 61% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The Coolpix P510's optical zoom of 42x is bigger than 96% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Nikon Coolpix P510's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 3,200 is in the lowest 23% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Nikon Coolpix P510's minimum aperture number of 3.3 is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 10% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Coolpix P510 of 0.0005s is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the fastest 39% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Coolpix P510 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

The weights of cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Coolpix P510 of 555g is in the heaviest 14% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix P510 has a pre-flash, unlike 95% of cameras which do not have a pre-flash.

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Shorter Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Coolpix P510's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 1,000mm is in the shortest 35% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Coolpix P510 has a vari-angle LCD display. 83% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix P510 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Coolpix P510 of only 5.9 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 91% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix P510's digital zoom of only 2x is smaller than 97% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Coolpix P510 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

The Coolpix P510's internal memory of 90MB is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 10% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest internal memory of cameras is 1MB, the biggest is 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Coolpix P510 has an HDMI port, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Features Face Detection

The Coolpix P510 features face detection, unlike 88% of cameras which do not feature face detection.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Coolpix P510 of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 15% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Night Mode

The Nikon Coolpix P510 has a night mode, which is unusual. 96% of digital cameras do not have a night mode.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Nikon Coolpix P510's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 57% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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3D

The Coolpix P510 is 3D, unlike 90% of cameras which are not 3D.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Coolpix P510 of 921,000 pixels is higher than 71% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon Coolpix P510 supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Coolpix P510 features multi-shot function, unlike 90% of cameras which do not feature multi-shot function.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Coolpix P510 features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Nikon Coolpix P510 does not have a video out, although keep in mind that 100% of cameras also do not have a video out.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon Coolpix P510 supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|960 x 540|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Nikon Coolpix P510 is 4608 x 3456. That's over five times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon 26329

Barcodes:

00018208926893, 00018208926930, 00018208926978, 00182089268936, 00182089269308, 00182089269780, 03610170826446, 03610170843009, 08033737552308

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