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Nikon Coolpix P510

£293.00
PC Mag Editor's Choice DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and good value for money compact camera
Compact 16.1MP 42x No Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon Coolpix P510 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix P510 number 110 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 72?

It has not bad expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with an average overall rating of 86%, based on 216 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. Canon 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 2017.
The Coolpix P510 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very big optical zoom
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Very low ISO sensitivity (max)
Heavy

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is average for landscape photography, ranking number 75 in landscape photography cameras. It is also average for portrait photography, ranking number 99 in portrait photography cameras as well being mediocre for everyday photography, ranking number 63 in everyday photography cameras.
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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

Eight Industry Awards

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both review sites Fotomaniak.pl and PC Mag, both of which concluded that this Nikon camera was fantastic.

The writers at websites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine both thought that this Nikon camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The authors at three other expert review sites all thought that this camera was very good. The writer at website Buy-N-Shoot.com said that this Nikon camera was excellent and gave it a "Gold" award and it received a "Recommended Product" award from review site Digitaltrends.com, confirming their endorsement. Also, the expert at website DP Review gave this camera a "Silver" award and said it was great.

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

Average Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 78 out of 100 based on 37 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

This camera has a terrific average owner rating based on 179 owner reviews. 131 reviewers (73% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 30,771 expert and owner reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £293.00 it is cheaper than 77% of cameras.

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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 $449.00 (£583.48).

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Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Nikon Coolpix P510 of 16.1MP is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% 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 in the biggest 2% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Coolpix P510 of only 3,200 is quite low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 25% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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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 smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix P510 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavy

The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Coolpix P510 of 555g is in the heaviest 14% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon Coolpix P510 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Coolpix P510 of 1,000mm is in the longest 8% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 3072|4608 x 2592|3456 x 3456|3264 x 2448|2272 x 1704|1920 x 1080|1600 x 1200|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of the Nikon Coolpix P510 of 90MB is in the biggest 16% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest internal memory of cameras is 1MB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 390MB.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|960 x 540|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. 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.

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3D

The Coolpix P510 is 3D. 90% of digital cameras are not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

Like most other cameras, the Coolpix P510 does not have a video out. 100% of digital cameras do not have a video out.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Coolpix P510 of only 2x is quite small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 6% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The digital zooms of digital cameras range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Features Face Detection

The Nikon Coolpix P510 features face detection, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not feature face detection.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Coolpix P510 supports Full HD video. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Coolpix P510's image sensor size of 0.435" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

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

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Has an HDMI Port

The Coolpix P510 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 71% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Coolpix P510 of 3" is in the largest 15% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distance of the Coolpix P510 of 0.01m is fairly large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 20% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Coolpix P510 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Coolpix P510 features multi-shot function. 91% of cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Has a Pre-Flash

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

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Has a Night Mode

The Coolpix P510 has a night mode. 96% of cameras do not have a night mode.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix P510 has a GPS (satellite), unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon Coolpix P510 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since December 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon optical2x, nikon p510r
Barcodes 00018208263295, 00018208263301, 00018208264896, 00018208926893, 00018208926916, 00018208926930, 00018208926978, 00182089268936, 00182089269308, 00182089269780, 00633934190754, 03610170826446, 03610170843009, 08033737552308

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