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Nikon Coolpix P510

$449.00
PC Mag Editor's Choice DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and great value for money 16.1 megapixel 42 times zoom factor camera
Compact 16.1MP 42x No Dec 2013
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Nikon Coolpix P510 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix P510 number 213 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 67?

It has not bad expert reviews and terrific user reviews with an average overall rating of 99%, based on 216 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly big optical zoom
1" image sensor size
Heavy
Does not have a video out

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the Coolpix P510 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is average for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras. It is also mediocre for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras as well being mediocre for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 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.

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Nikon Coolpix P510 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

The editors of websites Fotomaniak.pl and PC Mag both thought that this Nikon camera was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Another three expert review sites all endorsed this camera. The writer at review website Buy-N-Shoot.com thought that this Nikon camera was exceptional and gave it a "Gold" award and the author at review website Digitaltrends.com gave it a "Recommended Product" award, confirming their endorsement. This camera also received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site PhotographyBlog.com.

This digital camera was given a "Silver" award by review site DP Review who concluded that this camera was very good.

The author at one more expert review site concluded that this Nikon digital camera was very good. This Nikon camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 26 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and Digital Versus this Nikon camera has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 179 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Nikon camera is superb. 131 reviewers (73% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 31,432 owner and expert reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good reviews. We also found that Nikon has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Reasonably Priced

Digital cameras range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera represents good value compared to other digital cameras.

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Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix P510 has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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Heavy

Cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg. The Nikon Coolpix P510 is fairly heavy (555 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most frequently found image sensor size on digital cameras.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 42 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix P510 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 83x, and the average optical zoom is 12x.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix P510 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Coolpix P510 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras. The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 0.5", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 2/3"|1/2"|1/2.3"" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Coolpix P510 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Coolpix P510 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Face Detection

The Coolpix P510 features face detection. Most of the other cameras also feature face detection.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon Coolpix P510 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Night Mode

The Coolpix P510 has a night mode, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of cameras range from 1MB to 32GB. The Nikon Coolpix P510 has one of the bigger internal memory (90 megabytes) amongst cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Coolpix P510 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (1,000 millimeter) compared to most of the other cameras. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 300mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix P510 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most digital cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3072, 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704 and 1920 x 1080 and 1600 x 1200. The worst still image resolution of all cameras is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Coolpix P510 does not have a video out, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras also do not have a video out.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Coolpix P510 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras also support video capability.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Coolpix P510 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix P510 has a pre-flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix P510 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras. This camera also support a video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels and 640 x 480 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. Across all cameras the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Coolpix P510's digital zoom is one of the smallest amongst cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix P510 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon Coolpix P510 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Coolpix P510 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of cameras is 0.17m. At only 0.01 meters, the Coolpix P510 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of cameras is 600,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. The Coolpix P510 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) (921,000 pixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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3D

The Nikon Coolpix P510 is 3D, as are most of the other cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix P510 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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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 p510r
Barcodes 00018208263295, 00018208263301, 00018208264896, 00018208926893, 00018208926916, 00018208926930, 00018208926978, 00182089268936, 00182089269308, 00182089269780, 00633934190754, 03610170826446, 03610170843009, 08033737552308

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