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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 cameras of this age and type, this Nikon digital camera is one of the most highly awarded by expert review sites.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which decided that this compact camera digital camera was great.

This compact camera digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" from both PC Mag and Fotomaniak.pl, both of which said that this camera was exceptional.

An other three expert review sites thought that this digital camera was good. This camera received a "Silver" award from DP Review and it received a "Recommended Product" award from Digitaltrends.com, confirming their endorsement. In addition, the editor of Buy-n-shoot.com concluded that this digital camera was brilliant and gave it a "Gold" award.

01net.com gave this Nikon camera a "4 Star" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on thirty-six expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com the average expert rating of this compact camera digital camera is 78%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera as exceptional on average. This puts this compact camera digital camera in the top 14% of all the cameras of this spec and age when ranked by average owner review score.

Robust

Several Nikon Coolpix P510 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Barr rated it as excellent and mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix P510 review on Amazon “Build is fine, might not be quite as robust as the Sony seems to be.”. Barr also said “The Nikon certainly feels solid enough, great to hold”. Bcjay. gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said “With the P510 the lens range is up to 1000mm, all built in” in their Nikon Coolpix P510 review.

A few people who bought this digital camera concluded that it was reliable. Jimz wrote on Amazon “A typical Nikon camera, well designed and reliable and takes good pictures”. Five years ago Richie-Rich said in their review of this digital camera “The whole camera just seems to be much more user friendly than my trusty old Fujis”. Saturdayscience wrote in their Nikon Coolpix P510 review on Amazon “Qualities I wanted were excellent zoom range, reliable flash (my work is inside factories so wanted to photograph equipment”.

Several Nikon Coolpix P510 reviewers concluded that it was strong and durable. Macavity gave the Nikon Coolpix P510 a score of 4 stars and said on Amazon “It's a sturdy little beast all right.4”. Tony mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “It worked out perfectly.* It is robust and easy to carry with a neck strap without being cumbersome.*” and rated the product as excellent. Five years ago expert review site T3.com said “The sturdy chassis is comfortable to hold”.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to damage or scratch.

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Nice Design

A number of Nikon Coolpix P510 owners reckoned that this digital camera was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “This camera was an upgrade from a pretty decent Sony point & click compact camera”. G. Wylie wrote “I also find it a beautifully balanced little bridge camera” in their review. Glitterbabe said “This camera is not only good looking”.

Some customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P510 said that it was neat. F Rees mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510 on Amazon “Fits neatly/firmly in your hand - I shall definitely use it for holidays”. G. Wylie mentioned in their review on Amazon five years ago “It also has a neat pop-up flash unit”. Kev Haworth wrote “The Camera arrived in a neat box, with all the accessories listed inside”.

One customer who bought the product concluded that it was a good design. G. Wylie rated this digital camera as excellent and said in their review on Amazon “The camera is light and the design gives excellent and easy handling”. One Nikon Coolpix P510 owner who reviewed this digital camera thought it was well designed.

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Good Technical Features

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had good features. Four years ago Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “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 wrote in their review of this digital camera 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”. Craig Menezes mentioned “Great camera for a great price!Great quality images with fairly lot of features, HD recording is no problem at all” .

Easy to Use

Several people who bought the Nikon Coolpix P510 reckoned that it was easy to use. A. Gallacher gave the product an excellent review score and said “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 on Amazon “So is ease of use” in his Nikon Coolpix P510 review. 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”.

Some customers who bought the Nikon Coolpix P510 concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. C. Mason wrote on Amazon four years ago “Very easy and comfortable to use”. John Paton wrote “It is comfortable to hold even with my big hands”. Theshopaholic mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon five years ago “Weighted quite well so it is easy to hold and the anti-shake setting is great for reducing blur when taking shots freehand” and scored it 4 stars.

Six Nikon Coolpix P510 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use the menus. G. Wylie mentioned “It offers both aperture and shutter priority settings and full manual control if desired” in their review and scored this digital camera 5 stars. John Paton said five years ago “I also did not find a big difference between normal (8mp) and fine (16mp) quality settings” in his Nikon Coolpix P510 review. Four years ago Mr Baz wrote on Amazon “You can turn down the noise reduction in camera+ I liked the rotating dial outside the OK button made changing settings quite easy” in his review.

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

Three Nikon Coolpix P510 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to setup. Margaret Morgan said “Setting up was very easy, instructions were very good” in her review of the Nikon Coolpix P510. Tone1428 wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Is very simple to set up” and rated it as very good. 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 Product Quality

Several Nikon Coolpix P510 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Aaron wrote in his review of this digital camera “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 mentioned “As far as i have experienced the picture quality is still awesome even if you use full zoom”. Alan Hughes mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P510 on Amazon “Its light weight is a blessing, picture quality is great”.

Good Support

Nine people agreed that this digital camera had good technical guidance. G. Wylie mentioned on Amazon “The camera is supplied with a limited quick start guide and an excellent electronic manual.” in their review of this digital camera. Margaret Morgan said on Amazon “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”. Five years ago Sakazoke mentioned “I have to say the manual could have been better” and rated the Nikon Coolpix P510 5 stars.

Good Size

Several people who bought it concluded that it was compact. Alan Miller said on Amazon “The camera is light and compact and the 1000 mm lens is not looking intrusive like those big long lenses on professional cameras” and rated this digital camera 5 stars. Barr mentioned “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 this digital camera. Biro wrote on Amazon “Nikon COOLPIX P510 Compact Digital Camera - Black (16.1MP, 42x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCDThis camera is the Bees Knees” in their Nikon Coolpix P510 review and rated the product 5 stars.

Several customers thought this digital camera was easy to carry around. Amazon Customer said on Amazon four years ago “Light and easy to carry” in their Nikon Coolpix P510 review. Antiprima mentioned “! Honestly, great camera! Easy to use; light and small, so easy to carry it at all times with you (as I do) too” in their review of this digital camera. Bazz said five years ago “I wanted the Coolpix P510 as a kind of easy to carry, quick fix, 'filler' for more casual” .

A number of customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Barr wrote “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” . Five years ago Clive in Cambridge wrote on Amazon “Build quality is not as solid (or as heavy) as the Canon SX40iS” in their Nikon Coolpix P510 review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Joseph gave the Nikon Coolpix P510 a very good rating and he said on Amazon “It is not heavy and fits the hand perfectly with all controls in logical places” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P510.

Some people 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” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Poppy scored the product very highly and wrote in their review on Amazon “The camera is compact and lightweight for my purpose”. Four years ago Saturdayscience said on Amazon “I needed the kit to be lightweight and compact” in their Nikon Coolpix P510 review and rated the Nikon Coolpix P510 80 out of 100.

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

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Nikon Coolpix P510 owners who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images. Five years ago Aaron said in his review “The picture stabilizer works well” and scored this digital camera 5 stars. Agent6650 wrote on Amazon “It takes fantastic pictures, i love the 42x zoom capability”. Alan Miller gave it a very good review and he said “Zoom was the most important aspect for me since I take photos at great distances on the beach”.

A few Nikon Coolpix P510 reviewers said in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Clive in Cambridge mentioned on Amazon “Screen resolution is good, though the eyepiece colours are a little off”. G. Wylie mentioned “It has a really clear, high resolution 3 inch monitor which makes framing” and scored the product 5 stars. Martin Peter Collinson R.a.f gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned 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”.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P510 was good in low light. John W rated it 5 stars and he mentioned “I was quite taken aback by the quality in low light at full zoom”. Paperback Writer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon five years ago “Not bad at low light levels and very good in average lighting”. Tony G mentioned in his review on Amazon “Yes, there are problems with quick focussing, particularly in low light.”.

One customer thought it had a good image sensor. Gels wrote on Amazon “That lens, with stabilisation on both sensor and optics, is brilliant for landscapes” in their review.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of Nikon Coolpix P510 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good zoom. Four years ago A. Gallacher wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510 “I know everyone raves over the 42x zoom and it's brilliant”. Alan Hughes he mentioned on Amazon also four years ago “42x zoom is excellent, giving a great range”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “The zoom is simply astounding - full stop!The image stabilization works perfectly”.

A few Nikon Coolpix P510 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good lens. Amazon Customer mentioned five years ago “The lens seems excellent” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The lens is amazing”. John W said in his review on Amazon five years ago “The lens is really impressive and despite some reviews I read does not spend too much time hunting to focus”.

A number of customers thought the product had a good autofocus. Alan Hughes said four years ago “Movie feature is excellent although, autofocus is caught out from time to time in lower light” and scored the product 4 stars. Albops mentioned in their review “Fantastic - apart from the autofocus !” . Albops also wrote “The main downfall with this camera (in my mind) is the autofocus - it can be rather hesitant - especially when using higher magnifications”.

Four customers reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. John W mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon five years ago “The zoom is excellent.I have been particularly impressed by the image stabilisation”. John W also wrote “They also did not in my opinion have such good stabilisation ability”.

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Good Video Capture

Seventeen Nikon Coolpix P510 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P510 was good for video recording. A. Gallacher said “Have not tried the video yet, that does not have good reviews.” in their review and scored it very highly. Five years ago Big Hair gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “The video AF simply dozes in”. Big Hair also mentioned “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

Several customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good screen. A. Gallacher wrote in their review on Amazon four years ago “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”. Amazon Customer wrote “Use that screen tilt and overhead facility” and rated the product 5 stars. Barr wrote in their review on Amazon “It did offer some advantages and the articulated screen is a great tool” and rated this digital camera as excellent.

Four customers who reviewed it said that it had a good viewfinder. Five years ago G. Wylie wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510 on Amazon “The focus on the viewfinder can be easily adjusted by a little diopter fitted at the side of it” and gave it an excellent review score. Tone1428 said 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” in their Nikon Coolpix P510 review. Tony G mentioned in his review on Amazon “The internal view finder is great when you cannot see the screen in bright sunshine - something the SLRs miss out on”.

A few customers who reviewed the product thought it had an electronic viewfinder.

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Good Connectivity

A few Nikon Coolpix P510 reviewers concluded that the product had gps. Aaron said in his Nikon Coolpix P510 review on Amazon five years ago “I'd recommend this camera to anyone looking for excellent zoom, fantastic quality pictures, gps system, light weight”. Derek H. gave it a very good review score and he mentioned “GPS is another great feature, no more forgetting where a picture was taken.I have yet to explore all the bells”. Poppy scored it very highly and wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510 “It is easy to use, has Eye=Fi facility and GPS as well as a 42 zoom”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections. Expert website Digitalversus.com said in their review of this digital camera “A simple mains (or USB) connection cable”.

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Good Battery Life

Several people who bought this digital camera considered that it had a good battery life. Amazon Customer wrote five years ago “Use the screenThe battery life is ok”. C. Mason said on Amazon “Battery life not as poor as feared having read the reviews on the product, very comfortable in the hand, overall an acceptable compromise” in their review and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. John Paton mentioned in his review of this digital camera 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 Nikon Coolpix P510 reviewer said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P510 was quick to charge. Thewalkertouch.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510 “It takes longer to charge the battery than the life it has when fully charged” however despite that they only gave this digital camera a score of 1 stars.

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Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 15,565 user and expert reviews for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras.

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Good Flash

Some Nikon Coolpix P510 reviewers concluded that the product had a good flash. Four years ago Craig Menezes scored this digital camera 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Flash is awesome” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P510. Robotfish gave the product an excellent review and mentioned in their review “It sits on a tripod and has a integrated flash”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some people wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P510 on Amazon “Sound for the shutter is very loud.” and rated it 5 stars. Five years ago John W rated the product 5 stars and he wrote “It also has a noise reduction function, again easily found using the menu”.

Several Nikon Coolpix P510 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was quiet. Clive in Cambridge wrote on Amazon “Grip is better and action is quieter” in their review and scored it 5 stars. Tall Paul wrote “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 Nikon Coolpix P510 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix P510 which do not have a GPS (satellite).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price], or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] which is cheaper.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

When compared to other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P510, the optical zoom of the Nikon Coolpix P510 of 42 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. The smallest optical zoom of cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix P510 is 3x, the biggest is 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which do not support Full HD video, the Nikon Coolpix P510 supports Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital 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 typical of many digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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 cheaper cameras such as the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price], the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price], and the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Coolpix P510 supports video capability, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this type and age which do not support video capability.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The average megapixel of digital cameras of this type and age is 14MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The Nikon Coolpix P510 has one of the higher megapixels (16.1 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (16.3MP), or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (18.1MP) which is also cheaper.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Coolpix P510 has an image stabilizer.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper cameras such as the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price], the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price], or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix P510, the Nikon Coolpix P510 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper cameras such as the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price], the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price], or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_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 amongst all digital cameras of this spec and age.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst viewfinder is Optical.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.01 meters, the Coolpix P510 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 0.2m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.039m.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years that we have assessed, the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Coolpix P510 of 1,000 millimeter is one of the longest. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 250mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix P510 is more than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix P510. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon Coolpix P510 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this type and age. This Nikon camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also 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. Across all compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix P510 the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 90 megabytes, the Coolpix P510 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix P510. The internal memorys of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 280MB.

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99 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

99 auto Focus (AF) pointss

The Nikon Coolpix P510 is a 99 auto Focus (AF) points camera. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix P510 have between 1 and 255 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

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

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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 were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found shooting modes is Auto, but this shooting modes is not found on this Nikon camera. The shooting modess Movie, Scene and Shutter priority are also found on this camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 921,000 pixels, the Coolpix P510 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix P510. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix P510 is 230 pixels and the highest is 16,000,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Coolpix P510 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix P510. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix P510.

Across comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Nikon Coolpix P510 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly 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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MOV Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports a MOV video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported on compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Nikon Coolpix P510 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon 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 frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P510.

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

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

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

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TFT Display

The Coolpix P510 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time 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. The best display of all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix P510 is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix P510 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix P510. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this type and age is 26mm.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Coolpix P510 is more than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by digital cameras of this spec and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Quite Small Digital Zoom

The Coolpix P510 has one of the smallest digital zooms (only 2 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (4x), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] (4x) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The Coolpix P510 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price], the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price], or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Nikon Coolpix P510 is not waterproof.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The Coolpix P510 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix P510.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Nikon Coolpix P510's weight of 555 grams is one of the heaviest. The average weight of compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix P510 is 170g.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include 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 was released over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The Coolpix P510 has a fairly standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix P510.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which is also cheaper.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital 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.

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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

(100)
(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…

Reviewed 13 October 2013 by Tone1428 "Tone"
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this for my wife, who like me, is a keen amateur wildlife photographer and she has been a little disappointed with her pics just recently.
I was convinced that this was the camera... Read more…

Reviewed 18 August 2013 by Kristoforus
(Verified Purchase)

Not a great camera expert but having read all the reviews decided to get this as I did not want to lug different lenses around. Really pleased with the quality of the pictures and the zoom wow -... Read more…

Reviewed 11 August 2013 by Tredman47
(Verified Purchase)

I love this camera and have had great fun since buying. Really bought it for the big zoom, but I like everything about the camera. I do agree with some others who have commented on the fact that... Read more…

Reviewed 1 August 2013 by Mr. J. P. Scully
(Verified Purchase)

After taking photos on this Camera from my recent holiday in Canada & Hawaii the pictures are truly amazing ....even at a distance . Like Bears in the woods etc, but the amazing thing was how... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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

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