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Nikon COOLPIX P510
8.1 out of 10

Nikon COOLPIX P510

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Overall 7
7.2

Nikon COOLPIX P510 Review

Review guidelines
22 May 2013
  • Summary: The Nikon COOLPIX P510 is a camera of the latest generation with an optical zoom spectacular equal to 42x (24-1000 mm) and of a good standard feature both automatic and manual. Perfect tilting the monitor on the back of the camera body and allows you to take shots from almost every angle and view a...
  • Pros: 42x optical zoom, Full HD movies (1080p) with stereo sound, 16 scene modes; Stabilizer lens shift; Continuous shooting at high speed, high resolution display tiltable Acquisition quick AF, 3D shooting mode, back-illuminated CMOS sensor 16 MP; integrated GPS; Graphics Processor EXPEED C2.
  • Cons: Battery Pack; Weight & dimensions; Available colors.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon Coolpix P510

PC Magazine
5 August 2012
  • Conclusion: Bigger than a compact, but smaller than a D-SLR, the 42x Nikon Coolpix P510 packs a high-quality lens that delivers sharp images. Integrated GPS, 1080p video capture, and plenty of other features help it nab our Editors' Choice for the best full-size superzoom camera.
  • Pros: Long 42x zoom lens. Sharp images. Snappy performance. 1080p video capture. Integrated GPS.
  • Cons: High-speed burst limited to 5 shots. No hot shoe or mic input.
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

DP Review
27 July 2012
  • Summary: The P510 is a well-featured little camera built around an incredible 42X zoom lens. The lens is the P510's main selling point and anyone looking for a go-everywhere camera for travel or general-purpose photography will be impressed by its versatility.
  • Pros: Extremely powerful 42x (24-1000mm equivalent) zoom lens, Very capable optical image stabilization system, Effective automatic CA/fringing correction, PASM shooting modes, Good image quality at low ISOs, Good performance, Continuous shooting up to 7fps (but only for 5 frames), Intervalometer, 100%...
  • Cons: Small, pokey electronic viewfinder, EVF/LCD switch is manual, not automatic, Slow f/3-f/5.9 lens, Occasional focus hunting at telephoto settings, Noise levels increase noticeably at ISO 800 and above, No RAW option
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
12 July 2012
  • Summary: Nikon recently introduced two updated digital cameras that replace (respectively) the Coolpix P300 and the Coolpix P500. This review will focus on the big brother in this sibling duo, the Nikon Coolpix P510, though I do hope that I get a chance to review the nifty little P310 at some point.
  • Pros: Big 42x optical zoom, 1080p HD movie, EVF and articulated, hi-res 3.0-inch monitor
  • Cons: Expensive, Long video start delay, Somewhat bulky
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon Coolpix P510 Review

Digital Photography School
6 May 2012
  • Excerpt: In this reviewing business you occasionally get waylaid: in preparing a new camera review I usually begin with the text sources and specs data to feel my way. In this case, I did so, quite carefully, but dug into the wordage of the Nikon Coolpix P5100. Wrong!
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Overall 7
7.2
Video quality 6
6.0
Functionality 7
7.0
Audio & image quality 7
7.0
Appearance 8
8.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Nikon Coolpix P510 Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
6 May 2012
  • Conclusion: 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 in a compact of its class.
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Overall 8
7.9

Expert Review

reviewed
6 April 2012
  • Summary: Nikon's P510 sure puts the "zoom" in superzoom. Its 42x lens has a staggering 1000mm telephoto focal range.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Techmagnifier
9 October 2012
  • Summary: A beast just got out of the box! I bet just a single look at Nikon Coolpix P510 Digital Camera is sure to mesmerize you. Designed to appeal the enthusiast photographers, Nikon’s latest super-zoom compact camera, P510 is a next big thing you are recommended to own if you take photography seriously.
  • Pros: Easy to use , Massive optical zoom , Available with good grip , In-camera UI can be easily manipulated , Advanced specs , Snappy performance , Sharp images
  • Cons: Low light without flash isn’t impressive , High-speed burst just limited to 5 shots , No mic input
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Overall 7
7.0

Review: Nikon COOLPIX P510

Techtree
1 June 2012
  • Conclusion: Right from the moment I held the Nikon COOLPIX P510, it felt to be a cut above the rest. The build quality is very solid and ergonomics have been taken well care of. Full manual control along with a host of options coupled with high speed and high definition video recording up to 1080p with...
  • Pros: Good colour reproduction and image quality; 1080p video recording; Electronic view finder; 42x optical zoom; Rugged build; Good image stabilization for still photography; Auto-bracketing.
  • Cons: Noise at ISO 400 and higher; Focusing issues for distant objects while zooming; GPS has random problems locking to coordinates.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon Coolpix P510

Pocket Lint
30 April 2012
  • Conclusion: Nikon has upped its game when it comes to its superzoom range. Not only does the P510 have the longest focal length to be found in a compact camera, it’s also small in body when compared to the competition.
  • Pros: Small body, huge zoom range, vibration reduction image stabilisation technology, extra value in features such as GPS
  • Cons: Electronic viewfinder outclassed by Fujifilm HS30EXR’s, tricky to shoot at 1000mm (equivalent) with great success, image quality is okay at best, autofocus at longer focal lengths is a little slow, Auto White Balance inconsistencies
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