Summary: Haven't even tried the camera yet and I am disappointed. The lens cap strap is missing and there is a small part missing on the shoulder strap as well. If the small details are ignored, I wonder what to expect with the big things...
Excerpt: The "special something" the P510 needs is a coherent, complete, published manual. What you get from Nikon, frankly stinks. The real service I have received regarding the P510 is the courtesy and knowledge coming from Adorama, namely Meyer. I cannot evaluate the camera based on the silly, so-called manual provided by Nikon.
Cons: Lag / Shutter Delay, Limited Zoom, No Viewfinder, Poor Flash, Poor Image Quality, Poor Image Stabilization, Short Battery Life
Summary: The zoom is great but, the thing goes out of focus constantly. The reviews I read did not mention that fact. This is my second one. I dropped the last one on a concrete floor and broke the zoom. I do home inspections and it is very useful for getting wide angle shots of rooms and, close ups of things like bricks on chimneys. Unfortunately, for no reason that I know of, it stops focusing.
Decent In Daylight, Awful At Night and Anytime Using Video
Robert Tortoriello, Amazon
14 January 2013
Summary: I wanted a point and shoot with a great zoom and plenty of DSLR features. Based on other reviews and features, this was the camera for me. I've been a Canon person my whole life. This was my first Nikon. It will also probably be my last simply due to the taste this camera has left in my mouth. The main draw for this camera is clearly the zoom. Which is is beyond phenomenal. Even at full zoom, you can still get a bit closer with digital zoom.
Summary: I've had the camera for about 2 months now, with enough time to evaluate some aspects of it thoroughly. The picture quality is good, the operation is relatively simple. The battery life is not so good. Where it really doesn't live up to its billing is in its GPS capabilities. I got it because I've started using geotagging on my website, and thought that it would be an advance from my current technology (Sony F828 with a separate GPS logger, and software to marry the...
Excerpt: The camera has a very pretty face, but that's about it. Maybe if you are a really experienced photographer or have a family of mannequins or statues you can get a clear image, but every single picture I took was blurry and out of focus. Ok, not EVERY photo... the ones I took with the flash on were crisp and vibrant; however, there were only four of those since you only get two pictures per set of batteries before they go dead.
Summary: I ordered this camera as an upgrade to my old Canon Powershot SI3. My Canon served me well but was kind of slow and not very high resolution so I thought the Nikon would be a huge improvement. In some respects it was but overall it was a disappointment. The Nikon has a beautiful LCD viewscreen. Just gorgeous. It had good image sharpness, color saturation and overall clarity. The software touch up features were also nice.