Pros: Cost I guess...not bad for a lot of features. Zoom is works good as long as you have a tri-pod. Color accuracy is not great but not to bad either. I guess for the price ...less than $400 it's a good "starter" camera.
Cons: Color accuracy is not spectacular .... shutter speeds not great ! GPS has no value except wasting battery...and on that note....poor battery life. Smaller more accurate cameras out there.... maybe not with the zoom lens but again... unless your a pro with lenses and know PHOTOGRAPHY.... this camera is full of features but lack of quality ! Wish it did RAW files and I probably be happy about it !
Summary: I think the camera is great but the bundle - not so much. The camera pouch is too small to hold anything more than the camera and the "large" tripod is a joke. A max height of fifty (50) inches is not very helpful. Yes it is lightweight which helps when walking around with the camera all day but when playing tourist-o, one tends to want to take photos from vantage points that were built to be vantage points.
Summary: Pros: - Great zoom. Wide angle is great to have so easily accessible. - Feels nice in your hands. Cons: - Photo quality is very much like a standard point-and-shoot style camera (such as Canon Powershot, etc). Somehow I thought it might be inbetween that and an SLR, but really it's not SLR-like at all. - If I were to view it as a point-and-shoot, then it's really bulky and heavy.
Excerpt: I have been using the Nikon P510 daily for about 6 months. There are a few things I really like about the camera, quite a few things I don't like (or could certainly be better), and a few things that should be included. I have been using digital photography for about the last 15 years, and digital exclusively for about the last 6 years.
Summary: I'm no expert photographer or anywhere near that but here are a few pros and cons that I have found with the camera since I have bought one. I'm a point and shoot type of guy and like the simplicity of these cameras. I also like a camera I can put in my pocket since I hate carrying stuff, but I have been fighting the macro feature on my small point and shoot cameras and just got tired of that.
Summary: I've owned the Nikon P500 and sold it and moved to this camera thinking it would correct the two issue I express here.. It did not... Most of the reviews on this camera I would agree with so I will not spend the time on the positives ... The issue I have with this camera is the problematic software and the poor battery life. Upon delivery I received a camera locked up and not usable.