Summary: I have been through 3 different cameras so far. My first camera was a top of the line Canon and I just wasn't satisfied. So I thought I needed a fancier camera and ended up buying a Sony nex-3 mirrorless camera but wanted a zoom to it. So I bought the 200mm lens. While it took great pictures, I hated manually having to focus and it didn't zoom as much as I wanted it to. But the kicker was not having the lens on it I wanted when I needed it.
Excerpt: I use this camera to take pictures of my son learning to surf so the long zoom is needed, it would be nice if it focused a bit faster at the longer zoom. I'm getting some great pix.<br />Bought this camera in a bundle package and all the extras are very useful, except the tripod is designed to hold a much lighter camera.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact
Summary: I like the camera very much does everything it's supposed to do the only reason I deducted one star was because of the poor handling and shipping and tracking it took approximately 10 days to ship the camera 900 miles .the only thing I dislike about the camera is the slow automatic focusing on most photos you have to readjust focusing
Excerpt: I purchased the P510 as a warranty replacement for a P500 I bought used that was defective after 1 month of use.<br />The P510 is a factroy refurbished unit and also got the Mack 3 yr extended warranty to avoid any future problems that might come down the road.<br />Overal the P510 is a better camera than the P500. The optics are noticably clearer, and the electronics are faster by far, and easy to use in manual mode, excellent autofocus.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good macro, Good Video, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Short Lag Time
Excerpt: I own both Canon and Nikon DSLR's and Canon and Panasonic Lumix pocket cams. This was purchased as a replacement to a Minolta A1 and to get a larger zoom and MP camera in a simlar form factor to the Minolta. I like the smaller yet DSLR feel and grip of these cameras for carry around and one hand shooting where the pocket cams shooting with one hand is sometime less stable.