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Nikon COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black)

B&H # NICPP510B Mfr # 26329
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • 16.1 MP CMOS Sensor
  • 42x Wide-Angle 24-1000mm Lens
  • 3" Vari-Angle Hi Res 921k-Dot Display
  • Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Sound
  • GPS with Geo-Tagging
  • Full-Resolution 7 fps Burst Rate
  • 20 Scene Modes
  • Easy 360° Panorama Mode
  • Optical VR Image Stabilization
  • High ISO Mode (6400 Equivalent)

The Nikon COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black) offers a massive telephoto zoom range, starting quite wide at 24mm and telescoping 42x to 1000mm (35mm equivalent focal lengths). This range will enable you to shoot comfortably in tight indoor spaces and capture wide landscapes, while giving you the long reach to capture wildlife, sporting events, and much more. Throw in its special Smart Portrait mode and Easy Panorama (360° & 180°) modes, and the P510 makes a breeze of pretty much every type of shooting.

That powerful Nikkor lens is backed by a 16.1 Mp sensor that will capture all the detail that the glass can collect. Its undeniable versatility makes the P510 a bridge between standard point-and-shoot models and higher-end interchangeable-lens models. With its comfortable side grip and tilting 3" LCD monitor, the camera allows you to operate confidently and comfortably handheld and at low and high angles.

With its massive telephoto reach, you'll be well-served capturing aerial and terrestrial beasts from afar – and with the P510's integrated GPS you'll be able to record your shooting location; the camera's geo-tagging function serves as something of an automated travelogue. If still photography's not enough for your expedition, the camera captures Full HD 1920 x 1080p video with stereo audio.

Back-Illuminated CMOS Image Sensor Helps Realize High Image Quality
With 16.1 effective megapixels of pure imaging power, the camera captures the high-resolution images you desire. Continuous shooting and compositing capabilities of the backside-illumination CMOS image sensor optimize performance when shooting at night or in dark indoor environments, delivering beautiful results and reproducing the finest details
42x Optical Zoom & Highly Advanced VR Image Stabilization
The 42x zoom Nikkor ED glass lens for the COOLPIX P510 features phenomenal focal range coverage of 24mm wide-angle to 1000mm super-telephoto (35mm format equivalent). At that focal length, Vibration Reduction (VR) image-stabilization technology certainly comes in handy, minimizing the blur caused by camera shake and delivering sharp images. Advanced VR is critical to aid in achieving consistently sharp results, particularly when taking advantage of the super-zoom or for macro photography
3" Vari-Angle LCD Display
The 3" vari-angle, 921k-dot (approx.) high-resolution Clear Color Display offers versatile reach and range. Featuring an anti-reflection coating to minimize glare at any angle, the display tilts as much as 90° (approx.) upward or 82° (approx.) downward
GPS Geo-Tagging & Logging Function
A high-performance GPS system records longitude & latitude location data for each shot, and you can also log your movement even when you're not taking pictures. Add a new dimension to photographic fun with geo-tagging! Track your progress as you explore, and record the location of that great image. There's also an electronic compass to record the camera's orientation, so you can later view the direction (along with location data) for each shot
Full HD 1080p Movie Recording
Record Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound at the touch of a button, and even capture still images while you're recording. An HDMI port is built-in for convenient display on almost any HDTV set
High-Speed Continuous Shooting Helps Capture All the Action
The COOLPIX P510 keeps you ahead of the action with high-speed shooting options. High-speed continuous shooting enables rapid capturing at 7 fps (approx.) for full-resolution (4608 x 3456) images (up to five continuous shots). Other high-speed modes include Sports continuous mode (approx. 60 fps / 120 fps) and the Pre-shooting cache
High Sensitivity
High ISO capability helps capture subjects beautifully in low light, without compromising natural light or requiring long exposure time. By enabling the selection of faster shutter speeds, it also makes it easier to capture fast-moving subjects with greater clarity
Optimized Controls & Designed for Efficient Handling
Adding to the flexibility of the vari-angle screen, the camera's handgrip is designed to help minimize camera shake. A side zoom control stabilizes handling
3D Photography
The 3D imaging capability makes it easy to create composite images that achieve realistic playback on 3D-capable TVs and computers
Smart Portrait System
Each of the advanced functions of the Smart Portrait system is designed to help produce consistently great portraits. The system comprises Skin Softening, Face-Priority AF, Smile Timer, Blink Warning, Blink Proof, and In-Camera Red-Eye Fix technologies
20 Scene Modes
20 easy-to-use Scene modes, including Scene Auto Selector, which automatically optimizes camera setting for best results
Motion Detection
Motion detection automatically selects a faster shutter speed and higher ISO (light sensitivity) setting to compensate for subject movement or camera shake
Special Effects
Special effects can be selected prior to shooting. These include Soft Focus, Sepia, High Key, Low Key, High Contrast, and Monochrome. Added for this generation are Silhouette and high-ISO Monochrome effects
Filter Effects
Filter effects can be applied after the still shot has been taken. These include Soft, Selective Color, Cross Screen, Fisheye, Painting, and Miniature
360° & 180° Panorama
Easy Panorama Mode allows seamless shooting of both 180° or 360° panoramas

Other Features

Nikkor optics, a 16.1 Mp CMOS sensor, and the Nikon EXPEED C2 image-processing engine combine to produce remarkably high image quality
Subject Tracking continuously focuses and tracks a designated moving subject
The Nikon COOLPIX P510 is not compatible with Eye-Fi X2-series cards
Enhanced Scene auto-selector
Charge the camera using the included USB AC adapter
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 16.79 Megapixel
Effective: 16.1 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
Bit Depth Not Specified By Manufacturer
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, MPO
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC, WAV 1
Please Note:

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video with AAC audio is wrapped as MOV

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Max Resolution 16.1MP: 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Color Spaces Not Specified By Manufacturer
Optics
Lens NIKKOR, 14 elements in 10 groups
EFL: 4.3-180 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-1000 mm)
Aperture: f/3.0 (W) - 5.9 (T)
Filter Thread Not Specified By Manufacturer
Zoom Optical: 42x
Digital: 2x
Focus Range Wide: 19.69" (50 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 4.92' (1.5 m) - Infinity
Macro: 0.39" (1.0 cm) - Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 100-3200 2
Please Note:

ISO 6400 equivalent in Hi 1 mode

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Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 4 - 1/2000 sec
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Matrix 3
Please Note:

224-segment matrix

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Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual
Burst Rate Up to 7 fps at 16.1 MP for up to 5 frames
Self Timer 10 Sec, 2 Sec
Remote Control Not Specified By Manufacturer
Flash
Flash Modes Auto 4
Please Note:

TTL auto with monitor preflashes

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Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.64 - 26.25' (0.5 - 8.0 m)
Telephoto: 4.92 - 14.76' (1.5 - 4.5 m)
External Flash Connection Not Specified By Manufacturer
Memory
Built-in Memory 90MB
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC (up to 64GB)
Still Images per GB Not Specified By Manufacturer
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 30 fps
1280 x 720: 30 fps
960 x 540: 30 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps
Video
Video Clip Length Not Specified By Manufacturer
Audio Recording With Video + Voice Memo, Stereo
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 5
Please Note:

Approx.

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Screen 3.0" LCD (921,000 pixels) 6
Please Note:

Anti-reflection coating; 5-level brightness adjustment

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Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output
HDMI C (Mini)
USB 2.0
Connectors Not Specified By Manufacturer
Software System Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Certifications Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power
Battery EN-EL5 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7VDC, 1100mAh
AC Power Adapter EH-69P (Included)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.8 x 3.3 x 4.1" / 12.2 x 8.4 x 10.4 cm Excluding Projections
Weight 1.22 lb / 555 g With Battery and Memory Card
Nikon COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black)
  • EN-EL5 Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7v 1100mAh)
  • Replacement EH-69P AC Adapter Charger
  • AN-CP21 Strap
  • UC-E6 USB Cable (4.5')
  • EG-CP16 Nikon Audio/Video Cable
  • LC-CP24 Lens Cap
  • NikonView NX 2 Software
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    NikonCOOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 138 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (86)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (47)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (120)
    • Zoom range/performance (111)
    • Good image quality (106)
    • Large clear LCD (90)
    • Image stabilization (87)

    Cons

    • Short battery life (18)
    • Lag / shutter delay (5)
    • Poor flash (4)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (102)
    • Landscape/scenery (100)
    • Family photos (93)
    • Wildlife (72)
    • Low light (64)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (68), Casual photographer (40), Semi-pro photographer (21), Pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (111), Yes (24)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Versatile Excellence

    The basic design of the Nikon Coolpix P-510 is a little heftier than most point and shoots with a grip on the right hand side and a lens barrel that extends a zoom from...Read complete review

    The basic design of the Nikon Coolpix P-510 is a little heftier than most point and shoots with a grip on the right hand side and a lens barrel that extends a zoom from wide angle to telephoto. It is roughly 4.6 inches from the front of the lens cap to the back of the eyepiece and 3.0 x 4.5 inches on the back. With 16.1 mp and a 42x zoom the Nikon has a macro mode and video mode.

    A must option for me is the viewfinder. It's not that I like to squint, but I hate the glare of sunlight on point-and-shoot monitors. Holding the camera near your face also helps steady it in low shutter speeds or telephoto. It is more like a tiny monitor that changes lighting and focus as the camera does than a viewfinder. I was not happy with viewfinder on the Coolpix P-510 until I figured out you can focus it with a small dial to the left of the eyepiece. It also has a monitor with a double hinge for angled viewing or looking down like the old 4x4 cameras. A button to the left of the eyepiece toggles the image between the monitor and viewfinder.
    The Coolpix P-510 shoots HD movies and does 3-D photos along with other features like panorama, multiple shot blending for backlit subjects as well as multiple shot best pick and rapid fire sports shots. With auto focus the camera selects up to 9 subjects in a frame to focus on, it also has face recognition and even a smile recognition setting. You can set the timer to get into the picture, and use GPS tagging to put your picture on Google Earth or add a voice memo. The GPS might also be useful for business or real estate purposes or those long treks where you forget which picture goes with which mountain. With complexity comes lack of simplicity, although P-510 has been reviewed as easy to use compared to others, another reason I bought it since I hate learning curves.

    The first test I did straight out of the box was my living room, available light. It was night and there were only three lights on, kitchen, bedroom and one behind me. All lights were compact florescent none were rated more than 60w. The wide angle picture showed a well lit room including stains on the carpet, the TV a bit too bright. The next picture was taken with the telephoto of a mirror about 23 feet from where I was sitting, don't ask why. When it clicked, I was surprised to see a ghost image and realized it had focused on the surface of the mirror and fingerprints of my grand-daughter not normally visible! I shot the available light on auto, which can be set to adjust i.s.o. sensitivity either from 100 to 400 or from 100 to 800. For particularly dark night shots or very fast shutter speeds, single i.s.o. settings of 1600, 3200 or Hi-1, the equivalent 6400 can be locked in. These settings might work for hand held shots in a pinch. Warning: taking pictures in bars may cause damage to the camera if you shoot of the wrong guy with the wrong woman, just saying.

    I tried an outdoor test at some typical Ohio woods and fields. It was windy and mostly cloudy, not the best conditions, but good for a test. I tried quite a few macros with lots of blur, but a few came out including the two thistle shots and the Rattlesnake Master. The wind caused movement of the plants and constant refocusing on the macro. Macro is hard enough no wind since you have shallow depth of field but the steady-hand software helped some on the movement. I got about one out of five shots in macro.

    To get an idea of the telephoto power I shot a treetop at roughly 200 feet. The wind was blowing the leaves sideways, and I didn't even see the pods hanging from the sycamore until I pulled the picture up on the computer. It was pretty impressive for a cloudy day near sunset with wind. I did lean up against a tree as a tripod. The final picture was a back-lit cloud shot. The clouds were breaking up revealing blue sky. The wide angle auto-levels came out close to perfect.

    The cd version of the instruction manual is lengthy and very useful. It has an index for quick cross-referencing. After actually reading instructions, I found the switch to macro-focus was easily used with better results. The typical Rotary Selector to the right of the monitor has a flower icon at the bottom. Pressing there allows you to select Auto-focus, Macro, Manual Focus (MF) or Infinity (mountain icon). Little green squares show up around objects in focus when the shoot button is pressed half-way. Although I like using the SLR-like viewfinder, tilting the monitor on the back allows an easier view of a macro subject while lining up the camera. For macro there is a feature that takes a burst several of shots and melds them all together to get better lighting or depth of field. This feature is called Noise Reduction Burst which shows up as NR on the screen when the macro (flower icon) is selected. It is activated by holding the shoot button down like the trigger of an automatic weapon.

    Similar bursts can be taken in museum mode (available light) and backlight mode. If I had used the Museum mode in my living room picture, the camera would have taken two or more pictures with the correct lighting for the TV and for other and other points of the scene, and merged them together so the TV would not have washed out. I visited a museum but neglected to use that setting which resulted in similar washouts, although close-up pictures of amethyst and aragonite crystals behind glass turned out well without flash. Other ambient light uses might be weddings, school activities or music events. Remember when you use a flash in an auditorium it usually just illuminates the back of the heads in front of you.

    Macro focus shots taken outside of thistle silk and other autumn fluff show individual strands quite clearly. Likewise a shot of a cluster of backlit blackberry leaves which creates a 64 x 48 inch picture at 72 MP and 3.1 MB can be cropped at around 7x 9 inches to show veins at almost a cellular level and hairs on the edge of the leaf. Note this picture was at moderate resolution which produces wide angle shots as large as 13.1 mp. The resolution can be adjusted downward if you need to take a lot of shots or have less than an 8 GB SD card (optional).

    A Mode Dial on the upper right of the camera like traditional Nikons allows you to manually set either S for shutter speed or A for aperture, but on P-510 also allows shot or scene modes. Besides auto-focus, there are three main modes shown: Night, Landscape and Backlight. An option called Scenes allows entry into a part of the menu containing some 16 other scene modes including fireworks, pet portraits, party, foods, museum, snow, as well as some of the above mentioned options, all of which are chosen after tapping the menu button on the lower right of the monitor next to the delete button.

    Another choice on the Mode Dial is P for programmed settings where you can select Image Size and Quality, White Balance, Metering, bracketing, noise-reduction, face softener for portraits and i.s.o. adjustment, among others. It also offers several continuous shooting modes including Time Lapse at 30 second intervals, one, five and ten minute intervals. Still another mode option on the dial is Effects which leads to a number of choices including Paint, Sepia, Silhouettes, High Key (bright) and Low Key (dark), and others, again choices found after pressing Menu.

    A Manual M setting on the Mode Dial allows you to set both aperture from f-3 to f-8.4 using the Multi Selector (circle around the OK button) and shutter speeds using the Command Dial from 8 seconds to 1/2500th of a second. The focus can still be shown in the green squares or eyeballed on Manual Focus (MF) by pressing the top of the Multi Selector to focus far away or the bottom to focus closer.

    The final setting on the Mode Dial is U for User Settings. This selection allows storage of favorite combinations of settings to be reused in similar situations.

    There are three other icons besides the Macro (flower) at bottom of the Multi Selector. On top is the flash symbol which allows Red-eye Detection, Fill Flash, Slow Sync, which lowers the shutter speed for night shots, and Rear Curtain Sync which creates a tracer effect behind moving objects. To the right of the dial is a short cut to Exposure Compensation (i.s.o.) selection which includes a histogram, and to the left is a Self-timer selection, which allows 10 seconds to get into a group shot or two seconds to let go of the camera on a tripod without shaking it. Yet another option is Smile Detection which allows the camera to fire when it sees a smile.

    There are two zoom controls, one on the right in front of the shoot button and one on the left of the lens barrel. The power of the zoom is the equivalent of 24mm focal length to 1000mm focal length in non-digital glass which equals 41.667 times. An optical zoom increases it a little higher at a small expense to quality, but that can also be done by cropping. The startup zoom setting can be reset, and I found it useful to set it at 55mm which would be the normal lens on a SLR camera. It is a good point of reference. The telephoto offers great reach-out-and-touch-you shots at zoos, ballgames or concerts.

    In-camera editing can be done to pictures using features such as Quick Retouch, D-lighting, Skin Softening and Crop. You can also zoom into the picture using telephoto to see what to crop, or add effects like fisheye or make an email copy if you can't wait to get back to the computer screen and Photoshop.

    The HD video works well in low light close ups, as I found shooting around my office with only a 75w desk lamp and a computer monitor for light. Outside I found long telephoto shots crisp and colorful, but at long range a tripod or monopod is necessary unless you have the stealth of a Zen sniper. The steady-hand software can only do so much. A slight hissing sound is recorded from the zoom but not noticeable if there is other sound. Macro focus can also be used for HD close-ups of bugs or flowers.

    HD creates really big files and chews up the memory. The default is the highest HD at 1920x1080, which can record on the 90MB internal memory for 25 seconds or a 4GB card for 25 minutes. There are two other settings of HD, the lowest at 1280x720 able to record an hour with 4GB but only 29minutes per take. The iFrame 540 at 950x540 can record 25 minutes on 4GB of memory for internet use. Another setting VGA at 640x480 can record 2 hours and 50 minutes in 29 minute takes with a 4GB card.

    The video button is for just above the upper right corner of the monitor. Pushing it once allows access to the camera menu via the menu button. Pushing twice starts the video and the third time stops it. There is probably less chance of taking video of your feet by having it separate from the photo shoot button, but I did have some confusion of where to push the zoom button since my finger was not all ready on the photo shoot, but maybe that's why there is a second zoom switch on the left hand side.

    There are several drawbacks to the P-510: the lithium battery has to be charged while in the camera using an adapter that came with the camera, although you can order a stand alone charger extra. The P-510 comes with around 90 MB of internal memory which could save 18 pictures at 5 MB each. I did buy an extra battery and an 8GB card. If you intend to shoot HD movies you may also need to upgrade to a faster computer unless you intend to run them into your TV from the camera with the AV hook-up provided.

    I almost scratched the lens of the P-510 while getting a macro shot of some quartz crystals. I accidentally touched the left zoom button and the lens extended. I have not been able to find a 50 mm lens filter to protect the lens, although there may be a retro-fit available.

    Although the reputation of Nikon cameras have for rugged durability outdoors is on par with the reputation for the clarity of their photography, it remains to be seen if the hardened plastic can stand up to what nature throws at it. A waterproof case would be a useful option for an adventure photographer. My previous digital camera lost use of the pop-up flash probably because of dust or moisture from a cave. My SLR before that was actually lost in a cave flood. Slips happen. As far as cave photography, missing on the P-510 is the option to leave the shutter open to fire multiple unattached flashes. The eight second shutter speed would have to do the job.

    If I had one option to add to the P-510, it would be a wildlife detector, maybe something that detects motion and zooms in with maximum shutter speed with multiple shots. The Nikon P510 is an excellent choice for backpackers, adventure photographers and sports fans and music fans as well as family chroniclers. It is about as pro as you can get without using the heavy artillery of an SLR with long lenses.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not as expected...

    This camera was not what I expected, so I ended up returning the camera. After reading the reviews I thought this would be a great substitute to take with me on my daily...Read complete review

    This camera was not what I expected, so I ended up returning the camera. After reading the reviews I thought this would be a great substitute to take with me on my daily trips, as well as a small camera to take on short photo shoots, but when I got the camera it was a different story. First - it has no lens hood to shield the lens from light and bumping when doing outdoor photography. Second - unless you buy an another product - the battery has to be charged within the camera making it a hugh inconvenience when traveling.
    I tried a about 100 shots with it and was not impressed with the quality of the photos or its zoom capability. I did try some low light shots and was not impressed with the results - very poor quality.

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    5.0

    Tax Free and optimal price

    By Raj

    from San Diego

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time

    Cons

    • Limited Zoom
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black):

    Good camera in optimal price and free shipping.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 8
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Great product, spectacular photos!

    By morosmith

    from Buenos Aires, Argentina

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black):

    Automatic mode is almost perfect for every situation pictures; and also you can easily change your shot preferences in a simple way!
    I took some photos from Empire State´s 86th floor at night, and you wouldn´t believe how perfect they got!!!
    Only thing to say it´s not that you can easily take it away in your pocket!!

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 9
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Good and Bad

    By Ed Travels

    from New York

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black):

          The good: great zoom, nice apperture for low light, single unit camera (no need to purchase extra lenses).

          The bad: slow focus, at high zoom it takes a while to focus correctly, need to purchase extra equipment to charge battery outside the camera, as bulky as an SLR, LCD doesn't swivel out, no wifi to download pictures wirelessly.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 7
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          An excelent camera!!

          By ACCL

          from Juiz de Fora, Brazil

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black):

            I use my camera taking pictures when I am travelling, of my family, friends, of intersting landscapes, pictures at an exibition in museuns and so on.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great versatile and small camera

            By no more wet darkroom

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Zoom
            • Low price
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Poor Flash
            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black):

            After many years in the darkroom, this is my first digital other than pocket-sized cameras. I got it mainly because of its zoom capabilities, and because I'm tired of juggling multiple lenses around. After a protracted battle with Nikon over a repair that took 4 months, the replacement camera was perfect for the Galapagos and Machu Picchu. I got some great wildlife shots, as well as some terrific landscapes. I bought a snug neoprene cover for it, making it easy to toss into a small backpack or bag.

            a few minor drawbacks: after several days in rain and a moist environment, it tended to act up a bit (erratic focus and flash) but after wrapping it in a plastic bag with some silicone gel (I assume rice would work, too) it's worked fine ever since. It has two primary multiple-shot modes - approx. 1 shot per second (as long as you want), or a burst of 5 shots in a bit less than a second. I wish there was something in between. It seems to take about a second to store a photo to the memory chip (at max resolution), so when you take the burst of 5, there is about a 3-4 second pause before you can take the next shot. The longest time exposure you can take is 8 seconds. The flash is so-so and there is no hot shoe or connection for an auxiliary flash. Cannot be mounted with filters.

            It's somewhat of a battery hog, but I bought a half-dozen extra batteries for a multi-day backpack trip, so I'm pretty well set for that.

            But all in all, I'm very pleased with it, and at this price, I can upgrade or change it out in a year or two without too much heartburn.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 7
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            • No

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            5.0

            Small camera with big results

            By Outdoor life

            from Warwick, Massachusetts

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Zoom
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black):

              I wanted to start taking wildlife photos with out spending a lot and this camera fit what I was looking for,the 1000mm zoom is awesome .im not a professional so I have a lot to learn about what this camera will do but so far it is a great buy.i have been able to zoom in on some deer and turkeys at quite a distance and the photos are great.the only problem I have had is focussing on some wildlife at full zoom but I know the more I use it I will get the hang of it.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

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              By ScottNC

              from North carolina

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Image Quality
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Price

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black):

                  Great all around camera and it fit my budget. Excellent zoom! Only thing I would prefer is a longer max exposure. this camera has 8 second maximum and I have since seen that another camera has 15 seconds. That's a trivial preference though.

                  When I bought the camera I thought the tilt screen was kind of a gimmick and I wouldn't use it much. guess what, I tilt the darn thing all the time for better viewing.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Camera...Great Delivery

                  By Fire

                  from Wilmington NC

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black):

                    Very Simple Camera to use...Excellent Photos

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 9
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Versatile Camera

                    By Terrence

                    from Philadelphia

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Nice Body Color
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black):

                      This camera has an amazing zoom ability, and also a pretty wide angle while not zoomed in. It can also focus on objects very close to the camera. While visiting the Battleship New Jersey, I was able to take a picture through the main battery gun sights by holding the camera right against the optical viewer in the turret, and the picture was one of the coolest things I've ever seen. B&H also makes it very easy to buy accessories. If you want a simple camema without spending too much money, do yourself a favor and check this one out.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 9
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      BEST ZOOM FOR YOUR MONEY

                      By THE PHOTOGAPHER

                      from CONROE TX.

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Nice Body Color
                      • Short Lag Time
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black):

                        planing a trip to LONDON NEXT FALL TO VISIT MY DAUGHTER HER HUSBAND & MY THREE GRAND SONS.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 9
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Nice Little Camera

                        By Mike

                        from Louisiana

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Short Lag Time

                        Cons

                        • Battery Charger Built In

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black):

                        When my wife's camera quit working, we decided to upgrade and get a better camera. We are both getting older, and a viewfinder is a must for us - a deal breaker. After many hours of searching based on features and quality, and after reading countless reviews and comparisons, we finally decided on the Coolpix P510. Although we haven't had it long, I can already see a huge difference in this camera - better stability, better quality in the lenses, better all-round image, and actually simplier to use. When we need to go to the camera's menu, there is a button labeled "menu." What could be simpler than that? The camera is smart enough to do a very decent job when we simply put it on automatic, but it also gives us many choices and lets us make the photographs more personal by selecting particular scenes settings or simply going manual. One thing I really like about it is when we select a particular scene setting, the camera remembers and returns to that setting even if we turn the power off. Our old camera always cleared itself when the power was turned off or on, and we had to go back to set up the photo again. We are quite pleased with this camera. The overall size of the camera is slightly smaller compared to our old camera, and it is lighter. The only complaint so far is that the battery charger is built into the camera. I have to plug the camera into the wall to recharge rather than changing batteries and taking more photos while recharging. There are after-market chargers, so we will likely get one.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 9
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great purchase

                        By Karen

                        from Sequim, WA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Nice Body Color
                        • Short Lag Time

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black):

                          This is the perfect camera for my nature pictures. I love it.

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 8
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          4.0

                          Very Good Choice

                          By RDT

                          from Hopewell, NJ

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Short Lag Time
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black):

                            I use this camera to help identify birds at a distance. My previous rig consists of a relatively high end DSLR, a long lens and a suitable tripod and head. The overall reach is 700mm and image quality is excellent from this setup. However, it weighs over 17 pounds which doesn't lend itself to hiking. The P510 weighs 1.3 pounds. The IQ is clearly not as good as other setup, but it is surprisingly decent and quite suitable for my purposes. There are a couple of annoying design features. The USB connector in the camera is not standard so only the Nikon cable can be used. (Don't misplace it). The battery must be charged in the camera so additional batteries can't be charged while the camera is in use. (Inexpensive chargers are available but it would have been useful if Nikon included one). The manual focus capability is not carried over between exposures, requiring a press of the OK button for each exposure. On the positive side, the IS works very well, allowing hand held exposures even at the full lens extension of 1000mm equivalent. This is extremely convienent as a tripod is not necessary for the 1000mm to be useful. The electronic viewfinder also helps find moving targets more easily than the rear screen. The GPS works well.All in all this camera suits my purposes very well, particularly when considering that it is small fraction of the weight and an even smaller fraction of the cost of my high end system.

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 9
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great camera

                            By Chief

                            from Long Grove, Illinois

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Great Zoom
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black):

                              Needed a smaller camera for overseas trips. This fits the bill perfectly.

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 10
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Camera

                              By Wedgerator

                              from Edgerton, Minnesota

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Large Clear LCD

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel
                                • Wildlife photos

                                Comments about COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black):

                                Bought this for my wife. She loves it. Has a continous shot feature which was not on her previous camera. It is light weight and has a 46x zoom lens.

                                • Ease of Operation:
                                • 8
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                5.0

                                A great camera.

                                By Pete the photo fiend

                                from Sacramento, California

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Great Zoom
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Nice Body Color
                                • Short Lag Time

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Video
                                  • Wildlife photos

                                  Comments about COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black):

                                  I bought this camera for my wife when it first came on the Market.My wife would not let me use it,but after looking at some of the photographs my wife had made I was very impressed with the Quality and ease of use(my wife is by no means clever with electronic products especially cameras). I decided to purchase a P510 myself I use a Nikon D7000 which gets a bit heavy to lug around with extra lenses and all the acoutraments.
                                  So after a lot of thought bought the Nikon P510.

                                  This is a great little camera it is lovely and light but very well constructed.
                                  The lens is the usual for Nikon very sharp through all the zoom.I love the 1000mm zoom which is very sharp and clear and is great for nature photography.
                                  I found the instruction book very easy to understand and while the battery is charging a person is able to peruse the book and start making photographs.

                                  My only wish is that Nikon had given us up to an f16 stop instead of a miserly F8,although have no compaints at getting back to front in focus in scenics.
                                  The other wish is that the LCD was able to articulate in to a sidways motion.
                                  I would love the camera to have a cable release.

                                  Over all the Nikon P510 is agreat camera.I really have no complaints about the camera.

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                                  4.0

                                  GREAT BEGINNER DSLR SUBSTITUTE

                                  By Snappy Pat

                                  from Surprise, AZ

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                  • Good Image Quality
                                  • Good Image Stabilization
                                  • Good in Low Light
                                  • Great Zoom
                                  • Large Clear LCD

                                  Cons

                                  • Short Battery Life

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Travel
                                  • Video
                                  • Wildlife photos

                                  Comments about COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Red):

                                  Weights little but NOT light weight in features! The 1000mm zoom is fantastic for wildlife and macro pictures are sharp! Great travel camera; leave the DSLR and extra lens home...P510 has it all. Shoot auto, manual, aperture, shutter speed or preset scenes. Only features missing from taking pics like beginners' DSLR with kit lens are no RAW setting and no hot shoe for external flash (has a built-in flash). Filters require an optional tube modification. Save money buy P510 and some extra batteries/quick recharger... Then if you decide you need a DSLR, you will have a great backup with the P510! I love it and the pictures I have taken!

                                  • Ease of Operation:
                                  • 10
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  I would buy this product again

                                  By Rosa from Port

                                  from Porter,TX

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                  • Good Image Quality
                                  • Good Image Stabilization
                                  • Good in Low Light
                                  • Great Zoom
                                  • Large Clear LCD
                                  • Nice Body Color
                                  • Short Lag Time
                                  • Small / Compact

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black):

                                      Great product. Value + friendly usage

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes

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                                      5.0

                                      Clearest picture ever

                                      By Lampenator

                                      from Rockwood, MI

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                      • Good Image Quality
                                      • Good in Low Light
                                      • Large Clear LCD

                                      Cons

                                      • Limited Zoom

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • Sports/Action

                                      Comments about COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black):

                                      Lightweight, clear and very easy to use.

                                      • Ease of Operation:
                                      • 9
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent camera, the best in the catego

                                      By Fede

                                      from Rome, italy

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Good Image Quality
                                      • Good Image Stabilization
                                      • Good in Low Light
                                      • Great Zoom
                                      • Large Clear LCD

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Indoors/Low Light
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Travel
                                        • Video
                                        • Weddings/Events
                                        • Wildlife photos

                                        Comments about COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera (Black):

                                        Thank you B&H to have suggested it to me.

                                        • Ease of Operation:
                                        • 9
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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