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Nikon Coolpix S510, 8.1 Megapixel, 3x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera (Silver)

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Nikon Coolpix S510 Digital Camera (Silver)

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The Nikon Coolpix S510 Digital Camera features an elegant stainless steel body, 3x Zoom-Nikkor glass lens, plus several imaging innovations designed to encourage carefree shooting. It incorporates Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization, to overcome camera shake and ensure sharp photos at shutter speeds up to three times slower than would normally be possible, and also incorporates a High ISO of ISO 2000l for capturing images in low-light situations.

The camera features Nikon In-Camera Innovations that include In-Camera Red-Eye Fix that automatically detects and corrects red eye, a common condition that occurs in flash photography, D-Lighting which compensates for excessive back-light or insufficient flash in images, and Nikon's enhanced Face-Priority AF that can automatically finds and focuses on up to 12 people's faces within one frame. This feature also provides faster speed and sharper focus to produce clear, crisp portraits wherever the subjects are positioned in the frame.

Advanced performance is particularly pronounced in this camera, delivering remarkably fast response including a start-up time of less than one second, and a shutter lag of 5 milliseconds. Furthermore, Nikon's EXPEED processing engine gives the S510 enhanced image processing and brilliant color reproduction. Finally, the camera has a bright, high resolution 2.5-inch LCD monitor with an anti-reflective coating, easing the composition of photos, even in direct sunlight.

8.1 Megapixel Resolution
With 8.1 million pixels of image information, the Nikon Coolpix S500 can produce stunning, photo quality prints up to 20" x 30".
3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor Lens
The high quality Zoom Nikkor Lens provides a 3x optical zoom (35mm-105mm equivalent) while the Macro capability lets you get as close as 5.9" to your subject. The lens also has a maximum aperture of f/2.8 for improved low light shooting.
Optical VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
The lens of the Coolpix S510 incorporates Nikon's optical lens shift VR (Vibration Reduction) system, which compensates for camera movements to produce sharper, steadier images. And because the VR system remains active whenever the camera is on, images also appear more stable on the LCD monitor, making it much easier to judge the right moment to take the shot.
Slim, Stylish, Stainless Steel Body
With a slim, sophisticated Design this ultra-compact digital camera easily slips right into your shirt pocket or purse, and its good looks are complemented by incredible durability due to the Stainless Steel casing.
Adjustable Graphical User Interface
Featuring a fresh color scheme the User Interface of the Coolpix S510 lets you choose functions by name or icon according to your preference.
Light Sensitivity up to ISO 2000
High light sensitivity up to ISO 2000 allows you to tackle scenes and situations that many compact cameras cannot, with the power to capture fast-moving objects with outstanding clarity and gives you great exposures in lower light.
Nikon In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, D-Lighting, and Face-Priority AF
The Red-Eye Fix system automatically corrects for most instances of the red-eye effect that is commonly caused by the use of a built-in flash on a compact camera. The D-Lighting feature can rescue underexposed images or shots taken with too much backlight by automatically brightening the dark areas in the picture, while maintaining the brighter areas of the image. The Face-Priority AF system automatically detects and achieves sharp focus on people's faces wherever they are in the frame for crisp, sharp portraits.
One-touch Portrait Button
The handy Portrait Button provides direct access to Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, and Nikon's D-Lighting, to provide the simplest path to astounding portraits and posed group shots.
15 Scene Modes
The Coolpix S510 incorporates 15 scene modes that cover some of the more common difficult shooting situations to maximize the image quality. The scene modes automatically adjust focus, exposure, white balance and other settings to make getting a good exposure easy.
Movie and Voice Recording
Shoot TV-quality (640x480 @ 30 fps) QuickTime movies with sound with the clip length limited only by the available space on the internal memory or your memory card. The Voice Memo Function Records up to 20 seconds of sound that can then be attached to an image.
Auto Image Rotation
The Auto Image Rotation feature detects pictures that have been taken with the camera held vertically and automatically rotates the image for in-camera LCD playback.
Rotary Multi Selector
The Rotary Multi Selector enables easier camera use. Swift circular scrolling action allows speedy image browsing at up to 10 pictures per second, and a range of buttons ensures intuitive operation. An onscreen icon with a cursor that tracks Rotary Multi Selector scrolling makes it easy to select various features.
Built-in and Expandable Memory
The camera includes 52MB of built-in memory so you can begin taking shots immediately without having to purchase a memory card, and the memory capacity can be expanded dramatically with Secure digital (SD) or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards.
Bright 2.5-inch LCD
The Coolpix S500 is equipped with a bright 2.5" LCD that is great for viewing images anywhere, anytime. The impressive 230,000 pixel resolution of the display makes your images look bright and sharp while the anti-reflective coating reduces glare so the display is easier to view in bright light.
Print Directly to a Printer or Show Pictures on a TV
You can send images directly to print, without the need of a PC, when using PictBridge and USB Direct Print compatible printers, or connect directly to your TV for family slide shows and presentations.
Camera Type Ultra-Compact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera with Optical Image Stabilization
Image Quality
Image Sensor 1/2.5" 8.29 Megapixel CCD
Effective Resolution 8.1 million pixels
Color Depth 24-Bit RGB
Color Modes Standard, Vivid color, Black & White, Sepia, Cyanotype
Image File Formats JPEG (High, Normal)
Recorded Resolution 3264 (3246 x 2448)
16:9 (3200 x 1800)
2592 (2592 x 1944)
2048 (2048 x 1536)
PC screen (1024 x 768)
TV screen (640 x 480)
Video Recording Quicktime Moton JPEG with sound
TV movie (640 x 480 @ 30 fps)

Small size (320 x 240 @ 30 fps or 15 fps)
Smaller size (160 x 120 @ 15fps)
Time-lapse movie (640 x 480 with playback @ 30 fps - no sound)
Stop-motion movie (640 x 480 with playback @ 5, 10, 15fps - no sound)
Clip length limited only by available memory
Audio Recording WAV format (monaural)
Records up to 20 seconds with image
Lens Type Zoom-Nikkor lens (5 elements in 5 groups)
Optical Zoom 3x
Lens Focal Length 5.7mm - 17.1mm (35mm - 105mm equivalent)
Digital Zoom 4x
Minimum Focus Distance 5.9" (15cm)
Maximum Aperture f/2.8-4.7
Optical Image Stabilization Yes (Optical VR image stabilization)
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount No
Focus Control
Focus Type Contrast-detect AF with AF assist lamp
Focus Modes Auto (9-area auto select), Center, Manual (99 steps), Face Priority AF
Focus Range Normal: 19.7" (50cm) - infinity
Macro: 5.9" (15cm) - infinity
Exposure Control
Sensitivity Auto ISO (64-1000)
Selectable ISO (64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000)
Shutter Type Mechanical and Charged Coupled Electronic Shutter
Shutter Speed 4 - 1/1500 seconds
Aperture Range f/2.8 & F/5.6 (2-steps)
Exposure Metering 256-segment Matrix, Center Weighted, Spot
Exposure Modes Auto, High Sensitivity (up to ISO 1000), Scene Modes (4 with Scene Assist), Exposure Compensation (±2EV in 1/3EV increments)
White Balance Modes Auto with TTL control, Direct sunlight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash, White balance preset
Scene Modes Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night landscape, Close up, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Back light, Panorama assist, BSS (Best Shot Selector), Exposure BSS, Color Options
Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, Red-eye Reduction (In-Camera Red-Eye Fix), Flash cancel, Anytime flash, Slow sync.)
Effective Flash Range 1.6' (0.5m) - 21.3' (6.5m)
External Flash Connection No
External Flash Control Not Applicable
Start-Up Time 0.6 seconds
Shutter Lag 0.005 seconds (in release priority mode)
Time Between Shots Not Specified by Manufacturer
Burst Capability 1.4 fps continuous
Self Timer 3 seconds or 10 seconds
Interval Recording Yes (Time Lapse Movie)
Date & Time Stamp Yes
Memory & Power
Built-in Memory 52MB
Compatible Memory Cards Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) Card
Recording Capacity Includes 52MB Built-in Memory

Still Image Capacity

High Normal
3264 13 26
16:9 - 36
2592 - 41
2048 - 65
PC screen - 222
TV screen - 416
Battery Type EN-EL10 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Power Adapter EH-62D AC Adapter (optional)
Computer Interface USB 2.0
Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)
Remote Control No
Video Output Yes (NTSC & PAL)
Web-Cam Capable No
System & Software Requirements Windows System
  • Windows XP, Vista (32bit)
  • Built-in USB port
  • CD-ROM drive

Macintosh System

  • Mac OS X (10.3.9, 10.4.x)
  • Built-in USB port
  • CD-ROM drive
Viewfinder No
LCD Display 2.5" TFT color LCD (230,000 pixels) with anti-reflection coating
Language Options Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai
Playback Options 1 frame, Thumbnail (4 or 9 up), Slide show, Zoom playback, Shooting information display, Delete Function (Delete all frames, delete selected frames, protect function available, card format), Image adjustment (Image sharpening, Saturation control, In-camera crop)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 2.0 x 3.5 x 0.9" (51 x 88 x 22mm)
Weight 4.4 oz. (125g) without battery
Nikon Coolpix S510, 8.1 Megapixel, 3x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera (Silver)
  • EN-EL10 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • MH-63 Battery Charger
  • EG-CP14 Audio/Video Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Software Suite CD-ROM
  • User Guide
  • 1-Year Nikon U.S.A. Limited Warranty
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    Batteries & Power

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    Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

    Nikon - EN-EL10 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
    • You Pay: $17.99

    Bags & Cases

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    Lowepro - Rezo 15 Compact Camera Pouch (Black)
    • You Pay: $4.99

    Screen Protectors

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    Protect your LCD screen from scratches and finger prints.

    Delkin Devices - eFilm Point & Shoot Mini Pop-Up Shade for 2.5" LCD Display (Silver)
    • You Pay: $7.95

    Card Readers

    Download your pictures faster and save battery life.

    GGI - All In One USB 2.0 Digital Flash Card Reader / Writer
    • You Pay: $9.95

    Filters & Adapters

    Get the desired effect with a filter and the appropriate adapter.

    Cokin - Shoe Digital Filter Holder A300
    • You Pay: $13.98

    Tripod & Support

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    Place your camera on a tripod for the support and stability you need.

    Nikon - Mini Tripod
    • You Pay: $9.95

    Warranties & Support

    Guarantee your enjoyment with premium coverage and support.

    Nikon - 2-Year Extended Service Coverage (ESC)
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