Nikon CoolPix P510 | 42x 24-1000mm Zoom

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Nikon CoolPix P510
Setting a Higher Zoom Standard

Nikon CoolPix P510 Digital Camera Brand new P-series COOLPIX compact camera, delivers amazing compact optics to photographers for their next adventurous outing. Breaking the barrier for zooms, the new P510 gets you closer to the action with extraordinary 42x optical NIKKOR ED zoom glass lens, going from a 24mm wide-angle to an astonishing 1,000mm* focal length as the adventure begins.  With the capability to photograph the sprawling Serengeti horizon, thundering waterfalls in the Amazon into the jazz-instilled nightlife of a New Orleans setting, the new Nikon' P-series cameras allow photographers to acquire any experience with astounding clarity.

Breaking through the traditional zoom limitations, the new Nikon P510 features an overwhelming NIKKOR 42x Wide-Angle zoom lens made of glass. The astounding zoom spread of 24mm through 1,000mm along with an advanced (VR) optical Vibration Reduction image stabilization make certain the photographer will capture the subject they have selected and do it with outstanding image quality. With this range of extreme focal lengths, the requirement for first rate image stabilization turns crucial for both pictures and HD video.

Photographers can select increased stability by using an additional zoom control situated at the lens barrel side. To enhance image quality further and help gain control of challenging poor-light situations, the P510 has included an advanced BSI CMOS 16.1-megapixel image sensor. Utilizing it's quick continuous shooting operation (which can acquire five images using full resolution in about one second) for the CMOS image sensor and really quick autofocus (AF), the P510 allows one to capture nearly all spontaneous moments.

This full-featured digital compact camera also is complete with a built-in GPS capability, letting photographers track their exploits and geotag their pictures. The P510 also has Full HD (1080p) video recording along with stereo sound plus the ability to use the entire zoom range while recording using AF for dynamic movies. A (921,000-dot) high resolution vari-angle 3-inch monitor delivers simple to compose photos and movies even from tricky angles. In addition, The P510 includes a variety of more advanced operations for the more sophisticated user looking for smooth behavior with intuitively located controls like the mode dial which provides quick easy settings of often used functions Feb 1, 2012 ✓


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 Monochrome Mode (12,800 Equiv)

Camera Includes

Nikon Coolpix P510 Digital Camera
EN-EL5 Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7v 1100mAh)
Replacement EH-69P AC Adapter Charger
AN-CP21 Strap
UC-E6 USB Cable
EG-CP16 Nikon Audio/Video Cable
LC-CP24 Lens Cap
NikonView NX 2 Software

Current Nikon Compact Cameras to Consider

Camera type SLR-like (bridge)  
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456  
Additional resolutions 4608 x 2592, 4608 x 3072, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 1920 x 1080, 1600 X 1200, 640 x 480  
Image ratio width:height 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9  
Operational pixels 16.0 megapixels  
Photo detector sensors 16.8 megapixels  
Image sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)  
Image sensor type BSI-CMOS  
Processor Expeed C2  
ISO value Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200  
White bal presets 5  
Custom white bal modes Yes  
Stabilization type Optical  
JPEG compression levels Fine, Normal, Basic  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24 1000 mm  
Optical image zoom 41.7  
Autofocus type
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Face Detection
Digital image zoom Yes (4x)  
Manual focus ability No  
Normal focus range 30 cm (11.81")  
Macro focus ratio 2 cm (.79")  
Camera mount None  
Screen / viewfinder
Pivoting LCD Tilting  
Monitor size 3"  
Screen resolution 921,000  
Touch screen interface No  
Screen type TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating  
Live view LCD Yes  
Viewfinder style Electronic  
Photography features
Largest aperture opening F3.0 - F5.6  
Aperture priority mode Yes  
Shutter priority mode Yes  
Manual exposure setting Yes  
Scene modes Yes  
Flash built-in Yes (Pop-up)  
External flash No  
Flash mode settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync  
Continuous shooting Yes  
Self-timing device Yes  
Metering mode settings
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Spot AF-area
Exposure compensation 2 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)  
White balance bracketing No  
Videography features
File formats
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
Microphone inputs Stereo  
Speaker outputs Mono  
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720p (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)  
Storage devices SD/SDHC/SDXC  
USB port USB 2.0 (480Mbit/sec)  
HDMI interface Yes (Mini Connector)  
Wireless connectivity None  
Remote ability No  
Environmental sealing No  
Power Battery Pack  
Battery type Nikon EN-EL5 Lithium-Ion battery  
Battery life cycle 200  
Overall weight 555 g (1.22 lb / 19.58 oz)  
Overall dimensions 120 x 83 x 102 mm (4.72 x 3.27 x 4.02")  
Other features
Interval recording No  
Global Positioning System BuiltIn


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Nikon CoolPix P510 Compact Digital Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 4.5