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Nikon COOLPIX P510: Review

The Nikon COOLPIX P510 is a compact camera Full HD high-end features super optical zoom NIKKOR 42x (24-1000 mm) and 16 MP backlit CMOS sensor that lets you get great photos without the annoying blur thanks to the system Vibration Reduction Lens-shift VR advanced. The camera is equipped with a tilt monitor 3-inch (about 7.5 cm) high resolution (921,000 dots) and anti-reflection coating with Nikon’s Clear Color Display technology.

Besides the ability to make great Full HD (1080p) with stereo sound, the device is equipped with built-in GPS for geotagging of the photos in the image data (Exif). The Nikon COOLPIX P510 is equipped with a graphics processor EXPEED C2, 16 scene mode, mode dial to the mode with manual exposure modes (P / S / A / M), fast and accurate AF acquisition and 3D shooting modes.

Nikon COOLPIX P510: Design

The Nikon COOLPIX P510 is one of the latest COOLPIX cameras out on the market and has a very classic design and retro at times. The materials used are extremely durable and quality, as well as the grip is very comfortable and safe.

Very interesting to monitor the Nikon tilting 3-inch Clear Color (921000 dot resolution) on the back of the camera and allow the end user to take shots from virtually any angle. The camera body is quite bulky (about 11.98 x 8.29 x 10.22 cm excluding projections) as well as the weight that cannot be defined properly light (about 555 grams, including battery and SD card).

Nikon COOLPIX P510: Features and Functionality

The Nikon COOLPIX P510 is a compact camera equipped with the latest generation of optical zoom NIKKOR lens with 42x (24-1000 mm) with built-in super telephoto and wide angle powerful, also thanks to the presence of four ED glass lens chromatic aberrations are reduced to the minimum.

The sensor that is attached to the camera is a CMOS 1/2, 3 inch screen with backlight and a total pixel count of approximately 16.79 million (16.1 million effective) thus allowing you to take photos (and video Full HD 1080p with stereo sound) richly detailed and extremely crisp.

The camera is of course equipped with Vibration Reduction system Lens-shift VR advanced: in practice the system is Nikon’s second generation Vibration Reduction to reduce in real time the effect of camera shake thus allowing the user use of shutter speeds up fourfold in the past.

In addition to the tilt monitor which we have already mentioned, the camera is also equipped with built-in HDR mode, 3D shooting mode, simplified overview to 360° / 180°, and advanced shooting movies.

Nikon COOLPIX P510
Nikon COOLPIX P510

The latter feature is extremely interesting as allows you to use the optical zoom with auto focus and perform slow motion or accelerated to a maximum recording speed of 120 fps (VGA). Movies are therefore recorded in iFrame format and thanks to the built-in mini-HDMI connector. You can connect the camera directly to an HD compatible device.

The Nikon COOLPIX P510 is also equipped with a ring nut of selection of the way with manual exposure modes at (P / S / A / M) and user modes through which it is can be recalled instantly the default settings of the camera. The latter also allows you the resumption in sequence (high-speed SLR-style) to perform up to 5 shots at full resolution to 7 fps or up to 30 fps.

To complete the budget technique of this camera, we will find 16 ways scene selectable, acquisition AF rapid and precise, retouch menu directly from the tilt monitor of the camera, graphics processor EXPEED C2 and integrated GPS through which will be possible to geotag the photographs at the time Taken and save the location inside the image data (Exif).


The Nikon COOLPIX P510 is a camera of the latest generation with an optical zoom spectacular equal to 42x (24-1000 mm) and of a good standard feature both automatic and manual. Perfect tilting the monitor on the back of the camera body and allows you to take shots from almost every angle and view a monitor with high resolution (921,000 dots). Noteworthy is also the presence of the integrated GPS module that allows you to geo-localize your photos and save their location within the image’s Exif data. The only negatives are the weight and size not quite light though, objectively, this negative aspect is purely subjective.

Where to Buy Nikon COOLPIX P510

Nikon COOLPIX P510 16.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 42x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens and GPS Record Location (Black) (OLD MODEL)
  • 16.1MP 1/2.3"-type CMOS sensor
  • 7 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 42x F3.0-5.9 optical zoom lens (24-1000mm equivalent)
  • ISO 100-3200, expandable up to 6400
  • 1080p HD video
Easy of Use
Value of Money

PROS : 42x optical zoom, Full HD movies (1080p) with stereo sound, 16 scene modes; Stabilizer lens shift; Continuous shooting at high speed, high resolution display tiltable Acquisition quick AF, 3D shooting mode, back-illuminated CMOS sensor 16 MP; integrated GPS; Graphics Processor EXPEED C2.

CONS : Battery Pack; Weight & dimensions; Available colors.

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