Nikon Coolpix P510

Announced Feb 1, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 1000 mm (41.7×)
dpreview conclusion

The P510 is a well-featured little camera built around an incredible 42X zoom lens. The lens is the P510's main selling point and anyone looking for a go-everywhere camera for travel or general-purpose photography will be impressed by its versatility. Only sub-par image quality at high ISOs and slightly plasticky construction let the P510 down.

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Silver Award
75%
dpreview score
Good for

General purpose daylight photography, where versatility is more important than critical image quality

Not so good for

Low light shooting and more critical work, where image quality is the priority.

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Other reviews
Nikon Coolpix P510 Review
By: Imaging Resource (Jul 30, 2012)

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Nikon COOLPIX P510 review
By: Paul Nuttall, What Digital Camera (Apr 19, 2012)

There's no denying in that if you decide to purchase the P510, you're going to be getting an awful lot of camera for your money. The model also performs well in use, mostly managing to sidestep any potential pitfalls of having that massive 42x optical zoom. It's not without it's flaws - it lacks Raw capture, the tiltable LCD screen could be better and build quality is not the best. However,...

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