Nikon Coolpix P510

Announced Feb 1, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 1000 mm (41.7×)
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We bought this as a Christmas present last year, primarily for the zoom, and used almost exclusively for holidays. Day 2 of our holiday last month, it wouldn't recharge despite having done so before we left. We bought a separate charger, to no avail. I don't want this camera which I can't trust. I have had Minolta, Olympus, Canon and my trusty Panasonic without problems. Don't ever buy a Nikon 510.

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I own both Canon and Nikon DSLR's and Canon and Panasonic Lumix pocket cams.  This was purchased as a replacement to a Minolta A1 and to get a larger zoom and MP camera in a simlar form factor to the Minolta.  I like the smaller yet DSLR feel and grip of these cameras for carry around and one hand shooting where the pocket cams shooting with one hand is sometime less stable.   I purchased the camera as a manufacturer refurb with manufacturer 6 month warranty including a 16GB SDHC card for ...

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I own many Nikon & Canon products. I currently own three Nikon D-SLR's (& lenses) so I'm a little more then your average weekend photographer. I bought this camera for it's multitude of capabilities, low weight and lens range. It has not disappointed me after ~9 months of use. The lens quality is fantastic, especially considering the long zoom range. I am amazed @ how sharp my images are throughout the ~24 - 1000mm range. The camera is designed & made well. It is easy to use but the ...

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The P510 is a great middle ground camera for someone who is wanting to do more than a simple pocket camera but is not ready for a full DSLR. It has a ton of features, on both manual settings and fully auto. The HD video is great however, unless you have a newer computer, the video my be jump on playback when loaded to the computer. The zoom is incredible 42x optical with 2x digital. Manual focus is available but it take a bit of playing with to figure it out.

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I have been using the Nikon P510 daily for about 6 months. There are a few things I really like about the camera, quite a few things I don't like (or could certainly be better), and a few things that should be included. I have been using digital photography for about the last 15 years, and digital exclusively for about the last 6 years. I have a DSLR and an assortment of lenses, I needed a really long zoom and was considering lenses in the several thousand dollar range, when it occurred to me ...

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I'm just really disappointed after opening my box that: 1. An AC Adapter/Charger is included where I have to plug in the camera itself to charge the battery and that I would have to pay separately for a battery charger at $27.95, c'mon Nikon!!!! Bogus! 2. I knew it didn't have a fully articulating display, but the tilting display won't even turn 'inside-out' so you can hide the glass display to protect it!!! Now I know why I love my Panasonic Lumix fully articulating display. I'm seriously ...

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Rosh2706
 
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Hi, I bought Nikon P510 a week back and i really enjoy its features and the amazing 42X zoom. The auto adjustments of ISO s are just perfect for any shoot. Outstanding. Yet to explore more of this machine. Problems: i have been experiencing overexposed shots at shutter speed >1/1000. Need to know how to resolve onthis

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The camera is just ok. Nothing special. You can have this camera without have to carry your slr. And of course you buy this camera for the great zoom. Problems: Basically don't have gps!................. You can read the problems in the forum.... http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=41086301 I would prefer to shoot raw files or at least bigger jpg files..... The video is rather poor if you compare with other cameras in about same category.

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I was torn between spending $1100 on a Sigma 150-500mm lens for my Sony A550 DSLR or paying $400 for the P510..When I saw the image quality and the very useful 1000mm (equivalent) 42X zoom I went for the P510, plus it had good video. I have had it for over a month now and am very impressed at what a $400 camera can do.It isn't as fast as my DSLR but for long range shooting, it's very good. I can get pictures that have only frustrated me before..Definitely get a couple spare batteries..Those ...

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I have only used this camera for one week. I have an extensive Nikon film background (Nikkormat to F100) and a D200 DSLR. First super zoom I have ever thought about keeping. Wanted something to take on long hikes and use for my bird and wildlife photography. Agree with the previous reviews, except my biggest complaint for my purposes is I wish it had wireless shutter release capability. At maximum focal extension there is considerable movement even on a $600+ tripod. I have to compensate ...

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