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Nikon Coolpix P510 Specifications

Body type
Body typeSLR-like (bridge)
Sensor
Max resolution4608 x 3456
Other resolutions4608 x 2592, 4608 x 3072, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 1920 x 1080, 1600 X 1200, 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors17 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
ProcessorExpeed C2
Image
ISOAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200
White balance presets5
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatNo
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal, Basic
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)24–1000 mm
Optical zoom41.7×
Maximum apertureF3.0 - F5.9
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Face Detection
Digital zoomYes (2x)
Manual focusYes
Normal focus range30 cm (11.81)
Macro focus range2 cm (0.79)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3
Screen dots921,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Photography features
Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync
Self-timerYes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Spot AF-area
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (15, 30fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 30fps)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (Mini Connector)
WirelessEye-Fi Connected
Remote controlNo
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionNikon EN-EL5 Lithium-Ion battery
Battery Life (CIPA)200
Weight (inc. batteries)555 g (1.22 lb / 19.58 oz)
Dimensions120 x 83 x 102 mm (4.72 x 3.27 x 4.02)
Other features
Orientation sensorNo
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSBuiltIn
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Total comments: 6
BobFoster

It’s interesting to me that Nikon, in spite of their arguably excellent SLR’s, DSLR’s and lenses for such just don’t seem to have ever been able to pull off manufacturing the best compact or bridge cameras as a couple of their competitors in the compact and point&shoot; markets! It seems they usually manage to get everything right except the image quality, which is, to most enthusiasts, probably the most important issue. I phoned Nikon to ask about this several years ago…their answer to me was one of surprise, and a little vague. I’d love to see their image quality on the smaller cams and super zooms improve!

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jayantdole

I am using nikon p510 since last 2 years and enjoyed very much making its use. Now I want to in script my name in the photos taken by me. Will you please tell me how I can do it. Thank you.

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Rolfens

The 1000mm (equiv) makes a good topic of conversation - it's pretty impressive, and also is a good tool for spying on neighbors and other voyeur activities. To be honest it's also great for taking photos of the moon, setting sun and some other things. I've used this camera on several occasions and the zoom is very impressive, especially for something in this range (not pro DSLR bodies with super expensive tele lenses).
This is probably the best way to take a close-up photo of the moon or setting sun without spending thousands of dollars in gear. The IS is very effective, even at 1000mm, and that is something else that is impressive. The body looks nice, solid (for it's range) and light. The rest of the camera and specs are far from being stellar, though...

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Philipandrew

I have a Coolpix P510 and very pleased with it. However, I notice there is a red box that now flashes with what looks like a figure of a clock (white) inside........and it flashes just above the movie number 1080/30 on the LCD screen on the lefty hand side! Can anyone advise me what this is??? I don't think it was there before and I cannot seem to remove it?? The Guide book doesn't explain and again I would value any information on error messages and where I can source these?
Any help would be really appreciated
Philip Andrew

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ritzmasto

what your suggestion about problem mentioned by Lalljee above. I am considering buy this one. but still confuse at this moment.

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Lalljee

I have a coolpix P510, however, the close up ( even at 10 feet distance tend to get skewed to the either ends. I do not see this mentioned in any of your reports, nor any of the other reviews till now. As a result, some of the most precious moments have been lost forever. If this is a known problem, what is the solution that is recommended is also not mentioned

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Total comments: 6