Long 42x zoom lens.
1080p video capture.
Good image quality.
Extreme 42x (24-1000m equivalent) wide angle zoom.
Very capable optical image stabilization system.
Effective automatic CA/fringing correction.
PASM shooting modes.
Good image quality at low ISOs.
Continuous shooting up to 7fps.
High-speed burst limited to 5 shots.
No hot shoe.
No mic input.
Build quality not the best.
Tiltable LCD screen could be better.
Pokey electronic viewfinder.
EVF/LCD switch is manual, not automatic.
Slow f/3.3-f/5.9 lens.
Occasional focus hunting at telephoto settings.
Noise levels increase noticeably at ISO 800 and above.
No RAW option.
By TopTenREVIEWS on May 31, 2013
The Coolpix P510 is a great choice because of its extensive features and photo quality, but the effectiveness of the 42x zoom is...85
By itproportal.com on September 26, 2012
If you're looking for a super-zoom camera for bird watching, ship spotting, amateur astronomy or taking close-up shots from half-a-mile away, Nikon's CoolPix 510 with its amazing 24-1,000mm lens is absolutely unbeatable. It handles well, has...80
By Buy-n-Shoot on August 27, 2012
Whilst I certainly would not recommend the P510 for anyone who regularly uses video record functioning it does most definitely have a number of other redeeming features that are highly desirable in a compact of its class. The generous offering of...70
By The Imaging Resource on July 31, 2012
It used to be that shooting with a superzoom meant compromising. With each new generation of superzoom, though, fewer compromises are required. With the Nikon P510 I was, for the first time, not keeping score so much as exploring a new way to see. It...-
By TechTree on June 01, 2012
Right from the moment I held the Nikon COOLPIX P510, it felt to be a cut above the rest. The build quality is very solid and ergonomics have been taken well care of. Full manual control along with a host of options coupled with high speed and high...70
By DigitalVersus on May 29, 2012
The Nikon Coolpix P510 is a nice bridge to handle and use. What's more, the jaw-dropping focal range (24-1000 mm) makes it a very versatile camera indeed. It takes good-quality pictures, but the P510 can be a bit slow to focus, especially at maximum...80
By Digital Trends on May 21, 2012
Should you buy it? The Nikon Coolpix P510 balances many tradeoffs: Lots of hardware features, but sub-par video. Easy-to-use controls, but poor low-light performance. What you need to keep in mind when considering the P510 is that this won't best a...80
By Steves Digicams on May 15, 2012
Nikon's CoolPix P510 gives new meaning to the expression super-zoom camera. Sporting a 42x optical zoom lens ranging from 24mm - 1000mm, they have provided a lens range that outdoes all other compact cameras. Don't worry, this camera is not all...-
By PC Mag on May 07, 2012
Bigger than a compact, but smaller than a D-SLR, the 42x Nikon Coolpix P510 packs a high-quality lens that delivers sharp images. Integrated GPS, 1080p video capture, and plenty of other features help it nab our Editors' Choice for the best...80
By Digital Photography School on May 01, 2012
In this reviewing business you occasionally get waylaid: in preparing a new camera review I usually begin with the text sources and specs data to feel my way. In this case, I did so, quite carefully, but dug into the wordage of the Nikon Coolpix...-