Nikon Coolpix P510

  • Nikon Coolpix P510
78
Based on 28 scores, 35 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Long 42x zoom lens.
  • Sharp images.
  • Snappy performance.

Cons:

  • High-speed burst limited to 5 shots.
  • No hot shoe.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TopTenREVIEWS on 85

The Coolpix P510 is a great choice because of its extensive features and photo quality, but the effectiveness of the 42x zoom is...

By itproportal.com on 80

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...

By Buy-n-Shoot on 70

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...

By The Imaging Resource on -

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 DigitalCameraReview on 90

Nikon recently introduced two new Coolpix cameras and although they show no resemblance whatsoever to each other, they are remarkably similar. Both digicams share identical GPS systems, identical EXPEED C2 image processing engines, indentical 16...

By TechTree on 70

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...

By DigitalVersus on 80

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...

By Digital Trends on 80

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...

By Steves Digicams on -

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 TechReviewSource on 80

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...

By Digital Photography School on -

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...

By Pocket-lint on 80

On paper the 24-1000mm (equivalent) zoom sounds rather special. It’s got the range, but getting the results at the longer focal range is another matter. The camera is an improvement over the P500 model, largely thanks to the vibration reduction...

By What Digital Camera on 89

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...

By reviewed.com on 91

Nikon sure puts the "zoom" in superzoom. Nobody had even caught up to the 36x lens in 2011's Coolpix P500 , and the new P510 pushes the bar even further: to 42x, with a staggering and symbolic 1000mm telephoto focal range. The sensor also gets...

By reviewed.com on 91

Nikon sure puts the "zoom" in superzoom. Nobody had even caught up to the 36x lens in last year's Coolpix P500 , but the new P510 pushes the bar out even further: out to 42x, with a staggering and symbolic 1000mm telephoto focal range. The sensor...

By PhotographyBLOG on 90

The Nikon Coolpix P510 ups the ante in the ultra-zoom camera stakes by offering an incredible telephoto zoom setting of 1000mm. Remarkably it's still possible to hand-hold the camera in good light and achieve sharp pictures thanks to the excellent...

By ePHOTOzine on 90

The differences between the P510 and its predecessor are very subtle, but Nikon have boosted the lens to 42x optical zoom and upgraded to a 16.1 megapixel sensor. It is a feature packed camera, which delivers impressive results. This is a fantastic...

By cnet on 70

The Nikon Coolpix P510 is easy to recommend for its features, photos, and performance, but the usefulness of a 42x zoom lens is...

By T3 Magazine on -

While we've yet to see the final working version of the Nikon Coolpix P510, our first impressions were certainly good. The sturdy chassis is comfortable to hold and didn't feel too heavy (although it's worth noting that the unit we saw...

By NeoCamera on 60

This digital camera provides a versatile feature set in a relatively compact size and manages to produce very usable results for common print sizes while packing a whopping 42X zoom in just over ½kg of camera. This makes it highly suitable for...