Expert Review of Nikon Coolpix P510 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Black
Nikon Coolpix P510 is a revolutionary camera that has so far been winning positive affirmations from customers and review experts. It features 16.1MP back-Illuminated CMOS image sensor paired with a 42x zoom NIKKOR ED glass lens that covers the exceptional focal range of 24 mm-1000 mm with a wide angle equivalent to that of a telephoto lens. Advanced Lens-shift VR image stabilization very skillfully compensates for the shakes produced, in subject as well as camera. And, with the powerful 42x optical zoom, you can always take the advantage of shooting far sceneries without compromising for the overall image quality. Design and build quality is purposefully made for providing Optimized controls and efficient handling.The 3inch high-resolution Clear color display can be twisted as much as 0 to 90 degrees upward or 82 degrees downward. With the new function button, you can assign it varied functions that you like to use often. The handgrip is intended to help curtail camera shake. And the body endorses a zoom control at side so as to make the handling more efficient. The Nikon Coolpix P510 keeps you cut to cut synchronized with its high-speed shooting options. High-speed continuous shooting enables you to capture shoot unremittingly with 7fps. And the feature on the high edge is the full HD recording support. The built in GPS makes it easier for you to tag the captured moments with co ordinates of that place. Ultimately, Nikon Coolpix P510 surprises us with its powerful zoom and picture capturing capabilities.
Design and Build Quality
With sophisticated body curves, the Nikon Coolpix P510 is finished in a qualitative plastic material, which is well complemented by a curved and a textured grip. It comes with NIKKOR lens having phenomenal 42x optical zoom power. From the looks, this awe-inspiring camera seems as a high-end shooter with many shooting options. An innovative feature likely to be high lightened is the rotatable LCD screen that can be lifted up as high as 90 degrees and likewise moved downward as down as 82 degrees. This facilitates flexible shooting even in tricky scenarios. Along with this screen, some handy buttons are affixed at the mid-lower right side. On the upper right, a rubber thumb rest is provided which gives slip-free grip. Further, the cylindrical LENS area and main body are carved in such a way that facilitates a good grip. On the Top, a useful Fn button is provided, you can append it with any function that you require very often. In 82.9mm x 119.8mm x 102.2mm dimensions, Nikon Coolpix P510 proficiently includes a SD card support, USB and HDMI ports and the dimensions are still wiser enough to include a rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 that can snap 240 photos or record incessant up to 1 hour and 10 minutes. With all these components affixed, the weight reaches about 550gm including battery and SD card.
Focus and Face Detection
The Nikon Coolpix P510 contains a telephoto lens that has amazing Optical 42X zoom with focal range of 24-1000mm which seems to be the biggest selling point of this device. With such high Optical zoom and 2x digital zoom available, you can shoot remote scenes with ease and better yet in a HD quality. The AF does its work automatically whenever required and also acquires contrast detecting capabilities. As usual, Nikon Coolpix P510 has Face Detection features through which it becomes easier to focus more importantly towards face when the subjects are human beings.
Lens and Image Stabilization
As noted before, this appealing camera comes with captivating 42x optical zoom NIKKOR lens which procures very high quality, dramatic and naturalistic images. If talked about image stabilization, Nikon Coolpix P510 comes endorsed with advanced CMOS sensors that senses the outer conditions and sets very suitable preferences for contrast, brightness and focus thus ensuring vivid and flamboyant images. The shakes, either by hands or in the subject, are skillfully eliminated with the lens shift technology. And ofcourse, it would be foolish to ignore the EXPEED C2 image processing engine within this compact camera, which gives it a virtue of producing very high quality images and videos. Lastly, the unremitting shooting and compositing capabilities of the back-illuminated CMOS image sensor facilitates capturing beautiful night landscape or portrait pictures.
Screen and Menus
As view-finder, this camera comes equipped with a 3inch tilt-able 921k-dot LCDscreen which gives real time changes along with the subject. A bunch of manipulating options available makes it easy for you to edit your photos and videos the way you want. However, this screen still misses the touch feature which is desirable and usual in high end cameras. Yet its Anti-reflection coating is appreciable.
As power supply, it includes Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 that guarantees 240 photo shots or 1.10 hours of nonstop recording. After a complete discharge, it takes more than 4 hours to recharge completely.
With Full HD recording; Nikon Coolpix P510 can record 1080p, 720p HD, iFrame, VGA videos at 30 frames per second. The zoom when increased, progresses very slowly while magnifying the scene, thus you won’t miss capturing a single bit of instant. Complying with what Nikon claims about video, the video seems to be pretty good for informal view suitable for occasions, home recording etc.
AF and the CMOS sensors skillfully tunes the contrast, exposure, brightness and color to optimum level thus to obtain high quality, clear and blur free images. And with its so called “mega” or “super” optical zoom and focal range, more intensified and superior images are obtained.
With high Optical zoom and advanced CMOS sensor letting you capture the finest details of the subject, this camera gets well appreciated. Further, the LCD screen is innovative which can be tilted up and down upto 90 and 82 degrees respectively. Video recording seems to be good for casual purposes. And finally, concluding the review, Nikon Coolpix P510 is a good camera for day to day life recording and for those who love to capture their precious memories repeatedly.
LCD screen is comparatively smaller and does not endorse touch support. Although compact, it is quite heavier. Additionally, the camera is quite noisy.