The Nikon Coolpix P510 is a 42X super zoom camera that will appeal to SLR users and people who go about with the affordable, compact cameras. It has sufficient physical buttons actually a horde of the control button to satisfy the serious shooter while the auto mode will be loved too by people at the other end.
The Nikon Coolpix P510 is extremely similar to the P500, but the resolution has been increased to 16MP while the zoom has been increased to 42X from 36X with some lose in the wide-angle view. The P510 has GPS tagging feature too, which did not feature in its predecessor. The 42X zoom lens focal length ranges from 24mm, to 1000mm because the field of view is greater than 22.5mm it sacrifices some width there to enhance zoom.
The SLR looking Coolpix P510 has folding 3-inch LCD with a 0.2-inch viewfinder. With fast autofocus and auto-flash and 1080p, video recording capability at 7fps brings most of the features to the table. Using a BSI CMOS optical sensor and an EXPEED C2 image processor the P510 shoots at ISO 100 to 1600 in the auto mode that can be enhanced to 6400 with slight image noise.
Pros and Cons
The Nikon Coolpix P510, which is larger than a digital compact but smaller than a DSLR, gives sharp and clear images. The performance is snappy and video shooting at 1080p HD quality is possible. The lens has a long zoom of 42X and GPS tagging of the snapshots are possible. The super zoom camera packs many useful features that suits pros and amateurs alike.
The maximum shutter release time is 8 seconds and that too in the manual mode. You cannot mount filters into the lens cylinder, and there is no remote release feature, but remember this is not an SLR camera!