Built with a sharp zoom lens that comes with telephoto equivalent of 1000 mm and producing some of the best images, here is a review on the Nikon Coolpix P510.
The Nikon P510 offers a full specification to accompany the headline optical zoom. The camera features a 1/ 2.3 inch backlit CMOS sensor that comes with 16.1-megapixel resolution. The P510 has EXPEED processor that delivers clear shots in all lights. The P510 can rightly be termed a compact DSLR-sized ultra zoom that provides one of the greatest zoom ratio available with 24-1000 mm range. This camera goes from wide-angle to super telephoto and allows the photographers to cover virtually the entire spectrum of outdoor imagery. This camera has one lens that takes care of everything. This camera features a new GPS receiver and provides 1080p video along with stereo audio. This is a photographer centric camera and eliminates the hassle of carrying plenty of lenses and a sturdy tripod.
Design and Display:
The P510 has a robustly constructed metal-alloy/polycarbonate body that provides good dust/weather and moisture seals. The control layout on this camera is designed considering absolute efficiency and the buttons are logically placed and is suited best for right-handed shooters. But, the buttons are rather small and require the photographers keen eye and hand to place the finger on the right button. The power button is so small that it usually requires a couple of attempts to turn the camera on or off. The top deck of this camera features a standard mode dial and has a large raised shutter button. The P510’s one-touch video Record/Stop button is a bit smaller than it should be and it is somewhat awkwardly positioned, but it can still be used without requiring the shooter to look away from the LCD/EVF when starting or stopping video clips. Like most other ultra zoom cameras, the P510 offers EVF, so shooters can use either the LCD screen or the EVF for framing/composition, image review, GPS receiver, and menu access chores. The camera features a 3.0-inch LCD screen with 921k-dot resolution. The wide-viewing angle TFT monitor is super sharp, bright, hue accurate and fluid as the info display provides all the information this camera’s target audience is likely to need. The LCD has an anti-glare and anti-reflection coating that is applied to both sides of the LCD’s protective cover. The LCD is the flip and fold type and is useful when shooting macro or high-angle shots.
The P510 is powered by a 3.7 V 1100 mAh Nikon EN-EL5 Lithium-ion battery. The battery when fully charged is good for about 200 shots. The battery is charged in-camera and requires around 2 hours for a full charge from the standard house current.
The P510 from Nikon is undeniably one of the most spectacular cameras that shares design cues from a DSLR, but it performs at various levels quite marvelously.