Nikon Coolpix P510 Video
Nikon Coolpix P510 Video Transcript
Hey, there. I'm Josh Goldman, Senior Editor for CNET. And if you are a fan of compact cameras with long zoom lenses, you're gonna wanna check this out. It's the Nikon Coolpix P510 and its lens goes from an ultra wide angle, 24 millimeters to 1000 millimeters. That's a 42X Zoom. Now, what can you do with a lens like that? Well, you can take pictures of... no, not that one... of squirrels. You can take pictures of squirrels or ducks or the observation deck of the Empire State Building from 10 blocks away. Well, you get the point. It's very long lens. Unfortunately, well the camera shooting performance over all is very quick, when the lens is fully extended focusing can be very slow and a couple times while I was shooting video, it wouldn't focus at all. That said, pulling the lens back some still gives you quite the zoom. That can also let you set a starting focal length for when you start up the camera. Along with that tucked in is a bunch of manual controls for color, noise reduction, and sharpness which is great for anyone that likes to find tuning the results and you get a lot of shooting modes for snap shooters as well as more advanced users. Full HD and slow motion video capture. All kinds of great settings. Other hardware features include this nice 3-inch LCD, a secondary zoom rocker on the lens barrel and built-in GPS for Geo Tagging photos. As for photo quality, it is much improved from its predecessor, the P500 but still little lacking of it's higher ISOs. So not the best for low light but still very good over all. But really, it's all about the lens. So if you wanna be the one in the room with the longest zoom, you'll want this. I'm Josh Goldman and that's the Nikon Coolpix P510.
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The Nikon Coolpix S8200 might not be as easy to recommend as its predecessor, the S8100, but it's still a very good compact megazoom for the money.
Though it's stylish, affordable, and easy to use, the Nikon Coolpix S210's performance and photo quality aren't nearly as pretty.
The Nikon Coolpix S6000's features and performance are very good for its price, while its photos are best suited for small prints and Web use.
The Nikon Coolpix P500 improves on its predecessor's features and shooting performance, but its photos and video quality still aren't as good as the rest of the package.
Nikon produces another solid point-and-shoot compact megazoom with the Coolpix S9100 by offering fast performance, good photos, and an excellent feature-to-price ratio.
A useful wide-to-supertelephoto zoom range and a competent EVF are the key attractions of this 4-megapixel point-and-shoot compact.
A 24x optical zoom makes this crossover camera a good alternative to a dSLR, but its lack of HD video shooting hurts.
The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is not exceptional in any way, but casual snapshooters in need of a pocket-friendly 10x zoom camera should check it out.
If 2 megapixels is enough resolution for you, this easy-to-use Nikon is a good starter camera, but like its 3.2-megapixel stablemate, it lacks manual controls.
Nikon Coolpix P510 (Black) Review
The good: The Nikon Coolpix P510 is a fun camera to shoot with, overflowing with photo and movie features, and backed by very fast shooting performance and excellent low-ISO photo quality.
The bad: The P510 has trouble focusing at the telephoto end and its low-light/high-ISO photo quality has room for improvement. Also, the camera feels cheaply constructed.
The bottom line: The Nikon Coolpix P510 is easy to recommend for its features, photos, and performance, but the usefulness of a 42x zoom lens is debatable.
Nikon Coolpix P510 (Black) Specs
Manufacturer: Nikon Inc.
Part number: 26329
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