As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Nikon Coolpix P510 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams, mirrorless and travel zooms. The Nikon Coolpix P510's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P520 and the D500) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ70 and the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P510 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), has a built-in GPS, is slightly less expensive ($299.00 vs $545.98) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 20 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a significantly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 315 shots), is older (february 2012 vs march 2015) and doesn't support an external flash.

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520
1 year newer
$337

Significant advantages of the P520 (vs the P510)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P520 (vs the P510)

  • None found

common strengths of the P520 and P510

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×84×102 mm) vs Professional size (120×83×102 mm)
  • Built-in GPS
  • Light weight: 550 g vs 555 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$599

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the P510)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 400 shots vs 200 shots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the P510)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and P510

  • Light weight: 606 g vs 555 g
  • Inexpensive: $599.00 vs $299.00

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the P510)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 330 shots vs 200 shots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the P510)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and P510

  • Light weight: 616 g vs 555 g

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the P510)

  • Much longer battery life: 315 shots vs 200 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the P510)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the SX50 HS and P510

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Professional size (120×83×102 mm)
  • Light weight: 595 g vs 555 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 4"

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
1 year older
$546

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the P510)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the P510)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/3
  • No built-in GPS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the P500 and P510

  • Fairly small: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Professional size (120×83×102 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 555 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 4"

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
3 years newer
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the P510)

  • Significantly more zoom: 83.3x vs 41.7x
  • Much longer battery life: 360 shots vs 200 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the P510)

  • Significantly larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Professional size (120×83×102 mm)
  • Heavier: 899 g vs 555 g

common strengths of the P900 and P510

  • Built-in GPS
  • Inexpensive: $458.00 vs $299.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P510 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is significantly smaller (professional size (120×83×102 mm) vs large (147×115×81 mm)), is significantly less expensive ($299.00 vs $1,399.00), is significantly lighter (555 g vs 860 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 2,359k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20.7 MP), much lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 1,640,000 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
3 years newer
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,114 - $2,397 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the P510)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 1,640,000 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the P510)

  • Significantly larger: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Professional size (120×83×102 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 860 g vs 555 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the D500 and P510

  • Built-in GPS
  • Inexpensive: $1,399.00 vs $299.00

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P510 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), records high-speed movies (120 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (7 fps vs 3.5 fps).

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism) and has much more shutter lag (380 ms vs 160 ms).

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
3 years older
$449 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the P510)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the P510)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4.5 fps vs 7 fps

common strengths of the D90 and P510

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
2 years newer
$337 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the P510)

  • Much higher true resolution: 18 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the P510)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and P510

  • Inexpensive: $337.37 vs $299.00

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
4 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the P510)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the P510)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 3.5 fps vs 7 fps

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and P510

  • None found

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
2 years older
$340 (body only)

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the P510)

  • Much higher true resolution: 15.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the T1i (vs the P510)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.4 fps vs 7 fps

common strengths of the T1i and P510

  • Inexpensive: $339.77 vs $299.00

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the P510)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the P510)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 7 fps

common strengths of the T3i and P510

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P510 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3 vs f/2), is slightly larger (professional size (120×83×102 mm) vs compact (100×59×29 mm)), has a significantly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 330 shots), is thicker (4" vs 1.1") and is slightly heavier (555 g vs 217 g).

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$382

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the P510)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3
  • Smaller: Compact (99×60×28 mm) vs Professional size (120×83×102 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.1" vs 4"

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the P510)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the S100 and P510

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Built-in GPS
  • Inexpensive: $197.00 vs $299.00

Nikon Coolpix P6000

Nikon Coolpix P6000
3 years older

Significant advantages of the P6000 (vs the P510)

  • Longer battery life: 260 shots vs 200 shots
  • Significantly thinner: 1.7" vs 4"
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the P6000 (vs the P510)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the P6000 and P510

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Built-in GPS
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

Canon PowerShot S40

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10 years older
$157

Significant advantages of the S40 (vs the P510)

  • Smaller: Mid size (112×58×42 mm) vs Professional size (120×83×102 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.7" vs 4"

Significant disadvantages of the S40 (vs the P510)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"

common strengths of the S40 and P510

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital
  • Inexpensive: $157.18 vs $299.00

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$1,331

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the P510)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3
  • Smaller: Compact (100×59×29 mm) vs Professional size (120×83×102 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the P510)

  • No built-in GPS
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the S120 and P510

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the P510)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3
  • Much longer battery life: 350 shots vs 200 shots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the P510)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the G15 and P510

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
5 months newer
$392

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the P510)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/3
  • Much longer battery life: 330 shots vs 200 shots
  • Significantly thinner: 1.8" vs 4"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the P510)

  • No built-in GPS
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and P510

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $392.49 vs $299.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P510 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and records high-speed movies (120 fps vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs four thirds 18x13.5mm) and has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 330 shots).

Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F
4 years newer
$999 (body only)
$1,148 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the PEN-F (vs the P510)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PEN-F (vs the P510)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the PEN-F and P510

  • None found

Olympus PEN E-PL1s

Olympus PEN E-PL1s
1 year older

Significant advantages of the E-PL1s (vs the P510)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (114×71×43 mm) vs Professional size (120×83×102 mm)
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL1s (vs the P510)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the E-PL1s and P510

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P510 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/3 vs f/3.5), has a built-in GPS, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (february 2012 vs february 2011) and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it is slightly larger (professional size (120×83×102 mm) vs compact (107×61×28 mm)), lacks and external mic jack, has a much shorter battery life (200 shots vs 360 shots), is thicker (4" vs 1.1") and is slightly heavier (555 g vs 214 g).

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100
1 year older
$360

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the P510)

  • Smaller: Compact (105×62×35 mm) vs Professional size (120×83×102 mm)
  • Significantly longer battery life: 270 shots vs 200 shots
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 4"

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the P510)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/3
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S9100 and P510

  • Inexpensive: $359.99 vs $299.00

Samsung HZ30W

Samsung HZ30W
2 years older

Significant advantages of the HZ30W (vs the P510)

  • Smaller: Compact (107×61×28 mm) vs Professional size (120×83×102 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.1" vs 4"
  • Lighter: 245 g vs 555 g

Significant disadvantages of the HZ30W (vs the P510)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the HZ30W and P510

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
2 years newer
$429

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the P510)

  • Much longer battery life: 360 shots vs 200 shots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Smaller: Mid size (113×66×35 mm) vs Professional size (120×83×102 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the P510)

  • No built-in GPS
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the SX700 HS and P510

  • Inexpensive: $429.33 vs $299.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second