Updated (September 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P7800 vs Nikon Coolpix S510

Nikon Coolpix P7700 vs Nikon Coolpix S510

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P7700

48

Nikon Coolpix S510

26

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7700

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1800 ms startup delay
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.7 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S510

Size
Really small
Ultra compact (88×51×22 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
125 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 13 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P7700.
Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S510.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon P7700

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 15.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 7.5x closer to the lens
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the P7700's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
12 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 2,000 ISO
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The P7700's maximum light sensitivity is 3.4 f-stops better
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs 1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
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Around 70% larger sensor
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
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2.7x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S510

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Size
Smaller
88×51×22 mm vs 119×73×51 mm
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4.5x smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
125 g vs 392 g
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3.1x lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 2"
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2.3x thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              P77006,400 ISO
              S510None
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              P770028 mm
              S51035 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              P77007.1x
              S5103x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $598

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix P7700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $498

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $395

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $781

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Focus points Many fewer focus points

              Nikon Coolpix S510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot SD550

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $237

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $196

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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