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

Nikon Coolpix P7700

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P7700

55

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Nikon Coolpix S510

29

Nikon Coolpix S510

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7700

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1800 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S510

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 88x51x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
125 g
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon P7700

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
2 cm vs 15 cm
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Focus on subjects 7.5x closer to the lens
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the P7700's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 2,000 ISO
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The P7700's maximum light sensitivity is 1.7 f-stops better
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
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm vs 1/2.5" 5.8x4.3mm
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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
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
88x51x22 mm vs 119x73x51 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$296.69 vs $441.67
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The best price we've seen is $145 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              P7700:6,400 ISO
              S510:None
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              P7700:28 mm
              S510:35 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              P7700:7.1x
              S510:3x

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $246

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250 - $279

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix P7700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $578

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $1,227

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $420

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

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

              Nikon Coolpix S510 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $229

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $500

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S520

              Nikon Coolpix S520

              Compact

              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150 - $189

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $586

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

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