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

Nikon Coolpix P7700 vs Nikon Coolpix S510

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P7700

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Nikon Coolpix S510

27

Runner-up

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
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
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

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 cm vs 15 cm
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Focus on subjects 7.5x closer to the lens
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)
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
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
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
12 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
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
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
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
Much 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
Significantly cheaper
$263.98 vs $504.89
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The best price we've seen is $241 cheaper (around 50% 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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              P7700f/2.0
              S510f/2.8
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              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

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Nikon Coolpix P7700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $547

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $370 - $448

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $775

              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

              $399

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328 - $398

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Nikon Coolpix S510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $210

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $819 - $870

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Olympus VG-160

              Olympus VG-160

              Compact

              $109

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $645

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger

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