Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon D5100 vs Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

61

Nikon D5100

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.6 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P510.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500

Super zoom

$499

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700

Super zoom

$369 - $447

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$499 - $697

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$465 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$413 body only

$450 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

discussion

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