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Nikon Coolpix P510

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Nikon Coolpix P510

63

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Nikon Coolpix L120

50

Nikon Coolpix L120

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 110x77x78 mm
Weight
Light-weight
406 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L120

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Size Smaller 110x77x78 mm vs 120x83x102 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Weight Lighter 406 g vs 555 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 4"
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More than 20% thinner
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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Advantages of the Nikon P510

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 41.7x vs 21x
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Around 4x more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 0.7 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the P510's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The P510's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        L120:920k dots
        P510:921k dots
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        L120:3.1"
        P510:4"
        Weight Heavy Help
        L120:406 g
        P510:555 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Size Large Help
        L120:110x77x78 mm
        P510:120x83x102 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        External flash No external flash support Help
        Less expandable
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $160 - $279

        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227 - $255

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $249

        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Super zoom

        $346

        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $115

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

        Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $207

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix L110

        Nikon Coolpix L110

        Super zoom

        $320

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $109 - $250

        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Super zoom

        $198

        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability

        Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $324 - $347

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $427 - $447

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix P530

        Nikon Coolpix P530

        Super zoom

        $347 - $397

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $289 - $390

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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