Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P500 vs Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Nikon Coolpix P500

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

52

Nikon Coolpix P500

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/5000 of a second
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P500.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P510.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$215 - $257

Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$384

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$219 - $229

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS

Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$215 - $257

Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$550

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon D40

Nikon D40

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

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Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:45 PM, January 28, 2013)
Thanks, we will fix that up.
 
Alex (2:41 PM, January 27, 2013)
Correction: The P510 has an 8 second max exposure time. :)
 
Tonphson (4:42 PM, May 15, 2012)
natureza e familia muito bem fotografado pela P 500
 
Ddddd (10:15 AM, March 17, 2012)
I think you'll find the p500 has in camera panorama (:
 
Burts (7:10 PM, March 08, 2012)
The Nikon Coolpix P500 is an excellent camera! Pitty mine got stolen out of my car!