General

Nikon Coolpix P500 Nikon Coolpix P510
Brand
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Nikon Nikon
Lowest price
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$334.99 $269.00
Announced
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February, 2011 February, 2012

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Size
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1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
Megapixels
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12.1 MP 15.9 MP
Light sensitivity
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3,200 ISO 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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None Unknown

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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9.7 MP 9.7 MP
Native resolution
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4016 x 3008 4608 x 3456
Pixel size
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2.3 µm² 1.8 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3.0" 3.0"
Resolution
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920k dots 921k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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Yes No

Lens

Zoom
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36x 41.7x
Wide angle
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23 mm 24 mm
Telephoto
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828 mm 1,000 mm
Aperture (wide angle)
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f/3.5 f/3.0
Aperture (telephoto)
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f/5.7 f/5.6
Macro focus
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1 cm 2 cm

Form factor

Size
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116x84x103 mm 120x83x102 mm
Depth
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4.1" 4"
Weight
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481 g 555 g
Interchangeable lenses
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No No
Waterproof
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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Digital Digital
Viewfinder size
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Unknown Unknown

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 30fps 1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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No No
High-speed framerate
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240 fps 120 fps
External mic jack
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No No
Autofocus
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Unknown Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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n/a Unknown
All formats
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720p @ 30fps
480p @ 120fps
320 x 240 @ 30fps
320 x 240 @ 240fps
480p @ 30fps
1080p @ 30fps
480p @ 120fps
1080p @ 15fps
1080p @ 30fps
720p @ 60fps
480p @ 30fps
720p @ 30fps

Features

Panorama
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Yes Yes
HDR
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No Yes
3D
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No Yes
Image stabilization
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Sensor shift Lens
Supports RAW
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No No
GPS
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No Yes

Performance

Startup delay
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Unknown Unknown
Shutter lag
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Unknown 380 ms
Battery life
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220 shots 200 shots
Continuous shooting
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10 fps 7 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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Unknown Unknown
Cross type focus points
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Unknown Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/5000s 1/4000s
Min
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2s 8s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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No Yes
External connection
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No No

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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SD
SDXC
SDHC
SD
SDHC
SDXC
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