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

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Nikon Coolpix P100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

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Nikon Coolpix P100

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P100

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
190 ms shutter lag

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

Advantages of the Nikon P510

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
41.7x vs 26.1x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$384.99 vs $485.00
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon P100

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High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the P100's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Size
Slightly smaller
114×83×99 mm vs 120×83×102 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
481 g vs 555 g
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More than 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              P510120 fps
              P100240 fps
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              8 seconds
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P5104"
              P1003.9"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              P510555 g
              P100481 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              P510120×83×102 mm
              P100114×83×99 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              P5101/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              P1001/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $379

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $250

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $400

              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $300 - $350

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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