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Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Nikon Coolpix P100

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Nikon Coolpix P510

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Nikon Coolpix P100

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

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
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
  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
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Advantages of the Nikon P100

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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
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P5104"
              P1003.9"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              P510555 g
              P100481 g
              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
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              P510120 fps
              P100240 fps
              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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              P5101/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              P1001/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $425

              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597 - $600

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $297

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $335

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $275

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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