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Nikon Coolpix P510

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Nikon Coolpix P510

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Nikon Coolpix P100

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Nikon Coolpix P100

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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 P100

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
190 ms shutter lag
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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Advantages of the Nikon P510

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Zoom More zoom 41.7x vs 26.1x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
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
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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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
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the P100's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Size Slightly smaller 114x83x99 mm vs 120x83x102 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Weight Lighter 481 g vs 555 g
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More than 10% lighter
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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
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        P510:4"
        P100:3.9"
        Weight Heavy Help
        P510:555 g
        P100:481 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Size Large Help
        P510:120x83x102 mm
        P100:114x83x99 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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $322 - $347

        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

        $427

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix P530

        Nikon Coolpix P530

        Super zoom

        $347

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $202 - $279

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $229

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $175

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

        Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $325 - $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

        Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $425

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix P90

        Nikon Coolpix P90

        Super zoom

        $500

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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