Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Nikon Coolpix P7100

Nikon Coolpix P7000 vs Nikon Coolpix P510

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7000

Really small
Size
Mid size (114×77×45 mm)
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
210 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
120 fps
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

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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
Zoom
Significantly more zoom
41.7x vs 7.1x
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More than 34x more zoom
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
7 fps vs 1.3 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Nikon P7000

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Size
Significantly smaller
114×77×45 mm vs 120×83×102 mm
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2.6x smaller
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
210 ms vs 380 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
350 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the P7000's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.8" vs 4"
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2.3x thinner
Weight
Lighter
310 g vs 555 g
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More than 40% lighter
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              P510Digital
              P7000Tunnel
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597 - $1,350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $379

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $305 - $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 P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $250

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Nikon Coolpix P7000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $389

              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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