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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 P7000

Size
Really small
Mid size 114x77x44 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
210 ms shutter lag
 

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
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots 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
Size
Significantly smaller
114x77x44 mm vs 120x83x102 mm
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2.6x smaller
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
350 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
210 ms vs 380 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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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
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Weight
Significantly lighter
310 g vs 555 g
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More than 40% lighter
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
10 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
Lowest price
Cheaper
$410.00 vs $499.99
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The best price we've seen is $90 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              P510:Digital
              P7000:Tunnel
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              P510:$499.99
              P7000:$410.00
              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

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $320 - $397

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $438

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $527 body only

              $389 - $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 D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $695 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $209 - $329

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $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
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189 - $227

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $240 - $341 body only

              $385 - $410 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix P7000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $1,006

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $432 - $449

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $395

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

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