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Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Nikon Coolpix P7000

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
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
 

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

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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
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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7 fps vs 1.3 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
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
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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
114x77x44 mm vs 120x83x102 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/3.0
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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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$349.99 vs $499.99
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The best price we've seen is $150 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
10 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
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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:$349.99
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              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

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $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

              $279 - $368

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $300 - $349

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $219 - $327

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $557 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix P7000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $222

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $994

              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 P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $547

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P6000

              Nikon Coolpix P6000

              Pro digicam

              GPS Has a GPS
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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