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Nikon Coolpix P510 Review


Nikon Introduces The Upgraded Coolpix P510

Nikon recently introduced advanced Coolpix digital cameras. The Coolpix models are point and shoot digital cameras aimed at the average consumer. It seems like Nikon has stepped up it’s game by adding some advanced features to its Coolpix line up and attracting a new audience as well.

The Coolpix P510 has an incredible 42x optical zoom lens. This allows you to bring the action close up from a far distance. The lens has a focal range from 24mm to 1,000mm! The heart of the Coolpix P510 is the ever popular Nikkor Lens with new and upgraded features. This lens provides clear crisp pictures with vivid color and richness.

Another great benefit of this camera is the addition of Vibration Reduction (VR) or image stabilization technology. VR reduces image blur and allows you take great shots without the use of a tripod. I own several VR lenses and can’t see myself shooting without them.

Just to put the icing on the cake, the Coolpix P510 has 16.1 megapixels and can take 5 pictures in one second. The auto focus is super fast and works great in low light situations. You won’t miss the action despite bad lighting. It comes with a full HD (1080p) movie recording. You can record a video in stereo sound and still use the 42x zoom.

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This sounds like a great camera to take to an outdoor musical concert. Post the videos on Youtube and share the closeup photos of the entertainers on Facebook. Did I mention that the Coolpix P510 has gps just in case you get lost while on vacation? You can also geotap your images.

Nikon Coolpix P- Series Proves Bigger Isn’t Always Better

With the new COOLPIX P-series cameras, Nikon is raising the bar for performance and image quality to better accommodate the needs of advanced photographers looking for a compact companion.

Photographers these days have a growing demand for professional DSLR quality images in small compact models. 2012 is proving to be the year where camera manufacturers attempt to fill this void. This will allow many new fresh and innovative ideas to take shape and open new markets. Recent examples are the Lytro Light Field Camera and the mirrorless compact digital cameras.

High end professional DSLR’s such as the Nikon D3X or the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV will run you thousands of dollars are very bulky. What’s the long term future for camera models like these?

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In the years to follow, I think the high end professional DSLR as we know will be a collector’s item just like the film camera. In the early days of digital, many photographers were skeptical of giving up their film camera because digital was not quite there. How quickly time has changed! The price of point and shoot models became very affordable and the popularity of DSLR’s began to sky rocket.

It’s been an interesting trend lately.

  • Entry level DSLR’s are getting cheaper
  • Convenient point and shoot models are being replaced by smart phones
  • Compact models are rivaling image quality of DSLR’s
  • Android powered smart cameras allow you to easily share your photo on Facebook

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