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16.1 Megapixels | 42x zoom | High speed continuous shooting at 7fps

The COOLPIX P510 combines the flexibility of a digital compact camera with some of the features you’d normally expect to find on a DSLR. 16.1 megapixels, 42x optical zoom, and high speed continuous shooting at 7fps are just some of the reasons why you’ll want to get your hands on one.

  • Backside illumination CMOS image sensor A 16.1 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor is paired with a 42x zoom NIKKOR ED glass lens that covers the phenomenal focal range of 24 mm wide-angle to 1000 mm super-telephoto (35 mm equivalent). Newly advanced lens-shift VR image stabilisation on the COOLPIX P510 provides the most effective compensation for camera shake amongst all COOLPIX cameras.
  • Optimised controls give easy access Assign often-used functions to the new function button for quick one-touch access. The handgrip is designed to help minimise camera shake, and the body includes a side zoom control for stable handling. The 7.5-cm vari-angle 921k-dot (approx.) high-resolution clear colour display can be tilted as much as 90 degrees (approx.) upward or 82 degrees (approx.) downward.
  • High-speed continuous shooting Stay ahead of the action with high-speed continuous shooting that gives rapid image capturing at 7-fps (approx.) for full-resolution (4608 X 3456) images (up to 5 continuous images). Other high-speed modes include sports continuous mode (approx. 60fps/120fps) and the pre-shooting cache.
  • High speed continuous shooting High speed continuous shooting
  • Optimised controls for efficient handling Optimised controls for efficient handling
  • Enhanced scene auto selector Enhanced scene auto selector
  • Inbuilt GPS with loggingBuilt-in GPS with logging

COOLPIX range video


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Beautiful handheld still images at night
The continuous shooting and composing capabilities of the back-illuminated CMOS image sensor help you take beautiful night landscape or night portrait pictures while shooting with the camera in hand.

Full feature list

  • Built-in GPS with logging function
  • EXPEED C2 image processing engine
  • COOLPIX picture control
  • Silhouette and high ISO monochrome effects added to the line up of available special effects
  • Enhanced scene auto selector
  • Full (1080p) HD movie recording with stereo sound and capability to capture still images
  • 16 optimised scene modes
  • USB charging via AC adapter (supplied) or PC
  • Eye-Fi card support

Tech Specs

Type of Camera Compact digital camera
Effective Pixels 16.1 million
Image Sensor 1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.79 million total pixels
Lens 42x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
Lens – Focal length 4.3-180 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-1000 mm lens in 35 mm (135) format)
Lens – f/-number f/3-5.9
Lens construction 14 elements in 10 groups (4 ED lens elements)
Digital zoom Up to 2x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 2000 mm lens in 35 mm (135) format)
Vibration reduction Lens shift
Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF
Focus range (from lens) [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 1.5 m (5 ft) to infinity; Macro close-up mode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) (at a wide-angle zoom position beyond the triangle mark) to infinity
Focus-area selection Face priority, auto (9 area automatic selection), centre, manual with 99 focus areas, subject tracking, target finding AF
Viewfinder Electronic viewfinder, 0.5 cm (0.2 in.) approx. 201k-dot equivalent LCD with the diopter adjustment function (-4 to +4 m-1)
Viewfinder – Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Viewfinder – Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Monitor 7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment, tiltable approx. 82° downward, approx. 90° upward
Monitor – Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Monitor – Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Storage – Media Internal memory (approx. 90 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
Storage – File system DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, and MPF compliant
Storage – File formats Still pictures: JPEG; 3D pictures: MPO; Sound files (voice memo): WAV; Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels) 16 M 4608 × 3456; 8 M 3264 × 2448; 4 M 2272 × 1704; 2 M 1600 × 1200; VGA 640 × 480; 16:9 12M 4608 × 2592; 16:9 2M 1920 × 1080; 3:2 4608 × 3072; 1:1 3456 × 3456
Shooting Modes Auto, Scene (Scene auto selector, Close-up, Portrait, Food, Sports, Museum, Night portrait, Fireworks show, Party/indoor, Black and white copy, Beach, Panorama, Snow, Pet portrait, Sunset, 3D photography, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Landscape, Backlighting), Special effects, P, S, A, M, User settings
Continuous Shooting Single (default setting), Continuous H (Pictures are continuously shot at about 7 fps), Continuous L (Up to about 30 frames at about 1 fps), Pre-shooting cache (Up to 20 frames at up to 15 fps), Continuous H: 120 fps (60 frames at about 1/125 s or faster), Continuous H: 60 fps (60 frames at about 1/60 s or faster), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16, Intvl timer shooting
Movie HD 1080p (fine) (default setting): 1920 × 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 1080p: 1920 × 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 720p: 1280 × 720/approx. 30 fps, iFrame 540: 960 × 540/approx. 30 fps, VGA: 640 × 480/approx. 30 fps, HS 120 fps: 640 × 480/approx. 120 fps, HS 60 fps: 1280 × 720/approx. 60 fps, HS 15 fps: 1920 × 1080/approx. 15 fps
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Hi 1 (equivalent to 6400); Auto (auto gain from ISO 100 to 1600); Fixed range auto (ISO 100 to 400, 100 to 800); Hi 2 (equivalent to 12800) (High ISO monochrome in special effects mode)
Exposure – Metering 224-segment matrix, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure control Progra mmed auto exposure with flexible program, shutter priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, exposure bracketing, motion detection, exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter Speed Auto mode, scene mode, special effects mode; 1/4000* to 1 s; 1/4000* to 2 s (Tripod in Night landscape scene mode); 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode); P, S, A, and M modes; 1/4000* to 8 s (when ISO sensitivity is set to 100 in M mode: including when set to Auto or Fixed range auto); 1/4000* to 4 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at 100, 200, or 400 in P, S, or A mode, and when ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200 or 400 in M mode); 1/4000* to 2 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at 800); 1/4000* to 1 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at 1600, and when set to Auto or Fixed range auto in P, S, or A mode); 1/4000* to 1/2 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at 3200 or Hi 1); 1/4000 to 1/125 s (Continuous H: 120 fps); 1/4000 to 1/60 s (Continuous H: 60 fps); * The aperture value is f/8.3.
Aperture Electronically-controlled 6-blade iris diaphragm
Aperture – Range 10 steps of 1/3 EV (W) (A, M mode)
Self-timer Can be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Built-in flash – Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.5 to 8.0 m (1 ft 8 in. to 26 ft); [T]: 1.5 to 4.5 m (5 ft to 14 ft)
Built-in flash – Flash control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Interface – Data Transfer Protocol MTP, PTP
Video output Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI output Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p and 1080i
I/O terminal Audio/video output; digital I/O (USB); HDMI Mini Connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
GPS Receiver frequency 1575.42 MHz (C/A code), geodetic system WGS 84
Supported languages Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (included); AC Adapter EH-62A (available separately)
Charging Time Approx. 4 hours and 30 minutes (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-69P and when no charge remains)
Battery life< (EN-EL5)/th>
Still pictures*1: Approx. 240 shots
Movies*2: Approx. 1 h 10 min (HD 1080p (fine) (1920 × 1080))
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 119.8 × 82.9 × 102.2 mm (4.8 × 3.3 × 4.1 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 555 g (1 lb 3.6 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Operating environment – Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating environment – Humidity Less than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Camera Strap, Lens Cap LC-CP24 (with cord), Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (with terminal cover), Charging AC Adapter EH-69P, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, ViewNX 2 Installer CD, Reference Manual CD
Optional accessories Battery Charger MH-61, AC Adapter EH-62A, Hand Strap AH-CP1
Note *1 Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries. Measured at 23 (±2)°C (73 (±4)°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image quality set to Normal, image size set to 16M 4608 × 3456. Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed. *2 When recording a single movie, the maximum recording time is 4 GB or 29 minutes, even when there is enough free space on the memory card.

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“If you’re a believer in all things bigger are better no doubt the whopping 42x zoom lens will certainly tickle your fancy (especially at full zoom) and the flexibility offered by the variable-angle LCD will appeal to many shooters who enjoy the challenge of over-head and/or from-the-hip photography.”
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