Nikon P500 with Nikon P510 Comparison

Nikon P500 and Nikon P510 Main Features

  • February, 2011
  • July, 2012
  • 12 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 23-810 mm (36x) F3.4-5.7 Zoom Lens
  • 24-1000 mm (41.7x) F3.0-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 160 - 3200 ISO
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 7.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • -
  • Built-In GPS
  • 116 x 103 x 84 mm, 494g.
  • 120 x 83 x 102 mm, 555g.
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Nikon P500 Scores


Imaging score
20
Features score
59
Value for money score
64
Portability score
80
Overall score
47

Nikon P510 Scores


Imaging score
21
Features score
63
Value for money score
68
Portability score
78
Overall score
52

Nikon Coolpix P510 with Nikon Coolpix P500 Overview


Let's compare Coolpix P500 with Coolpix P510. Both cameras produced Nikon. These models are included in the Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Nikon P500 was released in 2011, and Nikon P510 in 2012. Coolpix P510 is newer, which is a plus. Coolpix P500 1 years older.
The sensor resolution of Coolpix P500 is greater than that of Coolpix P510. However, the difference of 4 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the first camera (Coolpix P500), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. Both cameras have Sensor-shift image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch tilting screen.
Both cameras have a electronic viewfinder. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Nikon Coolpix P500 has 7.0 fps continuous shooting. Nikon Coolpix P500 has 7.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Coolpix P500 Coolpix P510
Brand Nikon Nikon
Model Coolpix P500 Coolpix P510
Announced February, 2011 July, 2012
Body Type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0 0
Macro Focus Range 1 2
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Tilting
Screen Resolution 921k pixels 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/8 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1500 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps 7.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 8.00 no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm² 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 3200 3200
Min Native ISO 160 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 220 shots 200 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL5 EN-EL5
Physical
Weight 494 g 555 g
Physical Dimensions 116 x 103 x 84 mm 120 x 83 x 102 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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