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Brilliant clarity. Astounding reach.

For the outdoor photographer, the COOLPIX P510 puts you where you need to be. Bring your subjects up close and personal, with an incredible zoom range of 24mm-1,000mm. Spontaneous action is captured sharp and clear with optical VR Image Stabilization and amazingly fast autofocus. Every image and Full HD (1080p) movie dazzles when produced by the advanced 16.1 MP CMOS sensor.
VR Image Stabilization icon Motion Detection icon ISO Sensitivity Up To 3200 icon Backside Illumination CMOS Sensor icon Clear Color Display icon Built-In GPS icon Smart Portrait System icon Scene Auto Selector icon Subject Tracking icon Full HD (1080p) Movie icon 3D icon
16.1
Megapixel
CMOS Sensor
42x
Wide-Angle Optical Zoom
NIKKOR ED Glass Lens
3.0"
Ultra-High-Resolution
(921,000-dot) LCD Monitor
Full HD
1080p Movies
with Stereo Sound

Your destination awaits

Stills and movies up to 42x zoom

With a 42x optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens, an incredible world of optical power and versatility awaits you. Shoot from 24mm wide-angle then zoom to an amazing 1,000mm and capture distant images. In addition, its close-up macro mode is incredible, allowing you to focus as close as 0.4 inches (1cm). The optical Vibration Reduction system minimizes the chance of blur while you take both photos and movies and the side zoom control provides easy access to the P510’s powerful zoom capabilities.

Every nuance delivered

16.1 megapixel CMOS processing power

A 16.1 MP CMOS sensor expertly manages high-resolution imagery, delivering exceptional quality in any environment. Even when shooting in low light, your photos and movies will look great. The backside illuminated CMOS technology increases the flow of light to the CMOS sensor’s surface, thereby yielding improved quality and minimum image noise.
Photo of the sun setting over Rio De Janeiro, Brazil while a surfer stands in the shore break

Capture the spontaneous

High-speed continuous shooting

Don't let a slow performing camera allow you to miss a single moment! Enjoy non-stop shooting with the P510’s incredibly fast and responsive performance—up to 5 shots in approximately one second. So whether you’re at a sporting event where the action never stops or are simply hoping to capture those fleeting smiles, the P510 delivers all the action with pinpoint accuracy.

Where have you been?

Built-in GPS and geotagging features

A long way from home? Switch on the built-in GPS feature and as you shoot, your files are geotagged and provide a visual travelogue that pinpoints latitude and longitude. Geotagged photo and movie files integrate with Nikon's my Picturetown® photo sharing site, Google Earth™ and Nikon View NX2™ software.
Image of the COOLPIX P510's GPS screen showing photos and their GPS coordinates
Still image from a full HD (1080p) movie of waterfalls in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil shot with a COOLPIX P510

Majestic moments in action

Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound

Capture those once in a lifetime moments with vibrant Full HD (1080p) movies. With a single touch of the button, record movies using continuous AF and stereo sound. Choose from special effects such as High Contrast Monochrome or Nostalgic Sepia and add a creative touch to your movies. You can even shoot in slow- or fast-motion for more dramatic action sequences. The P510 connects easily to your HDTV via the HDMI port so you can share the sights and sounds of your adventure.
Backlight HDR photo of an elaborate sandcastle
Graceful images, memorable moments

Put your personality into every photo. The P510 boasts a variety of quick creative options that include Backlight HDR.

Photo demonstrating the COOLPIX P510's vari-angle display
Gain new perspectives

Use the 3-inch ultra-high-resolution (921,000 dot) Vari-angle LCD monitor to capture the most unconventional angles.

Photo of beach volleyball players at sunset
Camera does the thinking for you

Keep it simple. Let the camera determine the best settings for the job with 20 pre-programmed Scene modes including Sunset mode.

Panoramic photo of waterfalls in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
Frame wide panoramas

Easy Panorama mode automatically combines multiple shots into a seamless 180º or 360º panoramic image. Create unique wide views of your scene.

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