Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ ImagingResource (07 March’08)
The Nikon Coolpix S510 (announced 30 August’07) features 8.1 megapixels CCD sensor, 3x optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 35-105mm), Optical VR Image Stabilization, ISO 64-1000, and a 2.5-inch High Resolution LCD. The camera measures 3.5 x 2.0 x 0.9 in (88 x 51 x 22mm) and it weighs Approx. 4.4 oz (125 g).
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Nikon Coolpix S510 Reviews
ImagingResource reviews the Nikon Coolpix S510 and writes;
“And our gallery shots, sharp if not the sharpest we’ve seen, had natural color and control of highlight detail. It’s a fun take-anywhere camera that requires almost no thought to enjoy, but you should think twice if you expect to enlarge your images bigger than 8×10.”
Cameras.uk reviews the Nikon Coolpix S510 and writes;
” I like this camera. It is a small, compact size and will fit into a pocket. It takes a good photo in most situations, although it is lacking when it comes to its macro mode. You should have no problems getting to know the camera as ease of use is a strongpoint.”
ThinkCamera reviews the Nikon Coolpix S510 and writes;
“the relatively fast power-up and operation coupled with the camera’s ease of use and in particular its looks make this the ultimate party camera. It has a good battery life from that small lithium-ion battery and the flash range is excellent”
DCI reviews the Nikon Coolpix S510 and writes;
“The S510′s image performance isn’t terrible, but it isn’t great, either. While the Coolpix point-and-shoot has accurate white balance, a quick startup time, and low noise levels at low ISO speeds, it suffers from extremely high noise levels and poor dynamic range at higher ISO speeds, poor low light performance, and disappointing resolution.”
PhotoReview.au reviews the Nikon Coolpix S510 and writes;
“Image noise became visible at ISO 800 and obvious at ISO 1600. Shots taken at ISO 800 looked a little soft but at higher sensitivity settings, image noise produced more interference with apparent sharpness. At the ISO 1600 setting, contrast began to decline and by ISO 2000 shots were flat and blotchy and colour accuracy was poor. ”
ePhotozine reviews the Nikon Coolpix S510 and writes;
“The Nikon Coolpix S510 is a decent little compact for everyday shooting and will satisfy those happy snappers who just need a camera for going out and looking good with. The flash range is great and coupled with the metal body, high ISO capability and image stabiliser suggests it is geared up for going out with.”
Nikon Coolpix S510 Samples
- Nikon Coolpix S510 Sample Photos @ ImagingResource
- Nikon Coolpix S510 Sample Photos @ Cameras.uk
- Nikon Coolpix S510 Sample Photos @ DCI
- Nikon Coolpix S510 Sample Photos @ ePhotozine
- Nikon Coolpix S510 Sample Photos @ NikonUSA
Nikon Coolpix S510 User Manual (PDF)
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Nikon Coolpix S510 Press Release
August 30, 2007 — TOKYO — Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX S510, a new compact digital camera that not only features swift response and outstanding photographic performance, but wraps it all in the world’s smallest body* that exudes stylish beauty. Built on a custom application of Nikon’s innovative EXPEED digital image processing concept and incorporating the precision optics of a NIKKOR lens, The COOLPIX S510 is built to realize optimum performance and maximum image quality.
The COOLPIX S510 teams 8.1 effective megapixels of sharp resolution with the precision optics of its 3x Zoom-NIKKOR lens and a new digital image-processing engine that not only delivers the high performance to produce photos with clarity and true-to-life color, but also realizes ultra-swift response that makes the camera a delight to use. Extended light sensitivity up to ISO 2000 prevents blurred shots when shooting in lower light, or when capturing fast-moving subjects.
Quality materials and craftsmanship have created an elegant design housed in a stainless steel body. The solid metallic feel and a reassuringly firm hold immediately convey the functional beauty and classic camera appeal of the most compact digital camera among competing models*. The same dedication to engineering excellence is also found in the slim design of the Zoom- NIKKOR lens and its image-stabilizing optical lens shift VR (Vibration Reduction) unit. In some regions, the COOLPIX S510 will be available in a choice of Silver, Pink and Urban Black body colors.
The S510 delivers the world’s fastest response, realizing a power-up time which allows for the LCD monitor to appear within 0.7 seconds, a practically imperceptible shutter release time lag of 0.005 seconds or less** and high-speed auto focus performance. In addition, a new image processing engine actualizes faster and greatly improved Face-Priority AF.
Price and Availability The Coolpix S510 will be available at photo-specialty stores nationwide beginning September 2007 at a MSRP of $299.95.
*Among competing models with optical vibration reduction as of August 30, 2007 (according to research conducted by NIKON CORPORATION).
** Among competing 8 effective megapixel class compact digital cameras equipped with optical vibration reduction as of August 30, 2007 (according to research conducted by NIKON CORPORATION), when set to â€œResponse priorityâ€ mode.
Note: Specifications, design, product name, standard accessories, and release schedule may differ by country or area.
Nikon COOLPIX S510 Feature Highlights
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