• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1000.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 900.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P510 advantages over Nikon B500

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon B500 advantages over Nikon P510

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    5 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 24-1,000mm equivalent zoom range; Built-in GPS; Articulated LCD; Very good print quality; Many movie options.

  • Focus sometimes difficult to achieve; Short shoulder strap; Battery charged in the camera; Low battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm SL300

Nikon P510
Fujifilm SL300
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon B500
Fujifilm SL300
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Nikon P520

Nikon P510
Nikon P520
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon B500
Nikon P520
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Nikon P510
Samsung WB1100F
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • HDMI out
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon B500
Samsung WB1100F
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus

Compared to Nikon P530

Nikon P510
Nikon P530
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Shoots 60p video
Nikon B500
Nikon P530
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus

Compared to Nikon L840

Nikon P510
Nikon L840
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon B500
Nikon L840
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
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