• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1000.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P510 advantages over Panasonic CM1

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,000 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Panasonic CM1 advantages over Nikon P510

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    21 mm vs 102 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    204g vs 560g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    6221k vs 921k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Hot shoe
Panasonic CM1
Fujifilm SL300
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon P520

Nikon P510
Nikon P520
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
Panasonic CM1
Nikon P520
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm S8400W

Nikon P510
Fujifilm S8400W
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More dots on screen
  • $239
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic CM1
Fujifilm S8400W
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $239
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon L830

Nikon P510
Nikon L830
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $217
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Panasonic CM1
Nikon L830
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $217
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Nikon P510
Samsung WB1100F
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • HDMI out
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic CM1
Samsung WB1100F
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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