• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1000.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 810.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P510 advantages over Sony HX200V

  • Less expensive
    $299 vs $349
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Fast startup
    ~1.50 vs 2.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,000 mm vs 810 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Sony HX200V advantages over Nikon P510

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 450 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    10 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Extremely versatile superzoom that covers everything from wide angle to mega-telephoto; Portable design doesn't sacrifice comfort; Detailed images thanks to high-resolution 18.2MP BSI CMOS sensor.

  • Slow to use overall; Poor image quality at high ISOs; Images not as sharp or as bright at full telephoto as we had hoped.

The Competition

Compared to Sony HX100V

Nikon P510
Sony HX100V
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Wider angle lens
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Integrated ND filter
Sony HX200V
Sony HX100V
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS

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
Sony HX200V
Fujifilm SL300
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Panasonic FZ60

Nikon P510
Panasonic FZ60
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 60p video
Sony HX200V
Panasonic FZ60
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive

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
Sony HX200V
Nikon P520
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach

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
Sony HX200V
Samsung WB1100F
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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