Can one camera really do it all?
Maybe this one can.
The Nikon Coolpix P510
42x optical zoom and highly advanced VR image stabilization
A 16.1 megapixel Back-illuminated CMOS image sensor is paired with a 42x zoom NIKKOR ED glass lens that covers the phenomenal focal range of 24 mm wide-angle to 1000 mm super-telephoto*. Newly advanced Lens-shift VR image stabilization compensates more effectively than ever** for camera shake. This serves as a big aid in achieving consistently sharp results, particularly when taking advantage of the super-zoom or shooting macros.
- * 35mm format equivalent
- ** Among Nikon COOLPIX cameras
Optimized controls and designed for efficient handling
The 7.5-cm (3-in.) vari-angle 921k-dot (approx.) high-resolution Clear color display can be tilted as much as 90 degrees (approx.) upward or 82 degrees (approx.) downward. You can assign often-used functions to the new Function button for quick one-touch access. The handgrip is designed to help minimize camera shake. And the body includes a side zoom control for stable handling.
High-speed continuous shooting helps capture all the action
The COOLPIX P510 keeps you ahead of the action with high-speed shooting options. High-speed continuous shooting enables rapid capturing at 7-fps (approx.) for full-resolution (4608 x 3456) images*. Other high-speed modes include Sports continuous mode (approx. 60fps/120fps) and the Pre-shooting cache.
- * Up to five consecutive images.
Beautiful handheld still images at night
The continuous shooting and compositing capabilities of the Back-illuminated CMOS image sensor help you take beautiful night landscape or night portrait pictures while shooting with the camera in hand.
- Built-in GPS with logging function
- EXPEED C2 image processing engine
- COOLPIX Picture Control
- Silhouette and High ISO monochrome effects added to the lineup of available Special effects
- Enhanced Scene auto selector
- Full 1080p HD movie recording with stereo sound and capability to capture still images
- 16 optimized scene modes
- USB charging via Charging AC adapter (supplied) or PC
- Eye-Fi card support.
I may not be ready to replace my collection of DSLR's but these are some very impressive specs for a compact camera.