The 8-megapixel Nikon Coolpix S510 was, at the time of launch, Nikon's smallest compact to feature Vibration Reduction optical image stabilisation.

Product Overview

Overall rating:

87%

Nikon Coolpix S510

Overall score:87%
Features:85%
Value:85%
Performance:90%
Image Quality:90%
Design:85%

Pros:

  • Overall speed, image quality, finish

Cons:

  • Fiddly operation

Product:

Nikon Coolpix S510 Review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£200.00

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Rapid Response

The S510’s main shouting points are its size and optical image stabilisation, and with an Expeed processing engine in the driving seat, the camera also boasts ISO 2000 capabilities and the ‘world’s fastest response among competing 8MP models with optical image stabilisation’.

Performance

Encasing all this is a brush-finished stainless steel body with the rear playing host to a 2.5in LCD screen and control wheel, the latter speeding up navigating menus and images. Start-up and focusing times are indeed prompt, though the latter’s hastiness can sometimes struggle to lock onto a subject.

Image Quality

Images in general are very impressive. Edge-sharpness is superbly controlled, with corner sharpness faring only marginally worse, while the overall level of detail and absence of fringing produce clean and punchy images.

Verdict

Great images, lens-based VR and stylish design, with only minor niggles

Full Specification

Weight:
125g
Dimensions:
88 x 51 x 22mm

Power:
Li-ion
Connectivity:
USB 2.0

Memory Card:
SD/SDHC + 52MB internal memory
Flash Modes:
5

White Balance:
5 manual modes. Auto
ISO Range:
64-2000

Metering System:
256 segment matrix metering
Exposure Modes:
Programmed AE

Shutter Speeds:
Auto
File Formats:
JPEG

LCD:
2.5in
Lens:
35-105mm

Sensor:
8mp
Other:
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