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Nikon Coolpix S510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Nikon Coolpix S510. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and portability. The design and size are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the battery. The viewfinder and zoom get less positive comments.

usability, size, design, portability, performance

zoom, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Nikon Coolpix S510 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the size.


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Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Nikon Coolpix S510 digital camera


The Nikon Coolpix S510 updates the S500 and has the same basic feature set and handling characteristics (check the S500 test as well for specifics on some of those similar features) as that camera. However, the Face Priority AF and lens shift VR...

Looks good, image quality and detail, VR, screen, good pricing, responsive, specification

Rotary Multi Selector turns too easily, no optical viewfinder, image noise, no manual shooting options

Overall, the S510 marks a small step up in terms of performance, image quality, resolution and processing but it is also a step down in terms of user control but there’s an ace in the hole that I’ve not mentioned yet. And is its price. At £199.99, it...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (

Nikon Coolpix S510 review


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

Dec, 2008

Expert review by (

Nikon Coolpix S510


The Nikon Coolpix S510 is easy to operate and get up and running with. It runs off a supplied lithium ion battery and fits into a relatively small pocket. It has 8 megapixels and a 3x optical zoom lens. It is a good snapshot camera and worth taking a...

Ease of use - picture quality - simple design

Shutter lag - macro range

"I like this camera. It is a small, compact size and will fit into a pocket. It takes a good photo in most situations, although it is lacking when it comes to its macro mode. You should have no problems getting to know the camera as ease of use is a...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Alan Sircom (

Nikon S510: Review


Pretty in pink and small enough to fit into the handbag without disturbing your pet Chihuahua

Very easy to use ; Vibrant colours ; Very good flash system ; Elegant looks ; Alloy casework

Tiny control surfaces ; Lack of creative control modes ; Plastic battery/card door ; Colour balance shifts between modes ; Price Comparison ; Nikon S510

Don't let the Style label fool you into thinking this is a stripped down design; Nikon ticks all the right feature boxes. The Nikon S510 features optical Vibration Reduction and the ability to reach up to ISO2000 (auto ISO between ISO 64 and ISO1600),...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by (

Nikon Coolpix S510


Falling under the Style banner of the Coolpix range, the S510 offers a few different ways of doing things like a rotating navigation pad and vertical lens cover. It looks pretty cool as well. Nikon Coolpix S510 Specifications

Attractive design; Great flash range; Metal build

Flimsy battery door

Oct, 2007

Expert review by (

Nikon Coolpix S510


The Nikon Coolpix S510 features a compact, unfussy design and although it's the lightest camera here, it still feels solid in the hand.

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (

Nikon Coolpix S510


Preview of the Nikon Coolpix S510.

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Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Mike Pasini (

Nikon Coolpix S510 Digital Camera - Express Review - The Imaging Resource!


The Nikon Coolpix S510 features an 8-megapixel CCD coupled to a Nikkor-branded 3x optical zoom lens with VR optical image stabilization. The Coolpix S510 offers a 2.5-inch 230,000 pixel LCD for framing and playback, but like many other small cameras...

Very compact and stylish body design ; Quick startup ; Well-organized, easy-to-read menu system ; Integrated Help system ; Responsive shutter with good pre-focus shutter lag speed ; Vibration Reduction lens for slow handheld shutter speeds ; Accurate...

Slightly soft images ; Some flaring of strong highlights ; Corner shading ("vignetting") visible in some wide-angle shots ; USB 1.1 connection slows downloads ; Prints better kept to 8x10, even at lowest ISO

Nikon is known for a few special features that are included in the Nikon S510, including D-Lighting (which enhances darker images to improve shadow detail), Best Shot Selector mode (which takes a series of shots, letting the camera automatically pick...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : (

Elegant, speedy 8 megapixel ultra-compact with optical image stabilization


What you get with the Coolpix S510 is a elegant, small and handy 8.1 megapixel camera that emphasizes style and technology. It's small enough to fit anywhere, yet has a large and razor-sharp 2.5-inch LCD that remains quite redable outdoors. The design...

Elegant stainless steel design, Very small and handy, Optical lens-shift image stabilization, Face recognition mode, Voice recording, Full speed VGA movies with sound

No optical zoom during movies, Multi selector a bit cumbersome, Fairly expensive

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Karen M. Cheung (

Nikon Coolpix S510


Just about every major manufacturer has an entry-level point-and-shoot with barebones specifications. Here's another one. The Nikon Coolpix S510 makes an unexciting entrance into a packed market of similar cameras with basic 3x optical zoom lenses and...

The Nikon Coolpix S510 produces accurate photos with good white balance under proper lighting. In low light conditions like bars or candlelight dinners, however, the Nikon S510 yields ugly noise and applies automatic noise reduction that smoothes over...

Dec, 2007

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