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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for wildlife, 7 April 2012
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This review is from: Nikon COOLPIX P510 Compact Digital Camera - Gunmetal (16.1MP, 42x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD (Electronics)
Lugging around a DSLR with a long telephoto lens can be very tiring but I like to have a camera with me every time I go out. I bought one of these P510s a few weeks ago when they were first introduced. I didn't really know what to expect. It sounds great on paper but was the blurb too good to be true? I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. My first few shots of greenfinches at my back garden bird feeder were superb - and they were hand held. I couldn't hand-hold my DSLR with a 500mm lens like that. It needs a monopod or tripod. The P510 is very easy to use and has most of the features of my Nikon DSLRs. The only slight drawback is that the speed of focusing is slower than my DSLR and telephoto. Fine if the subject is sitting still but not so good if it is moving. It won't replace my DSLR completely but as a 'second camera' to have with me all the time, it is excellent.
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Initial post: 20 Sep 2012 07:35:30 BDT
geo says:
I find this review very encouraging and it has influenced my thinking on whether to buy a dslr

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 19:05:59 GMT
Anyone know if they are good at photographing invertebrates. I often take pictures of insects as well as birds, I would like a camera that captures detail of the wings. Thank you for your help.
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