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Threaded for filters?? P510

Why are the threads there if you can't attach a filter?? is there a size out there that you can put on??
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You actually CAN use filters for this camera without any adapters, but they require some work.
As I observed standard 52mm filters have too high threads to put them on P510. You can file them down to fit P510 "threads". Those filters require quite some work and precision to make sure they are filed down the same height all around. You then can screw filed filter into camera quite nice.
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Looks to me like a flat piece of glass over the lens—UV or clear glass. Unless you're looking for special effects like polarizing, you don't need a protective filter. It's already there.
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i find solution: 58mm Adapter Ring / Adaptor Ring for Nikon P510 or 67mm Adapter Ring / Adaptor Ring for Nikon P510 or KIWI lens adapter for Nikon COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera 67mm, i bought all of this from Ebuy
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I actually own this model Nikon, and there are no filters available for it. It does not take filters at all. There may be some third market adapter that claims to work with the P510 but there is none made by Nikon and I would not trust them to work with the camera.
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You have to buy an adapter Ring ;) google it ! then you can put any filter to your camera ;)
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So far I haven't got it, but information available states that 67mm polarize, fish-eye and 2-X magnifier of third party can be used with NIKON P-500/P510.
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There's a built in UV filter.
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answer 8
Those are not threads. They are there just to hold the lens cap. There are some adapters out there however they are either bulky or junk. I myself am waiting for something decent. It seems as though I am not alone on this, just google p510 filter adapter. Hey Nikon how about stepping up with an adapter?
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answer 9
They are not threads, no filters for this camera.
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Manual Focus not quite up to snuff

The 'manual' focus still relies on the camera itself and not the operator on this model. Since I can turn off the T/W function on the left side of the lense/housing, has any thought been given to making that an ACTUAL manual focus capability?

That really shouldn't take more than a firmware upgrade to allow that rocker switch to MANUALLY control the lense motor itself resulting in true manual focus (which is the only thing this camera really seems to be lacking).
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The manual focus on the P510 works quite well. I discussed this with Nikon. Here are the steps to remember:

1. Set focus to MF using the down button of the rotary multi selector.
2. Now you see the MF focus scale on the right. Use the Up/Down buttons ie top/bottom of the selctor to change the focus
3. If you don't take a shot, although you are still in MF mode as shown top left on screen, as soon as the MF scale goes away, you have to reenable it. It would make sense that when you press the shutter half-way that the scale reappears, but it does NOT. Instead, you need to press the OK in the center and the MF distance scale on right reappears.
4. NOTE: using the up/down buttons result in big increments in focus - this is not ideal. BUT, there is a 2nd method that results in finer focus increments. If you assign the side zoom control to Focus, you can use it instead of the buttons. The side control, as for the zoom, uses smaller increments in focus as well as zoom, so much finer jumps than the up/down buttons
5. VIDEO. Manual focus works during video recording. I can confirm that during video recording, (set focus to Manual Focus. and assign side zoom control to focus instead of zoom before shooting video), you can use the standard zoom control to smooth zoom while at the same time using the side zoom control to smooth focus in or out. This gives you fully manual focus / zoom while shooting video, and much better than counting on autofocus to keep moving subjects in focus during video recording (which autofocus doesn't do very well in many situations).
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I think I figured it out. You can only use Manaul focus if you assign the side T/W key to Manual Focus (options) then you must use one of the manual mode settings, touch the focus button (flower) and choose the now-enabled MF option at the bottom. To enable the MF bar on the screen and the toggle of the side T/W key, you have to first hit the focus (flower) button and choose MF. It's not that easy, but on a tripod, it's quite effective, even at FULL zoom! Minor issue on DARK subjects, which I'm trying to figure out. The camera will 'lighten' and zoom in on a subject when you choose MF #manual focus#. I'm trying to figure out a way to up that lightening feature as in extremely dark subjects, there's nothing to see and therefore nothing to fix with MF. But manual focus does work. The harder part is getting it exact, but since you can immediately preview the photo, it's fine! Hope that helps. I was feeling the same was as you until I figured it out. Now I LOVE the zoom feature!
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See page 2 of the "Reference Section" of the manual. It will show you how to set-up to and use the manual focus.
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answer 4
After reading a 3rd party book on this camera, there is indeed a "manual focus" capability that utilizes the W/T option on the left of the housing, but it is POORLY EXECUTED at best.

To exercise this option, you must go into the menu and enable the W/T for focus, then put the camera into a MF mode, THEN push down on the round rocker like switch/control towards the flower, THEN go down until you reach MF,...THEN you can use the W/T, but it is HYPER-SENSITIVE. Far too touchy. Once you've taken this ONE picture, you are bumped out of MF and have to reselect it for each consecutive shot..

Only with a third party manual was this explained. You may also run into issues with not being able to use the flash. Certain features and modes automatically disable the flash, and if you aren't extremely knowledgeable on this camera, you may get frustrated trying to figure out which setting is causing your flash to not work (Night landscape will disable flash, as will almost all burst or continuous modes of exposure).

I do not recommend this camera and would take it back in a heart beat if I could.
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answer 5
Perhaps we are at cross purposes in our definitions but when I'm using the manual mode I can control the lens moving in and out of focus, just as if I had a manual focus ring on a lens. There is no reliance on the camera doing the focusing its entirely under my control.
Perhaps you could give a little more detail on what is happening when you use the zoom control and compare it with what you expect to happen.
Thanks
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answer 6
With respect to the last answer, if you follow the manual and set the zoom to control the manual focus, all you are really doing is shifting that normal 'half depress'. It's actually kind of a joke. By merely touching the T/W on the side in that mode (not holding mind you, but touching) I saw the lense move around a little exactly as if it was trying to autofocus, I had no control over the focal point whatsoever.

A TRUE manual focus is needed, not something that is merely a port over of another buttons functionality. So far, this is a mediocre camera that I am coming to regret purchasing as it's not anywhere near as useful as an SLR, but doesn't have the quick-out of the box usability of a point and shoot. There's no real category for this device, it's not for professionals, and it's not for enthusiasts or amateurs.
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answer 7
I was incorrect. There is manual focus on the P510 but it only appears on the menu when you are in the P,S,A,M selection. According to the reference section of the manual, page 2, you can set the side zoom button to control manual focus.
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answer 8
To add to Tom's comment it would appear that the Manual Focus has been removed from the feature set. In the full manual there are details on how to use it but, as Tom noted, the feature does not appear on the 'in-camera' menu.
If Nikon staff stop by this forum it would be interesting to hear if this feature is going to be reinstated at some future date.
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answer 9
The P510 does not have any type of manual focus available. There is a manual setting where you can select the aperture and lens speed, but you cannot manually focus the camera at all.

When I first read through the complete manual, I mistakenly thought you could also focus manually with the command dial set to M, but upon re-reading and trying the camera myself, I discovered that I was mistaken and there is no option for focusing manually.
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Why is the longest exposure only 4 seconds?

Why not give at least 30 seconds?
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I have made some pretty impressive astrophotographs with the P510, but find the 4 sec/ISO 400 limitation frustrating. My ability to track stars is not very advanced, but even piggy-backed to a simple clock drive, I could utilize 1-2 minutes without significant star trails.

The image of M-42 in Orion was shot at ISO 400 / 4 seconds, then contrast and brightness enhanced to the limits of the image.

Images of the Moon, and of Jupiter's moons are easy and satisfying. Saturn was just lucky.
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Bulb mode is a must. Because when i checked other competitive models, most of the sites prefer Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 because it has got bulb mode, better auto focus, raw shooting, i think. So we are expecting a upgraded model with bulb mode and improved auto focus.
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Put the camera on the Manual setting. Set your ISO at 100. Now you can get up to 8 seconds.
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A bulb setting would be ok, does it have this ?
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Thank you for your suggestions, I will pass them to our Quality Assurance Group for review.
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Will P510 accept other size lenses?

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yes you can!!! I know it takes a 67mm
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DCR-2025PRO, Google it, can be added it seems, JAX Gabriel,Chennai
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No, you can not change lens on your P510 because this is a point and shoot camera...
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No, it is a fixed lens camera only.
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No, fixed lens
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High Speed Video

Will this camera take video with 240FPS or more like P500 Has ?
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The answer "The P510 will shoot at 120fps, per p. 66 of the manual." does not apply to video, only to continuous image sequence shooting, and the image size is fixed at 640X480.
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The P510 will shoot at 120fps, per p. 66 of the manual.
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No, no high speed video.
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Movie Audio file format: AAC stereo
Full HD: 1920x1080p / 30fps
HD: 1280x720p / 30fps
iFrame® 540: 960x540 / 30fps
Movie file format: MPEG-4 AVC H.264
Standard TV: 640x480 / 30fps
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Can this camera be fitted with an external flash?

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it has no hotshoe but what i did was to buy a slave flash like the cheap YUNGNUO YN460II SPEEDLITE and put it to mode S2 and the pop-up flash of the P510 triggers it when you need additional light...
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No it can not. no hot shoe.
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The COOLPIX P510 doesn't have a hot shoe for external flash.
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No
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Does the lens have a filter thread?

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You can attach filter using 58mm Adapter Ring / Adaptor Ring for Nikon P510 or 67mm Adapter Ring / Adaptor Ring for Nikon P510 or KIWI lens adapter for Nikon COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera 67mm
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The fact that I cannot attach a filter just killed the camera for my purpose. I was willing to compromise on the screen which cannot be moved in 3 dimensions. To bad.
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No filters can be attached to this model.
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When will a camera in this series have filter threads? I absolutely cannot buy a camera without - I have a 3 year old!

Many many years ago I loved my coolpix 800 (with filters and additional lens), The coolpix 4300 was not a bad camera either, but the following coolpixes couldn't compare to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 (which takes filters) I had next... I was hoping this was the camera would be my replacement and my return to Nikon, but it seems not.
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You can use 58mm Adapter Ring / Adaptor Ring for Nikon P510 or 67mm Adapter Ring / Adaptor Ring for Nikon P510 or KIWI lens adapter for Nikon COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera 67mm,
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I would also love to use a polarizing filter. That's one thing that is simply not effective to add post-production. I was all set to purchase this camera until learning filters cannot be used. I will gladly wait til the next version. Seems there are MANY people who want filters judging by the number of times that question has been posted here.

So Nikon - How aboout it?
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Panasonic FZ seies are but a few P&S cameras left on the market that puts a thread to put filters on their lenses and most are high end stuff. One of the main reasons for doing so is most of the filter effects can be added post edit and also the design reasons. Most P&S in 9xxx, 8xxx, 6xxx, 4xxx, 3xxx series are such that the lens retracts completely, flush with the body. You can't do that when you havea filter hanging off the lens. I suspect they will never put
this feature into any of their P&S cameras. Even mgazoom like P500 and L120, which are similar to Panasonic FZ series do not have them. But lacking a filter thread should not be a deal-breaker for whether you choose to buy Nikon or not.
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Can the GPS option be turned off? Will this save battery life? 240 images is about half the battery life of some other bridge cameras.

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By default the GPS isn't (or at least wasn't) on...you can turn it off though I'm not sure how much that will help you. I rarely have the GPS on (which does hog the proprietary battery's resources) and don't do much better than your image count with limited use (10-15% of shots) of the flash. Also, the battery indicator doesn't seem to be especially accurate. It goes from full to half and then empty in a very short time frame, with little indicated in between. It's a shame that Nikon couldn't do better with the battery considering where the technology is these days, or at least allow the option for AA battery format so I could actually afford to keep some extra charged batteries in my bag. Not making things any easier is the lack of an external charger that they could have included for a couple of $ more in cost.
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usually can be switched off. (you didnt specify what camera you were talking about though..)
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The GPS option can be turn Off (default setting is Off). If Record GPS data is set to On while a log is recorded using Create Log, GPS functions even when the camera is turned off and that will take power of your battery.
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Can you please provide instructions for printing your manual?

Of course I understand that printers are different, but a little detail on the basic PDF print settings required would be extremely helpful! My goal is to print out the pages in correct order to make a booklet that is printed on standard 8-1/2 x 11 paper, landscape, and would be 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 after folding the sheets in half, or cutting and comb binding them.

Alternatively, could you offer a printed manual at additional cost for those of us who would see the value in that and pay for it?

Thank you!
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Those are the settings for double sided printing, that's what the booklet subset is for- select both sides and printer will do the rest. If your printer doesn't due double side, pause printing and flip over paper.
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Thanks Joe!
One thing not clear: this doesn't print on both sides of the paper, right? So, would I need to print just "front side only" and then turn over and run through again for the back side? Probably reverse order?
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Click on printer in PDF upper column
IN you printer menu (mine is an HP):
Pages to print: select all
Paper size&handling: select booklet
Booklet subset: both sides
Sheets: 1 to 1/2 as many as in the manual
Binding: left
Orientation: landscape
print!
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Can the p510 take a lens filter or not? If it can take a lens filter what is the size? If not, why won't nikon just say so.

I like to have a protective lens filter on out in the field and I like to use a polarizer to see the effects. I will not buy the p510 if it can't take a lens filter!
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You have to buy a adapter ring ;)
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From looking at specs and accessories, it doesn’t appear that it will take a filter, most smaller cameras / point and shoots will not...
I had an older Coolpix 5700 that was basically the same camera shape and size, I was actually able to purchase an extension tube type kit that would allow filters to be used and it came with 4 filters, one being a polarizer...I would ask "Support and or Service if they still make this kit and if made for this camera...
Hope this helps...
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Filters cannot be attached.
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how is the Shutter Speed?

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ISO 100 will allow a 8 second exposure. Why are the higher ISO settings limiting shutter speed? Why not a 1600 ISO at 8 seconds for us Astronomy photographers?
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Just in case you meant shooting speed, 5 continuous frames at a rate of 7 frames per second
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1/2000-1/2 sec: manual at ISO 3200
1/2000-1 sec: manual
1/2000-1 sec: auto (ISO 100 to 1600) (when ISO sensitivity set to Auto)
1/2000-1 sec: manual at 1600
1/2000-2 sec: manual at ISO 800
1/2000-4 sec: manual at ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400
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Does the P510 camera lens accept a filter (skylight, polarizing, etc.)? Thanks.

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Yes with 58mm Adapter Ring / Adaptor Ring for Nikon P510 or 67mm Adapter Ring / Adaptor Ring for Nikon P510 or KIWI lens adapter for Nikon COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera 67mm
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No, it does not accept any filters at all.
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No, filters cannot be attached.
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Highest JPEG Quality for P510

I understand that the camera does not shoot in RAW format and I would like to shoot in the best quality possible with the least amount of in camera JPEG processing. What settings would I use to achieve this? I plan on developing the photos in lightroom and would like the highest JPEG quality with very minimal information loss.
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Neutral
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Thank you for the response however I may have not been clear. Under the picture control settings, should I leave it as "Standard" or choose "Neutral" My goal is here is to minimize as much picture processing done on the camera as possible and prefer to "develop" the picture using other software
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Set camera to JPEG fine, which is 16.1 megapixels
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Taking sports related photos

I'm considering purchasing a Nikon P510 as it falls into my budget and because of the fantastic zoom capability. However, I have seen comments about the auto focus which are leading me to have second thoughts, I want to take sports action photos using continuous shots has anyone tried this and what were the results?
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this is a great camera for taking sports action shots. I have taken tons of shots of my daughters playing Soccer and softball , and I have gotten better shots of the games then parents with their big lens DSLR's that cost 3X more then my p510. you can get shots of the ball getting struck ,just leaving the foot ,and in flight, If you just roll the control wheel on play back its like a stop action movie.
you could spend a ton more money for a more complicated DSLR and you won't get any better results. I looked for months for a camera for this same reason ( sports photos ) and I could not be any happier with my choice, sorry I didn't do it earlier
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This is a great camera. However, if the sport you are taking pictures of is HOCKEY and you're trying to focus an image through glass, well most auto focus features will not work right. Aside from that, this camera is great! Especially for American Football and Soccer and Baseball where you have large distances from one end of the field of play to the other. The image stabilization allows you to set up your shot quickly and zoom to your heart's content.

As always, you'll have to control your camera for the lighting available, but this camera makes that task easy for a novice to learn the importance of aperture, exposure time, and iso settings because there is a setting that allows you to make any of those settings the only controllable setting and everything else is automatic.

Good luck with your pictures!
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I have this camera and I have to say that I am very satisfy with it. This camera have some advance features on it and the 42X zoom is just one of them. If you are not willing to learn, then this is not the camera for you. Maybe get something simple like those twenty five dollars cameras. To take full advantage of such a high zoom camera effectly, you need to understand how exposure, lighting, autofocus etc. works, and you will need to know how to make some manual adjustments in the camera to suit the scene you are shooting.
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EVF

What is the resolution of the EVF please?
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200,000 dots
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Electronic View Finder.
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Does it come with a SD card?

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No
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Supplied Accessories (No SD card, you will need to verify with your dealer if is offered as a bundle)AN-CP21 Strap
UC-E6 USB Cable
EG-CP16 Audio Video Cable
EN-EL5 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
EH-69P AC Adapter/Charger
LC-CP24 Lens Cap
NikonView NX 2 CD-ROM
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what is the resolution of the through lens viewfinder ?

not the back lcd.
question says it all.
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I find that it's much harder to look through the view finder and the same picture looks worse when using the viewfinder rather than the LCD.
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Viewfinder Electronic, Frame Coverage Approx. 100%
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Is there a shutter lag between pressing the button and taking the photo? If so, how long?

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Yes, but is there a lag - ie. you press the shutter and half a second later it takes the picture? I do a lot of wildlife photography with a D90 and assortment of lenses - I appreciate I'm not going to get the same performance but the lag factor is important to me as wildlife is often on the move. I don't want to be pressing the button for that perfect shot only to find it took a picture after the event! What appeals to me is the zoom but I'd rather invest my hard-earned cash in a longer lens for my digi SLR if this isn't going to work for me?
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The new COOLPIX P510 has a fast start. Most of the time shooting delay is caused by focusing. Press the button half way down (and hold it in) and let the camera pre-focus; when the subject is perfect press the button the rest of the way to shoot.
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Panorama Mode

I would like to know how the panorama mode works? I mean sweeping camera from left to right , and its sticks pictures together automaticly . or we need to combine images into one unit self in the program ?
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I don't find the quality of the panorama pictures any good. Maybe I'm just doing something wrong but the file size for a panorama comes out at a mere 500-600kb...even when the camera is set to highest quality. My iphones takes better quality panorama pictures!
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You have to select the Scene Mode on the camera and then Panorama. It has 2 options; Easy Panorama and Panorama Assist choose the second one and the camera will guide you by overlapping a third part of the previous pictures.
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