Early shots from new Nikon P510

Discussion in 'Superzoom Salon' started by Yeats, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Yeats

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    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
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  2. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Those are some sweet images. Is the Nikon a keeper?

    Gary

    PS- How are you doing post Sandy?

    G
     
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  3. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    I don't know, Gary, I just haven't had many opportunities to shoot with it yet. It's been either weather, or work, or family responsibilities keeping my finger from the shutter button. I can tell you that the EVF blows some serious chunks, I don't mind the low resolution so much as it's horribly slow to update... the "D Lighting" feature kinda stinks... and not shooting RAW is weird for my workflow.

    Oh, and AF seems inconsistent, but it's early on yet in my evaluating.

    I'm still working on becoming friends with the camera, from an ergonomics standpoint.

    More happily, though, is IMHO ISO 100-400 is quite usable. Nikon's VR is really impressive - I mean, the shot of the cat was 1/2s hand-held, for goodness' sake!

    We're in pretty good shape post-Sandy, but there are some folks in my area who are still having issues with FEMA. And it's really quite startling to see how many trees, surviving the storm, have been felled in the succeeding months... makes me a bit sad, actually.
     
  4. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Test shots look great. That is some serious zoom range on that thing! (Just looked it up, lol.)
     
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  5. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Thanks, John. I have a Canon SX50 (24-1200mm) on order, looking forward to comparing the two... if only the weather would accommodate!
     
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  6. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Ha ha! The great contradiction of spring: the weather is getting better BUT it's also extremely chaotic. I'm ready for some good days myself!