Canon sx260hs or a nikon p510

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  1. grands

    grands Member

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    We purchased the canon and am trying to decide if the nikon p510 would be a better overall
    choice.The canon with a case and a 32gb memory cost 329.00 target has the nikon coolpix p510
    on sale for 399.00.The ad doesn't say that it comes with a case.What is recommended to purchase
    along with the nikon camera?
    I know the canon is a good camera if you had the choice which one would you choose?
    Thanks in advance for your reply,
    grands
     
  2. Andy Stanton

    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    They are different types of camera. The Canon SX260HS is a pocket-sized ultrazoom with a 20x lens. The Nikon P510 is a larger ultrazoom with a 42x lens. The Canon is probably better in low light but the Nikon offers more in all other respects. The Nikon has a much longer lens, a higher resolution LCD, an LCD that tilts, an electronic viewfinder, a faster lens (with a wider aperture), closer macro ability, a more powerful flash and faster continuous shooting speed.

    Here are some sample pics:
    SX260HS
    sx260 canon - Flickr: Search

    P510
    p510 nikon - Flickr: Search
     
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    Thank you Andy i am going to get the Nikon.
    Thanks again for all your help.
    Sincerelly,
    Grands
     
  4. Andy Stanton

    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    I think you'll enjoy it, especially its long zoom ability.
     
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    I love the sound of that zoom. But in your opinion, does the image retain much good quality on a camera of that size with a zoom that huge? Or does it start to get noisy?
     
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    Its image quality is surprisingly good, even at long range, through 800 ISO, though its high ISO performance is not quite as good as two of its long-zoom competitors, the Panasonic FZ200 and the Sony HX200v.
     
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