New Nikon Coolpix P510 offers 42x zoom

Nikon Coolpix P510 offers 42x optical zoom

Nikon has unveiled its latest additions to the family of Coolpix cameras, chief among which is the Nikon Coolpix P510 offering a staggering 42x optical zoom.

The Coolpix P510 is the successor to the Nikon Coolpix P500 and features a 42x optical NIKKOR zoom lens that boasts a focal range extending from 24mm up to 1000mm.

Also on board the P510 is a 16-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and advanced lens-shift vibration reduction to help photographers capture sharp images in low light.

A new one-touch access to movie mode lets photographers switch from shooting stills to filming in Full HD (1080p) with stereo sound, and optical zoom and autofocus functions are still available when filming.

The Nikon Coolpix P510 can also record in slow or fast motion using speeds of up to 120 fps (VGA). Movies can be shot in iFrame format, and a built-in HDMI connector lets you connect the camera directly to an HDTV to view photos and films.

Also on board is a tiltable LCD screen to take shots from above or below to get a different perspective, while a built-in GPS records the exact location where a picture was taken as a geotag in the image data.

The Nikon Coolpix P510 comes in black, red and dark grey.