The Nikon Coolpix P510 superzoom heads up the the brand's refreshed range for 2012 and is the successor to the Nikon Coolpix P500, increasing the zoom from 36x to 42x.
We went along for an early look at Nikon's new cam, although the unit that we saw wasn't powered up, as it wasn't the final model.
But even without any juice, the P510 still looks set to be a strong contender in the superzoom sector.
Nikon Coolpix P510: Build
The chassis of the Nikon Coolpix P510 certainly feels sturdy, as you'd expect for a camera costing just under £400.
The grip is suitably comfy while the textured finish provides enough grip to keep the camera safely in your hand.
Nikon Coolpix P510: Controls
The most notable difference when compared with its predecessor is that the effects mode on the P510 has been given its own dedicated spot on the top dial, so that you no longer have to navigate your way through a series of menu screens to find it.
Nikon Coolpix P510: Screen
The P510's packs a decent-sized 3-inch, 921k dot LCD screen that can be tilted 80 degrees downwards and 90 degrees upwards.
Unfortunately we weren't able to see the screen powered up, but the tilting mechanism certainly felt reassuringly sturdy and smooth to operate.
Nikon Coolpix P510: Battery
The Nikon Coolpix P510 sports an EN-EL5 rechargable Li-ion battery, and offers a quoted battery life of approximately 240 shots per full charge.
We weren't able to test out the battery life as we were only had a short time with the camera, and more importantly, there was no battery in it, but naturally we'll be giving it a thorough test once we get a full review unit in.
Nikon Coolpix P510: Picture quality
While we can't comment on the P510's picture quality just yet, we can tell you that the camera sports a 16.1 megapixel sensor, along with a focal length of 4.3 - 180mm and a f/3 - 5.9 aperture.
The 510 can also record video up to full HD (1920x1080 pixels) and offers a 3D shooting mode for creating 3D images for viewing on compatible TVs and computers.
It also sports a vibration reduction mode to minimise pesky image blur caused by shaky hands.
Nikon Coolpix P510: Verdict
While we've yet to see the final working version of the Nikon Coolpix P510, our first impressions were certainly good.
The screen's tilting mechanism also looks like a good selling point for those shooting in tricky situations, while the arty filters will give the beginners something to play around with.
The 42x zoom is the star of the show here, although we didn't get to try that out for ourselves. Obvisouly we'll bring you a full review as soon as we have our hands on a test sample.
Nikon Coolpix P510 review: Hands-on
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Nikon Coolpix P510 Review: A Superzoom camera is part of the brand's range refresh, offering an impressive 42x zoom. We went hands-on
Nikon Coolpix P510