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Good for beginners and/or amateurs nothing beyond that. I must say though that you can get very good shots, almost professional quality.
By A. G. on May 3, 2016
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yes. there is a manual focus option. I played with a couple times but don't love it (but I'm used to a DSLR and manual focus)
By jimbear14 on July 6, 2012
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No, The battery is a lithium ion and has a different shape, You can buy an extra battery for about $8.00. The battery is very compact, and will fit easy into most any camera case
By Bob on October 14, 2013
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You are right--the battery goes "dead" without any warning. Only the user has to suffer. Carrying a spare is your only solution. I always carry at least 1 spare battery. I've found the "alternate brand" batteries work fine and I also have one of those travel chargers with the fold-in plug and 12vDC adapter. Nikon is re… see more You are right--the battery goes "dead" without any warning. Only the user has to suffer. Carrying a spare is your only solution. I always carry at least 1 spare battery. I've found the "alternate brand" batteries work fine and I also have one of those travel chargers with the fold-in plug and 12vDC adapter. Nikon is really slack for not supplying these items with the camera they think is so fine. see less You are right--the battery goes "dead" without any warning. Only the user has to suffer. Carrying a spare is your only solution. I always carry at least 1 spare battery. I've found the "alternate brand" batteries work fine and I also have one of those travel chargers with the fold-in plug and 12vDC adapter. Nikon is really slack for not supplying these items with the camera they think is so fine.
By Robert on March 19, 2013
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See my response to the other manual inquiry here:
http://www.amazon.com/manualWhat-COOLPIX-Digital-Camera-42x-/forum/Fx3970Y8X5IWNU2/Tx2CLFNPP6QSIGV/1/ref=cm_cd_ql_tlc_al?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B0073HSH8U
or Nikon's website:… see more
See my response to the other manual inquiry here:
http://www.amazon.com/manualWhat-COOLPIX-Digital-Camera-42x-/forum/Fx3970Y8X5IWNU2/Tx2CLFNPP6QSIGV/1/ref=cm_cd_ql_tlc_al?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B0073HSH8U
or Nikon's website:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17676/~/user%27s-manual---nikon-coolpix-p510---guide-to-digital-photography see less
See my response to the other manual inquiry here:
http://www.amazon.com/manualWhat-COOLPIX-Digital-Camera-42x-/forum/Fx3970Y8X5IWNU2/Tx2CLFNPP6QSIGV/1/ref=cm_cd_ql_tlc_al?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B0073HSH8U
or Nikon's website:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17676/~/user%27s-manual---nikon-coolpix-p510---guide-to-digital-photography

By northd_tech on September 29, 2012
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Sorry, I can't really answer that question. I don't use the GPS because it shortens the battery life.
By Vince Stevens on November 15, 2013
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Yes. It can be a fairly complex camera, but can be used in the automatic mode , which makes it usable for beginners.
By Joe046 on August 5, 2013
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Litio-ion
By victor ciulla on November 3, 2014
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No it did not, because the ligtning offer was only available for one day on Nov 22nd. I was also waiting for a big discount on Black Friday, but nothing happened and the ligtning offer was also expired.
By Paul on December 1, 2012
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It comes with a Nikon/Coolpix box but no bag
By C. Wilsey on August 17, 2013