The bridge camera-style Nikon Coolpix P520 features the same 24-1000mm equivalent zoom seen in the P510 but has been upgraded with an 18MP BSI CMOS sensor. It's compatible with the optional WU-1a Wi-Fi module, letting you control it from your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet, and wirelessly share your photos. The P520 will let you have full control with P, S, A, M modes or full auto and scene modes for quick snapshots. Built-GPS logs your trips and shows you nearby points of interest like scenic lookouts and landmarks.
Nikon COOLPIX P520 Compact Camera
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- 18 MP 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
- 24-1000mm equivalent F3-5.9 VR lens (42x optical zoom)
- ISO 80-3200 (expandable to 12800)
- 1080/15fps, 30fps, 60i HD video
- 201,000 dot electronic viewfinder with diopter adjustment
- 3.2" vari-angle LCD with 921,000 dots
- PSAM + auto and scene modes
- Built-in GPS
- Wi-Fi compatible ( WU-1a module sold separately)
|Body type||SLR-like (bridge)|
|Effective pixels||18 megapixels|
|ISO||Auto,80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||24–1000 mm|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080|
|Storage included||15 MB|
|Wireless notes||WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter|
|Battery description||Nikon EN-EL5 Lithium-Ion battery|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||200|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||550 g (1.21 lb / 19.40 oz)|
|Dimensions||125 x 84 x 102 mm (4.92 x 3.31 x 4.02″)|
Far exceeded expectations
Bought the camera 2 hours before a concert. Entry requirements were 'no pro cameras' but security interpret this to be no detachable lenses, ie I had to find a compact quickly. Phenomenal performance!! Seated over 100m from the stage, seats bouncing around, difficult lighting that is constantly changing, movement from band members (Black Sabbath) admittedly Ozzie may not be the fastest mover. Unbelievable that the camera could clearly focus on the individual guitar strings! (you can even see ...
Nikon Coolpix P520
THIS IS A GREAT CAMERA AS FAR AS FOCUSING SPEED AND ZOOM IS CONCERNED FOR THIS CATEGORY. It would be great if Nikon could improve/enhance the size of sensor :-
Wide to Telephoto pictures
Have just purchased Nikon P520 and just used camera from open window. Totally love the articulated viewfinder, which is beautifully clear and easy to read. I'm 'happy' with the pictures so far, don't forget the chip is so small, and for the price of just over £220 it's a bargain. Sending just few hand held pictures of the zoom, from wide to telephoto.
Overall a Good Choice for a Novice
I bought this camera in June last year. Since then I have been using it extensively. Here are a few few things I liked and didn´t like about the camera. Pros: 1. ZOOM. This is most probably the best feature available in this camera. The 42X lets you get really close to the subject. Yea it does have some little focus limitations but overall its really good. 2. Tilt-able display. You can click any angle using it. It even makes selfies so much fun(I usually use my tripod for that) 3. Zoom Speed: ...
REPLACEMENT BATTERY FOR THE NIKON P520
I will like to purchase an extra battery for my camera, but I am not sure how good are the other brands I am seeing online. My Nikon P520 came with the original NIKON EN-EL5 battery, but after about 150 - 200 pics the battery is exhausted and sometimes I take more than that amount of pics at any one outing. I have seen the LENMAR DLNEL5 Nikon EN-EL5 replacement battery and the INSTEN 2 replacement at WALMART, anyone know how good are these brands. I am afraid of buying batteries that will damage my camera. PLEASE GIVE ME SOME GUIDELINES ON PURCHASING AN EXTRA BATTERY FOR MY P520
I've been using 2 Cameron Sino CS-ENEL5 batteries and a charger from the same manufacturer with my P520 for a few months. No issues so far, works even better than genuine. Main concern with modern third-party batteries is lesser than stated capacity and lifespan. Safety should not be an issue if you use separate charger and inspect after each cycle for the signs of bloating and heat damage. Keep an eye on a temperature of both batteries and charger, at least for a first few charges - they should not get too hot. Keep charger away from flammable stuff. Continue Reading
Nikon coolpix cameras - p520 vs p600
I have a coolpix p520 and really like it. I am looking for a second camera as a backup or so I can have each camera set to certain parameters (black and white for one, color for the other that I would have already configured for each camera) when I am in a situation where I would need to change modes very quickly. As I am on a fixed income I need to keep within the price range of these two cameras. Also, I feel that anything I want to do with a camera can be done with either of these cameras as I am an amateur. I was in photography as a serious amateur about 30 years ago and at that time it was a bit cumbersome carrying two cameras (SLR film cameras) plus several lenses with me when out and about. Plus with all the advancements since then, these cameras will do much more than my old Nikons from 30 yrs ago. So, I am looking for suggestions; should I get another p520 or a different model? Thanks
whodat101, have you tried shooting in P mode and applying the color effects later, on your computer? That should be much easier than carrying and juggling with 2 rather big cameras. And cheaper, of course. To choose a proper backup camera, you need to think about how and when you are shooting, what results you are getting, what do you like and miss in P520. If most of your photos are below say 200mm (35mm eq.), then cameras with larger sensor and brighter lens (premium compacts, entry-level mirrorless) will give you better low light performance and better overall picture quality. They are also often less bulky and lighter. Continue Reading
image stabilization on the Nikon P520
Where is the VR compensation located in the setup menu?
Page 103 shows that it's near the top of the Setup Menu. From the top, going down on the first page of the Setup Menu : (1) Welcome Screen (2) Time zone and date (3) Monitor settings (4) Print date (5) Vibration reduction (6) Motion detection (7) AF assist Page 104 shows that Vibration Reduction has 3 options, Normal, Active and Off. It also mentions that the VR options can be assigned to the Fn button if you wish. Continue Reading
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