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.
Trying to pick the best out of a great bunch...
Hi guys, I am a long time DPReview user but first time asker of questions :) I Love the DPReview site and was directed here by my Photography Lecturer as a good place for a full compliment of information. I have a Canon 550D that I love but I am looking to supplement this with a slightly smaller camera for more everyday use. I do photography for work and sometimes the 550D is not practical to cart around everywhere . Currently I have Nikon P520 and Sony HX300 left on my list to pick between (I have dismissed Canon 510HS and Canon 50HS off my list so far) . Does anyone have a preference or reasons why I should pick one over the other as I have reached a stalemate with this decision at the moment!
You have selected two "superzooms"; cameras with a very wide zoom range going to extreme telephoto. Is this important for you? You can get better quality out of cameras that don't have as wide a zoom range. Continue Reading
Further to the above, a super zoom camera isn't really going to be any smaller than an APS-C DSLR. Why do you need a super zoom camera? Continue Reading
What improvements does the P530 have over the P520?
Can't see any except for squeezing less pixels on the tiny sensor (16 MP instead of 18 MP) But a fixed screen now and no more buiilt-in GPS. Still no RAW or hotshoe. http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=nikon_cpp520&products=nikon_cpp530&sortDir=ascending I think it was downsized in favour of the new P600. Continue Reading
Can I shoot at the Moon directly?
Question No. 1: I used Nikon Coolpix P520 to shoot some full moon pictures and I got fantastic pictures of the moon showing quite clearly the surface of the moon. But after several shots I couldn't get such images and all I could see of the moon is just bright ball instead of the impact craters. Could the lens or sensor of the camera be damaged by the bright light of the moon when shooting at it? Question No. 2: When I aim at something far using telefocus, like the moon, the monitor shows red grids instead of green grids, does that mean the subject is not in focus, or there's a problem of lens of the camera? Hope someone who has used P520 long enough can provide me with some correct and useful information on these two issues. Thank you.
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