Nikon Coolpix P530 Digital Camera

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A Versatile Camera Capable of
Creating High Resolution Photos

Nikon Coolpix P530 Digital Camera The Nikon COOLPIX P530 Digital Camera is a 16.1 megapixel point-and-shoot camera with a 42x optical zoom NIKKOR lens featuring a focal length of 4.3-180mm and a variable aperture of f/3-5.9. This 35mm equivalent zoom range of 24-1000mm allows you to shoot wide and at super telephoto distances, making the P530 a versatile camera capable of high resolution images and full HD 1920 x 1080 video. Also, the lens has optical image stabilization in the form of Vibration Reduction for reducing the effects of camera shake at long focal lengths and slow shutter speeds.

For viewing images and changing settings there is a 3" LCD display as well as an electronic viewfinder. Both of these offer 100% coverage during shooting for helping achieve proper composition. Also, the P530 features a variety of exposure modes, including full manual, shutter priority, aperture priority, and program.

When shooting in low-light situations, there is a built-in flash available. The P530 also saves images to either built-in memory or to an SD card. And, if you want Wi-Fi connectivity, this camera is compatible with the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter (available separately).

16.1MP Back-Side Illuminated CMOS Image Sensor

    The 16.1 megapixel CMOS sensor provides high resolution images with minimal noise in low-light conditions due to a back-side illuminated design.
42x High Power Zoom with Lens-shift VR
    The 42x zoom opens up a range of possibilities and shooting perspectives for you to explore. To enhance image clarity, lens-shift VR (Vibration Reduction) helps compensate for camera shake, which is more likely to occur when shooting at or around the 42x zoom setting. ACTIVE mode can be used to minimize image blur when shooting from a moving vehicle or any other unstable position, stabilizing both captured and viewfinder images.
3.0" LCD Display & Electronic Viewfinder
    The 3.0" LCD display features 921K-dot resolution for viewing images and changing settings as well as shooting. In addition there is an electronic viewfinder for a natural shooting style reminiscent of a DSLR camera.
Full HD 1080/60i Video with Stereo Sound
    In addition to high-quality still photographs, the COOLPIX P530 can capture Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution video at 60 interlaced frames per second. Moreover, the built-in microphone enables stereo audio recordings.
Support for WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
    The COOLPIX P530 is compatible with the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter (available separately). Using the WU-1a allows you to share your shots online or control the camera with a compatible smartphone or tablet.
Auto and Manual Controls
    The COOLPIX P530 employs a combination of auto and manual controls, including COOLPIX Picture Control, scene auto selector and optimized scene modes. Exposure modes include Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual. Manual focus is also available.

Body type SLR-like (bridge)  
Max resolution 4608 x 3456  
Effective pixels 16 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)  
Sensor type BSI-CMOS  
White balance presets 7  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization Optical  
Uncompressed format No  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 241000 mm  
Optical zoom 41.7  
Maximum aperture F3.0 - F5.9  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Tracking
  • Face Detection
Digital zoom Yes (4x)  
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69)  
Macro focus range 0 cm (0.16)  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 3  
Screen dots 921,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type Electronic  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 15 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 8.00 m  
Flash modes TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes  
Continuous drive 7.0 fps  
Self-timer Yes  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30/25p, 60/50i) 1280 x 720 (60/50/30/25/15/12.5p) 960 x 540 (30/25p) 640 x 480 (120/100/30/25p)  
Format MPEG-4, H.264  
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC  
Storage included 56 MB  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes  
Wireless Optional  
Wireless notes WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Lithium-ion EN-EL5  
Battery Life (CIPA) 240  
Dimensions 123 x 84 x 98 mm (4.83 x 3.31 x 3.87)  
Other features
GPS None


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