Nikon COOLPIX P520 Digital Camera

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Take Control of Distance as Never Before

Nikon COOLPIX P520 Digital Camera The Nikon Digital COOLPIX P520 Camera featuring a 18.1MP CMOS image sensor along with a Nikkor 4.3-180mm f/3.0-5.9 lens for acquiring high-quality still images and 1080/60i Full HD videos. The optical 42x zoom provides a wide thru super telephoto focal lengths, while the digital 2x zoom puts you still closer to what's going on, even from afar. The on-board GPS will let you follow your journeys and explore places of interest, and it records the position of every shot. In addition, an optional Wireless Mobile Adapter (WU-1a ) lets you share your photos or even take control the camera using a compatible tablet or smartphone (available separately).

CMOS back Side Illuminated Imaging Sensor

Featuring 18.1 effectual megapixels which deliver lots of power to capture high-resolution images, while the CMOS backside illuminated imaging sensor takes in more light than regular sensors to capture higher quality pictures, particularly when shooting images using Night landscape mode and using consecutive shot combining function.

High Power 42x Zoom featuring VR Lens-shift

The 42x zoom exposes a range of options and photographing viewpoint for you to investigate. To improve photo clarity, lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) reliably makes up for for camera vibration, which is more than likely to happen when photographing at or about the 42x zoom range. ACTIVE mode may be used to diminish image blur which can happen when photographing from a vehicle in motion or any other unsteady position, stabilizing both viewfinder and acquired images.

3.2 inch Vari-Angle LCD Screen

The 3.2 inch LCD monitor contains 921K-dots of resolution, while the Vari-angle layout lets you comfortably compose and monitor shots from a variety of shooting positions.

Full 1080/60i HD Video including Stereo Sound

The CoolPix P520 has the ability to capture 1920 x 1080 Full HD video resolution at 60 interlaced fps in addition to acquiring high-quality still pictures. What's more, the on-board microphone can audibly record in stereo..

On Camera GPS Recording

With a built-in database of around 1.86 million Interest Points, in-camera GPS provides all-embracing capability to quickly acquire, confirm and store the locations names where you shoot photos. The GPS information that becomes recorded can be presented on ViewNX 2 or "NIKON IMAGE SPACE" view map Note: , the POI function may not be available in some sales areas.

WU-1a Mobile Wireless Adapter Support

The Nikon COOLPIX P520 is fully well-matched with the Nikon WU-1a Mobile Wireless Adapter (available separately). The WU-1a lets you share your photos online or take control the camera using a compatible tablet or smartphone.

Designed for most favorable Control and Operability

Assign often used tasks to the Function mode button for fast single-touch access. Experience the ergonomic handgrip which makes the most of comfort and diminishes camera shake, supplementing other features that assure handling stability with things like the zoom control on the side.

Automatic and Manual Controls

The COOLPIX P520 uses a combination of both auto and manual control functions, including scene auto selector, Picture Control, and 19 additional optimized scene modes. Exposure modes include Manual,, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Programmed Auto. Manual focusing is also available.  Jan 29, 2013. ✓

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Body type SLR-like (bridge)  
Effective pixels 18.1 megapixels  
Sensor type BSI-CMOS  
ISO Auto,80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200  
Image stabilization Optical  
Uncompressed format Unknown  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24 1000 mm  
Optical zoom 41.7  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
Manual focus Yes  
Lens mount Unknown  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Unknown  
Screen size 3.2"  
Screen type TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Videography features
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Resolutions 1920 x 1080  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC  
Storage included 15 MB  
Wireless Optional  
Battery Battery Pack  
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")  
Other features
GPS BuiltIn


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Nikon CoolPix P520 Compact Digital Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5