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Nikon Coolpix P520

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onfoto.ru Best Design toptenreviews.com Bronze PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and good value for money 18.1 megapixel 42 times zoom factor camera
Compact 18.1MP 42x Yes Jan 2014
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Nikon Coolpix P520 Review

With excellent reviews and representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix P520 number 278 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 62?

It has good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, good picture quality and excellent product quality.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixel
4896 x 3672 pixels image resolution
Heavy
Very small viewfinder screen size

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How Big is the Nikon Coolpix P520?

The Nikon Coolpix P520 is 125.2mm wide and 84.1mm tall. It is 101.6mm deep and weighs 550g.

Nikon Coolpix P520 front dimensions

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Nikon Coolpix P520 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

The writer at website Onfoto.ru gave this camera a "Best Design" award and concluded it was carefully designed and it received a "Bronze" award from review site Toptenreviews.com who concluded it was very good. In addition, the writer at review website PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would endorse this digital camera and gave it a "Recommended" award.

The writer at review site Ephotozine strongly endorse this Nikon digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on 20 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this camera is 76 out of 100.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

This camera has a terrific average owner rating based on 203 owner reviews. Over 72% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Users Report it is Easy to Use

14 people considered that this digital camera was easy to use, two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus and two people reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

24 people mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images and two people thought it was good in low light.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Eight owners said that it was good quality.

Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 31,432 user and expert reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Technical Features

Five owners who reviewed it thought it had good features.

  • My only warning is that this is one camera that you really must download and read the 244 page users manual to get the best out of, if you choose to just do a quick set up and fire away you will miss many of it's incredible features, definitely a 5 * product…
  • The features are amazing…
  • Also editing features built in and change of button configuration which makes operation much more user friendly…
    MVM (Amazon.co.uk) - January 2014
  • One of the best features of the the camera is the wireless…
  • It is lighter & very easy to use with many additional useful features compared with the Canon…

Users Report it is Robust

Four people wrote in their reviews that it was well made.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Four customers considered that it was lightweight, two customers who purchased the product thought it was compact and two owners who bought it considered that it was easy to carry around.

Customers Report Nice Design

Three people concluded that it was good looking.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

12 owners said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P520 had a good zoom.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Eight owners who bought the Nikon Coolpix P520 concluded that it was good value for money.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We think this camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras. The cheapest camera that we found costs $29 and the most expensive costs $6,895.

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Features

Quite High Megapixel

The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP. With a megapixel of 18.1 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix P520 has one of the higher megapixels amongst cameras of this age.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix P520 has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most frequently found image sensor size on cameras.

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Heavy

The lightest camera is 1g and the heaviest is 1.5kg. With a weight of 550 grams, the Coolpix P520 is one of the heavier cameras amongst cameras of this age.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Cameras have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 83x, and the average optical zoom is 12x. With an optical zoom of 42 times zoom factor, the Coolpix P520 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Coolpix P520 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 0.5", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". With a display diagonal of 3.2 inches, the Coolpix P520 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of only 0.2 inches, the Coolpix P520 has a fairly small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras. Across all the cameras the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.17" to 8", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.41".

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix P520 has a pre-flash. Most of the other cameras also have a pre-flash.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix P520 has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 4864 x 2736, 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704 and 1920 x 1080 and 1600 x 1200. The still image resolution of all cameras ranges from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Coolpix P520 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Coolpix P520 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 2.3mm, the longest is 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm. At 1,000 millimeter, the Nikon Coolpix P520 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Coolpix P520 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Coolpix P520 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 15 megabytes) amongst digital cameras of this age. The smallest internal memory of cameras is 1MB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 420MB.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon Coolpix P520 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix P520 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras also support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Coolpix P520 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

At only 2 times zoom factor, the Coolpix P520 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x.

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Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon Coolpix P520 is a camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Has a Carrying Case

The Coolpix P520 has a carrying case, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix P520 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this digital camera support a video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. The worst video resolution of all cameras is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon Coolpix P520 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Digital cameras have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Coolpix P520 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Coolpix P520 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 921,000 pixels, the Coolpix P520 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras is 3 pixels and the highest is 16,000,000 pixels.

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3D

The Coolpix P520 is 3D, as are most of the other cameras.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Coolpix P520 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature contrast adjustment.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix P520 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix P520 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was January 2014 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

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