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Nikon Coolpix P530 Digital Camera

$240.00
Bridge Camera 16.1MP 42x Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Four industry awards
Reasonably priced
Does not have a good battery life
46 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Reviews

Four Industry Awards

The editors of review websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Vido.com.ua all wrote that concluded that they would endorse this Nikon camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Nikon digital camera is 79 out of 100 based on eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Camera Labs.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this medium megapixel camera rated it as exceptional. 23 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 88% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

Based on 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Coolpix P530 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have an HDMI.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the Coolpix P530.


Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The smallest viewfinder screen size of similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera is 0.2" and the largest is 0.5". With a viewfinder screen size of only 0.2 inches, the Nikon Coolpix P530 has a fairly small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Battery

Only 240 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Coolpix P530 is a digital camera that takes 240 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Very Long Battery Recharge Time

The Coolpix P530 has a very long battery recharge time (4.17 hours) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera the battery recharge times range from 2.2h to 4.2h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.2h.

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Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Two owners who purchased it considered that it did not have a good battery life. Bhphotovideo.com said in their Nikon Coolpix P530 review two years ago “Short Battery Life” however they still gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Churchboy said on Bhphotovideo.com “The battery life is not that great, if you are using it for more than 7 hours, bring the charger with you” yet they scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Three customers thought it was compact. Bhphotovideo.com wrote two years ago “Small Compact”. Techradar.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Techradar “Bridge cameras such as Nikon's P530 get lumped in with the compact camera category, which can seem a little odd when you consider their overall body size”. Expert website Indianexpress.com said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Most ​camera giants in the market are ​at close competition with each other in their bridge segment compact super-zooms” .

Two owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was a good body shape. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Nice Body Color”. Propergander rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera in the same month “The only think I'd like to see is a metal body.”.

One owner thought it was heavy and bulky. One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to carry around. Dave wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “It is light, easy to carry and has 42X zoom” in his review of this digital camera and rated it 80 out of 100.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. Erin said “Lightweight, so she doesn't have any trouble handling it or wearing it, with the included strap” in his review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Heavy

The weights of medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera range from 120g to 590g. The Coolpix P530 is fairly heavy (494 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix P530 is more than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix P530 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix P530 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix P530 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than a year ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Design

Robust

Five people who purchased the product agreed that it was well made. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “A 3inch screen and a built in electronic viewfinder”. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote “Nikon has once again produced a solid bridge camera in the P530”. Expert website Pcquest.com wrote “The solid prosumer camera with a superb 42x zoom” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

Two customers agreed that this digital camera was strong and durable. J Mcgill gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Needed a durable point and shoot with a viewfinder for our field work”. Two years ago Ara57 wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The camera feels pretty sturdy in the hand.”.

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Good Quality

Nine owners considered that it was good quality. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Good Image Quality”. Glen from Pa wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “I have the Canon 5D 5DII and 5DII I just wanted a pickup and go camera that did a nice job”. Glen from Pa also wrote “It does a real nice job easy, fun just pick up an shoot” in his review.

Nice Design

One owner thought the Nikon Coolpix P530 was good looking.

Easy to Use

Eight owners reckoned that it was easy to use. Expert review site Techradar.com said “Generally full manual control, one of the reasons bridge cameras find” and scored the product 70 out of 100. Three years ago Cameralabs.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It has a 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor and offers full PASM exposure control in addition to full auto”. Expert review site Pcquest.com wrote “A solid camera with impressive performance, zoom capability and full manual control” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good interface. J Mcgill wrote two years ago “The side pouch is good for holding the interface cable” in their review of this digital camera and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Jimmyd for Wife Donna-D wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “It is small easy to hold and it does what she wants it to do” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Blaze3862 mentioned “Fiddle about with the settings and will produce crisp bright pics” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The Coolpix P530 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The average closest focusing distance of similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera is 1m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 5m.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a pre-flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also have a pre-flash.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Coolpix P530 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a carrying case. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have a carrying case.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix P530 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix P530 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of digital cameras of this type and age range from 1x to 83x, and the average optical zoom is 26x. The Coolpix P530 has a fairly big optical zoom (42 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Coolpix P530 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (1,000 millimeter) amongst cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera is 51mm, the longest is 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 580mm.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera is 3.1, and the minimum aperture numbers range from -2 to 5.9. At only 3, the Coolpix P530 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Coolpix P530 has a pretty average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix P530 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

Other cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to consider include the Nikon D3100 ($299).

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

This camera has a still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 3072|4608 x 2592|3456 x 3456|3264 x 2448|2272 x 1704|1920 x 1080|1600 x 1200|640 x 480, which is the most frequently found still image resolution(s) on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had good features. Jeff the Shooter wrote “Great back up to your DSLR and has ample features for a newbe” in his review of this digital camera.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix P530 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix P530 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Nikon camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 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. Medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Good Exposure Control

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it had good exposure controls.

Good Video Capture

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good for video recording. Knitpicker said “The quality of the photos and videos is excellent and it is easy to use”.

Good in Low Light

Twenty people mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Indianexpress.com mentioned “The Coolpix P530, priced at Rs 19,950 is a viable choice for amateurs and enthusiasts who are serious about photography.”. Expert review site Pcquest.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Nikon Coolpix P530 could be a viable choice for amateurs and enthusiasts who are serious about photography”. Two years ago Roro said on Bhphotovideo.com “Clear, sharp photos”.

Two people who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P530 considered that it had a good picture resolution. Three years ago Cameralabs.com mentioned “As well as a high resolution 921k” and scored this digital camera 4 stars out of 5. J Mcgill mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “We'll probably not use the amazing depth and breadth of Nikon's built in firmware options and shooting modes for our applications;”.

Two customers who bought the product agreed that it was good in low light. Bhphotovideo.com rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said two years ago “Good in Low Light” in their review of this digital camera. Chacos & Cowboy Boots gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “I'm having some trouble with getting good pictures in low light (other than the moon, since it provides its own light).”.

One owner who bought this digital camera concluded that it was able to produce clear pictures. Chacos & Cowboy Boots said in their review of this digital camera “I was impressed with the clarity of the video (videoing stock dogs working for my husband - so there was a lot of action” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four owners who bought it mentioned that it had a good viewfinder. Three years ago expert review site Twentyfirsttech.com wrote “I thought the Nikon P530 looked like it came from the 90s – the viewfinder looked as if it was from an ancient Polaroid camera” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P530. Gigi mentioned “Like the scenes, love the view finder”.

Good Zoom

Twelve people wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P530 had a good zoom. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Great Zoom”. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar “Offering a huge zoom range”. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “The Nikon Coolpix P530 offers a 42x optical zoom lens, full HD video recording” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “Optical image stabilisation is effective at helping keep shots steady when using the optical zoom”.

Two owners who purchased it considered that it had a good autofocus. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Fastaccurate auto-focus” in their review of this digital camera and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. Ara57 mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The autofocus is simply dismal in low-ish light, even at the wide end”.

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good lens.

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Support

Good Support

Two owners who reviewed it considered that it had good technical guidance.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a fairly average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208939909, 00639767683036, 00845251050509, 08033737553763, 08431016653010

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