Eleven owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was compact. Expert website Toptenreviews.com wrote “The Coolpix P520 from Nikon gives you a nice answer to a compact bridge camera with some of the benefits you would find in SLR cameras”. Four years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com said on expert review site What Digital Camera “The incorporates a 42x optical zoom lens which provides an effective focal range of 24-1000mm, making it the most powerful Coolpix compact to date” and scored it 7 stars. Photographyblog.com wrote in their Nikon P520 review “The Nikon Coolpix P520 is a new super-zoom compact camera with a mechanically-stabilized 42x optical zoom that offers a massive focal range of 24-1000mm” .
Nine owners agreed that this digital camera was heavy and bulky. Blair 49 rated it 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Having used heavy metal 35mm SLR's for many years with huge interchangeable lenses this new breed of bridge camera is a revelation to me”. Christopher Bailey gave the product a score of 7 stars and he said on Amazon.co.uk “Meanwhile my family members with Nikon D200 and D300s were dragging around their bulky DSLR camera systems” in his review of this digital camera. Clive Orchard said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “This fulfills all my expectations and could even take the place of my DSLR which is much bigger and heavier to carry around” and scored the product 7 stars.
Seven owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was lightweight. Raven said “This is my first Nikon and it is small and lightweight, have no problems with controls etc” in her review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Ramon Rios-Torres he said “Easy to use lightweight and very complete”. Tone1428 said four years ago “It is very lightweight, takes great pics” and rated the product 8 stars.
Two people wrote that this digital camera was easy to carry around. Bob Todd rated the product 8 stars and he mentioned “It is light and easy to use”. H. G. C. Keenan wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Great pictures, easy to carry, good pictures in low light although still to get the hang of Panorama pictures” and gave it a score of 8 stars.
One owner who purchased the product reckoned that it was thin. One owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was thick.