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Nikon Coolpix P520

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Coolpix P520

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The Coolpix P520 boasts a 42x zoom, a tiltable high resolution 921K-dot LCD monitor and Full HD (1080p) movie recording with stereo sound.

Its 18-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and advanced lens-shift vibration reduction ensure sharp shooting in any light, so that even at longer focal lengths, frames remain steady and subjects are pin-sharp.

One-touch access to movie mode means you can switch easily from taking stills to filming in Full HD (1080p) with stereo sound. The tiltable high resolution LCD monitor makes it easy to take shots from above or below to get a different perspective and built-in GPS records the exact location where a picture was taken as a geotag in the image data.

The camera comes in three colours: Dark silver, black and red.
Discontinued No Edit
Year announced 2013 Edit
Max Aperture f/3 - f/5.9 Edit
Filter Size No Data Edit
Lens Range 4.3mm - 180mm Edit
35mm equivalent 24mm - 1000mm Edit
Optical Zoom 42x Edit
Digital Zoom 2x Edit
Image Sensor
Pixels 18Mp (Megapixels) Edit
Pixels (W) 4896 Edit
Pixels (H) 3672 Edit
Sensor Type Back-lit CMOS (B.S.I.) Edit
Sensor Size 1/2.3 Edit
Sensor Size (width) 6.16mm Edit
Sensor Size (height) 4.6mm Edit
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3in Edit
Brightness adjust Yes Edit
Tilting screen Yes Edit
Live view Yes Edit
Screen resolution 921,000 Edit
Touch Screen No Edit
Min Focus 1cm Edit
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
Waterproof No Edit
Waterproof Depth No Data Edit
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/4000sec Edit
Shutter speeds longest 4sec Edit
B-setting No Edit
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec Edit
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
AE lock No Data Edit
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity 100 - 12800 Edit
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Flash
Digital filter Yes Edit
Exposure Comp +/-2 Edit
Auto Exposure Bracketing No Data Edit
Viewfinder field of view No Data Edit
Depth of field preview No Data Edit
Viewfinder Resolution 201k pixels Edit
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 120fps Edit
Multiple exposure No Data Edit
Sound recording Yes Edit
3D shooting Yes Edit
Movie mode Yes Edit
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS 120 Edit
Stereo Sound Yes Edit
Optical Zoom with Video Yes Edit
Flash Guide Number (ISO100/m) No Data Edit
Flash sync speed No Data Edit
Flash modes
    Flash sync socket
      Flash compensation No Data Edit
      Hot Shoe No Edit
      Flash Range No Data Edit
      External Flash
        Shooting Performance
        Shutter response No Data Edit
        Focus speed - Wide No Data Edit
        Focus speed - Telephoto No Data Edit
        Switch on time to first photo No Data Edit
        Shot to shot speed No Data Edit
        Shot to shot speed - flash No Data Edit
        Continuous shooting - JPEG No Data Edit
        Continuous shooting - Flash No Data Edit
        Continuous shooting - RAW No Data Edit
        Other Features
        Number of Custom Functions No Data Edit
        Dust removal No Data Edit
        Image Stabilisation Yes Edit
        Histogram Yes Edit
        Thumbnail / Index view Yes Edit
        Video out Yes Edit
        Slide show mode No Data Edit
        Zoom playback No Data Edit
        Projection No Edit
        GPS enabled Yes Edit
        HDMI Yes Edit
        USB USB 2 Edit
        Firewire No Edit
        • PC
        • MAC
        Wi-Fi No Edit
        Ethernet No Edit
        NFC No Data Edit
        Bluetooth No Data Edit
        Microphone Socket No Data Edit
        Headphone Socket No Data Edit
        Card Type
        • SD
        • SDHC
        • SDXC
        File Type
        • JPG
        Internal Memory 90mb Edit
        Power Source
        Battery Type EN-EL5 Edit
        CIPA Rating 240 Edit
        Box Contents
        Box Contents Camera Strap, Lens Cap LC-CP24 (with cord), Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (with terminal cover), Charging AC Adapter EH-69P, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, ViewNX 2 Installer CD, Reference Manual CD Edit
        Weight 555g Edit
        Width 119.8mm Edit
        Height 82.9mm Edit
        Depth 1022mm Edit

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