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Nikon Coolpix P520
8.8 out of 10

Nikon Coolpix P520

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

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20 March 2015
  • Summary: The Nikon Coolpix P520 is going to offer a 42X optical zoom lens with a maximum telephoto setting of 1000mm. This is a very impressive feature that you aren't going to find on a lot of cameras. There are some aspects of the that aren't able to match its other high-end features, though.
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Overall 8
8.1

Nikon COOLPIX P520

Camera Labs
1 November 2013
  • Summary: The Nikon COOLPIX P520 is a 42x superzoom with an 18.1 Megapixel sensor. It supercedes the 16 Megapixel COOLPIX P510, which is still available. With some exceptions, notably Panasonic, manufacturers tend to update super-zoom lenses every couple of generations and so the COOLPIX P520 and the earlier...
  • Pros: Capable 42x optical zoom range., Big, detailed 3.2 in articulated screen., Excellent VR optical stabilisation., Built-in GPS with POI database.
  • Cons: Slow handling and writing to card., Poor battery life., No built-in Wifi., No hot shoe., No RAW mode.
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Overall 8
7.7

Expert Review

reviewed
1 June 2013
  • Summary: Nikon rests on its laurels as the competition zooms on by.
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Expert Review

TopTenREVIEWS
31 May 2013
  • Summary: The Nikon Coolpix P520 is a superzoom camera that is excellent for capturing extreme close-up shots of faraway objects. If your primary concern is 3D photos, however, there are more-specialized 3D cameras that will better serve your needs.
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Overall 8
7.6

Nikon COOLPIX P520: Review

Review guidelines
21 May 2013
  • Summary: Among compact cameras, the Nikon COOLPIX P520 is definitely a cut across the others, because it is indeed a bridge, which it presents to the command dial hand and the handle of a typical reflex.
  • Pros: Rotatable display with very high resolution, continuous shooting at high speed, Wi-Fi compatibility, high optical zoom, AF subject tracking, resolution and quality sensor, Full HD movie, 3D shooting mode, GPS, full manual mode.
  • Cons: Internal Memory.
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Overall 9
8.7
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 10
9.5
Features 8
8.0
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Nikon Coolpix P520 Review

What Digital Camera
15 April 2013
  • Summary: The Nikon COOLPIX P520 is an overall capable compact, with a reasonable standard of image quality, a clearly effective VR system and an excellent LCD screen to recommend it. It’s also currently priced around £80-90 less than rival models, although this is perhaps reflected in its finish and the...
  • Pros: GPS system can work well (if tended to), excellent LCD, price, overall image quality
  • Cons: GPS can deliver erroneous results (and sometimes none at all), build quality
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Nikon Coolpix P520 – a feature packed semipro camera every Nikon fan should check out

Gadgetmania
1 April 2013
  • Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix P520 is coming to stores at the beginning of spring, and it will cost a very comfortable $430 – that’s a great price for a great semipro camera from Nikon that has all the features a beginner photographer might need.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nikon Coolpix P520 review

expertreviews.co.uk
5 October 2013
  • Excerpt: The P520 is Nikon's top-of-the-range ultra-zoom (or bridge) camera, with a 42x zoom, articulated 3in, 921,000-dot screen, electronic viewfinder (EVF) and GPS. It's quite a bit cheaper than its rivals, though.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon Coolpix P520 review

Pocket Lint
24 May 2013
  • Conclusion: All things considered and the P520 is, in general, a decent superzoom camera. We like the small size, big zoom range, image stabilisation and new vari-angle screen - but even all that's just not enough to see it prevail as a class leader.
  • Pros: Affordable compared to rivals, small body but big and varied zoom range, image stabilisation, full vari-angle LCD, low ISO shots bright and colourful
  • Cons: Tricky to shoot at 1000mm because of feature restraints, autofocus at longer focal lengths is a little slow, no raw, image quality not pushing forward
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0

Nikon Coolpix P520

PhotographyBLOG
29 April 2013
  • Summary: The Nikon Coolpix P520 is a very modest update of last year's P510 model, principally adding a more flexible LCD screen and slightly more megapixels, thankfully with no deterioation in image quality.
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