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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Nikon Coolpix P520 – a feature packed semipro camera every Nikon fan should check out
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.
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
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.