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 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: 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.
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.
Summary: 42x optical zoom bridge camera put to the test
Pros: 42x zoom, Articulating, high-res screen, Full manual control, The huge zoom range makes this a great bridge camera for the travelling photographer. Autofocusing, including macro focusing, is accurate, making it possible to photograph subjects from flowers to far-away wildlife well.
Cons: No raw capture, Limited EVF, No quick menu, With no raw capture available, flexibility in post-processing is limited, especially when it comes to removing those filters that seemed like a good idea at the time.
Excerpt: Kamerans största svaghet är autofokusen, som inte är vare sig särskilt snabb eller exakt. Det är en allvarlig sak för en kamera som denna. Vi fick många oskarpa bilder, då inte heller bildstabliseringen verkade lika ...
Excerpt: Le Nikon P520 est un bridge à zoom extrême avec une plage de 24-1000 mm. Le capteur étant un CMOS de 1/2,3 pouces - de 18 MP toutefois, ce qui est un peu... beaucoup comme on dit - la question étant le résultat produit par ce zoom.
Pros: Polyvalence du zoom, GPS (et Wifi en option), Ecran orientable