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Nikon Coolpix P520

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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 P510 share the same 4.3-180mm (24-1000mm equivalent) f3-5.9 lens.
  • 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
8.0

Nikon Coolpix P520 Review

About.com
30 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Nikon has done a great job with ultra zoom cameras in the past, and the Coolpix P520 is another very strong camera.
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Overall 8
8.1

Expert Review

TopTenREVIEWS
5 June 2013
  • Excerpt: At 42x optical zoom, the Nikon Coolpix P520 easily takes the cake for farthest zoom among the models we evaluated. That's what you're paying for when you buy this camera. Don't get us wrong; this is an excellent feature, especially when coupled with an 18.1 megapixel resolution and built-in stabilization. But if it's a 3D camera you're looking for, high zoom feels a little wonky when creating 3D photographs.
  • Pros: The 42x optical zoom with auto stabilization is very impressive.
  • Cons: Most of the zoom is useless for 3D photos. Also, this camera can only take 3D still shots by panning the camera sideways to take two shots and combine them, which means moving objects can't be properly captured.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon Coolpix P520 review

Pocket Lint
24 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Superzoom cameras tend to be pricey bits of kit these days. Not so for the Nikon Coolpix P520 - this Coolpix sure doesn't hold back on the zoom, yet cuts back on the price compared to many of its competitors. We were already fond of the previous Coolpix, the P510 when we saw it back in 2012 as it demonstrated a push forward from Nikon in the superzoom department. However, we still found it to be a touch behind the competition in almost every area.
  • 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 7
7.0

Nikon Coolpix P520

Trusted Reviews
29 April 2013
  • Conclusion: There's no debating that the P520 is a capable compact. Photos look good, it has an excellent LCD screen and the image stabilisation systems do a fine job of preventing camera shake. It’s also keenly priced, but this comes at the mercy of the fit and finish, and irritating lack of a viewfinder eye sensor. If these issues aren't of concern to you, the P520 is a capable and good value camera, but it doesn’t shine in any particular department.
  • Pros: Massive zoom lens, First class LCD screen, Very good value
  • Cons: Iffy GPS accuracy, Build quality only so-so
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon Coolpix P520

Absolut Photo
1 August 2013
  • 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. Disons-le Nikon s'en sort bien : les angles sont plus faibles mais le centre reste globalement bon. Les aberrations chromatiques sont un peu trop présentes en position télé.
  • Pros: Polyvalence du zoom, GPS (et Wifi en option), Ecran orientable
  • Cons: Pas de Raw, Finition un peu légère
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Overall 8
8.2

Coolpix P520

Das Digitalkamera-Magazin
16 June 2013
  • Conclusion: Eine gute bis sehr gute Leistung liefert die Nikon Coolpix P520 in unserem Praxistestbericht ab, wie aber schneidet die Bridgekamera im Labor ab? Hier erfahren Sie es. Die Bildaufnahme übernimmt bei der Nikon Coolpix P520 ein 1/2,3 Zoll großer CMOS-Sensor in maximal 4.896 x 3.672 Pixel, was in einer Auflösung von 18 Megapixel resultiert.
  • Pros: Klassenübliche Bildqualität (siehe den dkamera Bildqualitätsvergleich), 42-fach-Zoomobjektiv mit extrem großem Brennweitenbereich (24 bis 1.000mm nach KB), Mit 24mm sehr brauchbarer Weitwinkelbereich, Abbildungsleistung des Objektives für diesen großen Brennweitenbereich ordentlich, Sehr effektiver optischer VR-Bildstabilisator, Die Digitalkamera liegt sehr gut in der Hand, Hochauflösendes, dreh und schwenkbares 3,2 Zoll großes Display (921.000 Subpixel), Direkter Zug...
  • Cons: Lange Auslöseverzögerung und langsamer bis sehr langsamer Autofokus, Sehr schwach aufgelöster elektronischer Sucher, "Plastik-Feeling" des Kameragehäuses, Kein Blitzschuh vorhanden, Keine Aufnahme im RAW-Format möglich, Keine Ladeschale mitgeliefert (Akku muss in der Kamera geladen werden)
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Overall 7
6.8
Picture quality 6
6.3

Test: Nikon Coolpix P520 (Digitalkamera)

CHIP Online
11 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Fazit: Nikon kombiniert in der P520 einen 42fach-Zoom mit 18 Megapixeln. Im Test erweist sich diese Kombination als Rückschritt, denn die Vorgängerin mit gleicher Zoom-Stärke lieferte bessere Fotos bei kürzerer Wartezeit. Die Ausstattung der griffigen P520 umfasst automatische und manuelle Motivprogramme.
  • Pros: 42fach-Zoom mit guter Abbildungsqualität, Umfangreiche Ausstattung
  • Cons: Bildschärfe ab ISO 400 und im Tele, Bildrauschen, Akku-Laufzeit, Autofokus zu langsam
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Overall 7
7.0
Design 7
7.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 7
7.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Battery performance 8
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Expert Review

Tecnozoom
2 February 2013
  • Conclusion: Tra le fotocamere compatte, la Nikon COOLPIX P520 è sicuramente una spanna sopra le altre, anche perché si tratta in effetti di una bridge, che presenta quindi la ghiera dei comandi manuali e l’impugnatura tipiche di una reflex. Molto interessante sotto vari punti di vista, si fa notare per il GPS, il Wi-Fi, lo zoom molto elevato e il display orientabile. Peccato per l'assenza del supporto al formato RAW.
  • Pros: Display orientabile ad altissima risoluzione; Ripresa in sequenza ad alta velocità; Zoom ottico elevatissimo; GPS; Modalità di ripresa 3D; Risoluzione e qualità sensore; Compatibilità Wi-Fi; AF a inseguimento soggetto; Modalità manuale completa
  • Cons: Memoria interna
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Overall 7
7.0
Design 7
7.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 7
7.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Battery performance 8
8.0

Expert Review

Tecnozoom
2 February 2013
  • Conclusion: Tra le fotocamere compatte, la Nikon COOLPIX P520 è sicuramente una spanna sopra le altre, anche perché si tratta in effetti di una bridge, che presenta quindi la ghiera dei comandi manuali e l’impugnatura tipiche di una reflex. Molto interessante sotto vari punti di vista, si fa notare per il GPS, il Wi-Fi, lo zoom molto elevato e il display orientabile. Peccato per l'assenza del supporto al formato RAW.
  • Pros: Display orientabile ad altissima risoluzione; Ripresa in sequenza ad alta velocità; Zoom ottico elevatissimo; GPS; Modalità di ripresa 3D; Risoluzione e qualità sensore; Compatibilità Wi-Fi; AF a inseguimento soggetto; Modalità manuale completa
  • Cons: Memoria interna
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