Summary: I have had a few digital cameras with large optical zooms on them & recently purchased a Nikon P-520 digital camera here to replace a recently dead Nikon P-510 digital camera. Basically, both of these cameras are nearly the same. The only differences I have noticed is 2 more megapixels & a flip-out/swivel rear LCD view finder on the P-520 compared to a tilt-out rear LCD viewfinder on the P-510. I got many extremely great photos with my Nikon P-510 camera....
Summary: The camera is slow to recover from a shot. The zoom is blurry at times. I've had the camera 8 months and just sent it to the company for trouble shooting as to why the camera will not charge a battery anymore. (at my cost of shipping by the way) I wish I would have returned it.
Summary: I've been using Nikon products as a pro for over 40 years...I've NEVER had a Nikon break down unless it was dropped/damaged. This little camera has had very little use and already the zoom doesn't function. I'll return it and buy Fujifilm products.
Summary: We have owned several Nikon cameras, and this is the 1st one we did not like. I returned it. The image quality was poor, the zoom was difficult to control, the image was blurry at high magnification, and there was an excessive time delay between consecutive shots. The menu for advanced functions was not intuitive and was not easily accessed. The paper manual that came with the camera was brief and did not direct you to the complete 240 page manual online.
Summary: A friend let me demo his Nikon P510 (I think it was) for some airshow pics about a year ago. The camera had a very tough time locking focus on ANYTHING moving or still. Bizarre. Nevertheless, I decided on buying the upgraded Nikon P520 in hopes that my friend's camera was somehow defective. Sadly, this camera is exactly the same. Very disappointing. Even if you get lucky and the auto focus locks in where you want, many of the images are soft. Color is decent.
Summary: Included HDMI/USB charger doesn't work at all, so I was forced to buy additional external duracell charger for this kind of battery. When the battery was down for the first time, I couldn't use my camera for some really special moments.
Summary: I'm so disappointed with the life on these batteries that if I went out for the day I would need at least two spare batteries it will be very nice if there was a more powerful battery than you supply the poor quality shoulder strap and carrying case really downgraded the camera