Summary: I have no issues with the camera, that is just what I needed, however, the bag, memory card holder and tripod are not as show in the picture, they are of a much lesser quality. That is why it only gets three stars.
Excerpt: I bought this camera in June last year. Since then I have been using it extensively. Here are a few few things I liked and didn´t like about the camera. Pros: 1. ZOOM. This is most probably the best feature available in this camera. The 42X lets you get really close to the subject. Yea it does have some little focus limitations but overall its really good. 2. Tilt-able display. You can click any angle using it.
Summary: The camera appeared to be in good condition and good working order. However, it had neither a carrying strap or lens cap with it. I'm not bothered by the lack of strap, but to me the lens cap is an integral part of camera protection, and I was annoyed that one did not come with the camera.
Summary: I had owned the P500 which I found just okay. It is now in the hands of my grandson. I purchased the P520 for my trip and am not happy with it. It will be returned to the shop when I get back. It is not up to Nikon quality. Having to open the viewer to disengage the viewfinder is not user friendly. Also the viewfinder is not very good. I have been a Nikon owner for m any years, but may move to another company, at least for the smaller cameras.
Summary: She loved it as a gift. The description says that the bundle includes 50" tripod but instead they gave us only a table top tripod stand, very disappointing. The camera is nice though, clicked many high res pictures for printing and they came out good.
Summary: The Nikon COOLPIX P520 looks like a great camera, and based on the reviews I decided to buy it. It did not take perfectly clear pictures but the camera was complex enough that I thought that it was my problem. I bought the Photographer's Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P520 by Alexander S. White and I would recommend it as useful to anyone who buys this camera.