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Nikon Coolpix P520

£299.99
onfoto.ru Best Design toptenreviews.com Bronze PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning compact digital camera, good for wildlife photography
Compact 18.1MP 42x Yes Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon Coolpix P520 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix P520 number 251 across all digital cameras.
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225 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Poor
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Good Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
59
Average

Why Has it Scored 60?

It has not bad expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received four awards including a "Best Design" from Onfoto.ru and a "Bronze" from Toptenreviews.com. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good product quality, it is easy to use and good picture quality.
The Coolpix P520 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4896 x 3672 pixels image resolution
Quite high megapixels sensor
Heavy
Very small internal memory

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 229 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also very good for portrait photography, ranking number 210 in portrait photography cameras, but mediocre for sports photography, ranking number 267 in sports photography cameras.
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How Big is the Nikon Coolpix P520?

The Nikon Coolpix P520 is 125.2mm wide and 84.1mm tall. It is 101.6mm deep and weighs 550g.

Nikon Coolpix P520 front dimensions

Nikon Coolpix P520 size in context

Nikon Coolpix P520 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

The authors at three expert review sites all liked this camera. The writer at review site Onfoto.ru gave this Nikon camera a "Best Design" award and thought it was well designed and the editor of website Toptenreviews.com gave it a "Bronze" award and said it was very good. This camera also received a "Recommended" award from website PhotographyBlog.com.

The expert at website Ephotozine strongly endorse this digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 20 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews this camera has an average expert rating of 76 out of 100.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 205 user reviews this camera has a fantastic overall user rating. 94 reviewers (72% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Good Product Quality

Nine people wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P520 was good quality.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

16 people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to use, two customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus and two customers who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

25 people considered that it was able to produce good images and two customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good in low light.

Nikon Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 30,771 expert and user reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Technical Features

Five owners said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P520 had good features.

  • My only warning is that this is one camera that you really must download and read the 244 page users manual to get the best out of, if you choose to just do a quick set up and fire away you will miss many of it's incredible features, definitely a 5 * product…
  • The features are amazing…
  • One of the best features of the the camera is the wireless…
  • Also editing features built in and change of button configuration which makes operation much more user friendly…
    MVM (Amazon.co.uk) - January 2014
  • It is lighter & very easy to use with many additional useful features compared with the Canon…

Customers Report it is Robust

Five people wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P520 was well made.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Two customers who purchased it thought it was good for video recording.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Four customers who bought it thought it was lightweight, two owners mentioned that it was compact and two customers said in their reviews that it was easy to carry around.

Users Report Excellent Design

Three owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

12 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P520 had a good zoom.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Nine people who reviewed it wrote that it was good value for money.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old. However at £299.99 it is cheaper than 51% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon Coolpix P520 and the United Kingdom price of £299.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $349.99 (£454.81).

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Features

4896 X 3672 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Nikon Coolpix P520 is 4896 x 3672 pixels. That's 13% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Quite High Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the Coolpix P520 of 18.1MP is quite high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 25% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix P520's optical zoom of 42x is very big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Nikon Coolpix P520's minimum aperture number of 3 is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix P520 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Heavy

The lightest digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Coolpix P520 of 550g is fairly heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 14% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Coolpix P520 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix P520 has a GPS (satellite). 90% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an HDMI Port

The Coolpix P520 has an HDMI port, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix P520 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4896 x 3672 pixels. That's 13% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. This camera also supports still image resolutions of 4864 x 2736 pixels, 3264 x 2448 pixels, 2272 x 1704 pixels plus 3 more values. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 pixels and the worst is 384 x 480 pixels.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 0.5" and the largest being 9". The Coolpix P520's display diagonal of 3.2" is in the largest 7% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon Coolpix P520 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Coolpix P520 supports Full HD video, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of digital cameras is 1MB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 390MB. The internal memory of the Coolpix P520 of only 15MB is fairly small compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 16% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Coolpix P520 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|960 x 540|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The digital zoom of the Coolpix P520 of only 2x is fairly small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 6% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix P520 has a pre-flash, unlike 95% of digital cameras which do not have a pre-flash.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Nikon Coolpix P520 of 0.435" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Nikon Coolpix P520 of 1,000mm is in the longest 6% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other digital cameras, the Coolpix P520 does not feature bluetooth. 96% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Coolpix P520 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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3D

The Coolpix P520 is 3D, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras are not 3D.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Coolpix P520 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Coolpix P520 features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Only 200 Battery Life

The Coolpix P520 is a camera that takes 200 shots battery life.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix P520 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Coolpix P520 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2014.


Product Identifiers

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