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Nikon Coolpix P520

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Nikon Coolpix P520

£306.99
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Nikon Coolpix P520
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Compact 18.1MP 42x Yes Jan 2014
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Nikon Coolpix P520 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix P520 number 420 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
237 Reviews + 4 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Age
4 Years Old
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%, based on 237 reviews. This digital camera has received four awards including a "Best Design" from Onfoto.ru and a "Bronze" from Toptenreviews.com. Praktica 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 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, good picture quality and excellent product quality.
The Coolpix P520 has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
4896 x 3672 pixels image resolution
Very big optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
Get close from afar \
Capture distant images with a 42x wide-angle to telephoto NIKKOR glass zoom lens. \\every COOLPIX is designed around a genuine NIKKOR glass lens, the legendary optics that have made nikon famous. the COOLPIX p520 features a 42x zoom NIKKOR lens that takes you from wide-angle group shots to telephoto close-ups in an instant. and don\'t worry about a little camera shake lens-shift vibration reduction helps keep the shot steady even when your hands are not.\
\<br> see where you\'ve been \\built-in GPS with points of interest for creating amazing photo journals\\relive the excitement of your travels in a whole new way. the COOLPIX p520 records the exact location of each shot you take, so you can follow the path of your adventure and every stunning view along the way! share your journeys on google earth, google+, and other social media sites or with the included nikon view nx2 software. built-in GPS helps you navigate unfamiliar destinations, and points of interest show you nearby photo-ops like scenic lookouts and historic landmarks. the COOLPIX p520 is the ultimate travel companion!\
\<br> share to your compatible smartphone or tablet \
Compatible with the wu-1a wireless mobile adapter for anytime, anywhere sharing \\connect the optional wu-1a wireless mobile adapter and wirelessly transfer photos to your smartphone, tablet or any compatible wi-fi enabled device. use your smartphone to instantly upload your shots to the web or email them to a friend. install nikon\'s free wireless mobile adapter utility and remotely control the COOLPIX p520\'see what the camera sees from your smartphone or tablet and fire off shots!\
\<br> superior low-light performance \
High-performance CMOS image sensor lets you shoot without a flash \\imagine being able to shoot without a flash at weddings, concerts, parties anywhere your flash normally fires. you won\'t have to interrupt a moment to capture it, and your photos and HD videos will look more natural and true to your memory. the COOLPIX p520 performs so well in low light situations that, in most cases, using the flash is optional. of course, when the lighting is extremely poor and you need a flash, it\'ll be there.\
\<br> record superior videos \
1080p full HD videos with stereo sound for dazzling movies \\if you want a compact camera that shoots stunning full HD videos, the COOLPIX p520 delivers. 1080p full HD means exceptional video quality. record the action, then connect to an HDTV and watch your videos come alive. A built-in mic records high-quality audio in stereo. your videos will look and sound phenomenal.\
\<br> don\'t sweat a little camera shake \\lens-shift vibration reduction helps keep the shot steady, even if your hands are not. say goodbye to blurry photos, shaky videos and tripods.\
\<br> take control of your vision \\when you want to take control of exposure, the COOLPIX p520 is ready. select from p/s/a/m exposure modes and the creative options will seem endless.\
\<br> gain new perspectives \\use the 3.2-inch ultra-high-resolution vari-angle LCD monitor to capture some really unconventional angles.\

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. It is also very good for portrait photography, but only average for everyday photography.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
50
Landscape Photography
Average
52
Everyday Photography
Average
46
Sports Photography
Mediocre
78
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £306.99 to £180 in the last 73 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 53% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

Nikon Coolpix P520 Video Reviews

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 Summary

Four Industry Awards

Three expert review sites all thought that this digital camera was very good. This camera received a "Best Design" award from review website Onfoto.ru who concluded it was carefully designed and it received a Toptenreviews.com "Bronze" award. Furthermore, the editor of review site PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would recommend this Nikon camera and gave it a "Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from website Ephotozine who said that this digital camera was great.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 20 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this camera is 76 out of 100.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

Users have rated this Nikon camera as brilliant on average. Over 73% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

16 customers agreed that the product was easy to use, two customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was easy to use the menus and two customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

25 people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was able to produce good images and two customers reckoned that it was good in low light.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Eight people said in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality.

Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 40,636 expert and owner reviews (including 10,692 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good reviews compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Five owners who purchased the product thought it had good features.

  • One of the best features of the the camera is the wireless…
  • The features are amazing…
  • 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…
  • 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…

Users Report That it is Robust

Five people who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was well made.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two customers mentioned that it was good for video recording.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Four owners said in their reviews that it was lightweight, two people who bought the Nikon Coolpix P520 thought it was compact and two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Three people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was good looking.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

14 people who purchased it concluded that it had a good zoom.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Nine customers who reviewed it considered that it was good value for money.

Value for Money

Price Has Gone Down by £127 (41%)

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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 £180.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $245.25 (£340.77).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix P520 in January 2014.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Coolpix P520 of 18.1MP is higher than 73% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Image Resolution

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

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The Coolpix P520's optical zoom of 42x is bigger than 95% of all 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 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Nikon Coolpix P520 of 3 is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 52% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Coolpix P520 of only 3,200 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 77% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix P520 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Coolpix P520 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of digital cameras.

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Heavier Than Average

The lightest digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Coolpix P520's weight of 550g is in the heaviest 14% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix P520 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4896 x 3672. That's over six times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon Coolpix P520 has a tripod mount. 73% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Coolpix P520 has an HDMI port. 72% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Shorter Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Nikon Coolpix P520 of only 1,000mm is shorter than 67% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Coolpix P520 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Only 200 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Coolpix P520 which takes 200 battery life.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The Coolpix P520's maximum aperture number of only 5.9 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 91% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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3D

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

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Has a Carrying Case

The Coolpix P520 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix P520 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 69% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of digital cameras is 1MB, the biggest is 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB. The Nikon Coolpix P520's internal memory of only 15MB is in the smallest 19% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix P520's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is higher than 72% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Coolpix P520 features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Coolpix P520's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 44% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Digital Zoom

The Coolpix P520's digital zoom of only 2x is smaller than 96% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The digital zooms of cameras range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Coolpix P520 supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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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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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon Coolpix P520 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Nikon Coolpix P520 does not feature bluetooth. 95% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 1" to 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Nikon Coolpix P520's display diagonal of 3.2" is larger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 8% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix P520 has a GPS (satellite), unlike 89% of cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Pre-Flash

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|960 x 540|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon coolpixp520bk, nikon p520bk

Barcodes:

00018208263967, 00018208263974, 00018208263981, 00018208933808, 00018208933846, 00018208933891, 00182089338462, 04960759138972, 05053973001289, 05053973580272, 05053973927428, 05053973927435, 05054230223307, 05742220203322, 08033737551950, 08033737552896, 08033737552902, 08431016655212

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