Summary Nikon P520

Prices Price
Camera only
$380
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 10
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 20
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 41.7x
Screen size
Help 3.2"
Aperture
Help f/3
Screen resolution
Help 921k dots
Wide angle
Help 24 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 60fps
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Nikon Coolpix P520

Replacement

Nikon has replaced the Coolpix P520 with the P530.

Nikon Coolpix P530
Nikon Coolpix P530 announced February 2014
Battery life Longer battery life
Size Slightly smaller
Weight Slightly lighter

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Videos

Nikon Coolpix P520 zoom test.
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Nikon debuts Coolpix P520
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Nikon P520 zoom HD
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Pros

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The Nikon P520 vs other recent digicams

Zoom Great zoom Help
41.7x
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
120 fps
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus Good macro Help
1.0 cm
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital
Screen size Huge screen Help
3.2"
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
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The Nikon P520 vs other recent super zooms

GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$379.95

Cons

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The Nikon P520 vs other recent digicams

Size Slightly large Help
Professional size (125×84×102 mm)
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.7 MP
Announced Old Help
January 2013
Thickness Thick Help
4"
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
9
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Weight Heavy Help
550 g
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The Nikon P520 vs other recent super zooms

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Battery life Very short battery life Help
200 shots
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
8 seconds

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Discussion

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Fazal Fariz (7:10 PM, May 09, 2014)
It has a Digital viewfinder.. It doesn't have the optical viewfinder..
 
Avatar for Mariusz Kujawski Mariusz Kujawski (10:44 PM, December 26, 2013)
It does.
 
BBT (3:32 AM, December 11, 2013)
Does not look like it has a viewfinder to me
 
woodieray (10:43 PM, November 30, 2013)
OK, the description above your comments says it DOES have a flipout screen.
And, it says it does not have an external flash, that means a place to mount an external speedlight. It does not have one. It does have a built in flash.
 
Avatar for Eleanor Milne Eleanor Milne (2:44 PM, March 19, 2013)
it definetly has a flash aswell- I used it yesterday whilst testing it out in John lewis!
 
mrbharat (5:27 PM, February 08, 2013)
Nikon p520 definetly has a flipout screen. how can snapsort make such silly mistake.