Nikon P520 Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon Coolpix P520 
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General
Model Number: P520
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $449.95
Street Price: $411.95
Date Available: 2013-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 19.4 oz (550 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.9 x 3.3 x 4.0 in.
(125 x 84 x 102 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: BSI
Effective Megapixels: 18.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.26 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4896 x 3672 (18.0 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO
Continuous-mode frames/second: 7.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/60i/50i)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
960x540 (30p)
640x480 (120p/30p/25p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Zoom-Nikkor ED VR; 14 elements in 10 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 1,000 mm
Zoom Ratio: 42.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.0 (wide) / f/5.9 (tele) - f/8.3
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Auto (9-area automatic selection), Center, Face priority, Manual with 99 focus areas, Subject tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: EVF; 0.5 cm (0.2-in.) approx. 201K-dot equivalent LCD with the diopter adjustment function (-4 to +4 m-1)
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 921,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 0
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Fixed range auto (ISO 80-400, 80-800), ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Hi 1 (equivalent to 6400)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto1/2, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 8 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 224-segment Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Back Light, Beach, Black and White Copy, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Museum, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Panorama, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Scene Auto Selector, Snow, Sports, Sunset, 3D Photography
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off, Flash On, w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; Slow Syncro
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: TBA
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: Yes
Built-In GPS: Yes
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Built-in GPS, Built-in Wi-Fi, Mini (Type-C) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG):  
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 7.000
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 7
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus):  
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL5
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL5 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 200
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) with Active Mode, 18.1-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor, 3.2-inch Vari-Angle LCD monitor, Full HD 1080p movies, Built-in GPS. Available in Black, Red or Dark Grey.

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