COOLPIX P520

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COOLPIX P520
Overview

The 18.1-megapixel P520 opens up a world of possibilities. Its incredible 42x optical zoom lets you capture anything from superb close-ups to unforgettable panoramas. And with the built-in Vibration Reduction (VR), your photos will always be sharp and free of motion blur.

Tech Specs

Product nameP520
TypeCompact digital camera
Number of effective pixels18.1 million
Image sensor1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 18.91 million total pixels
LensNIKKOR lens with 42x optical zoom
Focal length4.3-180 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-1000 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/-numberf/3-5.9
Construction14 elements in 10 groups (4 ED lens elements)
Digital zoom magnificationUp to 2x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 2000 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reductionLens shift
Motion blur reductionMotion detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF)Contrast-detect AF
Focus range[W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 2.0 m (6 ft 7 in.) to infinity Macro close-up mode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) (at a wide-angle zoom position) to infinity (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Focus-area selectionFace priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center (wide, normal), manual with 99 focus areas, subject tracking, target finding AF
ViewfinderElectronic viewfinder, 0.5 cm (0.2-in.) approx. 201k-dot equivalent LCD with the diopter adjustment function (-4 to +4 m-1)
Frame coverage (shooting mode)Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode)Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Monitor8 cm (3.2-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment, Vari-angle TFT LCD
Frame coverage (shooting mode)Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode)Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
MediaInternal memory (approx. 15 MB) SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File systemDCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, and MPF compliant
File formatsStill pictures: JPEG 3D images: MPO Sound files (voice memo): WAV Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels)18M [4896 x 3672] 8M [3264 x 2448] 4M [2272 x 1704] 2M [1600 x 1200] VGA [640 x 480] 16:9 13M [4864 x 2736] 16:9 2M [1920 x 1080] 3:2 [4896 x 3264] 1:1 [3672 x 3672]
Shooting ModesAuto, Scene (Scene auto selector, Portrait, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Panorama, Pet portrait, 3D photography), Night landscape, Landscape, Backlighting, Special effects, User settings, P, S, A, M
Continuous ShootingSingle (default setting), Continuous H (Up to 7 pictures are continuously shot at a rate of about 7 fps), Continuous L (Up to 30 pictures are continuously shot at a rate of about 1 fps), Pre-shooting cache (frame rate: up to 15 fps / number of frames: up to 20 frames), Continuous H:120 fps (60 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/125 seconds or faster), Continuous H:60 fps (60 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/60 seconds or faster), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16, Intvl timer shooting
Movie1080(fine)/30p (default setting): 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 1080(fine)/25p (default setting): 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 25 fps, 1080/30p: 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 1080/25p: 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 25 fps, 1080/60i: 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 60 fps, 1080/50i: 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 50 fps, 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9/approx. 25 fps, iFrame 540/30p: 960 x 540/16:9/approx. 30 fps, iFrame 540/25p: 960 x 540/16:9/approx. 25 fps, 480/30p: 640 x 480/4:3/approx. 30 fps, 480/25p: 640 x 480/4:3/approx. 25 fps, HS 480/4x: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 720/2x: 1280 x 720/16:9, HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 x 1080/16:9
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)ISO 80 - 1600 ISO 3200, Hi 1 (equivalent to ISO 6400) (available when using P, S, A or M mode) ISO Hi 2 (equivalent to ISO 12800) (available when using High ISO monochrome in special effects mode)
Metering modeMatrix, center-weighted, or spot
Exposure controlProgrammed auto (with flexible program), shutter priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, exposure bracketing, exposure compensation (-2.0 EV - +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
ShutterMechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Speed1/4000 * - 1 s 1/4000 * - 8 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at 80 or 100 in P, S, A or M mode) * When the aperture value is set between f/6.6 and f/8.3 at the wide-angle end.
ApertureElectronically-controlled 6-blade iris diaphragm
Range10 steps of 1/3 EV (W) (A, M mode)
Self-timerDurations of 2 or 10 seconds can be selected
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)[W]: 0.5 - 8.0 m (1 ft 8 in. - 26 ft) [T]: 1.5 - 4.5 m (5 - 14 ft)
Flash controlTTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Flash exposure compensationIn steps of 1/3 EV in the range between -2 and +2 EV
InterfaceHi-Speed USB
Data Transfer ProtocolMTP, PTP
Video outputCan be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI outputCan be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminalAudio/video output; digital I/O (USB) HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
GPSReceiver frequency 1575.42 MHz (C/A code), geodetic system WGS 84
Supported languagesArabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sourcesOne Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (included) AC Adapter EH-62A (available separately)
Charging timeApprox. 4 h and 30 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-69P and when no charge remains)
Still picturesApprox. 200 shots when using EN-EL5
Tripod socket1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 125.2 x 84.1 x 101.6 mm (5.0 x 3.4 x 4.0 in.) (excluding projections)
WeightApprox. 550 g (1 lb 3.5 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Temperature0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
Humidity85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessoriesCamera Strap, Lens Cap LC-CP24 (with cord), Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (with terminal cover), Charging AC Adapter EH-69P, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, ViewNX 2 CD
Optional accessoriesBattery Charger MH-61, AC Adapter EH-62A, Hand Strap AH-CP1, Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a

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