Nikon Coolpix P520 Preview

By

P520_BK_front.jpg
Not ready for a dSLR, but still want the flexibility and capabilities of a long telephoto zoom lens, then check out Nikon's new Ultra Zoom Coolpix. The P520 boasts a 42x optical zoom lens good for a crazy 24mm-1000m zoom range (35mm equivalent). It also features a 18.1 megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS image sensor capable of recording Full HD 1080p video. And there's even a 3.2-inch Vari-Angle LCD display for composing shots at various heights.

Lens-shift vibration reduction and an new Active Mode help keep photo stills, as well as HD video, sharp and detailed. Built-in GPS allows you to track your photo adventures and, if you want to instantly share your photos to places like Facebook, you can even purchase an optional WiFi adapter.

Nikon Coolpix P520 Features
  • 42x optical zoom lens (24mm-1000mm equivalent)
  • 18.1 megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor
  • 3.2-inch Vari-Angle LCD display
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording
  • High ISO sensitivity
  • Lens-shift VR (Vibration Reduction)
  • Active Mode
  • Built-in GPS
  • Optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter (works with Nikon's Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app available for iOS and Android)
With color choices like black, red, and dark grey, the Nikon P520 will be available in February (2013) with an MSRP of $449.95.

Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.

Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
Related Product Description Price
Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera Body Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera Body $899.99
Sony Alpha DSLRA350 14.2MP Digital SLR Camera with Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization (Body Only) Sony Alpha DSLRA350 14.2MP Digital SLR Camera with Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization (Body Only) $599.99
SK2-HDMI-7 720P HDMI Digital Microscope Camera SK2-HDMI-7 720P HDMI Digital Microscope Camera $429.00
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Celltime Deluxe Zoom Lens Kit for Canon EOS 7D, 60D, EOS Rebel SL1, T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5i, XS, XSi, XT, XTi Digital SLR Cameras (White Box) Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Celltime Deluxe Zoom Lens Kit for Canon EOS 7D, 60D, EOS Rebel SL1, T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5i, XS, XSi, XT, XTi Digital SLR Cameras (White Box) $339.00
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ70 16.1 MP Camera Black Starter Accessory CT Bundle Kit Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ70 16.1 MP Camera Black Starter Accessory CT Bundle Kit $339.00
Nikon COOLPIX P530 16.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 42x Zoom NIKKOR Lens and Full HD 1080p Video - Black (Import) + 7pc Bundle 16GB Accessory Kit w/ HeroFiber® Ultra Gentle Cleaning Cloth Nikon COOLPIX P530 16.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 42x Zoom NIKKOR Lens and Full HD 1080p Video - Black (Import) + 7pc Bundle 16GB Accessory Kit w/ HeroFiber® Ultra Gentle Cleaning Cloth $539.99
Nikon COOLPIX P520 18.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 42x Zoom and Nikon COOLPIX P520 18.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 42x Zoom and "GPS" (Black) + EN-EL5 Battery + 9pc Bundle 32GB Deluxe Accessory Kit $499.99