Nikon Coolpix P520 Preview

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.

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