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Nikon P520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1646 reviews of Nikon P520. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the portability and image quality are overall positive. The zoom and performance are also appreciated. The shutter and focus get mixed views, while the energy efficiency and battery get negative opinions.

usability, performance, zoom, image quality, portability

battery, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon P520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon P520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 user reviews of Nikon P520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the performance and price. The zoom and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the storage and reliability. Reviews are divided on the focus.

usability, portability, zoom, price, performance

battery, reliability, storage

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon P520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 340 user reviews of Nikon P520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the portability and zoom are overall positive. The image quality and performance also get good views, but there are mixed comments on the energy efficiency and shutter. There are some negative reviews about the focus and reliability.

usability, performance, image quality, zoom, portability

reliability, focus

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nikon Coolpix P520

 

A 42x optical zoom camera at a tempting price

Massive zoom lens, First class LCD screen, Very good value

Iffy GPS accuracy, Build quality only so-so

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon Coolpix P520 review

 

Superzoom cameras tend to be pricey bits of kit these days. Not so for the Nikon Coolpix P520 - this Coolpix sure doesn't hold back on the zoom, yet cuts back on the price compared to many of its competitors. We were already fond of the previous...

Affordable compared to rivals, small body but big and varied zoom range, image stabilisation, full vari-angle LCD, low ISO shots bright and colourful

Tricky to shoot at 1000mm because of feature restraints, autofocus at longer focal lengths is a little slow, no raw, image quality not pushing forward

All things considered and the P520 is, in general, a decent superzoom camera. We like the small size, big zoom range, image stabilisation and new vari-angle screen - but even all that's just not enough to see it prevail as a class leader.

May, 2013

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Nikon Coolpix P520 review

 

42x optical zoom bridge camera put to the test

42x zoom ; Articulating, high-res screen ; Full manual control

No raw capture ; Limited EVF ; No quick menu

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nikon Coolpix P520 review

 

A massive zoom at a competitive price, but it comes with too many compromises

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Nikon Coolpix P520: An all-around very good package

 

More an incremental update than an entirely new camera, the P520 is still a very good megazoom for its price and features.

Give the ; plenty of light and it can turn out some excellent photos throughout its 42x zoom range. It has a lot of shooting options for those who like to fiddle with settings or straight snapshooters; a nice flip-out rotating LCD; and built-in GPS and...

Its autofocus system is slow when the lens is zoomed in, especially when compared with other models in its class; battery life is short; and the camera feels cheaply constructed.

More point-and-shoot than dSLR in terms of features and performance than some competing high-end megazooms, the Nikon Coolpix P520 is a very good camera for those after a big zoom range, better control over results, and fine picture quality.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Nikon Coolpix P520 Review

 

The Nikon Coolpix P520 was announced in January 2013 and is a bridge camera with a 42x optical zoom lens, 18 megapixel backlit COMS sensor and a 3.2 inch vari-angle LCD screen.

42x optical zoom lens, Vari-angle LCD monitor, Full 1080p HD movie recording with stereo sound, Built-in GPS, 1cm minimum focusing distance, Auto HDR mode, Easy Panorama 360°/180°, 7 fps continuous shooting, Plenty of rubberised grip, Decent image...

EVF is quite small and has a low resolution, Battery life expectancy is a little low, Slowish focusing and shutter response, Purple fringing and chromatic aberration in images when shooting at long lengths

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Matt Golowczynski (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Nikon COOLPIX P520 review

 

The Nikon Coolpix P520 boasts the most powerful lens in Coolpix camera yet, incorporating a 42x optical zoom lens which provides an effective focal range of 24-1000mm. How does the rest of the...

GPS system can work well (if tended to), excellent LCD, price, overall image quality

GPS can deliver erroneous results (and sometimes none at all), build quality

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix P520 ( Black)

 

For the Coolpix P520, Nikon's flagship megazoom, very little has changed from its predecessor, the P510 . Nikon put in a new 18-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor, but it has the same 42x, f3.0-5.9, 24-1,000mm lens. The bulk of its other...

Give the Nikon Coolpix P520 plenty of light and it can turn out some excellent photos throughout its 42x zoom range. It has a lot of shooting options for those who like to fiddle with settings or straight snapshooters; a nice flip-out rotating LCD; and...

Its autofocus system is slow when the lens is zoomed in, especially when compared with other models in its class; battery life is short; and the camera feels cheaply constructed.

More point-and-shoot than dSLR in terms of features and performance than some competing high-end megazooms, the Nikon Coolpix P520 is a very good camera for those after a big zoom range, better control over results, and fine picture quality.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix P520 review:

 

Editors' note: Several of the design, features, and shooting options are identical between the Nikon Coolpix P520 and the Coolpix P510 we reviewed earlier, so readers of the earlier review may experience some deja vu when reading the same sections below.

Give the Nikon Coolpix P520 plenty of light and it can turn out some excellent photos throughout its 42x zoom range. It has a lot of shooting options for those who like to fiddle with settings or straight snapshooters; a nice flip-out rotating LCD; and...

Its autofocus system is slow when the lens is zoomed in, especially when compared with other models in its class; battery life is short; and the camera feels cheaply constructed.

More point-and-shoot than dSLR in terms of features and performance than some competing high-end megazooms, the Nikon Coolpix P520 is a very good camera for those after a big zoom range, better control over results, and fine picture quality.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

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...

Jan, 2013

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