Nikon Coolpix P520 Bridge Camera, HD 1080p, 18.1MP, 42x Optical Zoom, GPS, 3.2” Screen

Product information

The Nikon CoolPix P520 is more than an all-round camera - with its optical super-zoom and advanced sensor it’s a complete bridge system in a compact package. An integrated GPS also makes geotagging your shots easy, perfect for more intrepid snappers who want to remember what happened where. Its Full HD video recording, quick autofocus and continuous shooting mode ensure you’ll always capture the moment.

Key features:

  • The P520 features an exceptional 42x optical-zoom and precision engineered 24-1000mm NIKKOR wide-angle lens for unrivalled clarity and detail.
  • Back illuminated 18.1 megapixel CMOS image sensor increases the amount of light that each pixel receives, improving sensitivity and reducing noise for superb performance in any light.
  • Auto HDR mode captures images with beautiful tones in any situation. The P520 combines shots taken at different exposures during a single shutter release to create an image rich in colour range.
  • Connect the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter (available separately) and wirelessly transfer photos to your smartphone, tablet or any compatible Wi-Fi enabled device. Use your smartphone to instantly upload your shots to the web or email them to a friend. Install Nikon's free Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility and remotely control the P520: see what the camera sees from your smartphone or tablet.
  • A large 3.2-inch tilting LCD screen offers vivid colour reproduction, sharp contrast and clear viewing. The anti-reflective coating makes getting around menus easy - even in bright sunlight.
  • Enjoy Full HD (1080p) movie recording at the touch of the dedicated movie button.
  • Create a 3D image of any still subject to be played back on 3D-capable TVs and computers. The camera combines two images taken from different positions; the second shot is taken automatically when the camera detects that you are in the right position.
  • Lens-shift Vibration Reduction helps keep the shot steady, even if your hands are not. Say goodbye to blurry photos, shaky videos and tripods.
  • Easy Panorama 360°/180° allows you to pan vertically or horizontally to create dynamic panoramas.
  • Includes: strap, battery, charger, USB cable, A/V cable and ViewNX software.

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Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
200 shots per charge
Camera Type
Digital Bridge
Hi-Speed USB, Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible)
Digital Bridge
H84.1 x W125.2 x D101.6mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
Eligible for International Delivery
Image Stabilisation
Internal Memory
4.3-180mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-1000 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card (included)
Memory Card Type
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Power Supply
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (supplied), AC Adapter EH-69P and plug adapter (supplied)
Screen size
Sensor Type
Shooting Modes
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer


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Q & As

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Versatile stylish bridge camera Looks good. Pictures so far have been high quality, even in low light. Just right for me - a moderate amateur. Not too bulky - comfortable to hold. Delivery excellent - arrived at local Waitrose store in less than 24 hours. 14 December 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 Ok if you like that sort of thing Effective fast focus. Awesome zoom though the image stabisation takes some getting used to. If you are travelling light it is a good compromise. I'm worried how that very long zoom lense wil cope with dust or sand 09 October 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Average Performance Whilst the camera has some good features for the price, there is significant shutter lag - a slow response from when you press the shutter to the picture being taken. This makes any sort of moving shot very difficult to capture, as you have to predict what is happening. I had read about this before purchasing, but did not realise it would be as bad as it was. The auto focus was slow too. Great customer service though, as JL allowed me to choose another model 12 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant for those who want an upgrade. Brought this camera after looking at many different reviews and comparing to others of its kind from Panasonic and Cannon, in all tests it came out on top. This camera is great for anyone who is looking for better picture quality and more control but doesn't quite have the DSLR knowledge. It doesn't weigh a great deal and is easy to use (even as far as to say you can take great shots straight from out the box). So many good features which give you the option to change your shot but also has a wonderful auto option if you haven't the time. All in all a great piece of kit which anyone would be happy with especially the aspiring photographer with only little knowledge. 09 May 2013
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