Conquer distance like never before - The ultimate in COOLPIX zoom power, image quality and versatility. An astounding 42x zoom NIKKOR glass lens with Vibration Reduction technology delivers 1,000mm of super-telephoto reach to an 18.1-megapixel low-light CMOS sensor. Cutting-edge technologies like built-in GPS and compatibility with the optional Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a accessory helps ensure this camera will be the centerpiece of your creative output for years to come.
42x zoom power, professional-quality photos and videos, endless capabilities. - For those seeking a comprehensive compact camera for zoom, image quality, versatility and technological innovation, look no further than the COOLPIX P520. Create pro-caliber photos and Full HD 1080p videos from mind-boggling distances, even in extremely low-light conditions. Track your travels and explore points of interest with built-in GPS. Take control of your vision with full P, S, A, M exposure modes. Add the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter and share your shots in an instant, or control the camera with your compatible smartphone or tablet. From its superb 42x zoom NIKKOR glass lens and 18.1-megapixel low-light CMOS image sensor to its D-SLR-inspired design and 3.2-inch Vari-angle LCD, the COOLPIX P520 delivers the pinnacle of performance and zoom.
Get close from afar - Capture distant images with a 42x wide-angle to telephoto NIKKOR glass zoom lens. - Every COOLPIX is designed around a genuine NIKKOR glass lens, the legendary optics that have made Nikon famous. The COOLPIX P520 features a 42x zoom NIKKOR lens that takes you from wide-angle group shots to telephoto close-ups in an instant. And don't worry about a little camera shake-lens-shift Vibration Reduction helps keep the shot steady even when your hands are not.
See where you've been - Built-in GPS with Points of Interest (POI) for creating amazing photo journals - Relive the excitement of your travels in a whole new way. The COOLPIX P520 records the exact location of each shot you take, so you can follow the path of your adventure and every stunning view along the way! Share your journeys on Google Earth, Google+, and other social media sites or with the included Nikon View NX2 software. Built-in GPS helps you navigate unfamiliar destinations, and Points of Interest (POI) show you nearby photo-ops like scenic lookouts and historic landmarks. The COOLPIX P520 is the ultimate travel companion!
Share to your compatible smartphone or tablet - Compatible with the WU-1a wireless mobile adapter for anytime, anywhere sharing - Connect the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter 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 COOLPIX P520-see what the camera sees from your smartphone or tablet and fire off shots!
Superior low-light performance - High-performance CMOS image sensor lets you shoot without a flash - Imagine being able to shoot without a flash at weddings, concerts, parties-anywhere your flash normally fires. You won't have to interrupt a moment to capture it, and your photos and HD videos will look more natural and true to your memory. The COOLPIX P520 performs so well in low light situations that, in most cases, using the flash is optional. Of course, when the lighting is extremely poor and you need a flash, it'll be there.
Record superior videos - 1080p Full HD videos with stereo sound for dazzling movies - If you want a compact camera that shoots stunning Full HD videos, the COOLPIX P520 delivers. 1080p Full HD means exceptional video quality. Record the action, then connect to an HDTV and watch your videos come alive. A built-in mic records high-quality audio in stereo. Your videos will look and sound phenomenal.
Don't sweat a little camera shake - Lens-shift Vibration Reduction helps keep the shot steady, even if your hands are not. Say goodbye to blurry photos, shaky videos and tripods.
Take control of your vision - When you want to take control of exposure, the COOLPIX P520 is ready. Select from P/S/A/M exposure modes and the creative options will seem endless.
Gain new perspectives - Use the 3.2-inch ultra-high-resolution (921,000 dot) Vari-angle LCD monitor to capture some really unconventional angles.
Freeze action in its tracks - When the action speeds up, simply hold the shutter button and fire off up to 7 continuous shots per second. Catch views you may not have seen before in your photos.
Type - Compact Digital Camera
Effective Pixels - 18.1 million
Image Sensor - CMOS
Sensor Size - 1/2.3 in.
Total Pixels - 18.91 million (approx.)
Lens - 42x optical Zoom, NIKKOR glass lens
Lens Focal Length - 4.3-180mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-1000 mm lens in 35mm  format)
Lens f/-number - f/3-5.9
Lens Construction - 14 elements in 10 groups
Lens Zoom - 42x
Digital Zoom - Up to 2x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 2,000mm lens in 35mm  format)
Vibration Reduction - Lens-shift VR
Motion Blur Reduction - Motion Detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF) - Contrast-detect AF
Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection - Auto (9-area automatic selection), Center (wide, normal, spot), Face priority, Manual with 99 focus areas, Subject tracking, Target Finding AF
Focus Range - [W]: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 5 ft. (1.5 m.) to infinity, Macro close-up mode:, [W]: Approx. 0.4 in. (1 cm.) to infinity (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Focus Lock - Yes
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points - 9 area automatic selection, 99 area manual selection
Viewfinder - Electronic viewfinder, 0.5 cm (0.2-in.) approx. 201K-dot equivalent LCD with the diopter adjustment function (-4 to +4 m-1)
Viewfinder Frame Coverage - Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture) (shooting mode), Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture) (playback mode)
Monitor Size - 3.2 in. diagonal
Monitor Type - Vari-Angle TFT-LCD with 5-level brightness adjustment
Monitor Resolution - 921,000-dots
Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode) - 100% horizontal (Approx.), 100% vertical (Approx.)
Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode) - 100% horizontal (Approx.), 100% vertical (Approx.)
Storage Media - SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Internal Memory - Approx. 15MB
Storage File System - DCF, EXIF 2.3, DPOF and MPF compliant
-Full HD: 1920x1080p / 30fps
-Full HD: 1920x1080/ 25p
-Full HD: 1920x1080 / 60i
-Full HD: 1920x1080/ 50i
-HD: 1280x720p / 30fps
-HS 1920x1080 / 15fps
-HS 1280x720 / 60fps
-HS 640x480 / 120fps
-iFrame 540: 960x540 / 30fps
-VGA 640x480/ 30p
-VGA 640x480/ 25p
Voice Memo Function - Yes
Image Size (pixels) - 4896 x 3672
ISO Sensitivity - ISO 80-3200, Hi 1 (equivalent to 6400) (available when using P, S, A, or M mode), Hi 2 (equivalent to 12,800) (available when using High ISO monochrome in special effects mode), Fixed range auto (ISO 80-400, 80-800)
Lowest ISO Sensitivity - 80
Highest ISO Sensitivity - 3200
Exposure Metering - Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure Control - Programmed auto exposure with flexible program, aperture-priority auto, exposure bracketing, manual, shutter priority auto, Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Exposure Modes - Programmed Auto
-Black and White Copy
-Scene Auto Selector
In-Camera Image Editing
-Sequence display option
-Choose key picture
Exposure Compensation - ? 2 EV in steps of 1/3
Exposure Bracketing - Yes -- ?0.3, ?0.7, ?1.0 in P, S or A mode
Shutter - Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter Speed - 1/4000-1 sec., 1/4000 * - 8 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at 80 or 100 in P,S, A or M mode)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution - Up to 7 shots at approx. 7 frames per second
Aperture - Electronically-controlled 6-blade iris diaphragm
Aperture Range - 10 steps of 1/3 EV
Self-timer - Can be selected from 10 or 2 seconds duration
Built-in Flash Control - TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Built-in Flash - Yes
HDMI Output - Can be selected from: Auto, 480p, 720p, 1080i
I/O terminal - Audio/video (A/V) output, Digital I/O (USB), HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
Wi-Fi Functionality - Yes
GPS - Yes (Built-in)
Supported Languages - Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Portugese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Ukranian, Vietnamese
Power Sources - One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (supplied), AC Adapter EH-69P and plug adapter (supplied)
Charging Time - 4 h and 30 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH- 69P and when no charge remains) (Approx.)
Battery / Batteries - Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5
Battery Life (shots per charge) EN-EL5: - 200shots
Tripod Socket - 1/4 in.
Approx. Dimensions - Height: 3.4in. (84.1mm), Width: 5.0in. (125.2mm), Depth: 4.0in. (101.6mm)
Approx. Weight - 19.4 oz. (550g)
Operating environment - Temperature: 0 to 40?C (32 to 104?F), Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)