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Nikon Coolpix P520 – Digital Camera

Nikon Coolpix p520

UltraZoom Camera Nikon Coolpix P520 – User manual

Nikon Coolpix p520

Nikon Coolpix p520

 

User manual Nikon Coolpix P520 – download in PDF format: Nikon-Coolpix-p520-reference-manual-EN

 

The backlit 18-megapixel CMOS sensor and advanced lens-shift vibration reduction enable steady shots in any light, while the vari-angle LCD monitor provides the perfect high-resolution view from any position.

One-touch Full HD movie mode makes switching to filming movies instantaneous and built-in GPS includes ‘geotags’ in image data.

Technical Specifications

Product nameP520
TypeCompact digital camera
Number of effective pixels18.1 million
Image sensor1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 18.91 million total pixels
LensNIKKOR lens with 42x optical zoom
Focal length4.3-180 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-1000 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/-numberf/3-5.9
Lens construction14 elements in 10 groups (4 ED lens elements)
Digital zoom magnificationUp to 2x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 2000 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reductionLens shift
Motion blur reductionMotion detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF)Contrast-detect AF
Focus range[W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 1.5 m (5 ft) to infinity; Macro close-up mode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) (at a wide-angle zoom position) to infinity (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Focus-area selectionFace priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center (wide, normal), manual with 99 focus areas, subject tracking, target finding AF
ViewfinderElectronic viewfinder, 0.5 cm (0.2-in.) approx. 201k-dot equivalent LCD with the diopter adjustment function (-4 to +4 m-1)
Frame coverage (shooting mode)Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode)Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Monitor8 cm (3.2-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment, Vari-angle TFT LCD
Frame coverage (shooting mode)Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode)Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Storage mediaInternal memory (approx. 15 MB); SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File systemDCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, and MPF compliant
File formatsStill pictures: JPEG; 3D images: MPO; Sound files (voice memo): WAV; Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels)18M [4896 x 3672]; 8M [3264 x 2448]; 4M [2272 x 1704]; 2M [1600 x 1200]; VGA [640 x 480]; 16:9 13M [4864 x 2736]; 16:9 2M [1920 x 1080]; 3:2 [4896 x 3264]; 1:1 [3672 x 3672]
Shooting ModesAuto, Scene (Scene auto selector, Portrait, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Panorama, Pet portrait, 3D photography), Night landscape, Landscape, Backlighting, Special effects, User settings, P, S, A, M
Continuous ShootingSingle (default setting), Continuous H (Up to 7 pictures are continuously shot at a rate of about 7 fps), Continuous L (Up to 30 pictures are continuously shot at a rate of about 1 fps), Pre-shooting cache (frame rate: up to 15 fps / number of frames: up to 20 frames), Continuous H:120 fps (60 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/125 seconds or faster), Continuous H:60 fps (60 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/60 seconds or faster), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16, Intvl timer shooting
Movie1080(fine)/30p (default setting): 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 1080(fine)/25p (default setting): 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 25 fps, 1080/30p: 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 1080/25p: 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 25 fps, 1080/60i: 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 60 fps, 1080/50i: 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 50 fps, 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9/approx. 25 fps, iFrame 540/30p: 960 x 540/16:9/approx. 30 fps, iFrame 540/25p: 960 x 540/16:9/approx. 25 fps, 480/30p: 640 x 480/4:3/approx. 30 fps, 480/25p: 640 x 480/4:3/approx. 25 fps, HS 480/4x: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 720/2x: 1280 x 720/16:9, HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 x 1080/16:9
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)ISO 80 – 1600; ISO 3200, Hi 1 (equivalent to ISO 6400) (available when using P, S, A or M mode); ISO Hi 2 (equivalent to ISO 12800) (available when using High ISO monochrome in special effects mode)
Exposure metering modeMatrix, center-weighted, or spot
Exposure controlProgrammed auto (with flexible program), shutter priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, exposure bracketing, exposure compensation (-2.0 EV – +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
ShutterMechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter speed1/4000 * – 1 s; 1/4000 * – 8 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at 80 or 100 in P, S, A or M mode) * When the aperture value is set between f/6.6 and f/8.3 at the wide-angle end.
ApertureElectronically-controlled 6-blade iris diaphragm
Aperture range10 steps of 1/3 EV (W) (A, M mode)
Self-timerDurations of 2 or 10 seconds can be selected
Flash range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)[W]: 0.5 – 8.0 m (1 ft 8 in. – 26 ft); [T]: 1.5 – 4.5 m (5 – 14 ft)
Flash controlTTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Flash exposure compensationIn steps of 1/3 EV in the range between -2 and +2 EV
InterfaceHi-Speed USB
Data Transfer ProtocolMTP, PTP
Video outputCan be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI outputCan be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminalAudio/video output; digital I/O (USB); HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
GPSReceiver frequency 1575.42 MHz (C/A code), geodetic system WGS 84
Supported languagesArabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sourcesOne Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (included); AC Adapter EH-62A (available separately)
Charging timeApprox. 4 h and 30 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-69P and when no charge remains)
Battery life ¹Still pictures: Approx. 200 shots when using EN-EL5
Tripod socket1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 125.2 x 84.1 x 101.6 mm (5.0 x 3.4 x 4.0 in.) (excluding projections)
WeightApprox. 550 g (1 lb 3.5 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Temperature0°C – 40°C (32°F – 104°F)
Humidity85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessoriesCamera Strap, Lens Cap LC-CP24 (with cord), Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (with terminal cover), Charging AC Adapter EH-69P, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, ViewNX 2 CD
Optional accessoriesBattery Charger MH-61, AC Adapter EH-62A, Hand Strap AH-CP1, Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a

 

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3 thoughts on “Nikon Coolpix P520 – Digital Camera”

  1. Need troubleshooting. Does not turn on, charging light on, pilot green flashing more than half an hour. I remove connector but on button doesn’t turn camera on. Spare battery also acts dead while fully charged (in camera of course) camera responds as if ok when I connect charger.

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