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Nikon Coolpix P520 Black Digital Camera {18.1 M/P}

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Nikon Coolpix P520 Black Digital Camera {18.1 M/P} Description


Versatile, compact, lightweight, and portable Nikon Coolpix P520 has impressive 42x (Nikkor glass lens) zoom power and outstanding image quality. The Coolpix P520 has 18.1 megapixel low-light CMOS sensor, 3.2" Vari-angle LCD, Full HD (1080p) recording from mind-boggling distances in perfect light or extreme low-light conditions. Encompasses full Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Manual exposure modes. Explore your areas of interest with the built-in GPS. Add th WU-1A Wireless adapter to share your images and videos instantly and control your camera with your compatible tablet, notebook, or smartphone. You are in complete control of your vision through the eyes of the camera to deliver professional quality photos and videos.

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.

KEH Specifications

  • Megapixels: 18.1
  • Body Color: Black
  • Sensor Size/Type: 1/2.3 in. / CMOS
  • Resolution: 4896 x 3672
  • ISO:  80-3200
  • White Balance: Cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, incandescent, preset manual, Auto 1, and Auto 2 
  • Shooting Modes: Back light, beach, black and white copy, close-up, dusk/dawn, fireworks show, food, landscape, museum, night landscape, night portrait, panorana, party/indoor, pet portrait, portrait, scene auto selector, snow, sports, sunset, 3D photography
  • Image Stabilization: lens shift
  • Optical Zoom: 42x
  • Aperture Range: 10 steps of 1/3 EV
  • LCD Size: Vari-Angle TFT-LCD, 3.2 in.
  • Shutter Speed: 1 sec. - 1/4000 sec.
  • Built-in Flash: Yes
  • Continuous Drive: 7 fps 
  • Video: Yes 
  • Memory Card Type(s): SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card 
  • Battery: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5
  • Weight: (WITH battery and memory card:) 550g
  • Dimensions: 5.0x3.4x4.0 in.
  • Manufacturer's Model #: 26397



Audio Formats AAC, WAV

Built-in Devices

Built-in Devices Microphone, Speaker


Flash Memory Capacity 15 MB


Camera Modes Scene Modes:
  • Back Light
  • Beach
  • Black and White Copy
  • Close Up
  • Dusk/Dawn
  • Fireworks Show
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Museum
  • Night Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Panorama
  • Party/Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Snow
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • 3D Photography
Self Timer 10 Second, 2 Second


Minimum Diopter Adjustment -4
Maximum Diopter Adjustment 4
Viewfinder Type Electronic


Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card


ISO Sensitivity Auto, ISO 100, ISO 12800, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 2000, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 6400, ISO 80, ISO 800
Longest Shutter Speed 8 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/4000 Second
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual


Image Formats JPEG, MPO
Aspect Ratio 16:9


Maximum Frame Rate 120 fps
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
HD Movie Mode Yes
Video Formats MOV, MPEG-4 AVC


Analog Video Out Yes

Physical Characteristics

Color Black

Network & Communication


Battery Information

Number of Batteries Supported 1
Battery Built-in No
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)

Display & Graphics

Image Sensor Size 1/2.3" (0.24" x 0.18")
Display Screen Type LCD
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Camera Resolution 18.9 Megapixel
Display Resolution 921000 Pixel
White Balance Modes
  • Cloudy
  • Daylight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Preset Manual
  • Auto 1
  • Auto 2
Effective Camera Resolution 18.1 Megapixel
Screen Size 3.2"


Built-in Flash Yes
Built-in Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Pre-flash, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync

General information

Product Model P520
Product Line Coolpix
Manufacturer Part Number 26397
Brand Name Nikon


Minimum Focus Distance 0.39"
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent) 24 mm to 1000 mm
Lens Construction 14 Elements in 10 Groups
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Wide Angle Yes
Image Stabilization Optical
Optical Zoom 42x
Digital Zoom 2x
Focal Length 4.30 mm to 180 mm


Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS, WEEE
Language Supported Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian (Portuguese), Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Platform Supported Mac, PC
Green Compliant Yes
Features Continuous Shooting Mode, Face Detection, Motion Detection
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