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Nikon P520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1652 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. People really like the portability and image quality. The zoom and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments about the shutter and focus are mixed. Many are negative about the energy efficiency and battery.

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 really like the performance and price. The zoom and portability also get good views, but many are negative about the storage and reliability. Comments 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.

Jan, 2020

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. Reviews about the portability and zoom are overall positive. The image quality and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the energy efficiency and shutter. There are some critical 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.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

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 (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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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Nikon Coolpix P520 Review

 

The Nikon Coolpix P520 is a new super-zoom compact camera with a mechanically-stabilized 42x optical zoom that offers a massive focal range of 24-1000mm. It also offers an innovative side zoom control, a 1/2.3” Back Side Illuminated CMOS sensor with...

The Nikon Coolpix P520 is a very modest update of last year's P510 model, principally adding a more flexible LCD screen and slightly more megapixels, thankfully with no deterioation in image quality. This doesn't really feel like enough of a step...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

Nikon COOLPIX P520

 

The Nikon COOLPIX P520 is a 42x superzoom with an 18.1 Megapixel sensor. It supercedes the 16 Megapixel COOLPIX P510, which is still available. With some exceptions, notably Panasonic, manufacturers tend to update super-zoom lenses every couple of...

Capable 42x optical zoom range., Big, detailed 3.2 in articulated screen., Excellent VR optical stabilisation., Built-in GPS with POI database

Slow handling and writing to card., Poor battery life., No built-in Wifi., No hot shoe., No RAW mode

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Ben Keough (reviewed.com)

Nikon Coolpix P520

 

Nikon rests on its laurels as the competition zooms on by.

While it didn't fare very well in low light, we're still impressed with the Nikon P520 on the whole. Just as impressed, in fact, as we were with the earlier P510. For habitual bright-light shooters—the sort who spend their weekends shooting t-ball...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Barrie Smith (digital-photography-school.com)

Nikon Coolpix P520

 

It was love at first sight!

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

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