Nikon - COOLPIX P520 Compact Camera - 18.1MP - 42x - 3.2" LCD

  • SKU: VNA251HA
  • Effective Pixels: 18.1
  • Image Sensor: 1/2.3-in. type CMOS
  • Image Processor: EXPEED C2
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Optical Zoom : 42
  • Digital Zoom: 2
  • Movie Recording: Full (1080p) HD recording

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.


42x zoom

The tremendous 42x zoom power opens up a fantastic range of possibilities and shooting perspectives for you to explore. To enhance image clarity, lens-shift VR (Vibration Reduction) reliably compensates for camera shake that is more likely to occur when shooting at or around the 42x zoom setting. ACTIVE mode can be used to minimize image blur when shooting from a moving vehicle or any other unstable position, stabilizing both captured and viewfinder images.

High-Res images

With 18.1 Megapixels you’ll be taking beautiful high-resolution photos in no time. Plus with a high-sensitivity Backside illumination CMOS image sensor amazing quality is retained even in low-light scenarios.

Optional Wi-Fi®

It’s easy to share great memories with the optional WU-1a wireless and Wireless Mobile Utility App available from Google Play&trade: or App Store.

Built-in GPS

You can easily record and store the locations you take photos with the built-in GPS. The COOLPIX P520 comes with a pre-populated database of 1.86 million points of interest, so you can find where you are in no time


Additional Information

Effective Pixels 18.1
Image Sensor 1/2.3-in. type CMOS
Image Processor EXPEED C2
Touch Screen No
Optical Zoom 42
Digital Zoom 2
Movie Recording Full (1080p) HD recording
Wi-FI Optional WU-1A Wireless Adaptor
Battery Life (Shots) 200
Width 125.20
Height 84.10
Depth 101.60
Manufacturer Warranty (Years) 1 Year

Manufacturer Specs

18.1 megapixels
42x optical zoom
2x digital zoom
3.2-inch vari-angle LCD monitor
15MB internal memory
GPS function
Wifi compatibility
Advanced lens-shift VR Active Mode
Type: Compact digital camera
Number of Effective Pixels
Number of effective pixels: 18.1 million
Image Sensor
Image sensor: 1/2.3-in. type CMOS; 18.91 million total pixels
Lens: NIKKOR lens with 42x optical zoom
Focal length: 4.3-180 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-1000 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/-number: f/3-5.9
Construction: 14 elements in 10 groups (4 ED lens elements)
Digital Zoom Magnification
Digital zoom magnification: Up to 2x (angle of view equivalent to that of 2000 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration Reduction
Vibration reduction: Lens shift
Motion Blur Reduction
Motion blur reduction: Motion detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF)
Autofocus (AF): Contrast-detect AF
Focus range: [W]: 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: 2.0 m (6 ft 7 in.) to infinity Macro close-up mode: 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 selection: Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center (wide, normal), manual with 99 focus areas, subject tracking, target finding AF
Viewfinder: Electronic viewfinder, 0.5 cm (0.2-in.) 201k-dot equivalent LCD with the diopter adjustment function (-4 to +4 m-1)
Frame coverage (shooting mode): 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode): 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Monitor: 8 cm (3.2-in.), 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment, Vari-angle TFT LCD
Frame coverage (shooting mode): 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode): 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Media: Internal memory (approx. 15 MB) SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system: DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, and MPF compliant
File formats: Still pictures: JPEG 3D images: MPO Sound files (voice memo): WAV Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image Size (pixels)
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 Modes
Shooting Modes: Auto, 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 Shooting
Continuous Shooting: Single (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
Movie: 1080(fine)/30p (default setting): 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 1080(fine)/25p (default setting): 1920 x 1080/16:9/25 fps, 1080/30p: 1920 x 1080/16:9/30 fps, 1080/25p: 1920 x 1080/16:9/25 fps, 1080/60i: 1920 x 1080/16:9/60 fps
1080/50i: 1920 x 1080/16:9/a50 fps, 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9/30 fps, 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9/approx. 25 fps, iFrame 540/30p: 960 x 540/16:9/30 fps, iFrame 540/25p: 960 x 540/16:9/25 fps, 480/30p: 640 x 480/4:3/30 fps, 480/25p: 640 x 480/4:3/25 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 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)
Metering mode: Matrix, center-weighted, or spot
Exposure control: Programmed 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)
Shutter: Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Speed: 1/4000- 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.
Aperture: Electronically-controlled 6-blade iris diaphragm
Range: 10 steps of 1/3 EV (W) (A, M mode)
Self-timer: Durations of 2 or 10 seconds can be selected
Range(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 control: TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash exposure compensation: In steps of 1/3 EV in the range between -2 and +2 EV
Interface: Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Protocol: MTP, PTP
Video Output
Video output: Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI Output
HDMI output: Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O Terminal
I/O terminal: Audio/video output; digital I/O (USB) HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
GPS: Receiver frequency 1575.42 MHz (C/A code), geodetic system WGS 84
Supported Languages
Supported languages: Arabic, 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 Sources
Power sources: One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (included) AC Adapter EH-62A (available separately)
Charging Time
Charging time: 4 h and 30 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-69P and when no charge remains)
Battery Life
Still pictures: 200 shots when using EN-EL5
Tripod Socket
Tripod socket: 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Operating Environment
Temperature: 0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied Accessories
Supplied accessories: Camera 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 Accessories
Optional accessories: Battery Charger MH-61, AC Adapter EH-62A, Hand Strap AH-CP1, Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a

Warranty Details

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What's in the Box?
  • Camera
  • Camera Strap
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • Battery Case
  • Charging AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Audio Visual Cable
  • ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
  • Reference Manual CD-ROM