A very cool little camera!
I'm very impressed with my new Nikon Coolpix P520 camera. I think it was the red highlights of the finish that attracted me, and the zoom features. But the interesting features keep coming, especially the GPS function. In 2009 I bought a Sony GPS that was suppose to work with my Canon, but just ate up batteries. This GPS even knows the name of our local park nearby. My Canon makes it next to impossible to use the LCD screen as a viewfinder, but the P520 screen is large and bright, and just begs to be turned around and used to take Selfies. The tiny flash floods a room, but doesn't seem to leave shadows, and the camera will even tell you if a subject blinked. The only question is will I be able to see the LCD image in bright sunlight. I've read the warning that I might have to use the small viewfinder if there is a problem. I have a Fuji camera where in almost any outdoor lighting situation it is impossible to use the viewfinder. But in that case there is no alternative.
The 42X zoom lens comes out so far, I have to wonder where it can go when it retracts. I don't miss at all having to change lenses.
I look forward to taking this camera on vacation the first of next year. I've already loaded a 64GB SD card, and the camera says I have 9999 photos left. Probably that's as high as it can count. I feel a 1080p movie coming on. The only thing missing from this camera is a microphone jack.
I started off with a 1930s Kodak, and progressed to a 4x5 press camera. Now I'm 65 and this is the perfect camera for me.
December 6, 2013
Best camera I have ever owned.
This camera has everything I could ever want in a camera. It is easy to use and has great zoom qualities. Light weight. Excellent flash distance. Comes in red, which I love.The main thing I really wanted in a camera is a view finder. This uses a monitor or a view finder.. It has the best of both worlds. I love my new camera.
October 21, 2013
Very user friendly!
I have used four different Nikon cameras over the past 20 years. The Coolpix P520 is new, just purchased last week. A great Nikon camera for the price. Takes great pictures, with lots of options to enhance your photos. Small enough to fit in a purse. Love all the special effects!
October 15, 2013
Just Bought the camera, easy to use really have'nt used enough to comment yet.
So far its been very easy to use, I have only had the camera a one day, I love it would recommend it to everyone Awesome camera !!!!
October 13, 2013
My new Nikon Coolpix P520 Camera
I recently purchased this camera while on vacation in Virginia Beach. I am in love with this Camera, the pictures are beautiful, I love the versatility that it offers. Very easy to use and very light. I have now used it inside and outside, day and night and all my pictures are very clear and the colours are fantastic. The only issue I have is that the battery does not last too long. So if you are not constantly charging it you may end it up with no Camera when you need to take that unexpected picture. During a party last weekend I charged it 4 hours before as recommend it then I used it for about half an hour non stop and I run out of battery in the middle of the party .............so I had to charge it again.....I will buy a new battery this weekend to see if that improves. This is the second time that it happens to me. Otherwise, it is perfect.
September 16, 2013