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29-01-2013

Digital Compact Camera Nikon COOLPIX P520

January 29, 2013

High-power zoom camera equipped with a 42x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that capable of super-telephoto shooting at the equivalent of a 1000mm focal length. A 3.2-inch vari-angle TFT LCD monitor with wide viewing angle, and an advanced Vibration Reduction (VR) function The new Nikon 1 series with intuitive operation that makes for an even more enjoyable experience when using digital cameras with interchangeable lenses.

Tokyo - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of its latest high-performance P-series COOLPIX compact digital camera, the new multi-functional COOLPIX P520 that supports full-scale photography.

The P520 is the successor to the COOLPIX P510 ultra-high-power zoom camera. It is equipped with the most powerful zoom lens in COOLPIX history, a 42x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers the wide-angle 24mm to super-telephoto 1000mm (equivalent in 35mm [135] format) range of focal lengths. An ACTIVE mode has been added to the lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) function for more effective reduction of blur caused by camera shake from hand-held shooting and movie recording. In addition, the camera offers superior basic performance and a variety of advanced features, including a 3.2-inch vari-angle TFT LCD monitor with a wide viewing angle, a backside illumination CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 18.1-million pixels, a movie recording function capable of recording 1920 x 1080 60i or 50i movies, and a GPS function that supports point of interest (POI) display.

What's more, the P520 is compatible with the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a* (available separately). This allows users to easily maximise the possibilities for staying connected with others, such as collaborating with smart devices for remote control over the camera and image transfers, as well as direct uploading of images to social networking sites and blogs.

*This function requires installing a Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility to the smart device prior to use. The utility can be downloaded at no charge from the appropriate application store.

 

 

COOLPIX P520 Primary Feature  

1. A 42x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers the wide-angle 24mm to super-telephoto 1000mm (equivalent in 35mm [135] format) range of focal lengths

The 42x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that built into the P520 is the most powerful lens in COOLPIX history, covering the wide-angle 24mm to super-telephoto 1000mm (equivalent in 35mm [135] format) range of focal lengths. This lens responds to the demands of a wide variety of scenes, from telephoto shooting of subjects previously too far away, macro photography as close as 1 cm to the lens, to dynamic wide-angle shots.

2. Advanced compensation for camera shake with adoption of ACTIVE mode for the Vibration Reduction (VR) function

The P520 is equipped with a lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) function that effectively reduces the effects of camera shake. What's more, an ACTIVE mode has been added for easier, more certain framing and recording of still images and movies.

3. A backside illumination CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 18.1-million pixels for shooting at high sensitivities with little noise

The camera is equipped with a backside illumination CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 18.1-million pixels, which receives light more efficiently for superior high-speed processing performance. A function that combines two shots to create a single image and advanced noise-reduction technologies enable the capture of images as intended, regardless of environmental lighting, such as when shooting indoors or capturing night landscapes.

4. A large and clear 3.2-inch, approximately 921k-dot TFT LCD vari-angle monitor with a wide viewing angle that can be tilted or rotated in almost any direction

The P520 is equipped with a 3.2-inch TFT LCD monitor that is larger than that built into the P510. The bright, clear display makes framing images, viewing photos and movies and reading camera menus and options easier than ever. The side-hinged vari-angle monitor enables shooting from a wide variety of angles-high or low-easy to take, including self-portraits. Closing the monitor when framing shots through the viewfinder, or when carrying the camera while it is not in use, prevents the monitor from getting dirty or scratched.

5. Function for recording 1920 x 1080 60i/50i movies

Full-HD movies exhibiting superior picture quality can be recorded simply by pressing the camera's movie-record button. The lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) function is also supported with movie recording. In addition, users can express their creativity with functions like HS Movie, with which movies are played back in 1/4- or 1/2-speed slow motion, or 2x-speed fast motion. There is also the movie pause function, where the recording of a single movie file can be paused and then restarted (within 5 minutes).

6. A GPS function that records shooting location information with still images and movies

Position information for shooting location is acquired via GPS and then recorded with still images and movies. The name of the place is recorded, and displayed POIs* can be specified. Approximately 1,860,000 POIs are available. What's more, when ViewNX 2 is used, a map showing shooting locations can be displayed in the computer monitor. The P520 also offers a log function that records movement over a specified interval as log data even when the camera is not in use or is turned off, allowing users to preserve a record of their movement on vacation, for example, for viewing on a map later. A-GPS files can also be downloaded to decrease GPS satellite acquisition time when the camera is turned on for smoother operation.

* Point of interest (POI) information current as of April 2012.

 

7. Support for the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a (available separately) for collaboration with smart devices

By simply connecting the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a*, high-quality photos and movies recorded with the P520 can be easily shared with a smart device. The view through the camera lens (live view) can be displayed on a smart phone or tablet screen for remote shooting, and images captured with the P520 can be transferred to the smart device over a wireless connection to send images to family and friends, or to upload them to blogs or social networking sites anytime, anywhere.

*This function requires installing a Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility to the smart device prior to use. The utility can be downloaded at no charge from the appropriate application store.

 

Other COOLPIX P520 Features

  • 7-fps high-speed continuous shooting* of up to 7 frames in a single burst at the maximum image size
  • COOLPIX Picture Control, which can be used to adjust aspects such as the vividness of colours or the degree of sharpening applied to images prior to shooting, according to the type of subject or scene, shooting conditions or intent
  • Target Finding AF, with which by simply pointing the camera toward the intended subject, the camera instantly predicts the portion on which focus should be acquired and then automatically selects the appropriate focus area and focus area size
  • Special Effects that allow users to enjoy applying colour and contrast effects to still images and movies prior to shooting, as well as a variety of image retouch functions, including Filter Effects that can be applied to images already recorded
  • Available in three colours-black, silver and red
  • The AH-CP1 hand strap (available separately) for the P510, L810 and P7700 can be used

*At a setting of Continuous H; when image quality is set to Normal and image size is set to 18M 4896 x 3672.

 

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