Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ ePhotozine (07 November’08)
The Nikon Coolpix S520 features 8.1 megapixels CCD sensor, 3x Optical Zoom (35mm equivalent: 37-111mm), Optical VR Image Stabilization, auto Adjusts up to ISO 2000 and a 2.7″ TFT LCD screen. The camera measures 2.09 x 3.7 x 0.89 in (53 x 94 x 22.5 mm) and weighs Approx. 4.1 oz (115 g). (Download Nikon Coolpix S520 Brochure)
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Nikon Coolpix S520 Reviews
ePhotozine reviews the Nikon Coolpix S520 and writes;
“My results are a bit mixed. I was very happy with the portrait shots I took, but the scenic shots were a disappointment. This suggests the Coolpix S520 is more at home with subjects closer to the camera.”
Cameras.uk reviews the Nikon Coolpix S520 and writes;
“This is a small snapshot camera, available at the cheaper end of the market. It is easy to use and has an unfussy design. Picture quality was mixed in my tests.”
WDC reviews the Nikon Coolpix S520 and writes;
“Image quality is rather disappointing. Centre sharpness is satisfactory but this drops off towards edges and corners. The lens also exhibits signs of barrelling, and noise plagues shadow areas at low sensitivities.”
Pocket-Lint reviews the Nikon Coolpix S520 and writes;
“The Nikon S520 might be a simple point and shoot, but it’s one that impressed us. Image quality is very good and the price is even better. The only grumps are that the design isn’t likely to impress and even though it’s made out of metal it comes across as a bit flimsy..”
Nikon Coolpix S520 Samples
Nikon Coolpix S520 User Manual (PDF)
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Nikon Coolpix S520 Press Release
January 29, 2008, Tokyo — Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX S520, a stylish new camera that pushes the level of photographic performance, operating ease and design elegance to new heights. Built on a custom application of Nikon’s innovative EXPEED digital image processing concept and incorporating the precision optics of a NIKKOR lens, the COOLPIX S520 makes it easier to express individual expression in beautiful fashion.
The COOLPIX S520 offers 8.0 effective megapixels of sharp resolution, quick response, and maintains image quality and clarity with sensitivity settings as high as ISO 2000. It also includes the clarity and precision of a 3x Zoom-NIKKOR lens featuring Nikon’s optical lens shift VR image stabilization.
Unique new functions for the COOLPIX S520 provide easier ways to express the scene and organize results. Food mode is a new scene mode selection enabling beautiful close-ups of food at high ISO settings in restaurants and other locations where flash photography is not permitted. Another new feature allows users to select their favorite three of the 16 available scene modes to appear in the Mode menu for easier access. Easy in-camera image organization allows favorite pictures to be saved to individual albums. And new viewing options include Face Zoom-in, which allows quick zooming in on and switching between faces during playback, to ensure that all subjects in the frame are captured clearly.
The COOLPIX S520 is housed in a quality-crafted aluminum body that fits comfortably in the hand. From the hairline treatment on the face to the clean design of the back and cable connectors hidden along the bottom, the compact body conveys functional beauty and classic camera appeal. The COOLPIX S520 will be available in a choice of Light Bronze, Urban Black, Purple, Pink, or Magenta body colors*.