Nikon launches Coolpix P520 with the most powerful zoom lens in Coolpix history-42x optical zoom Nikkor lens
Nikon today announced its latest high-performance P-series Coolpix 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 24 mm to super-telephoto 1000 mm (equivalents in 35mm  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 with hand-held shooting of still images from a moving vehicle or movie recording while walking.
The Coolpix P520 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 capture of images as intended, regardless of environmental lighting, even when shooting indoors or capturing night landscapes.
The P520 is equipped with a TFT LCD monitor that, at 3.2 inches, is larger than that built into the P510. The bright, clear display makes framing images, viewing photos and movies already recorded, and reading camera menus and options easier than ever. The side-hinged vari-angle monitor enables shooting from a wide variety of angles, from low to high, and making even self-portraits possible. 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.
The Coolpix P520 is compatible with the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a (available separately). This compatibility allows users to easily maximize the possibilities for staying connected with others proposed by Nikon through collaboration with smart devices that makes remote control over the camera possible and increases options for image transfer, as well as direct uploading of images to social networking sites and blogs.