Nikon Coolpix P520 Q&As

Announced Jan 29, 2013 •
18 megapixels | 3.2 screen | 24 – 1000 mm (41.7×)
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By: JV55 (Dec 15, 2019)
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Hello! I have a coolpix p510 and shutter button fell off yesterday. It looks like it could possibly be reinstalled by precisely alignment and a twist to lock into position. I see there is a complete console available that would require disassembly. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance!
By: GDunc1 (Jun 12, 2019)
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Nikon Coolpix P520 has a 3.7 volt Li-ion battery. I have not used the camera in several months so I expect the battery would be uncharged. The battery is charged while installed in the camera. When I attach the USB cable the charging light goes on (solidly) for a few minutes & then goes out. It is suppoed to flash repeatedly while charging; instead, it does nothing. Leaving it plugged in achieves nothing. The camera can't perform as a camera while charging so I have no way of checking if it...
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Does this model support a webcam/recording mode straight to a PC without having to copy video from the SD card? For example, I see a lot of the DSLRs can be used for that with third party software, but I'm not seeing an option for it on the P520. Firmware is v1.0. Changelog for v1.1 doesn't mention any related changes. Whether or not it supports this feature, what technical specification should I look for in the future to differentiate? Thanks!
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Chanced upon the Canon CHDK site & wondered if there is anything similar for the Nikon Coolpix P520. Hoping for RAW format. Thanks
By: The Magician (Jul 23, 2017)
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I cannot find panoramic on any settings. I sure hope this has it as I have been using it a lot on the p520. Never used this sight and am looking forward to this new experience...Russ
By: birrellwalsh (May 12, 2017)
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I have and old Coolpix 520, and I am having a very hard time mastering focusing.  Autofocusing often lands me out of focus, and I miss a lot of shots because of this.  Is there a focusing tutorial, or any help for this? Thanks
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For the past couple years I've shot with a Nikon Coolpix P520. I'm looking at upgrading - switching to Canon though.  I've been looking around - and thought I'd get a Rebel - probably the T6i or T6s,  but now I'm seeing the Canon 7D. It looks like a great camera - but I see that it came out in 2009 and that makes me feel like I'd be getting something already outdated. Any thoughts? Any other cameras you'd suggest? I appreciate all the help I can get! :)
By: MellieB (Oct 17, 2015)
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I’ve recently purchased the Nikon P900 and was hoping for some guidance regarding one aspect of the camera I’m struggling with. When I take photos of people close up I prefer to use a flash to even out skin tone, shadows, etc. With my previous camera Coolpix P520, the flash always went off if it was popped up. However, an issue I’ve encountered with P900 is that although I’ll pop the flash up, often the flash doesn’t illuminate the subject directly in front of me when I take a photo, and it...
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Hi! Last summer I bought Nikon P520, and it turned out to be a great camera. Many many hours were spent in the forest watching birds. While this camera is great for the price, there are a few shortcomings I'd like to address by buying something other for the next season: 1. Viewfinder is not suitable for birding - too small, too grainy, can't recognize small details to focus properly. 2. Unreliable focus - lots of missed valuable moments. 3. Shutter lag - bird is often already gone. 4. Too...
By: GDunc1 (Aug 28, 2014)
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Hoping someone can shed some light on the advisability of a 3rd party battery & charger vs the mfr's genuine equipment. I read several queries in the Nikon Coolpix forum but with inconclusive (my opinion) results. My Coolpix P520 came with a single battery. The Nikon-supplied charging scheme allows only in-camera charging. I also have a pocket Nikon (S51) that has an external charger. While the batteries appear similar the P520 is too large (esp length) to fit the S51 charger. 1. Is there a...
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