Nikon Coolpix S520 Digital Camera (Black)

Nikon Coolpix S520 Digital Camera (Black)

Nikon Coolpix S520 Digital Camera (Black) - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBNCPS520B MFR # 26112B

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  • 8.0 Megapixel
  • 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor Lens
  • 2.5" LCD Display
  • Optical VR Image Stabilization
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 2000)
  • Nikon In-Camera Innovations
  • Favorite Scenes
  • All-Metal Body
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Nikon 26112B overview

  • 1Description

The Nikon Coolpix S520 Digital Camera provides a resolution of 8 effective megapixels, and the camera's 3x Zoom-NIKKOR lens incorporates Nikon's acclaimed Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization technology along with a Sensitivity equivalent to ISO 2000 to ensure that your photos will always look great - regardless of lighting conditions or subject movement. And all of these features are mediated by Nikon's innovative EXPEED image processing system which provides enhanced noise reduction and an improved signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio.

The Nikon S520 has Nikon's user-friendly imaging innovations known as Nikon In-Camera Innovations. These include In-Camera Red-Eye Fix which automatically detects and corrects red eye, a common condition that occurs in flash photography, D-Lighting which compensates for excessive backlight or insufficient flash in images, and Face Priority AF which automatically finds and focuses on up to 5 people's faces within one frame, ensuring clear, crisp portraits. The S520 includes Nikon's Coolpix Software Suite for organizing, editing and sharing your photos.

The Coolpix S520 also provides innovative and helpful scene modes so that you are assured of selecting the perfect setting for a variety of shooting situations. The latest scene mode developed by Nikon is the Food Mode - it allows users to capture beautiful close-up images of food at high ISO settings in restaurants or other locations where flash photography is not desired. In addition, the S520 enables users to select three of their favorite 16 available scene modes to appear in the Mode menu for quicker access. You can also save favorite images to individual albums using the in-camera image organization system.

The Coolpix S520 has a bright, high resolution 2.5-inch LCD monitor with an anti-reflective coating, thereby easing the composition and viewing of photos even in direct sunlight, and an acrylic panel over the LCD that prevents damaging scratches and fingerprints. Furthermore, the quality-crafted aluminum body has a streamlined profile and a slim, ergonomic design that Style-conscious photographers will love.

8.0 Megapixel Resolution
With 8.0 million pixels of image information, the Nikon Coolpix S520 can produce stunning, photo quality prints up to 20 x 30" without any loss of image quality. The camera also records high resolution images in the 16:9 wide format aspect ratio, and a square format that harkens back to the look of traditional medium format film photos.
3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor Glass Lens
The Zoom Nikkor Lens provides a 3x optical zoom (35 - 105mm equivalent) while the Macro capability lets you get as close as 5.9" to your subject.
Optical VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
The lens of the Coolpix S520 incorporates Nikon's optical lens shift VR (Vibration Reduction) system, which compensates for camera movements to produce sharper, steadier images. And because the VR system remains active whenever the camera is on, images also appear more stable on the LCD monitor, making it much easier to judge the right moment to take the shot.
Slim, Stylish, All-Metal Design
With a slim, sophisticated design this ultra-compact digital camera easily slips right into your shirt pocket or purse, and its good looks are complemented by incredible durability due to the all-metal casing.
Movie and Voice Recording
Shoot broadcast quality QuickTime movies with sound with VGA resolution at 30 frames per second at a length that is only limited by the available space on the internal memory or your SD memory card.
Light Sensitivity up to ISO 2000
High light sensitivity up to ISO 2000 allows you to tackle scenes and situations that many compact cameras cannot, with the power to capture fast-moving objects with outstanding clarity and gives you great exposures in lower light.
16 Scene Modes
The Coolpix S520 incorporates 16 scene modes that cover some of the more common difficult shooting situations to maximize the image quality. The scene modes automatically adjust focus, exposure, white balance and other settings to make getting a good exposure easy.
Favorite Scenes & Food Mode
With the Favorite Scenes feature, you can simply select your three favorite scene modes and set them to appear in the main Mode menu for easier access; plus you can easily change your selections whenever your mood or preferences change. Exclusive to the S520, the Food Mode helps capture shots of food more beautifully in restaurants or other dimly lit locations where the flash cannot be used. It allows you to get up close to your subject, and also makes it easy to adjust white balance if the need arises.
Nikon In-Camera Innovations
The Coolpix S520 features a selection of three innovative functions that provide the ability to actually improve the quality of images within the camera - these include Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting.

  • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix
    This Feature automatically fixes most instances of red-eye - right in the camera. Red-eye is commonly caused by the use of a built-in flash on a compact camera.
  • Improved Face-Priority AF
    The Nikon Face-Priority AF system automatically detects and achieves sharp focus on people's faces wherever they are in the frame for crisp, sharp portraits - and now it focuses on faces faster than ever. The feature can find and focus on up to 12 faces to ensure superb group portraits.
  • Nikon D-Lighting
    The Nikon D-Lighting feature can rescue underexposed images or shots taken with too much backlight by automatically creating a copy of the image, then brightening the dark areas in the picture, while the well-exposed areas are left completely untouched.
Built-in and Expandable Memory
The camera includes 23MB of built-in memory so you can begin taking shots immediately without having to purchase a memory card, and the memory capacity can be expanded dramatically with Secure digital (SD) or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards.
Bright 2.5-inch LCD Display
The Coolpix S520 is equipped with a bright 2.5" Color LCD that is great for viewing images anywhere, anytime; plus the with an anti-reflection coating makes it easy to see the screen from any angle, even under bright lighting conditions.
Auto Image Rotation
The Auto Image Rotation feature detects pictures that have been taken with the camera held vertically and automatically rotates the image for in-camera LCD playback.
Print Directly or Show Pictures on a TV
You can send images directly to print, without the need of a PC, when using PictBridge and USB Direct Print compatible printers, or connect directly to your TV for family slide shows and presentations.
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Nikon 26112B specs

Camera Type Ultra-compact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera with Image Stabilization
Image Quality
Image Sensor 1/2.5" 8.29 megapixel Interline CCD
Effective Resolution 8.0 million pixels
Color Depth 24-Bit RGB
Color Modes Normal, Vivid, Portrait, Black and White, Sepia, Cool
Image File Formats JPEG (High, Normal)
Recorded Resolution 8M (3264 x 2448)
16:9 (3200 x 1800)
5M (2592 x 1944)
1:1 (2448 x 2448)
3M (2048 x 1536)
PC (1024 x 768)
TV (640 x 480)
Video Recording AVI Motion JPEG With sound
TV movie (640 x 480 @ 30 fps)
Small size (320 x 240 @ 30 or 15 fps)
Smaller size (160 x 120 @ 15fps)
Time-lapse movie (30fps playback without sound)
Clip length limited only by available memory
Audio Recording WAV format (monaural)
Records up to 5 hours with or without image, further limited by available memory
Lens Type Zoom-Nikkor Glass Lens (5 elements in 5 groups)
Optical Zoom 3x
Lens Focal Length 5.7 - 17.1mm (35 - 105mm equivalent)
Digital Zoom 4x
Minimum Focus Distance 5.9" (15cm)
Maximum Aperture f/2.8-4.7
Optical Image Stabilization Yes (Optical VR Image Stabilization)
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount No
Focus Control
Focus Type Contrast-detect TTL AF (9-area automatic, 99-area manual selection) with AF-assist illuminator
Focus Modes Auto, Single Point AF, Face-Priority AF, Focus Lock
Focus Range Normal: 19.7" (50cm) - infinity
Macro: 5.9" (15cm) - infinity
Exposure Control
Sensitivity Auto ISO (64-1600)
Selectable ISO (80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000)
Shutter Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
Aperture Range f/2.8-4.7 (max.)
Exposure Metering Not Specified by Manufacturer
Exposure Modes Auto, Scene, Exposure Compensation (±2.0EV in 1/3EV increments)
White Balance Modes Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash, White Balance Present
Scene Modes Face-Priority AF, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Museum, Fireworks Show, Copy, Back Light, Panorama Assist, Food Mode
Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Anytime flash, Flash cancel, Slow sync.)
Effective Flash Range 2' (0.6m) - 17 .8' (5.4m)
External Flash Connection No
External Flash Control Not Applicable
Start-Up Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Lag Not Specified by Manufacturer
Time Between Shots Not Specified by Manufacturer
Burst Capability 1.0 fps Continuous/Multi-shot 16
Self Timer 10 seconds or 2 seconds
Interval Recording No
Date & Time Stamp Yes
Memory & Power
Built-in Memory 23MB
Compatible Memory Cards Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) Card
Recording Capacity Includes 23MB Built-in Memory

Still Image Capacity

High Normal
8M 11 22
16:9 - 24
5M - 33
1:1 - 40
3M - 59
PC - 158
TV - 309

Note: All values estimated.
Battery Type EN-EL10 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Power Adapter EH-62D AC Adapter (optional)
Computer Interface USB 2.0
Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)
Remote Control No
Video Output NTSC & PAL
Web-Cam Capable No
System & Software Requirements Microsoft Windows (2000, XP, Vista)
Macintosh OS X (10.3.9, 10.4.x)
Viewfinder No
LCD Display 2.5" TFT Color LCD (150,000 pixels)
Language Options German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Portuguese, Polish, Indonesian, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Czech, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Turkish, Greek, Hungarian, Arabic
Playback Options Full frame, Thumbnail (4, 9 or 16 up), Slide show, Zoom playback, Shooting information display, Auto image rotation Delete Function (Delete all frames, delete selected frames, protect function available, card format), Image adjustment (Image sharpening, Saturation control, Trim, D-Lighting, Small Pic, Monochrome, Black Border), Sound playback
Dimensions 2.1 x 3.7 x 0.9" (53 x 94 x 23mm)
Weight 4.0oz (115g) without battery
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.8 x 5.3 x 3.4"

Nikon 26112B reviews

Coolpix S520 Digital Camera (Black) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid camera I got this because I got tired of lugging my big SLR around town to bars and snowboarding trips. The picture quality is not as good as my SLR but it does a good job. Its controls are great and easy to use. If you are just looking for good point and shoot for a great price then I would suggest buying this camera.
Date published: 2008-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent New Camera I bought this camera as a gift. It is working very well and I like how quickly you can continue to take consecutive pictures. It is also very small and can easily fit into a pocket. ...
Date published: 2008-12-31
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