Striking, capable and versatile 8 megapixel camera with a host of unique functions that let you capture outstanding images effortlessly. Powerful Vibration Reduction image stabilization and high ISO light sensitivity enable sharp shots in all conditions. Your favorite scene modes can be saved for quick access and you can create your own in-camera albums to organize and save images to during playback. The COOLPIX S520 – as expressive and selective as you are.
This camera is available in Light Bronze, Urban Black and purple.
8.0 megapixel resolution
Optical Vibration Reduction
3x Zoom-NIKKOR lens
High ISO light sensitivity
EXPEED image processing concept
8.0 megapixel resolution keeps images sharp when printing complete or just from selected areas, even in large format.
Optical Vibration Reduction combats the effects of camera shake to maintain clarity even in low light.
3x Zoom-NIKKOR lens offers outstanding precision and sharp resolution. Zoom range from wideangle to medium telephoto. (35mm film-format equivalent: 35 – 105mm.)
High ISO (2000) light sensitivity reduces the risk of blurred results with fast-moving subjects or in low light by enabling faster shutter speeds.
EXPEED image processing concept for optimum performance and maximum image quality.
2.5-inch LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating to enhance visibility in bright sunlight.
Durable aluminum body designed for the perfect combination of sleek beauty and functional, compact style.
Food mode enhances the color of food to capture the flavor of a great meal.
Favorite scenes: save your three favorite Scene modes for quick and easy access, and change your selection whenever you please.
Three unique Nikon image innovations: Face-priority autofocus, focuses on faces, not backgrounds; D-Lighting creates pleasing results by correcting strong shadows; and In-camera Red-eye Fix corrects false eye color due to flash.
Face Zoom lets you flick through the faces in full-frame without having to scroll.
Favorite pictures lets you create your own in-camera photo album categories to organize and save images to during playback.
Body color: Light Bronze, Urban Black and purple (color versions may vary depending on country or region).
1/2.5-in. CCD; total pixels: approx. 8.29 million
3x Zoom-NIKKOR; 5.7-17.1mm (35mm  format picture angle: 35-105mm); f/2.8-4.7; 5 elements in 5 groups; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm  format picture angle: 420mm)
|Focus range (from lens)|
50cm (1 ft. 7.7 in.) to infinity (∞), Macro close-up mode: 15cm (5.9 in.) to infinity (∞)
2.5-in., approx. 153k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
Internal memory (approx. 23 MB), SD memory cards
|Image size (pixels)|
3264 x 2448 (High: 3264/Normal: 3264), 2592 x 1944 (Normal: 2592), 2048 x 1536 (Normal: 2048), 1024 x 768 (PC: 1024), 640 x 480 (TV: 640), 3200 x 1800 (16:9), 2448 x 2448 (1:1)
|Vibration Reduction (VR)|
Optical lens shift VR
ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, Auto (auto gain ISO 64-1600)
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 (supplied), AC Adapter EH-62D (optional)
Approx. 180 shots with EN-EL10 battery (based on CIPA standard)
Approx. 94 x 53 x 22.5 mm (3.7 x 2.1 x 0.9 in.) excluding projections
Approx. 115 g (4.1 oz.) without battery and SD memory card
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10, Battery Charger MH-63, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, Strap AN-CP14, Software Suite CD-ROM (Supplied accessories may differ by country or area)
AC Adapter EH-62D, Camera Case CS-S01, Camera Case CS-EU02
Image browser software for the easy organization and sharing of images. Compatible with Nikon Transfer.
Rechargable battery EN-EL10
Battery Charger MH-63
Battery Charger MH-63
Software for bulk transfer and backup of digital images to a computer. Compatible with Nikon ViewNX
Software Suite for COOLPIX
Contains a host of image tools including, Nikon Transfer for easy transfer of all images from your COOLPIX camera to your computer and an online link to download and install Nikon's ViewNX image browser.
USB Cable UC-E6
USB data cable for specific Nikon cameras. Lets you connect your camera to a computer. Approx. 1.5m in length.
Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
Audio video cable for specific Nikon cameras. Lets you connect your camera to a television or video/DVD/HD recorder.
Waist strap for your COOLPIX camera.
Camera Case CS-EU02
Protect your COOLPIX and its accessories with this all-in-one camera case with yellow piping around the middle and COOLPIX logo on the front.
AC Adapter EH-62D
AC Adapter EH-62D
Soft leather camera case, protects specific COOLPIX cameras from dust and scratches.