Nikon Coolpix P530 Review

4.0
May 27, 2014 | Jack Baker |

Specifications

Number of effective pixels 16.1 million
Image sensor 1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.76 million total pixels
Lens NIKKOR lens with 42x optical zoom
Focal length 4.3-180 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-1000 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/-number f/3-5.9
Lens construction 14 elements in 10 groups (4 ED lens elements)
Digital zoom magnification Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 4000 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction Lens shift
Motion blur reduction Motion detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF
Focus range [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 2.0 m (6 ft 7 in.) to infinity. Macro close-up mode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) (at a wide-angle zoom position) to infinity. (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Focus-area selection Target finding AF, face priority, manual (spot), manual (normal), manual (wide), subject tracking
Viewfinder Electronic viewfinder, 0.5 cm (0.2-in.) approx. 201k-dot equivalent LCD with the diopter adjustment function (-4 - +4 m-1)
Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Media Internal memory (approx. 56 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system DCF, Exif 2.3 and DPOF compliant
File formats Still pictures: JPEG. Sound files (voice memo): WAV. Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: LPCM stereo)
Image size (pixels) 16M [4608 x 3456]. 8M [3264 x 2448]. 4M [2272 x 1704]. 2M [1600 x 1200]. VGA [640 x 480]. 16:9 12M [4608 x 2592]. 16:9 2M [1920 x 1080]. 3:2 [4608 x 3072]. 1:1 [3456 x 3456]
Shooting Modes Auto, Scene (Night landscape, Night portrait, Landscape, Scene auto selector, Portrait, Sports, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Easy panorama, Pet portrait, Moon, Bird-watching), Special Effects, P, S, A, M, User settings
Continuous Shooting Single (default setting), Continuous H (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 7 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is about 7), Continuous L (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 1 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is about 200), Pre-shooting cache (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 15 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 20, including a maximum of 5 frames captured in the pre-shooting cache), Continuous H:120 fps (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 120 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 60), Continuous H:60 fps (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 60 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 60), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16, Intvl timer shooting
Movie 1080/30p (default setting): 1920 x 1080/16:9, 1080/25p (default setting): 1920 x 1080/16:9, 1080/60i: 1920 x 1080/16:9, 1080/50i: 1920 x 1080/16:9, 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9, 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9, iFrame 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9, iFrame 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9, 480/30p: 640 x 480/4:3, 480/25p: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 480/4x: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 720/2x: 1280 x 720/16:9, HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 x 1080/16:9
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO 100-1600. ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using P, S, A or M mode). Hi 1 (equivalent to ISO 12800) (available when using High ISO monochrome in special effects mode)
Exposure metering mode Matrix, center-weighted, or spot
Exposure control Programmed auto exposure with flexible program, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, exposure bracketing enabled, exposure compensation (-2.0 EV - +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV) enabled
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/4000 * -1 s. 1/4000 * -15 s (when ISO sensitivity is 100 in M mode). * When the aperture value is set to f/6.6 - f/8.3 (wide-angle end)
Aperture Electronically-controlled 6-blade iris diaphragm
Aperture range 10 steps of 1/3 EV (W) (A, M mode)
Self-timer Can be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Flash range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.5-8.0 m (1 ft 8 in.-26 ft). [T]: 1.5-4.5 m (5-14 ft)
Flash control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Flash exposure compensation In steps of 1/3 EV in the range between -2 and +2 EV
Interface Hi-Speed USB equivalent
Data Transfer Protocol MTP, PTP
Video output Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI output Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminal Audio/video output; digital I/O (USB). HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (included). AC Adapter EH-62A (available separately)
Charging time Approx. 4 h 10 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-70P and when no charge remains)
Battery life¹ Approx. 240 shots when using EN-EL5
Movie recording (actual battery life for recording)² Approx. 1 h when using EN-EL5
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 122.8 x 84.1 x 98.2 mm (4.9 x 3.4 x 3.9 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 494 g (1 lb 1.5 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Temperature 0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Camera Strap, Lens Cap LC-CP24 (with cord), Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5, Charging AC Adapter EH-70P, USB Cable UC-E6

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