Nikon Coolpix P530
16-megapixel digital camera with 42X optical zoom and optional Wi-Fi®
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Item #: 054P530K
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The Nikon Coolpix P530 offers 42X optical zoom in a compact body style.
Sometimes, the interesting part of a scene is not right next to you at eye level. Perhaps you want to zoom in on an architectural detail of a tall building, or snap photos of colorful birds without scaring them away. The Nikon Coolpix P530 is ready for such times, with a powerful 42X zoom lens built into a compact body. If that bird happens to take flight while you're shooting, never fear — the camera locks in with target-finding autofocus and subject tracking so you can keep the focus where it belongs, even when your subject is in motion. Optical vibration reduction keeps those little tremors from sneaking in and blurring the image when you don't have time to grab your tripod.
Bright daylight is easy to shoot in. But what do you do when you're in a dimly-lit ballroom or photographing city streets at night? The P530's 16-megapixel image sensor works well in low light situations, allowing you to retain the warm, romantic quality of the existing light without using a flash. Then, if you're switching to a portrait in the same environment, you can employ the built-in flash to add a little brightness to your subject's face when you need it.
The optional Nikon WU-1a mobile adapter lets you wirelessly transfer photos to your smartphone, tablet or any compatible Wi-Fi® enabled device. Use your compatible smartphone to instantly upload your shots to the web or email them to a friend. You can also use Nikon's free app to remotely control the Coolpix P530 — see what the camera sees and trigger the shutter from your smartphone or tablet, so you can be in the picture, too.
From baby's first steps, to that dream vacation in the islands, these cameras make it easy to capture life's greatest hits. Today's cameras have helpful automatic features, like face detection and scene recognition that make shooting more foolproof than ever. And they all have plenty of megapixels for detailed photos that stay sharp, even when you enlarge and print them.
Great camera, very sharp focus, 42X zoom. It is also lightweight, which is a big plus! It also has a viewfinder for when sunny days make display hard to see.
Pros: Very easy to use with great results! It has a great 42X zoom
Cons: I've not found any so far.
Camera was very user friendly and the pictures had great color and sharpness.
Pros: easy to use and camera had nice balance and light weight
Cons: not any that I have noticed yet.
This is my first digital camera beyond the small instamatic styles that are readily available, and it has been an eye opener learning what one can do with the more advanced capabilities. The Coolpix 530 has been a lot of fun getting to know and yhe pictures are amazing.
Pros: Easy to learn the basics out of the box. You will be shooting nice photos in short order. Zoom lens extends and retracts quickly. Picture quality is top notch.
Cons: Doesn't come with a camera case and only a quick start manual. To learn the advanced functionality of the camera you must download a manual from Nikon. I have also had a bit of trouble with the auto focus in busy subject environments, but I'm sure it is all part of the learning process.
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||24-1000mm|
|Internal Memory||56 MB|
|Effective Megapixel Count||16.1|
|Highest Resolution||4608 x 3456|
|HD Video Recording||1920 x 1080|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||17.5|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
3" LCD Monitor: The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a 3" high resolution LCD monitor featuring approximately 921,000 dots, an anti-reflection coating and a five-level brightness adjustment. The LCD monitor has approximately 100% horizontal and vertical coverage in both shooting and playback modes.
Electronic Viewfinder: In addition to the 3" LCD monitor, the camera has a 0.2" Electronic Viewfinder with approximately 210,000 dots, and approximately 100% horizontal and vertical coverage in both shooting and playback modes. The EVF has a diopter adjustment to allow you to set the image to your eyesight.
Image Sensor: The Coolpix P530 features a 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor with approximately 16.76-million total pixels and 16.1-million effective pixels.
Recording Media: Images can be recorded onto SD, SDHC, or SDXC Memory cards. When an SD Memory card is inserted in the camera, the images are automatically recorded onto the card. When no card is inserted, the images automatically record to the 56 MB internal memory. The camera can support 2 GB SD cards, SDHC cards from 4 GB to 32 GB, and SDXC cards of up to 128 GB. In addition, the camera is compatible with Eye-Fi cards.
Optics: The Coolpix P530 digital camera uses a 42x Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens for superb image quality. Every aspect of the lens manufacturing process is controlled by Nikon. The Zoom-NIKKOR lens is designed for the specific camera and image sensor combination. The lens has a focal length of 4.3-180mm that is equivalent to a 24-1000mm lens in 35mm photography. There are two stages of digital zoom: Dynamic Fine Zoom and full Digital Zoom. Dynamic Fine Zoom is approximately 2x the optical zoom value (up to 84x total) with little or no degradation of image quality. Beyond 2x, the full digital zoom enlarges the image up to 4x the optical zoom (up to 168x), but with a noticeable reduction in image quality.
Zoom Memory: When the zoom control is operated, the zoom stops at the following preset focal lengths: 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 105mm, 135mm, 200mm, 300mm, 400mm, 500mm, 600mm, 800mm, and 1000mm. The function is similar to having 14 different prime lenses on a D-SLR camera. You can select any or all of the presets in the menu. (Zoom Memory is only available in the P, S, A, M, or U shooting modes.) You can set the camera to a specific Startup Zoom Position in advance (24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 105mm, or 135mm).
Vibration Reduction: The Coolpix P530 offers Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization to reduce blurring caused by camera shake when shooting. The camera automatically detects the panning direction (horizontally or vertically) and compensates for camera shake by shifting the lens. You can select from Normal or Active VR Modes.
Motion Detection: Motion Detection automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts the shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for camera shake and subject movement.
Optional Wi-Fi: You can attach the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter to the USB/AV connector. This will allows the camera to be connected via Wi-Fi (wireless LAN) to a smart device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Through the wireless connection (IEEE 802.11b/g/n), you can automatically load photos and videos to your device as you take them, use your smart device to remotely take photos on the camera, or download existing pictures from the camera's memory card to your device. Once you have downloaded images to your smartphone, you can share them via email, texts, or social networking sites.
Note: The smart device must have the Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application, available for devices running Android 2.3 or later (smartphones), Android 3.0 or later (tablets), or iOS 6.0 or later (iPhone, iPad).
File Formats: The Coolpix P530 records still images in JPEG format. HD and SD movies are recorded in MOV format (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: LPCM stereo). You can choose Fine (1:4) or Normal (1:8) compression ratios for still images. There are nine still image size options and nine movie options:
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can choose one of the following shooting modes:
Continuous Shooting: In the P, S, A, M, or U shooting modes, you can select in the menu from the following single or continuous shooting options:
Self-timer: The camera is equipped with a 10 second and 2 second timer for self-portraits. In addition, the camera can use face detection to detect human faces, and automatically release the shutter when a smile is detected (Smile Timer).
AF Area Mode: You can select between the following AF Area Modes to determine how the camera selects the focus area for Auto Focus: Face Priority, Manual (spot), Manual (normal), Manual (wide), Subject tracking, and Target Finding AF.
Focus Modes: You can choose a focus mode according to the subject and composition. The choices include:
Focus Lock: The Focus Lock feature is used to focus on off-centered subjects in the frame while shooting in Center AF mode.
AF-Assist Illuminator: If lighting is poor, the AF-assist illuminator may light to assist the focus operation when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. The illuminator has a range of about 9'-10" at the maximum wide-angle and telephoto positions. You can turn this function on or off.
Blink Warning Function: The Blink Warning function is available when you are shooting in Face Priority mode. When the camera detects that one or more human subjects may have blinked, the blink warning screen is displayed. The subject is framed by a yellow border, allowing you to check the picture and decide whether or not to take another picture.
Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps, using a rotary dial on the top of the camera.
Exposure Bracketing: The exposure can be changed automatically during continuous shooting. With Exposure Bracketing, the camera takes three images, one at the set exposure, one overexposed, and one underexposed. You can set the compensation interval to +/-0.3, +/-0.7, or +/-1.0
ISO Settings: Sensitivity is the measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher the sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure. The camera features the following ISO settings:
White Balance: You can set the White Balance to Auto Normal, Auto Warm, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent (FL1 to FL3), Cloudy, or Flash. You can also choose Preset Manual and use a neutral-colored object as a reference to set the white balance under unusual lighting conditions.
Color Temperature: You can choose one of 11 different Color Temperature settings (instead of a preset White Balance setting): Sodium-vapor lamps (2700K), Incandescent/Warm-white fluorescent (3700K), Cool-white fluorescent (4200K), Day white fluorescent (5000K), Direct sunlight (5200K), Flash (5400K), Cloudy (6000K), Daylight fluorescent (6500K), High temp. Mercury-vapor (7200K), and Shade (8000K).
Built-in Flash: The Coolpix P530 has a built-in pop-up flash with a range of 1'-8" to 26' (Wide angle) and 5' to 14' (Telephoto). You can choose from the following flash modes:
In-Camera Red-Eye Fix: If the camera detects red-eye after the pre-flash has fired, advanced red-eye reduction processing is used to further reduce red-eye, slightly increasing the time required before the next picture can be taken.
AF Modes: When shooting still images or movies you can choose between two auto-focus modes:
Voice Recording: Audio voice memos for pictures can be recorded over the camera's built-in microphone and played back over the unit's built-in speaker. Memos can be up to 20 seconds in length. Memos are saved as WAV files.
Slide Show Playback: View pictures in the internal memory or on the memory card in an automatic slide show with 2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds between pictures. If desired, you can loop the slideshow so it will continuously play. Maximum slide show duration is 30 minutes without operation.
Thumbnail Playback: During playback, you can view multiple thumbnail images (4, 9, 16, or 72) at a time. While these "contact sheets" are displayed, you can use the multi-selector to highlight individual pictures. Highlighted pictures can be deleted, if desired.
Calendar Display: This feature displays a calendar allowing you to select and view pictures taken on the same date.
Playback Zoom: During playback, you can enlarge a still image up to 10x. Once the image is zoomed, you can use the multi-selector to scroll around to non-visible portions of the image. You can record a new picture of the cropped image by pressing the shutter button.
Rotate Image: Recorded pictures can be rotated 90-degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise on the unit's LCD screen.
Editing Picture: You can use the Coolpix P530 to edit recorded pictures in-camera and store them as separate files. You can choose from the following editing functions:
Multi-Language Menu: You can choose from 36 different menu display languages including English, Spanish and French.
Printing Pictures: You can print pictures stored in the internal memory or on the memory card by using the Print Set option in the playback menu. Using DPOF (Digital Print Order Form), you can designate which images to print, and how many copies to print. Pictures can be printed as followed:
Power Requirements: The Coolpix P530 is powered by a supplied rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (EN-EL5). The battery is charged using the supplied EH-69P Charging AC adapter. The supplied rechargeable battery will last up to approximately 240 still image shots or 1 hour of movie shooting on one charge. A fully-exhausted battery charges in about 4 hours 10 minutes using the supplied EH-70P Charging AC Adapter, or 2 hours using the optional MH-61 Battery Charger. You can also charge the battery in the camera when it is connected to a computer via USB.
Auto Off: When the camera is operated on battery power, the Auto Off mode will automatically turn off the monitor to reduce the drain on the batteries if no operations are performed for the length of time specified in the Auto Off menu. The time limit for the Auto Off mode can be set to 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes or 30 minutes.
HDMI: The Coolpix P530 is equipped with a mini-HDMI (Type C) output, allowing you to connect the camera to an HDTV. An optional mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required. The camera's HDMI output can be set to Auto, 480p, 720p or 1080i.
USB/Audio-Video Output: The camera features a single proprietary jack on the side of the camera for connecting the optional AV (EG-CP16) cable or the supplied USB cable (UC-E6). This one output allows you to download your photos to your computer or printer via USB using the supplied USB cable, or view your photos on a TV using the optional AV cable. The USB interface is USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compatible. The video output is NTSC or PAL compatible.
ViewNX 2 Software: The Coolpix P530 does not include any software for uploading, viewing, editing, or sharing photos and movies. Nikon ViewNX 2 software package can be downloaded from Nikon's website. ViewNX 2 includes Nikon Transfer 2 for copying pictures from the camera to the computer. The ViewNX 2 program is for viewing, editing, and printing your transferred images. ViewNX 2 also includes options for editing movies, and is integrated with Nikon Image Space, Nikon's image sharing and storage service.
System Requirements: The ViewNX 2 software will work with the following Operating Systems:
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easy use [ Kenneth Mark Dec 12, 2015 ]
Never used. Didn't know there was a wifi ability. [ PAULA Feb 16, 2015 ]