Nikon Coolpix P530 Review

09/05/2015 - 17:54
Nikon Coolpix P530. Review

Nikon Coolpix P530 is advanced functional superzoom. It started producing in 2014, replaced the model Nikon Coolpix P520. The camera belongs to a series of «P» (Performance), which, compared with the other Nikon Coolpix cameras, has the highest functionality.

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530 Key Specifications

Dimensions: 123x84x98 mm

Weight: 494 g

Sensor: CMOS, 1/2,3”, 16,8 Megapixels

Crop factor: 5.62

ISO range: 100—6400 (12800)

Photo maximal resolution: 4608х3456 px

Video maximal resolution: 1920×1080 px

Video format: MOV 30 fps, 60 fps

Optical zoom: 42х

Digitall zoom: 2х

Max Aperture: f/3-f/5.9

Focal lenght: 4-180mm (24-1008mm equiv)

Display: 3" (921 000 pixels)

Memory card: SD/SDHC/SDXC

Battery: Li-Ion 1100 mAh

 

Nikon Coolpix P530 Ergonomics and Functionality

Nikon Coolpix P530

The camera repeats the design of the previous model. The body is made of plastic, rubberized grip. Nikon Coolpix P530

Above the wheel is switching shooting modes, the shutter button with zoom lever around. As well as the power button and the button Fn. Nikon Coolpix P530

Behind the camera is the viewfinder and 3-inch LCD display. Unlike in compare of the P520 model it does not rotate. Plus it or minus depending on your requirements to the camera. To the right of the screen are buttons for image viewing and control parameters wheel. Rotate the thumb for counter-clockwise, you can control the parameters of the shooting, exposure compensation. Nikon Coolpix P530

Also at the top located the control dial. Another difference is not in favor of a new model, it is the absence of the zoom lever to the left on the lens. In the previous model, it can be customized for manual focus. Apparently the designers felt that it was not particularly in demand.

Nikon Coolpix P530

The camera is equipped with a standard built-in flash.

Nikon Coolpix P530

Below is standard options for superzoom, the battery and memory card compartment. Tripod mount.

 

Nikon Coolpix P530 Optics

The camera is equipped with a non-changeable 42-fold zoom lens NIKKOR 42x WIDE OPTICAL ZOOM ED VR 4.3-180mm 1:3-5.9. Lens the same as the model P520. Nikon Coolpix P530

View on the widest angle mode

Nikon Coolpix P530

View on the longest telephoto mode 42-x zoom is a very serious. With this range you can shoot almost all the life scenes.Nikon Coolpix P530 Example Photos

4,3mm 1/1250 ISO 100

An example of a widest angle. The red frame is marked fragment approach at the maximum optical zoom.Nikon Coolpix P530 Example Photos

180mm 1/500 ISO 360

An example of a maximum optical zoom

Nikon Coolpix P530 Example Photos

720mm 1/500 ISO 250

Example 2-x digital zoom Digital zoom is available in the MASP modes. On the top of the display, next to the scale of the optical zoom range appears very brief digital zoom scale, as if continuing the first. In SCENE mode digital zoom is not available. I note that the shooting handheld at maximum zooming, especially with digital zoom, it is very difficult to catch the desired composition, since the slightest hand shake gives you a serious bias in the frame. In this case, optical stabilizer, available in the lens, helps.

 

Nikon Coolpix P530 Sample Photos

Nikon Coolpix P530 Example Photos

180mm 1/160 ISO 400

On the long end of the lens at maximum aperture can achieve a small bokeh effect.

Nikon Coolpix P530 Example Photos

18,7mm 1/320 ISO 100

And this is an example on the short end. To illuminate the face use the internal flash.

Nikon Coolpix P530 Example Photos

62,4mm 1/200 ISO 280

Nikon Coolpix P530 Example Photos

15,2mm 1/200 ISO 100

As the camera passes the colors and shades, to check on the flowers.

Nikon Coolpix P530 Example Photos

180mm 1/500 ISO 100

It has normal color render.

Nikon Coolpix P530 Example Photos

30,3mm 1/125 ISO 180

Nikon Coolpix P530 Example Photos

15.2mm 1/160 ISO 100

Nikon Coolpix P530 Example Photos

24.1mm 1/640 ISO 100

The day was sunny.

Nikon Coolpix P530 Example Photos

15.2mm 1/160 ISO 100

Nikon Coolpix P530 Example Photos

10.7mm 1/400 ISO 100

Nikon Coolpix P530 Example Photos

58mm 1/500 ISO 100

Nikon Coolpix P530 Example Photos

53.5mm 1/250 ISO 100

The main advantage of superzoom cameras before the DSLR cameras in their compactness. Superzoom can shoot street scenes from long distances and go unnoticed. While it's equal to zoom lens on DSLR camera would have much larger dimensions, and remain hidden is difficult.

Nikon Coolpix P530 Example Photos

17.8 1/640 ISO 100

Nikon Coolpix P530 Example Photos

19.7 1/400 ISO 100

Sometimes, when a strong backlight can be caught low contrast.

Nikon Coolpix P530 Example Photos

8.4mm 1/1250 ISO 100

Summary Nikon Coolpix P530 superzoom, having good functionality and ergonomics. Suitable for advanced amateur photographers. Yet the previous model P520 seemed to me more functional.

Nikon Coolpix P530 Example Photos

6,2mm 1/80 ISO 100





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