Nikon Coolpix P530 Review

Overall Score

48

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-1000 mm (41.7x) F3.0-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 7 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 123 x 84 x 98 mm, 494g.
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  • Replaced: Coolpix P520

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Nikon Coolpix P530 Overview


First introduced in February, 2014, Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon P520 with Coolpix P530. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon P530 with Nikon P520


Nikon P530 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Nikon Coolpix P530

Sensor resolution of Nikon P530 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Nikon P530 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Nikon P530 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon Coolpix P530 Nikon P530 2014 16MP 100 - 6400 494g 123 x 84 x 98mm
Nikon Coolpix P520 Nikon P520 2013 18MP 80 - 3200 550g 125 x 84 x 102mm
Nikon Coolpix P510 Nikon P510 2012 16MP 100 - 3200 555g 120 x 83 x 102mm
Nikon Coolpix P500 Nikon P500 2011 12MP 160 - 3200 494g 116 x 103 x 84mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon P530


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Coolpix P530 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
7.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
9 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
5.9 Lens at Tele
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.9
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.0
Low Battery Life: 240 shots
Type Scores

Nikon Coolpix P530 has an Overall Score of 48/100 and ranked #180 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #547 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon P530 Scores
Imaging score
22
Features score
57
Value for money score
65
Portability score
80
Overall score
48
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Nikon P530


Nikon Coolpix P530 weighs 494g and has external dimensions of 123 x 84 x 98mm (4.84 x 3.31 x 3.86"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Nikon P530 is 102 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon P530
494g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon P530
98mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Coolpix P530 with the dimensions:

Nikon Coolpix P530

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Coolpix P530 Dimensions Coolpix P530
Nikon Coolpix L840 Nikon L840 538 g 494 g 114 x 89 x 96 mm 123 x 84 x 98 mm
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Canon SX530 HS 442 g 494 g 120 x 82 x 92 mm 123 x 84 x 98 mm
Nikon Coolpix P520 Nikon P520 550 g 494 g 125 x 84 x 102 mm 123 x 84 x 98 mm
Nikon Coolpix P610 Nikon P610 565 g 494 g 125 x 85 x 107 mm 123 x 84 x 98 mm
Nikon Coolpix P600 Nikon P600 565 g 494 g 125 x 85 x 107 mm 123 x 84 x 98 mm
Nikon Coolpix P510 Nikon P510 555 g 494 g 120 x 83 x 102 mm 123 x 84 x 98 mm
Nikon Coolpix B500 Nikon B500 541 g 494 g 114 x 78 x 95 mm 123 x 84 x 98 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Sony H400 628 g 494 g 130 x 95 x 122 mm 123 x 84 x 98 mm

Specifications of Nikon Coolpix P530


General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix P530
Announced February, 2014
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 0
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 7.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 8.00
Flash Modes TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 12800
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 240 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL5
Physical
Weight 494 g
Physical Dimensions 123 x 84 x 98 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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