i bought it at a higher price last year, and so far it has been worth getting. i have taken some amazing shots with it and overall enjoyed the camera. i cant say i would exactly recommend this one persay though. it is a great model but it was last years model. i would recommend a non slr camera to a begginner and if they were good tell them to get this one. it is great for the price. so if you are an aspiring photographer and wish for a cheaper buy in a quality camera this is definitely what you need.
This is a basic camera that is easy to use and it really does take great pictures and videos. Have a handicam and it has nothing on this so called cheap camera, worth every penny and I would buy another in a heartbeat.
I got this camera as an upgrade from my little pocket kodak point and shoot. I was considering a DSLR, but was NOT too enthused about hauling around something so big. My main focus for a new camera was to keep up with my toddler. As we all know taking pix of kids can be trying and hardly ever come out in focus. In other words, I was looking for something that could handle a lot of action without breaking my bank. This camera is PERFECT! I've played with it for 2 days now and thus far it has been very easy to use and not once has chasing my toddler around with a camera resulted in a blurry picture. the settings seem easy enough to figure out AND the shutter is pretty impressive. I can get 3 really fast speed shutters, but I can also get up to 10 lower speed shutter pics which is great and gives me a good break in movement when kicking a soccer ball. The zoom is fantastic as far as quality pics. It is a tad slow and I think I would have preferred a manual focus like the DSLRs that you twist the lens to zoom, but this works fine. All in all this was a great buy and for $300 I thought it well worth the price. Regular price it runs at $500, for that price you could get a compact DSLR, but you would have the extra expense of buying additional lenses. I did a lot of research for weeks and my results kept coming back to the Nikon p520 and the Sony - DSC-HX300. The sony was about $150 more. I'm told that Sony is the king of action photography, but my photographer friends vouch for Nikon. I was willing to sacrifice A+ quality for maybe a A- to save me $150. All in all I vote YES for this camera and all it can accomplish.
I have been using Nikon cameras for 5 years, and was very happy with their products. Started out with a L22 (made in Japan) 3 years ago for my work that needed a Date\/ Time stamp on \"emailed\" pics for bank work. It lasted 1-1\/2 years before I wore out the push button. Then I went and bought another one #still made in Japan# and that one lasted 1 year - my employee accidentally dropped it and lens would not work. Figuring I'd treat myself to a much newer model with a Touch Screen #$169.00#, I bought a NIKON Coolpix S4300 #now made in CHINA!#. Worked very well - for 3 months. By that time the store warranty had run out, but was still covered under the extra-protection plan I got. Camera worked for 3 months; then the lens would not open! Contacted Nikon; they sent me a shipping label for free shipping...they said they fixed the lens problem...after using it for 3 days, it happen again - same problem! Contacted Nikon-they sent me another label-got a confirmation tracking # from where I shipped it out. Didn't hear anything back for 3 weeks. FINALLY I called them. They said that I dropped it #NEVER DID# and there was an indent on end corner and on lens #they even sent me pics of damage!#. It was in perfect unscratched condition when I sent it to them! They said they wanted $125. to fix it, would not replace or refund my money. Told them to keep the camera they damaged in their shop and I would NEVER buy another Nikon! Thought that was the end of it....they were nice enough to add \"salt to the wound\" and mailed the damaged camera back to me, to which I had fun watching it melt in my firepit....GO WITH A CANON! Good prices, excellent camera, fantastic customer service! #I now have a Canon PowerShot A2500 I bought for $89.00.#
I have had my camera for 4 months now. It takes great pictures and video and has cool features. I like being able to send pics to my phone to upload to fb. Its not an easy or quick thing to upload and often freezes up during the process. I have had a lot of problems with my camera freezing up. It always freezes with the zoom out and wont power off or do anything (freezes). Usually I can just let it sit for awhile 30 min or so and it will restart. This last time it froze it hasn't restarted, so its been frozen for 2 weeks. I just filled out paperwork to send it in for repair. Frankly I would rather just have my money back on it but Walmart only gives me 15day to return for refund.
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Absolutely astonishing results are readily available using this camera and Nikon's best lenses. To obtain the best results the use of a stable tripod is advisable. The detail in the landscape photography that I shoot with this combination of camera and the 24-70mm 2.8 lens and the 70-200mm 2.8 VR II lens is breathtaking. No other DSLR in this size even comes close. Using this camera anywhere near its potential does require dedication and diligence. To say that it is complex is an understatement. Photography fanatics will love this camera. Be prepared to make an investment, nothing this good comes \"cheap.\"