- 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 6400 (Push to 12800)
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 24-1000mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
- 494g - 123 x 84 x 98mm
- Launched February 2014
- Succeeded the Nikon P520
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Nikon P530 overview
Nikon P530 is Nikon's Small Sensor Superzoom camera originally released on February of 2014. It has got a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
Nikon launched this camera as a way to improve the older Nikon P520 (Read Full Comparison)
The P530 is scored #89 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all round #588 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. Remember to try our Smart camera finder to find camera listings based on your custom requirements.
The following is a chart of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Nikon P530 family
The Nikon P530 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the detailed range underneath.
P530 vs P95024-2000mm
P530 vs P100024-3000mm
P530 vs P90024-2000mm
P530 vs P61024-1440mm
P530 vs P60024-1440mm
P530 vs P52024-1000mm
P530 vs P51024-1000mm
P530 vs P50023-810mm
P530 vs P10026-678mm
P530 vs P9026-624mm
P530 vs P8027-486mm
Nikon P530 Gallery
You can see the P530 from several angles in the gallery here.
Nikon P530 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of pros and cons of the Nikon P530 based on features which are usually viewed as essential in a camera.
Nikon P530 Sensor details
The sensor size on the Nikon P530 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels . The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 100 to 6400. This ISO can also be extended digitally to a high of 12800. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported which means that you have less margin for error.
The picture underneath displays the P530's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The P530 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Nikon P530 dimensions
Nikon P530 is 1.09 lb (494 gr / 17.43 oz) and features external measurements of 123mm x 84mm x 98mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 3.9"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the Nikon P530 is weightier compared with various rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Down below is a shot of the Nikon P530 alongside a soda so you can have a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will provide the button layout on the P530.
Nikon P530 Lens specs
The P530 provides a built-in lens and a focal range of 24-1000mm making it a 41.7 x zoom which is amazing and is going to make it easier to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 24mm, it provides an aperture of f3.0 and that's somewhat slow and not very good in low light circumstances and you may find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You would also have to up the ISO setting resulting in noisy photographs. With the tele end, 1000mm is fantastic zoom and comes at f5.9 making it very sluggish and you will need to use slow shutter speeds.
Nikon P530 Connectivity
The P530 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that include NFC or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to send pictures and sometimes alter settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Many applications even enable a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB socket.
Nikon P530 Video specs
The maximum video resolution on the Nikon P530 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution gives a great balance in quality versus file sizes but FULL HD won't give you much room to downsample. The camera doesn't feature a mic or headphone socket which means you get no control over your audio. It is probably best to find a different model should you need good audio in your video clips.
Nikon P530 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing for the Nikon P530 so you need to be cautious in wet and dusty situations.
Nikon P530 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon P530 has got a 3 inch fixed display boasting a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder specifications regarding Nikon P530 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
Viewfinders are very handy in sunny outdoor situations which can make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Nikon P530 Shutter specs
Nikon P530 is able to shoot continuously at 7.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Nikon P530 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Nikon P530 has got only in-built flash without external flash ability.
Nikon P530 Autofocusing specs
Nikon P530 has got just Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & precise compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has got Face detect which can be helpful for taking photos of people.
The Sensor has got 9 focus points to select from. It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for objects that move. Nikon P530 comes with manual focus in case it is required in low light occasions or you need more accurate focus control.
Nikon P530 Battery life
The battery (EN-EL5) for the Nikon P530 is fashioned to last for 240 photographs according to the CIPA requirements making it lower as compared with its competition. The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the highest possible (600) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Following is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the highest battery life:
P530 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR600 yesnono
P530 vs B500600 nonoyes
P530 vs L840590 noyesno
P530 vs FZ200540 yesnono
P530 vs V-Lux 4540 yesnono
Nikon P530 for varying categories of photography
The following chart displays a overview of the Nikon P530 for varying categories of photography. To read more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Nikon P530 as a Portrait photography camera
The Nikon P530 has a points tally of 44 which is awful, meaning that it is not acceptable to use for portrait images. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support along with the option to use external flash.
Nikon P530 as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a awful rating of 44, the Nikon P530 is not acceptable for street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Nikon P530 as a Sports photography camera
A modest sports photography score of 49 means the Nikon P530 is reasonably suited for shooting sports. A camera needs to have fantastic tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon P530 Travel photography advice
Weight is pretty crucial in picking a camera for travel. In general, the Nikon P530 gets a modest 52 for a travelling camera which makes it fairly adequate to buy for your travels.
Nikon P530 as a Landscape photography camera
If you are looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photos, the biggest factor will be image quality. The Nikon P530 and it's awful score of 45 for a landscape camera is not acceptable within the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Nikon P530
A vlogging camera preferably should posses a articulating display screen, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Nikon P530 is not acceptable for vlogging as it delivers a awful score of 27.
Nikon P530 Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the P530, below is a range of the highest ranked cameras that fall within the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The graph underneath offers you an overview of the P530 versus it's top scored rivals suggested above.
Following are additional cameras you may look at as alternatives. To read through a comprehensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.