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COOLPIX P520 Firmware

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  • Windows
  • Mac OS

This software update program is for the customer-owned product listed above (the “affected product”), and is provided only on acceptance of the agreement listed below. By selecting “Accept” and clicking “Download”, you are held to have accepted the terms and conditions of the agreement. Be sure you understand the terms of the agreement before beginning download.

This software is for upgrading the COOLPIX P520 firmware from v1.0 to v1.1. Verify your camera’s Firmware version using the instructions below. If this latest version is already installed in your camera, you need not update the firmware.

Be sure that you have read and understand the terms of the license agreement before initiating download of this software from the links at the bottom of this page.

Modifications enabled in this version

  • When the camera was turned off after taking a still picture with GPS options > Record GPS data set to On , in some rare cases, the camera could not be turned on again. This issue has been resolved.
  • After shooting using subject tracking with AF area mode set to Subject tracking , the monitor display turned completely black, or partly white. Also the buttons and controls failed to respond. This issue has been resolved.

How to verify your cameras current firmware version

If the latest firmware version is already installed on your P520 you need not proceed with download or installation of this Firmware Upgrade. The current firmware version can be verified from the Firmware version item in the camera's setup menu.

  1. Turn on the camera.
  2. Press the MENU button to display the menu screen.  
  3. Press the rotary multi selector to the left to highlight the menu tab, select the setup tab, and press the OK button. 
  4. Highlight Firmware version from the setup menu and press the OK button.
  5. The camera's firmware version will be displayed.  
  6. Turn off the camera.

Quick Install Guide

This is the quick install guide, for detailed instructions click the link below.

Power the camera from AC adapter unit or use a fully charged battery.

  1. Create a new folder with an appropriate name on your computer's hard drive.
  2. Download the Windows (.EXE) or Mac (.DMG) file from the links at the bottom of this page to the folder created in step 1.
  3. Run the downloaded file to create a folder called P52 0Update which contains the firmware folder .
  4. Use a card reader or similar device to copy the  firmware folder to the root directory of a memory card formatted in the camera.   
  5. Insert the memory card into the camera's memory card slot and turn on the camera.
  6. Select Firmware version from the camera's setup menu and follow instructions displayed to upgrade the firmware.
  7. After the upgrade is complete, turn the camera off and remove the memory card.
  8. Access the Firmware version item in the camera's setup menu to confirm that the firmware has been upgraded.

Image   Windows :
Detailed Firmware Upgrade instructions
Image  Mac:
Detailed Firmware Upgrade instructions

System Requirements

Windows

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 (all editions)
Microsoft Windows 7 (all editions)
Microsoft Windows Vista (all editions)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Mac OS X

Operating System
Mac OS X version 10.6.8 - 10.9.2

 *Card reader or computer with built-in memory card slot required.

Download file: F-P520-V11W.exe (71.10 MB)
Contains the following file: firmware.bin

Download file: F-P520-V11M.dmg (76.90 MB)
Contains the following file: firmware.bin

End User License Agreement

  • Download

    F-P520-V11M.dmg
    (Approx. 76.90 MB)

  • Download

    F-P520-V11W.exe
    (Approx. 71.10 MB)

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