New Nikon DL Compact Cameras To Land In Oz In June

Written by Martin Kovacs     23/02/2016 | 18:43 | Category: STILL CAMERAS

Nikon has launched its new Nikon DL compact camera series, comprising three models - the DL18-50mm f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85mm f/1.8-2.8 and DL24-500mm f/2.8-5.6 - each decked out with different Nikkor lens groups.

New Nikon DL Compact Cameras To Land In Oz In JuneThe DL18-50mm f/1.8-2.8 sports a 18-50 mm ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, which Nikkon states is equipped with Nikkor's fastest and brightest maximum aperture, while the DL24-85mm f/1.8-2.8 features a 24-85mm normal zoom lens, and the DL24-500mm f/2.8-5.6 an ultra-zoom lens, with up to super-telephoto 500 mm.

"For the accurate and precise acquisition of photography subjects, the Nikon DL series is the first range of compact cameras in the industry to feature an advanced hybrid AF system, combining both phase-detection AF and contrast-detect AF," Nikon states.

"The focus areas are densely packed to ensure wide AF area coverage for reliable performance in unpredictable shooting environments, keeping up with the DL range's high autofocusing speed of approximately 0.09s. This works in tandem with an outstanding continuous shooting speed of 20 frames per second."

The DL series also provides for the capture of 4K (3840 x 2160/30p) video.

DL18-50mm f/1.8-2.8 features:

- True-to-life wide-angle capture, for the photography of architecture and landscapes
- 1.0" backside illumination CMOS sensor
- Brand-new quad-core EXPEED 6A image-processing engine
- High-speed continuous shooting at approximately 20 fps with autofocus
- Accuracy with hybrid AF system for a frame coverage of 105 focus points with phase-detection AF, or 171 focus points with contrast-detect AF
- Dual Detect Optical VR for camera shake compensation
- SnapBridge connectivity
- Multiple exposure (lighten) function which enables the simple composition of multiple images taken with the interval timer, reproducing star and light trails
- Creative mode, with photographers being able to combine image presets and effects for over 20 creative combinations
- Fluorine coating for easy lens cleaning and maintenance
- Step-zoom ring design for the quick switching of lens focal length
- 3" tilting OLED touchscreen monitor with approximately 1037k-dot for vibrant and accurate colour reproduction
- Optional external OLED electronic viewfinder with eye sensor

DL24-85mm f/1.8-2.8 features:


- Option to shoot with a super macro function, enabling "life-size" close-up shooting at a 35mm-format equivalent
- 1.0" backside illumination CMOS sensor
- Brand-new quad-core EXPEED 6A image-processing engine
- High-speed continuous shooting at approximately 20 fps with AF
- Fast and accurate hybrid AF system for a frame coverage of 105 focus points with phase-detection AF, or 171 focus points with contrast-detect AF
- Dual Detect Optical VR for camera shake compensation
- SnapBridge connectivity
- Multiple exposure (lighten) function to facilitate an easy composition of multiple images taken with the interval timer for light trails reproduction
- Creative mode option with image presets and effects for over 20 artistic combinations
- Fluorine coating for stress-free cleaning and maintenance of the lens
- Step-zoom ring design enabling a quick switch of the lens' focal length
- Approximately 1037k-dot, tilting 3" OLED touchscreen monitor producing vivid colour reproductions
- Built-in flash
- Optional external OLED electronic viewfinder with eye sensor

DL24-500mm f/2.8-5.6 features:

- Captures crisp, shake-free images aided by a Dual Detect Optical VR module
- Newly-incorporated SPORT (VR) mode to capture subjects that move erratically
- 1.0" backside illumination CMOS sensor
- Brand-new quad-core EXPEED 6A image-processing engine
- High-speed continuous shooting at approximately 20 fps with AF
- Capture subjects in various environments via the hybrid AF system for a frame coverage of 105 focus points with phase-detection AF, or 171 focus points with contrast-detect AF
- SnapBridge connectivity
- Multiple exposure (lighten) function for composition of multiple images taken with an interval timer, and easily reproducing star and light trails
- Creative mode via image presets and effects to provide over 20 combinations
- Fluorine coating for a hassle-free cleaning and easy maintenance of the lens
- 3" vari-angle OLED touchscreen monitor with approximately 1037k-dot for vibrant visibility and vivid colour reproduction
- Built-in flash capability
- Built-in electronic viewfinder of an approximately 2359k-dot, 0.39", ultra-high definition OLED with anti-reflection coating and eye sensor for a defined view on subjects

Nikon states the cameras will be available in Australia in June.