Nikon Enters Premium Compact Camera Space With New ‘DL’ Series
The cameras are slated to hit store shelves early summer at $649.95 (approximately Rs. 44,000), $849.95 (approximately Rs. 57,000), and $999.95 (approximately Rs. 67,000) respectively.
All three cameras in the series use a 1-inch, 20-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and is powered by Nikon’s Expeed 6A image processor. They also get 3-inch, touch-enabled displays with tilt functionality (the DL24-500 has a the ability to fully articulate), Wi-Fi, NFC, and a hybrid autofocus system with 20fps burst mode and continuous autofocus.
The DL18-50 looks like the most versatile out of the three as it has a focal length of 18-50mm, just like a kit lens of a typical DSLR. The camera has an aperture range of f/1.8-2.8, 2.8x optical zoom and the lens features Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat for reducing flare and ghosting. There’s also full manual control, a tilting touch-enabled Oled display and 4K video support. There’s no built-in flash in this model but you can add one via the hot shoe.
The DL24-85 features a focal range of 24-85mm, has 3.6x optical zoom and an aperture range of f/1.8-2.8. The camera also features Dual Detect Optical vibration reduction, AF bracketing and a tilting touch Oled display. It also gets an exclusive feature called Super Macro Mode which lets you capture 1:1 ratio of small objects.
Finally, the DL24-500 offers a decently long 21x optical zoom and a aperture range of f/2.8-5.6. The camera is also the only one to get a built-in electronic viewfinder built-in.