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BAD News - Nikon cancelled the release of the DL series camera.

Nikon DL camera image

Nikon was delaying those compact camera shipping from past 1 year. Every time they were continuously delaying the camera announcement without any official confirmation. Finally, the BIG BAD news arrived today that Nikon cancelled the release of the DL series camera.

What a sad journey with a bitter end, I do remember the moment when first Nikon DL camera image was leaked.

Initially Nikon said the camera is delayed due to  serious issues with the integrated circuit for image processing built into the three new premium compact cameras.

After that we have received multiple reports [see here and here]  that Nikon DL is coming, but none of them were true.

Finally Nikon said that they cancelled the DL product announcement. They feel the product has become outdated and due to “profitability concerns” they postponed DL series.

Press Release – Nikon cancelled the release of the DL series camera

Cancellation of release of the DL series of premium compact cameras

February 13, 2017 TOKYO – Nikon Corporation announced today that sales of the long-awaited DL series of premium compact camera, the DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8, and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6, will be canceled.

A June, 2016 release was originally planned for the DL series. However, with the identification of issues with the integrated circuit for image processing, release of the three cameras was delayed indeterminately.

Since then, everyone involved has worked very hard to develop products with which our customers will be satisfied. However, it has been decided that sales of the DL series will be canceled due to concerns regarding their profitability considering the increase in development costs, and the drop in the number of expected sales due to the slow-down of the market.

We sincerely apologize to all those affected by this decision, especially those customers who waited so long for the cameras to be released, retailers and others whose business will be affected, for the inconvenience this decision may cause.

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Nikon DL to Start Shipping from October 2016

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The Nikon DL was announced back on Feb 22 2016, the camera already available for pre-order in Amazon and B&H store. But due to some issue in integrated circuit for image processing the shipping was halted for unknown time. According to latest rumors Nikon will start shipping of Nikon DL cameras from October 2016.

We will update you soon as we get any new information. | Also take a look at – Which Nikon DL camera should you Buy ?

Also see – Panasonic ZS100 vs Sony RX100 IV vs Nikon DL 18-50 vs Canon G5X

Actual Reason Behind the Delay of Nikon's DL Compact cameras

Nikon DL series delayed

Nikon DL series camera was announced back on Feb 22 2016, and also available for pre-order on Amazon and B&H, but un-fortunately shipping not started yet and will not be available for soon.

The Actual Reason Behind the Delay of DL camera

The Actual Reason Behind the Delay of DL camera is due to the serious issues with the integrated circuit for image processing built into the three new premium compact cameras.

List of Nikon DL Digital Camera (Delayed till June 2016)

  1. Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8,
  2. DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8, and
  3. DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6

That clearly means all the three compact camera is suffering from problem and Nikon is working to fix the issue as soon as possible, the next scheduled date for arrival of Nikon DL series premium compact camera is June 2016.

Alternatives are already available – Sony RX100 M4 (B&H | Amazon) | Sony RX10 III (B&H | Amazon)

The other Big Reason is also 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes

Due to 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes the supply chain of Nikon Digital cameras and Lenses is also affected. Suppliers of parts for Nikon products such as digital cameras with interchangeable lenses, interchangeable lenses, and compact digital cameras is also delayed.

Nikon is currently investigating the situation, and the will soon announce more details as soon as they are confirmed.

Nikon Delayed cameras

Full List of Nikon Digital Camera for multiple reasons

  • Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8, and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 (scheduled for a June 2016 release.)
  • COOLPIX A300 and B500 (will be available in May 2016)
  • COOLPIX A900 and B700 (will arrive in July 2016)
  • Nikon KeyMission 360 action camera (October 2016)

Nikon Japan said ” We sincerely apologize to our customers, business partners and all those who have expressed interest in these models for the delays…..

Stay with us and we will update you soon as we get any new information.


 

Nikon Japan Press Release

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation announced today delays in the release of new digital cameras and the effects of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes.

Delays in the release of new digital cameras

The new Nikon compact digital cameras, COOLPIX A300 and B500 will be available in May 2016, the COOLPIX A900 and B700 will arrive in July 2016 and the Nikon KeyMission 360 action camera will be available in October 2016 as more time is required for software adjustment.
The new COOLPIX products were originally scheduled for release in April and the KeyMission 360 action camera was announced for a spring 2016 release.

In addition, the premium compact cameras, Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8, and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6, will be delayed due to the serious issues with the integrated circuit for image processing built into the three new premium compact cameras, originally scheduled for a June 2016 release.
The new release date has yet to be determined and we will announce the information as soon as it is decided.

The effects of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes

The suppliers of parts for Nikon products such as digital cameras with interchangeable lenses, interchangeable lenses, and compact digital cameras, which include those mentioned above, were affected by the series of earthquakes that started on April 14 in Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan, and this will inevitably impact our production and sales.
We are currently investigating the situation, and we will announce the details as soon as they are confirmed.

We sincerely apologize to our customers, business partners and all those who have expressed interest in these models for the delays. We are making every effort to bring these models to market at the earliest possible date without compromising on our standards and the total Nikon product experience.

Nikon 24-500mm Sample Images

Nikon DL 24-500mm is an excellent camera and features a wide angle zoom lens that will give you approx 21X optical zoom range and the sensor inside the camera is coming from Nikon J5, that features excellent dynamic range and Hybrid AF that supports 171 Phase AF points for super speedy AF.

As you can see the samples images quality is just outstanding and the last image captured from the camera showing excellent DOF at background with tech-sharp focus on subject without and plasticy texture effect that a normal compact camera produces, the Nikon DL series compact zoom camera undoubtedly producing super image quality and becoming one of the best alternatives for your DSLR.

Buy Nikon 24-500mm from Amazon | B&H

shutter speed 1/1600 seconds, Aperture f / 8, Focal length 185mm (500mm equivalent), Metering mode Multi pattern metering, Shooting mode manual, Imaging sensitivity ISO 160, White balance Fine weather, Picture Control Standard, Image quality mode 12-bit RAW (NEF),


shutter speed 1/1600 seconds, Aperture f / 8, Focal length 185mm (500mm equivalent), Metering mode Multi-pattern metering, Shooting mode manual, Imaging sensitivity ISO 160, White balance Fine weather, Picture Control Standard, Image quality mode 12-bit RAW (NEF),


shutter speed 1/640 seconds, Aperture f / 8, Focal length 99.4mm (270mm equivalent), Metering mode Multi-pattern metering, Shooting mode Aperture-Priority Auto, Imaging sensitivity Auto (ISO 160), White balance Fine weather, Picture Control Landscape, Image quality mode 12-bit RAW (NEF),


shutter speed 1/1600 seconds, Aperture f / 7.1, Focal length 114mm (310mm equivalent), Metering mode Multi-pattern metering, Shooting mode Aperture-Priority Auto, Imaging sensitivity ISO 160, White balance Fine weather, Picture Control Landscape, Image quality mode 12-bit RAW (NEF),

source – Nikon Japan

Nikon DL 24-85mm Sample Images

Nikon Japans also announced Nikon DL 24-85mm sample images, the samples images of the camera are really impressive and excellent dynamic range in the sample images, We have no-doubt to say the 24-85mm is a prefect travel camera of pro-photographers. Take a look at the Nikon DL camera buying guide

Buy Nikon 24-85mm from Amazon | B&H

shutter speed 1/5000 seconds Aperture f / 1.8 Focal length 8.8mm (24mm equivalent) Metering mode Multi-pattern metering Shooting mode Aperture-Priority Auto Imaging sensitivity Auto (ISO 160) White balance Auto 1 Picture Control Standard Image quality mode 12-bit RAW (NEF)


Continue reading Nikon DL 24-85mm Sample Images

Nikon 18-50mm Sample Images

Nikon 18-500mm sample images are now finally arrived and thanks for our readers for sending us the link, the Nikon 18-50mm lens as we have already said features excellent optics and a very bright aperture range that creates creamy bokeh while you shoot at tele-end.

Take a look at the samples below. — Also take a look at the Nikon DL camera buying guide

Nikon DL 18-50mm from Amazon | B&H

shutter speed 2.5 seconds Aperture f / 3.5 Focal length 6.7mm (18mm equivalent) Metering mode Multi-pattern metering Shooting mode Aperture-Priority Auto Imaging sensitivity Auto (ISO 160) White balance Fine weather Picture Control Landscape Image quality mode 12-bit RAW (NEF)


Continue reading Nikon 18-50mm Sample Images

Which Nikon DL camera should you Buy ?

Looking for best Nikon DL compact camera ? .. we have compared all the three DL camera Nikon DL 24-500mm vs Nikon DL 24-85mm vs Nikon DL 18-50 mm  to find out the best Nikon Pro compact DL camera for you. | Quick jump to verdict

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Nikon DL 24-500mm vs Nikon DL 24-85mm vs Nikon DL 18-50 mm

Nikon announced three New DL camera, take a look at the major difference between all the three camera.

Before we begin I must tell you I have made a new type of compare table to make the comparison more and more simple.

Features/ Models Nikon DL 24-500mm Nikon DL 24-85mm Nikon DL 18-50 mm
Megapixel 20.8MP CX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
Sensor size 1 inch
Low pass filter NO
Optical Zoom 21X (24-500mm)
3.5X (24-85mm) 2.8x (18-50mm)
Aperture Range F2.8 – 5.6 F1.8-2.8 F1.8-2.8
Macro Range 1 cm
Image processor Expeed 6A
Image Stabilization Dual IS
AF system Hybrid
AF Points 171 Phase detect AF points
ISO 160-12800
Shutter Min/ mix 30-1/16000
Continuous shooting speed 60 fps
Video 4K @ 30dps
Display 3″ 1037k-Dot Vari-Angle OLED Touchscreen
Viewfinder 0.4″ 2.36m-Dot Eye-Level OLED EVF
Hot shoe Yes
Wireless WiFi and NFC
Environmentally sealed No
Battery life
Dimensions 122.5 x 89.9 x 138.8 mm
Weight

Sensor: All the three camera announced by Nikon shares same sensor, Nikon DL 24-500mm, Nikon DL 24-85mm, Nikon DL 18-50 mm camera arrived with a 20.8MP CX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor used inside Nikon J5 camera.

Whoa what happened, almost every core specification of all the camera is same except the lenses.


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Nikon DL Compact camera buying guide

For everyday shooters ‘Nikon DL 18-50mm is the best for you

If you ask me to choose the best camera among these three, I will pick the Nikon DL 18-50mm model. Why ? Since Nikon DL covers a very vital range that a professional photographer will ever need, gives you super speedy AF experience while delivering intense image quality under a tight and small compact body.

Nikon DL is world’s first compact camera to feature 18mm wide range by having such a large sensor inside it, the camera also touches 50mm range that is sufficient for shooting portraits with creamy background (yep F2.8, tele-end 50mm and a  far scenery background will create some bokeh).

 

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Best Camera for Travelographers – Nikon DL 24-500mm

The Nikon DL covers a very vast range and comes in big size tat will not going to fit inside your pocket, however despite of being big size the camera gives you class leading image quality, Blazing fast AF speed and a option to create 4K video on the go. A superb camera..  Believe me.

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The Nikon DL 24-58mm camera – Best Pal for entry-level photographers

If you take very less wide-angle shots than 24-85mm camera is best for you. The DL 24-85mm will give you bit more zoom range while cutting out the wide range, however you can capture wide-angle family and friends shots 🙂 but you will feel limited when you will shoot landscape or architecture with DL 24-58mm camera.

Nikon DL Price and buying links

Nikon DL 18-50mm from Amazon | B&H

Buy Nikon 24-85mm from Amazon | B&H

Buy Nikon 24-500mm from Amazon | B&H

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