Nikon DL24-85 Preview


Nikon has launched the new premium, compact DL Series for 2016, offering Powerful, Pocketable, DSLR quality optics. Those are the high benchmarks this new series hopes to hit. There are three new DL Series cameras to consider. Inside, performance features and specs are interchangeable, so the choice for every potential customer will come down to three different lenses and zoom ranges.

The DL24-85, so named for its 24-85mm equivalence, is the all-around camera. It's not the widest, nor the longest lens in the series, but this 3.6x NIKKOR optical zoom lens with an
f/1.8-2.8 maximum aperture will cover you in most shooting conditions allowing for superior low light performance with a touch of bokeh if that's your intention. All lenses in the DL Series include a fluorine coating to repel dirt, water and oil, while making cleaning easier.

Exclusive to the DL24-85 is Nikon's new Super Macro Mode (1:1), which offers a few different functions. Focus bracketing. Manual Priority AF (M/A). Peeking Indication. And the ability to set manual zoom to shoot at a 35mm equivalent magnification. There's also Dual Detect Optical VR (vibration reduction) to steady shots at longer focal ranges.

Outside of these features, the DL Series is quite similar, boasting a 20.8-megapixel (CX-format) 1-inch BSI CMOS image sensor, 20FPS continuous shooting, a high-speed hybrid autofocus (AF) system, 4K UHD video capability (3840x2160) at 30p, PSAM selectable exposure modes, built-in wireless connectivity for use with Nikon SnapBridge and Nikon Image Space, RAW image capture, and a menu system straight out of Nikon's DSLRs.

Nikon DL24-85 Unique Features

  • 3.6x NIKKOR optical zoom lens
    • 24mm-85mm equivalent
    • f/1.8-2.8
  • Super Macro Mode (1:1)
  • Dual Detect Optical VR
  • 3.0" tilting OLED display (1.037M dots)

Nikon DL Series Features for 2016

  • 20.8-megapixel (CX-format) 1-inch BSI CMOS image sensor
  • Fluorine lens coating
  • 20 frames-per-second continuous shooting
    • 60 fps with fixed AF
  • High-speed hybrid autofocus (AF) system
    • 105 phase detect focus areas
    • 171 focus points in contrast detect AF mode
  • Video Recording
    • 4K UHD video capability (3840x2160) at 30p
    • Full 1080p HD recording
    • 720p HD recording
    • PSAM selectable exposure modes
    • Motion Snapshot
    • Slow motion (up to 1200fps)
    • 4-Second Movie
    • Time-Lapse Movie
    • Superlapse Movie
    • Jump cut
    • HDMI out to an external recorder
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, & NFC
    • Compatible with Nikon SnapBridge
    • Includes 20GB of storage on Nikon Image Space
  • Same menu as Nikon DSLRs
  • PSAM manual controls
  • RAW image capture
  • 20 Preset Creative Options, including:
    • Picture Control
    • Creative mode
    • Multiple Exposure Lighten
  • Hot shoe/accessory shoe
    • Compatible with Nikon i-TTL Speedlights

Price & Availability

The Nikon DL24-85 will be available in early summer 2016 for suggested retail prices (SRP) of $649.95

Product Images

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