The New Photography Kit Essentials – Nikon Announces Premium Compact Range for Professional-standard Performance

New DL range raises the standard of compact camera photography with DSLR-inspired optical innovation and always-on smart device connectivity


Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The launch of the Nikon DL series, a new line-up of premium compact cameras incorporating high-performance NIKKOR lenses, SnapBridge connectivity and a suite of features to complement any advanced enthusiast or professional’s kit, has been announced by Nikon Middle East FZE.


The series comprises three new models, the DL18-50mm f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85mm f/1.8-2.8, and the DL24-500mm f/2.8-5.6, each equipped with different NIKKOR lens groups and crafted for different photography styles.


“The Nikon DL range brings imaging accessibility and calibre to complement a photographer’s kit, and allows photographers to always keep up with their inspiration wherever they go. The new range encapsulates acquisition precision, optical perfection from renowned NIKKOR lens technology, and quality imaging realisation alongside the familiar interface of a DSLR, for a liberating experience.” said Takashi Yoshida, Managing Director, Nikon Middle East FZE.


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. The focus areas are densely packed to ensure wide AF area coverage for reliable performance in unpredictable shooting environments.


The DL18-50mm f/1.8-2.8: Big Pictures, Unlimited Possibilities
The DL18-50mm f/1.8-2.8 presents itself with a focal range of 18-50mm*1 and class-leading optical innovation. Among its stellar lens characteristics is the combination of its 18mm focal length with a wide aperture of f/1.8, offering photographers the fastest maximum aperture in NIKKOR history, surpassing that of NIKKOR interchangeable lenses for SLR cameras. This enables the lens to capture dynamic perspectives, with high contrast and a deep bokeh, with outstanding shutter speeds for freezing movement in low light.


Crafted for the photography of architecture and landscapes from day to night, the unique design of the lens components achieves superb resolution even at the image periphery, while in the maximum wide-angle position.

The DL24-85mm f/1.8-2.8: Ready for Close-ups

The DL24-85mm f/1.8-2.8 with its f/1.8-2.8 aperture and 24-85mm*1 focal range, incorporates a lens design that creates well-blended background blur at short shooting distances, making this DL the portraiture specialist. This is achieved through a lens architecture that incorporates ED glass, precision moulded-glass aspherical lens and HRI lens elements, working together to enable superior rendering and suppressing unwanted lens aberration effectively.


Be it insects or fine textures, the DL24-85mm f/1.8-2.8 captures stunning shots for photographers looking for fresh perspectives. Photographers have the option to shoot with the super macro function, enabling “life-size” close-up shooting at a 35mm-format equivalent for those needing a closer look at their pint-sized subjects.


The DL24-500mm f/2.8-5.6: The Long-Distance DL
Taking photographers into the heart of the action is the DL24-500mm f/2.8-5.6, equipped with a 24-500mm*1 high-resolution NIKKOR zoom lens and a maximum aperture of f/2.8-5.6, combining super-telephoto performance with remarkable image quality. The camera’s broad range of focal lengths makes it equally at home in capturing sporting scenes and wildlife with 500 mm super-telephoto shooting, as it is when shooting landscapes at 24 mm.


When tracking moving subjects from a distance or shooting from a moving vehicle, the DL24-500mm f/2.8-5.6 captures crisp, shake-free images aided by a Dual Detect Optical VR module which provides compensation for camera shake.


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1 Equivalent focal length in 35mm [135] format


The Nikon DL18-50mm f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85mm f/1.8-2.8, and the DL24-500MM F/2.8-5.6 will be available in June 2016. For more information on the Nikon DL range and other Nikon products, please visit