Nikon has released details of seven fixed-lens compact cameras that will go on sale between April and June this year.


Nikon’s three Nikon DL series models, the DL 18-50, DL 24-85 and DL 24-500, feature the same 12.8 x 9.6 mm sensors as the Nikon 1 models but have fixed lenses. (Source: Nikon.)

The new Nikon DL series of ‘Premium Compact’ cameras is named for Nikon’s DSLR and L-series lenses and comprises three 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 has different lens focal lengths for different photographic requirements. All three models come with the same advanced Hybrid AF system as the Nikon 1 cameras, combining both phase-detection AF and contrast-detect AF. Fluorine coating has been applied to each lens for easy cleaning and maintenance. All three models also feature adjustable touch-screen monitors and a new quad-core EXPEED 6A image-processing engine.

Nikon has also introduced 4K UHD video recording at 30 fps, alongside a suite of creative movie-making options. The DL range is also able to capture images in the Nikon RAW format. The new Bluetooth-enabled SnapBridge connectivity platform introduced on the D500 provides seamless transfer of images to paired smart devices. The DL 18-50 and DL 24-85 can accept optional OLED electronic viewfinders with eye sensors, while the DL 24-500 comes with a built-in EVF with  2,359,000-dot resolution, eye sensor and anti-reflection coating. Other features include built-in ND filters, exposure compensation dials and a multi-purpose hot shoe on all models. Battery charging is via a USB cable.

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Nikon has also added four new models to its Coolpix line-up, all featuring 4K video recording (3840 x 2160/30p), a new superlapse movie creation function  and Nikon’s newly launched SnapBridge for smart-phone connectivity. The Cooolpix B700 has a 20.3-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor and a 60x optical zoom lens with 120x Dynamic Fine Zoom and a vari-angle TFT LCD monitor. It will be offered in black and red and goes on sale in April.

The Cooolpix B500 has a 16-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor and a 40x optical zoom lens with 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom. Vibration Reduction (VR) stabilisation provides a 3EV compensation. A new mode dial makes it easy to choose from 10 shooting modes, which include Scene Auto Selector, Smart Portrait Mode and Backlighting. A new Creative mode also allows users to use pre-set effects for up to 36 creative options. The B500 will be offered in black and red and goes on sale in April.

Also arriving in April are the Cooolpix A900 and A300 pocketable cameras, which are targeted mainly at snapshooters. With 35x optical zoom lens and 70x Dynamic Fine Zoom, the A900 has a 20.3-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor, Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) augmented by electronic VR and Mode and Command dials. It will be offered in black when it goes on sale in April.

The Cooolpix A300 has a premium aluminium body that will be manufactured in silver, black and red. Featuring a 20.1-megapixel sensor and 8x optical zoom lens with wide-angle 25mm (35mm format equivalent) coverage, it includes Target Finding autofocus (AF), HD movie recording (720/30p format) and a 4-axis Hybrid VR. It is due for release in April.

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