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    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

    SINGAPORE – 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 Singapore Pte. Ltd. today.

    Inspired by the Nikon professional photographer community, the “D” in the Nikon DL series, draws on Nikon’s DSLR heritage, while “L” calls out the premium NIKKOR lens technology which serves as the focal point for the range. 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 DL18-50mm f/1.8-2.8 is equipped with a 18-50mm *1 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that boasts the fastest and brightest maximum aperture in NIKKOR history, while the DL24-85mm f/1.8-2.8 adopts a fast, 24-85mm *1 normal zoom lens offering beautiful background blur and super macro performance, and the DL24-500mm f/2.8-5.6 rounds up the range with an ultra-zoom lens that exhibits superior resolution over a broad range of focal lengths, up to super-telephoto 500mm*1.

    “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 Hiroaki Ono, General Manager of International Marketing Division Imaging Group, Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd. “Perfecting these empowering moments, and extending the sharing of these sparks of intuitive captures, is the always-on connectivity with SnapBridge to share their works with the world.”
    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, keeping up with the DL range’s high autofocusing speed of approximately 0.09s*2. This works in tandem with an outstanding continuous shooting speed of 20 frames per second.

    Completing the seamless transition when switching between shooting with a DSLR and their DL camera, photographers using the DL series will also find themselves returning to a system that is both familiar and intuitive, with the cameras’ adoption of the Nikon DSLR user interface. The DL range is also able to capture images in the RAW format, for the convenient and precise adjustment of image quality.
    Beyond still image capture, the DL series supports photographers looking to capture video in 4K UHD (3840 × 2160)/30p quality, alongside a suite of creative movie-making options. From the ability to replay moments in ultra-low speed with slow motion movie, to time-lapse, superlapse and motion snapshots, various creative modes enable the photographer’s flexible pursuit of their vision with the help of their Nikon DL.

    The cameras also support Nikon’s newest connectivity platform, SnapBridge, for the seamless and immediate transfer of images to paired smart devices*3 via Bluetooth low energy. Professional photographers can now upload and share their favourite images and ongoing project updates as soon as they are captured, whether shooting in the field or in the studio.

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    The DL18-50mm f/1.8-2.8: Big Pictures, Unlimited Possibilities



    1. Liberating optical performance
    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. In addition, the DL18-50mm f/1.8-2.8 is the only compact camera in the range to incorporate a Nano Crystal Coat, reducing the unwanted effects of ghosting and flare, reducing the need for post-processing. With less time spent in the editing suite, photographers can focus on the pursuit of their best shots.

    Other superior optical technologies adapted from Nikon DSLRs include a large-diameter, precision moulded-glass aspherical lens element with a large thickness deviation ratio*4, an aspherical Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element, and a High Refractive Index (HRI) lens element, working together to suppress all types of aberrations.

    2. True-to-life wide angle capture
    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 camera also incorporates a perspective control function that recognises the differences in focusing distance between the camera and various parts of the subject, intelligently helping to correct image distortion, which is a common issue when capturing tall buildings or wide vistas

    3. Other features
    • 1.0-inch backside illumination CMOS sensor
    • Brand-new quad-core EXPEED 6A image-processing engine
    • High-speed continuous shooting at approximately 20fps with autofocus (AF)*5
    • Accuracy with Hybrid AF system for a frame coverage of 105 focus points with phase-detection AF, or 171 focus points with contrast-detect AF
    • Dual Detect Optical VR for camera shake compensation
    • SnapBridge connectivity
    • Multiple exposure (lighten) function which enables the simple composition of multiple images taken with the interval timer, reproducing star and light trails
    • Creative mode with photographers being able to combine image presets and effects for over 20 creative combinations
    • Fluorine coating for easy lens cleaning and maintenance
    • Step-zoom ring design for the quick switching of lens focal length
    • 3-inch tilting OLED touch screen monitor with approximately 1037k-dot for vibrant and accurate colour reproduction
    • Optional external OLED electronic viewfinder with eye sensor
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    The DL24-85mm f/1.8-2.8: Ready for Close-ups



    1. People and portraits maven
    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. Unique to this camera’s lens design is the incorporation of a built-in ND filter, enabling the use of slower shutter speeds even when shooting in brightly-lit environments. This reduces the amount of light to 1/8 (3-stop equivalent), preventing the over-exposure of images.

    2. Details beyond the naked eye
    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. Various functions, from focus bracketing to manual-priority AF and focus peaking are available when shooting in super macro. The Focus Bracketing function automatically shifts the focus position slightly during continuous shooting, which comes in handy during super macro shooting where accurate focus can be difficult to achieve due to the very shallow depth of field.

    3. Other features
    • 1.0-inch backside illumination CMOS sensor
    • Brand-new quad-core EXPEED 6A image-processing engine
    • High-speed continuous shooting at approximately 20fps with AF*5
    • Fast and accurate Hybrid AF system for a frame coverage of 105 focus points with phase-detection AF, or 171 focus points with contrast-detect AF
    • Dual Detect Optical VR for camera shake compensation
    • SnapBridge connectivity
    • Multiple exposure (lighten) function to facilitate an easy composition of multiple images taken with the interval timer for light trails’ reproduction
    • Creative mode option with image presets and effects for over 20 artistic combinations
    • Fluorine coating for stress-free cleaning and maintenance of the lens
    • Step-zoom ring design enabling a quick switch of the lens' focal length
    • Approximately 1037k-dot, tilting 3-inch OLED touch-screen monitor producing vivid colour reproductions
    • Built-in flash
    • Optional external OLED electronic viewfinder with eye sensor
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    The DL24-500mm f/2.8-5.6: The Long-Distance DL



    1. Compact telephoto performance
    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. Throughout the camera’s zoom range, an aspherical ED glass element, effectively compensates for all types of aberration, including chromatic aberration and distortion for sharp and clear image rendering.

    2. Capturing movement on the move
    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. A newly-incorporated SPORT (VR) mode, commonly employed in interchangeable telephoto lenses for DSLRs, also makes the DL24-500mm f/2.8-5.6 particularly adept at tracking subjects that move erratically, such as wildlife or athletes on the field, enabling precise high-speed continuous shooting and smooth panning shots.

    3. Other features
    • 1.0-inch backside illumination CMOS sensor
    • Brand-new quad-core EXPEED 6A image-processing engine
    • High-speed continuous shooting at approximately 20fps with AF*5
    • Capture subjects in various environments via the Hybrid AF system for a frame coverage of 105 focus points with phase-detection AF, or 171 focus points with contrast-detect AF
    • SnapBridge connectivity
    • Multiple exposure (lighten) function for composition of multiple images taken with an interval timer, and easily reproducing star and light trails
    • Creative mode via image presets and effects to provide over 20 combinations
    • Fluorine coating for a hassle-free cleaning and easy maintenance of the lens
    • 3-inch vari-angle OLED touch-screen monitor with approximately 1037k-dot for vibrant visibility and vivid colour reproduction
    • Built-in flash capability
    • Built-in electronic viewfinder of an approximately 2359k-dot, 0.39-inch, ultra-high definition OLED with anti-reflection coating and eye sensor for a defined view on subjects
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    The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nikon Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

    1 Equivalent focal length in 35mm [135] format
    2 Based on CIPA guidelines; values actually measured under test conditions established by Nikon
    3 Smartphones and tablets running iOS or AndroidTM
    4 Difference in thickness between centre of the lens and its edges
    5 When the electronic shutter is used. Approx. 60fps when AF is locked

    Availability
    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 www.nikon.com.sg.

    About SnapBridge
    In an era with ubiquitous mobile connectivity, SnapBridge, with seamless Bluetooth® connection, allows images to be automatically synced from camera to a smart device for convenient browsing and uploading. Utilising a range of advanced wireless connectivity platforms, users will be able to enjoy the automatic transfer of images, remote shooting, and the freedom to browse their shots on the bigger screen of their smart device. SnapBridge also allows the embedding of location and image credit information, synchronising date/time, and automatic uploading of photographs to the Nikon Image Space, making it effortless to share the creative shots in real time.

    The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nikon Corporation and its Affiliates is under license.

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    Very interesting releases from Nikon. I'm especially interested in DL18-50 and DL24-500 though pricing seems a little prohibitive when translated from the US prices.

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    yup interesting indeed, I am especially glad that there is a hotshoe, I hope that I can mount my SB400 on it

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    Could be a sign Nikon is really getting its act together. I like it!

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    Sample images from the 18-50

    Here
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    18-50mm seems like a good replacement for those on budget but needs a wide lens. Especially on milky way photos, not bad.
    Only Sony device mostly, haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM View Post
    18-50mm seems like a good replacement for those on budget but needs a wide lens. Especially on milky way photos, not bad.
    I expect the other camps 1" sensor will follow this range also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    yup interesting indeed, I am especially glad that there is a hotshoe, I hope that I can mount my SB400 on it
    Probably, but would be unbalanced cos flash will be bigger than the cam

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    I'd loveall the 3 DL......, but hor..., must wait till June ahh...bros that are interested...you all can "tahan" till June meh...
    Anything that can take pictures...happy already lor...(..but...Hasselblad_H5D-50 as my Workhorse)

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    Quote Originally Posted by maldito View Post
    Probably, but would be unbalanced cos flash will be bigger than the cam
    SB400 is quite small leh


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    Quote Originally Posted by maldito View Post
    Sample images from the 18-50

    Here
    looks good, with a tripod and good knowledge on flash photography, this could be a great small camera system
    that supplements my big camera

    I just hope that actual usage is smooth and reliable
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    @blueskye168 Ample time to save money needed to buy all 3 bro. About S$4k should be enough for them plus some extra batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post

    SB400 is quite small leh
    Still wont balanced the handling

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    Quote Originally Posted by richiemccaw1 View Post
    @blueskye168 Ample time to save money needed to buy all 3 bro. About S$4k should be enough for them plus some extra batteries.
    Im eyeing for the 18-50. Time to offload my rx100

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    Quote Originally Posted by maldito View Post
    Im eyeing for the 18-50. Time to offload my rx100
    Same here. My priority is the 18-50.

    Not sure how the 1" sensor works for landscapes though. Need to dig a bit more.

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