Nikon Adds First 4K UHD DL-Series Cameras
The new models include the Nikon DL24-55, which carries a $650 suggested retail; the DL18-50, which rings in at $800; and the DL24-500 (pictured at top), which is priced at $1,000. All three will be available in early summer.
The models follow Nikon’s announcement at CES 2016 last month of the flagship D5 and D500 DSLRs, which were the company’s first to add 4K UHD recording capability. The Nikon D500 was HD Guru’s Best 4K DSLR winner for CES.
All three of the new DL models are equipped with 1-inch 20.8-megapixel back side illuminated CMOS image sensors, and will capture video at up to 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160) 30p.
The model names reflect the full-frame equivalent focal length of each of the lenses.
Read more about Nikon’s new 4K UHD DL camera line after the jump:
In addition to the image sensor, all three cameras include: Expeed 6A image processing; newly designed Nikkor glass lenses; dual detect optical vibration reduction (VR); a hybrid auto focus system with 171 points; 20 fps continuous shooting (up to 60fps with focus locked); RAW shooting; manual controls; high-res tilting or Vari-angle LCD monitors; and 4K UHD video recording at 30p with and slow motion video up to 1200 fps.
The cameras offer PSAM selectable exposure modes while recording video, in addition to HDMI output to an external recorder and the ability to grab stills from video. Other video modes include: Full HD movie, HD movie, Motion Snapshot, Slow motion, 4-second movie, Time-lapse movie, Superlapse movie and Jump cut.
The Nikon DL24-85 features a 24-85mm f/1.8-2.8 equivalent lens. It has a hot shoe/accessory shoe for use with Nikon Speedlights and a new DF-E1 electronic viewfinder. Also offered is a tilting Touch OLED display and a new Super Macro Mode (1:1) to capture even small subjects close up. The latter function is exclusive to this model in the DL series.
The Nikon D18-50 features an 18-50mm f/1.8-2.8 equivalent lens with Nano Crystal Coat to prevent ghosting and lens flare. It includes the same hot shoe/accessory shoe as the DL18-85.
The camera’s lens also includes an f/1.8-2.8 aperture to produce natural bokeh in images.
The DL24-500 features a 24-500mm f/2.8-5.6 equivalent zoom lens, and a built-in electronic 2,359K-dot OLED viewfinder and an eye-sensor and a Vari-angle 1,037K-dot LCD screen. It also includes a hot shoe and a stereo microphone input jack.
By Greg Tarr
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