|Nikon DL18-50 digital camera|
Mark Peters : March 5th 2016 - 07:45 CET
Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 Premium compact camera : Nikon has recently announced the premium-made DL18-50 compact camera. Compelling images with big perspectives are yours for the taking. With its bright ultra-wide-angle lens, the Nikon DL18-50 camera ensures you can catch the moment with a rich sense of depth. The fast f/1.8 aperture at 18 mm is hard to beat, while the camera’s 1-inch CX-format sensor delivers superb 20.8 megapixel images. The lens’ advanced optical construction enables superior edge-to-edge performance and in-camera Perspective Control corrects distortion. Moviemakers can shoot 4K Ultra HD footage at 30p/25p, and the camera’s blazingly fast autofocus system does action with pin-sharp precision.|
Nikon DL18-50 digital camera
The Nikon DL18-50 compact camera boasts the brightest ultra-wide-angle lens Nikon has ever made. With an impressive f/1.8 aperture at 18mm, this lens offers exceptional control over depth of field, and beautifully smooth bokeh. Whether you want to exaggerate perspectives or freeze the action, you’ll benefit from the flexibility to shoot with faster shutter speeds and attain clear shots in low light. The advanced optical construction includes aspherical lens elements, extra-low-dispersion glass, aspherical ED glass, and High Refractive Index elements. Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghosting and flare for greater image clarity, even in backlit situations. And a new fluorine coating actively repels water, dust, and dirt, and makes it easier to clean the glass without damaging the surface. Combined, this technology ensures amazing clarity and contrast throughout the frame. Most forms of colour fringing and chromatic aberration are minimised, and distortion is well controlled throughout the zoom range.
Nikon DL18-50 Premium compact camera
Whether shooting interiors, street reportage, architecture, or landscapes, it’s hard to beat a fast ultra-wide-angle lens for its ability to create compelling perspectives. In-camera Perspective Control with shift function allows realistic reproduction of buildings and tall subjects. The Nikon DL18-50 digital camera shoots beautifully detailed stills in JPEG or NEF (RAW) format, and captures rich 4K Ultra HD movies at 30p/25p. The camera’s 1-inch backside-illuminated CX-format CMOS sensor makes the most of every pixel to sharply capture fine details and render clean, crisp images. Low light situations are handled exceptionally well thanks to a standard ISO range of 160 to 12800. The camera’s built-in ND filter reduces the amount of incoming light to enhance creative possibilities when shooting at slow shutter speeds. Full HD video is fully supported and the camera offers clean HDMI output for footage shot at up to 1920×1080 pixels. Whether it’s movies or stills, Nikon’s powerful new EXPEED 6A processing engine keeps you shooting at speed, and improves noise reduction in the high ISO range.
Advanced Hybrid Autofocus system and Dual Detect Optical VR system
From landscapes at first light to dramatic urban scenes and candid street reportage, the portable Nikon DL18-50 is swift to react. With exceptionally quick response times and a blazingly fast AF system, the camera is always ready to respond to changes in composition and capture unexpected opportunities. You can shoot full resolution action images at up to 20 fps with continuous autofocus. Or shoot at up to 60 fps with focus fixed at the first frame. Whatever you’re shooting, Nikon’s acclaimed Advanced Hybrid AF system identifies your subject and deploys either 105 phase detection points or 171 contrast detection points. The camera’s superior subject acquisition capabilities are strengthened by the Dual Detect Optical VR system. This system combines information from the image sensor and a separate angular velocity sensor to provide enhanced shake detection and correction. It works whether you’re shooting high-speed movement or capturing a random encounter as you walk down the street.
Nikon DL18-50 accessories
With less weight to carry and more speed to shoot with, the Nikon DL18-50 leaves you free to roam. The Nikon premium camera is equipped with an ISO 518-compliant accessory shoe, which accepts your trusted Nikon D-SLR accessories, including Speedlight flash units. The hot shoe also supports the optional Nikon DF-E1 Electronic Viewfinder (EVF), which is designed to be used with this camera. Boasting a 2.359k-dot, ultra-high-definition OLED panel, this external EVF offers clear visibility and a high-contrast information display. Various Nikon Speedlight flash units are compatible with the camera including the portable SB-300 and the SB-500. Beyond Speedlights, the Nikon camera is compatible with an optional aluminium lens hood and a 46mm Neutral Colour (NC) Filter.
Nikon DL photography
Much about the Nikon DL18-50 is designed to be familiar to D-SLR users, making it easy to switch effortlessly between your premium compact and your DSLR. On the top panel of the camera body, the PSAM mode dial is augmented by a dedicated ±5 EV exposure compensation dial. The camera boasts a rotary multi selector (with i-button), and the all-important function button. Menu design and layout will also be familiar. And, if you’re used to controlling aspects like focus and aperture from the lens, the Nikon DL18-50 doesn’t disappoint. A customisable control ring and a zoom ring are mounted onto the barrel of the camera’s Nikkor lens. You can use the zoom ring to specify a start-up zoom position, and shoot at your preferred focal length the instant the camera is turned on. Settings that can be assigned to the control ring include shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance and Picture Controls. You can also use the control ring to select manual-priority AF, which lets you focus manually while shooting with AF.
Nikon DL Premium camera features
With its sharp good looks, the Nikon DL18-50 breathes true Nikon quality from every precision-engineered angle of its lightweight yet sturdy build. The camera is available in classic black, and the lens is detailed with the signature gold Nikkor ring. The front grip and textured surface of the camera body ensure the Nikon DL18-50 premium camera feels comfortable and stable in your hands. The high-resolution 1.037k-dot OLED tilt touchscreen monitor puts vital shooting functions right where you need them. An optional premium camera case in vintage-style leather completes the look, and keeps the camera safe when it’s not in use.
Nikon DL18-50 review & pricing
The Nikon DL18-50 price in US dollar is set at $846.95. Retail prices vary from country to country. As soon as we receive a test sample, we will put this premium compact camera to the test and publish a Nikon DL18-50 review. The retail sales package contains the following accessories: Nikon EN-EL24 rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery pack, Nikon UC-E21 USB Type-A male to Type-B micro male cable, Nikon AN-DCL1 camera strap, Nikon EH-73P charging AC adapter, Nikon LC-DL2 front lens cap, Nikon BS-4 accessory shoe cover. Availability of optional DL accessories may differ depending on the country. Please visit the Nikon website in your country for more information.