(press release by Nikon Corporation)
The 'new DL range raises the standard of compact camera photography with DSLR-inspired optical innovation of high-performance Nikkor lenses and always-on smart device connectivity' is the opening of Nikon Corporation's press release of late February 2016. The "D" in the Nikon DL-series, draws on Nikon's DSLR heritage, while "L" calls out the premium Nikkor lens technology.
Each model adopts a 1 inch type backside illumination 20.8 Mp. CMOS sensor together with a new EXPEED 6A image-processing engine. The new series features a hybrid AF system combining both phase-detection AF and contrast-detect AF. Video recording in 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)/ 30 fps quality, as well as Snapbridge connectivity (to transfer images to paired smart devices) is offered, too.
All cameras are offering an ISO-range of 160-12800, perspective control and are fitted with a tilting 3 inch OLED screen with 1.037 k-dot. The front lens has a fluorine coat to keep lenses cleaner. All camera bodies can be fitted with an optional DF-E1 OLED electronic viewfinder with a tilting mechanism.
Announced in February 2016 this camera has a relatively fast (f/1.8) and non-exchangeable ultra wide-angle zoom lens, equivalent to an 18mm-50mm zoom lens in 35mm. format photography. The lens has a large-diameter molded-glass aspherical lens element, an aspherical ED glass element, a high refractive index (HRI) lens element and Nano Crystal Coat.
This compact camera has a standard zoom lens with an equivalent zoom range of 24 mm to 85 mm. Also this relatively fast lens is a high performance lens with a large-diameter molded-glass aspherical lens element and an HRI lens element.
With this camera Nikon shows again its capability of producing a zoom lens with a huge range: from 24mm. wide-angle to a 500 mm. super telelens plus a relatively fast aperture! To produce nice images hand-held with that lens Nikon's Sport Vibration Reduction system is built-in. This camera has a built-in OLED electronic viewfinder with eye sensor.