Nikon DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 Digital Camera

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Nikon DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 Digital Camera

The Nikon mid-range advanced DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 Digital Camera provides a versatile 24-85mm (35mm equivalent) zoom lens is paired with a 20.8 megapixel CX-format BSI CMOS sensor to provide stunning images in practically any situation. This NIKKOR lens delivers a fast f/1.8-2.8 maximum aperture ratio that can capture images with shallow depth of field and behave well in poor light. Featuring aspherical, ED, and HRI glass elements, DL 24-85 will acquire images with the ultimate clarity and minimal distortion and, with gratitude to a Fluorine coating, it will repel water, dust and oil. Additionally, this camera features a Super Macro Mode that can acquire subjects at life-size and a Focus Bracketing mode to capture a progression of shots with varying focus positions.

Ensuring that all of this technology operates quickly, smoothly, and efficiently, the DL24-85 takes advantage of the EXPEED 6A image processor power to create crisp, clean still images and enables UHD 4K video capture at 30p. Mated with the 20.8 megapixel sensor, the camera can operate in sensitivities ranging from ISO 160 thru 12800 and can function the advanced Hybrid autofocus system with 171 focus points, 105 of which have the capability of phase detection. This autofocus system can even be operated during continuous shooting at speeds up to 20 frames per second, though using fixed focus, users can increase the camera's speed to an incredible 60 frames per second.

The body design is inspired by Nikon's legendary DSLRs, with voluminous physical dials and buttons, which includes a command dial, rotary multi-selector, a precision zoom ring and a customizable function button, as well as a control ring which can be set to one of many functions. Ensuring composition is enjoyable, the DL24-85 also contains a 1037k-dot OLED touchscreen that tilts. A built-in ND filter is available for shooting in bright light while shooting with the fast maximum aperture. In addition there is full SnapBridge support with built-in Wi-Fi along with NFC plus Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology for direct connection to a smart device. Finally, there is a 24-pin hot shoe terminal for attaching Speedlights as well as the optional electronic viewfinder.

MSRP $649
Body type
Body type Large sensor compact
Max resolution 5584 x 3712
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 21 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 23 megapixels
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Processor Expeed 6A
ISO Auto, 100-12800
White balance presets 7
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format RAW
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 2485 mm
Optical zoom 3.5
Maximum aperture F1.8
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4x)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 30 cm (11.81)
Macro focus range 3 cm (1.18)
Number of focus points 171
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,037,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type OLED
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic) 1/16000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 5.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Continuous drive 60.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p)
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Videography notes Slow motion: 1080/120p, 720/240p, 800 x 296 (400p), 400 x 144 (1200p)
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes Wi-Fi with NFC and constant connection via Bluetooth
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description EN-EL24 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 290
Weight (inc. batteries) 350 g (0.77 lb / 12.35 oz)
Dimensions 105 x 61 x 50 mm (4.13 x 2.4 x 1.97)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (video)
GPS None



Nikon DL 24-85 Compact Digital Camera


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Nikon DL 24-85 Compact Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5