- 20.8MP CX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
- EXPEED 6A Image Processor
- UHD 4K Video Recording at 30p
- NIKKOR f/2.8-5.6 ED VR Lens
- 24-500mm (35mm Equivalent)
- 0.4" 2.36m-Dot Eye-Level OLED EVF
- 3" 1037k-Dot Vari-Angle OLED Touchscreen
- Hybrid AF System with 171 Focus Points
- Wi-Fi, NFC, & Bluetooth Connectivity
- ISO 12800 and 60 fps Continuous Shooting
For those looking for a compact camera with a DSLR feel and performance as well as an exceptionally wide zoom range, Nikon's DL series of advanced compact features the DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 Digital Camera with an incredible 24-500mm equivalent f/2.8-5.6 lens and a 20.8MP 1" CX-format BSI CMOS sensor. This lens packs in numerous optical technologies, including aspherical, ED, and HRI glass elements to minimize aberrations and a Fluorine coating to repel dust and water. To deal with camera shake at long focal lengths, the camera is equipped with Dual Detect Optical VR and a SPORT VR mode to keep your viewfinder, stills, and video stable.
Ensuring all this technology runs smoothly, quickly, and efficiently, the DL24-500 leverages the power of the EXPEED 6A image processor to produce crisp, clean stills and enable UHD 4K video recording at 30p. Paired with the 20.8MP sensor, the camera can work with sensitivities ranging from ISO 160-12800 and can operate an advanced Hybrid AF system with 171 focus points, 105 of which are capable of phase detection. This AF system can even be used during continuous shooting at up to 20 fps, though with fixed focus users can boost the camera's speed to an incredible 60 fps.
The camera's body design is inspired by that of Nikon's legendary DSLRs, with numerous physical dials and buttons throughout as well as a 0.4" 2.36m-dot Eye-Level OLED Electronic Viewfinder. This includes a command dial, rotary multi-selector, customizable function button, and a precision zoom ring, as well as a control ring that can be set to one of numerous functions. Ensuring composition is comfortable, the DL24-500 also features a 3.0" 1037k-dot vari-angle OLED touchscreen. Additionally, it has full SnapBridge support with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC as well as Bluetooth Low Energy technology for connecting straight to a smart device. Finally, it has a 24-pin hot shoe terminal for working with Speedlights as well as the optional electronic viewfinder.
20.8MP BSI CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 6A Image Processor
At the core of Nikon's DL series is a large 1.0" CX-format 20.8MP BSI CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 6A image processor. This pairing delivers high-resolution still and video shooting with low noise at sensitivities up to ISO 12800. Also, as the sensor forgoes the use of an optical low-pass filter, it guarantees the maximum possible resolution in the final image. This combination also boosts speed in nearly every aspect of the camera, including continuous shooting at up to 20 fps with autofocus or an astounding 60 fps with fixed focus.
NIKKOR 8.8-185mm f/2.8-5.6 ED VR Lens
For capturing vast landscapes or tight sports photos, the NIKKOR 8.8-185mm lens on the DL24-500 features an impressive 24-500mm equivalent zoom range along with an capable f/2.8-5.6 maximum aperture range that benefits working in a wide variety of situations. The lens also benefits from numerous optical technologies, including aspherical, ED, and HRI glass elements that minimize aberrations throughout the image and a Fluorine coating that repels water and oil. This lens is optimized for telephoto ranges with both Dual Detect Optical VR and a dedicated SPORT VR mode that ensures that your image, whether it is in the viewfinder or in the final capture, is tack sharp. And, it has an electromagnetic 7-blade aperture diaphragm for smooth out-of-focus elements.
UHD 4K Video Recording & Slow Motion
For the ultimate in high-resolution video capture, the DL series features internal UHD 4K video recording at up to 30p as well as the ability to output uncompressed footage over HDMI. The camera's processing power effectively eliminates rolling shutter distortion and Auto ISO can smoothly adjust the exposure to fit varying lighting conditions. Other capabilities include a new Superlapse mode which lets you experience moments at double speed, time-lapse for condensing vast periods of time into just 10 seconds, and slow motion video for smooth capture of fast-moving scenes. The DL series cameras will also capture stereo sound via a built-in microphone.
In addition to this exceptional resolution, the DL series can achieve high frame rates in Full HD at up to 120 fps for smooth slow motion capture. Fast options such as 240 fps and 400 fps are available at HD 720p and 800 x 296 resolutions and for the ultimate slowdown, users can drop to 400 x 144 resolution for an incredible 1200 fps video.
Advanced Hybrid AF System
Capture some of the fastest-moving subjects with ease by using the DL-series advanced Hybrid AF which has a wide coverage area with a total of 171 focus points, of which 105 points are phase-detect capable for locking on to moving subjects. This also benefits the lightning fast continuous shooting speeds of 20 fps with full autofocus.
Ensuring fast operation and DSLR-like performance, the DL24-500 has a variety of physical buttons and dials as well as an Eye-Level OLED Electronic Viewfinder. This includes a command dial, rotary multi-selector, power switch, and a customizable Fn button. The lens has additional controls, including a precise zoom ring and a separate customizable ring that can be set for aperture, shutter speed, manual focus, or white balance. The rear of the DL24-500 sports a 1037k-dot vari-angle OLED touchscreen that allows working from multiple angles with ease. Additionally, the camera boasts a built-in flash for adding some additional light to your scene.
Connect directly to a mobile device for remote control or image transfer by using the Nikon SnapBridge app, in combination with a DL series camera. These cameras offer numerous ways to connect, including the Bluetooth Low Energy protocol for constant connect between your devices. This allows the embedding of location, date/time, and two notes into your files. Along with this standard Wi-Fi and NFC is available for a variety of methods.
- Dedicated 24-pin hot shoe terminal allows the use of Speedlights and accessories like ME-1 Stereo Microphone.
- Raw image capture provides as much information as possible for post processing.
- 55mm front filter thread.
- Built-in ND filter.
- Creative Mode with five categories of customizable effects for creating a unique look for your stills and movies.
- Six Picture Control options allow you to achieve a signature look that can't be reached through camera settings alone.
- Multiple Exposure Lighten setting for light trail images or time-lapse movies.
- Saves images to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.
- Up to 4x digital zoom is available for boosting equivalent focal length to 2000mm.
PixelsActual: 23.27 Megapixel
Effective: 20.8 Megapixel
Sensor1" (13.2 x 8.8 mm) CMOS
File FormatsStill Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Max Resolution20 MP: 5584 x 3712
Image StabilizationOptical & Digital
Color SpacessRGB, Adobe RGB
LensNIKKOR, 15 elements in 11 groups
4 Aspherical, 3 ED
EFL: 8.8-185mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-500mm)
Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - 5.6 (T)
Focus RangeWide: 11.81" (30 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 6.56' (2 m) - Infinity
Wide Macro: 0.39" (1 cm) - Infinity
Tele Macro: 27.56" (70 cm) - Infinity
ISO SensitivityAuto, 160-6400 (Extended Mode: 160-12800)
ShutterType: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 1/16000 - 30 seconds, Time Mode
Exposure MeteringCenter-weighted, Matrix, Spot
Exposure ModesModes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Scene Modes, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1 EV steps)
White Balance ModesAuto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual
Continuous ShootingUp to 60 fps
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Memory Card TypeSD
Video RecordingYes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution3840 x 2160p: 30 fps, 25 fps
1920 x 1080p: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps, 120 fps
1280 x 720p: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps, 240 fps
800 x 296p: 400 fps
400 x 144p: 1200 fps
Audio RecordingBuilt-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Diopter Adjustment- 3 to +1 m
Screen3" OLED Touchscreen Tilt (1,037,000 pixels)
ConnectivityHDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
Battery1x EN-EL20a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1110 mAh
Dimensions (WxHxD)4.8 x 3.5 x 5.5" / 122.5 x 89.9 x 138.8 mm
Weight27.51 oz / 780 g with battery and SD card